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Genesis 12 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Abram Journeys to Egypt

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:1 - Now the LORD said to Abram,
[fn]Go forth from your country,
And from your relatives
And from your father’s house,
To the land which I will show you;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:2 - 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;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:3 - 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.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:4 - So Abram went forth as the LORD 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 - Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his nephew, and all their possessions which they had accumulated, and the [fn]persons which they had acquired in Haran, and they [fn]set out for the land of Canaan; thus they came to the land of Canaan.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:6 - 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 - The LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your [fn]descendants I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the LORD who had appeared to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:8 - Then he proceeded from there to the mountain 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 - Abram journeyed on, continuing toward the [fn]Negev.

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 - It came about when he [fn]came near to Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, “See now, I know that you are a [fn]beautiful woman;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:12 - and when the Egyptians see you, 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 - It came about when Abram came into Egypt, the Egyptians [fn]saw that the woman was very beautiful.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:15 - 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 for her sake; and [fn]gave him sheep and oxen and donkeys and male and female servants and female donkeys and camels.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:17 - But the LORD 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 my wife? Now then, [fn]here is your wife, take her and go.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:20 - Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they [fn]escorted him away, with his wife and all that belonged to him.
NASB Footnotes
Literally: Go for yourself
Literally: be a blessing
Or, reviles
Or, bind under a curse
Literally: souls
Literally: went forth to go to
Or, terebinth
Literally: seed
I.e. South country
Literally: drew near to enter
Literally: woman of beautiful appearance
Literally: my soul
Literally: saw the woman that she was
Literally: he had
Or, behold
Literally: sent
NASB

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