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Genesis 12 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:1 - Now the LORD said[fn] to Abram, “Go from your country[fn] and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:2 - And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:3 - I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:4 - So Abram went, as the LORD had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:5 - And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people that they had acquired in Haran, and they set out to go to the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:6 - Abram passed through the land to the place at Shechem, to the oak[fn] of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were in the land.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:7 - Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built there an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:8 - From there he moved to the hill country on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. And there he built an altar to the LORD and called upon the name of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:9 - And Abram journeyed on, still going toward the Negeb.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:10 - Now there was a famine in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:11 - When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, “I know that you are a woman beautiful in appearance,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:12 - and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me, but they will let you live.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:13 - Say you are my sister, that it may go well with me because of you, and that my life may be spared for your sake.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:14 - When Abram entered Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:15 - And when the princes of Pharaoh saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh. And the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:16 - And for her sake he dealt well with Abram; and he had sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male servants, female servants, female donkeys, and camels.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:17 - But the LORD afflicted Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:18 - So Pharaoh called Abram and said, “What is this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife?

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:19 - Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her for my wife? Now then, here is your wife; take her, and go.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:20 - And Pharaoh gave men orders concerning him, and they sent him away with his wife and all that he had.
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