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Genesis 12 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Yahweh Appears to Abram

(Act 7:2–5 )
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And Yahweh said to Abram,

[fn]Go forth from your land,

And from your kin

And from your father’s house,

To the land which I will show you;

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And I will make you a great nation,

And I will bless you,

And make your name great;

And so [fn]you shall be a blessing;

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And I will bless those who bless you,

And the one who [fn]curses you I will [fn]curse.

And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

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So Abram went forth as Yahweh had spoken to him; and Lot went with him. Now Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:5 - So Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions which they had accumulated, and the [fn]persons which they had acquired in Haran, and they departed to go forth to the land of Canaan; thus they came to the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:6 - And Abram passed through the land as far as the site of Shechem, to the [fn]oak of Moreh. Now the Canaanite was then in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:7 - Then Yahweh appeared to Abram and said, “To your seed I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to Yahweh who had appeared to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:8 - Then he proceeded from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and he pitched his tent with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to Yahweh and called upon the name of Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:9 - And Abram journeyed on, continuing toward the [fn]Negev.

Abram and Sarai in Egypt

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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 - And it happened as he drew near to entering Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, “Now behold, I know that you are a woman beautiful in appearance;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:12 - and it will be when the Egyptians see you, that they will say, ‘This is his wife’; and they will kill me, but they will let you live.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:13 - “Please say that you are my sister so that it may go well with me because of you, and that [fn]I may live on account of you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:14 - Now it happened when Abram came into Egypt, that the Egyptians [fn]saw that the woman was very beautiful.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:15 - And Pharaoh’s officials saw her and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:16 - Therefore he treated Abram well because of her; and sheep and oxen and donkeys and male and female servants and female donkeys and camels [fn]came into his possession.
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But Yahweh struck Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:18 - Then 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 myself as a wife? So now, [fn]here is your wife, take her and go.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:20 - So Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they [fn]sent him away with his wife and all that belonged to him.
LSB Footnotes
Lit Go for yourself
Lit be a blessing
Or declares you insignificant, declares you contemptible
Or bind under a curse
Lit souls
Or terebinth
South country
Lit my soul
Lit saw the woman that she was
Lit he had
Or behold
Or let him go, cf. Ex 3:20; 4:21
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