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Genesis 12 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Promises to Abram
God Speaks to Abram
(Acts 7:2–5 )

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:1 - Now the LORD had said to Abram:

“Get out of your country,
From your family
And from your father’s house,
To a land that I will show you.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:2 - I will make you a great nation;
I will bless you
And make your name great;
And you shall be a blessing.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:3 - I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:6 - Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, as far as the terebinth tree of Moreh.[fn] And the Canaanites were then in the land.

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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:9 - So Abram journeyed, going on still toward the South.[fn]
Abram in Egypt

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:11 - And it came to pass, when he was close to entering Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, “Indeed I know that you are a woman of beautiful countenance.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:12 - “Therefore it will happen, 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 you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that I[fn] may live because of you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:14 - So it was, when Abram came into Egypt, that the Egyptians saw the woman, that she was very beautiful.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:15 - The princes of Pharaoh also saw her and commended her to Pharaoh. And the woman was taken to Pharaoh’s house.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:16 - He treated Abram well for her sake. He had sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male and female servants, female donkeys, and camels.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:17 - But the LORD 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 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’? I might have taken her as my wife. Now therefore, here is your wife; take her and go your way.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:20 - So Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they sent him away, with his wife and all that he had.
NKJV Footnotes
Hebrew Alon Moreh
Hebrew Negev
Literally my soul
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