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Genesis 12 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:1 - Now Jehovah said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto the land that I will show thee:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:2 - and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:3 - and I will bless them that bless thee, and him that curseth thee will I curse: and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:4 - So Abram went, as Jehovah had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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 forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:6 - And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Shechem, unto the oak of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:7 - And Jehovah appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto Jehovah, who appeared unto him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:8 - And he removed from thence unto the mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Ai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto Jehovah, and called upon the name of Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:9 - And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the South.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:10 - And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was sore in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:11 - And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:12 - and 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:13 - Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister; that it may be well with me for thy sake, and that my soul may live because of thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:14 - And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:15 - And the princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:16 - And he dealt well with Abram for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he-asses, and men-servants, and maid-servants, and she-asses, and camels.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:17 - And Jehovah plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:18 - And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:19 - why saidst thou, She is my sister, so that I took her to be my wife? now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:20 - And Pharaoh gave men charge concerning him: and they brought him on the way, and his wife, and all that he had.
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Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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