"I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky." President Clinton's personal, internal, subjective dictionary was that "sexual relations" meant physical intercourse. In this technical manner, it was truthful, even though, afraid, he was being deceptive.
In the story of Sarah and Abraham, we have:
"I laughed not" is also translated, "I did not laugh."
This is a very strong denial, but it is also rebuked as being untrue.
How is it, according to the text, that Sarah could make this claim?
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9 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.
10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.
11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?
14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.