Genesis 12


12:1 Now the LORD had said to Abram, Depart from thy country,
 and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, to a land
 that I will show thee:
12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless
 thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that
 curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be
 blessed.
12:4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken to him, and Lot
 went with him: and Abram [was] seventy and five years old when
 he departed from Haran.
12:5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son,
 and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls
 that they had gotten in Haran; and they went to go forth into
 the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
12:6 And Abram passed through the land to the place of Sichem,
 to the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite [was] then in the
 land.
12:7 And the LORD appeared to Abram, and said, To thy seed will
 I give this land: and there he erected an altar to the LORD,
 who appeared to him.
12:8 And he removed from thence to a mountain on the east of
 Beth-el, and pitched his tent, [having] Beth-el on the west,
 and Hai on the east: and there he erected an altar to the LORD,
 and called upon the name of the LORD.
12:9 And Abram journeyed, going on still towards the south.
12:10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down
 into Egypt to dwell there; for the famine [was] grievous in the
 land.
12:11 And it came to pass, when he had come near to enter into
 Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that
 thou [art] a fair woman to look upon:
12:12 Therefore it will come to pass, when the Egyptians shall
 see thee, that they will say, This [is] his wife: and they will
 kill me, but they will save thee alive.
12:13 Say, I pray thee, thou [art] my sister: that it may be
 well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of
 thee.
12:14 And it came to pass, that when Abram had come into Egypt,
 the Egyptians beheld the woman that she [was] very fair.
12:15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her
 before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
12:16 And he treated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep,
 and oxen, and he-asses, and men-servants, and maid-servants,
 and she-asses, and camels.
12:17 And the LORD afflicted Pharaoh and his house with great
 plagues, because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
12:18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What [is] this [that]
 thou hast done to me? why didst thou not tell me that she [is]
 thy wife?
12:19 Why saidst thou, She [is] my sister? so I might have taken
 her to me for a wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take
 [her], and go thy way.
12:20 And Pharaoh commanded [his] men concerning him: and they
 sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.
 
 

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