Genesis 12

God’s Promises To Abram

(1) Now the LORD 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.

(2) And from you I will make a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, and you shall be a blessing.

(3) I will bless those that bless you, and curse him who curses you. In you all families of the earth shall be blessed."

(4) So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. Abram was 75 years old when he departed from Haran.

(5) 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 gotten in Haran, and they went forth to go to the land of Canaan, and to the land of Canaan they went.

(6) Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, to the plain of Moreh. The Canaanites were in the land then.

Abram Builds An Altar unto the LORD

(7) And the LORD appeared to Abram, and said, "To your descendants I will give this land." There he built an altar to the LORD, who appeared to him.

(8) And he moved from there to a mountain east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD, and called on the name of the LORD.

(9) And Abram journeyed on toward the south.

Abram Goes to Egypt

(10) There was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to dwell there, for the famine was severe in the land.

(11) And it came to pass, when he was about to enter into Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, "Behold, I know that you are a beautiful woman to look upon.

(12) Therefore, it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife,' and they will kill me, but they will let you live.

Abram and Sari Say Sari is His Sister

(13) I ask you to say that you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and I shall live because of you."

(14) And it came to pass that when Abram went into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld that the woman was very beautiful.

(15) The princes of Pharaoh also saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh. The woman was taken to Pharaoh’s house.

(16) And he treated Abram well for her sake. He had sheep, oxen, male donkeys, menservants, maidservants, female donkeys, and camels.

The LORD Plagues Pharaoh Because of Sarai

(17) The LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife.

(18) And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, "What is this that you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife?

(19) Why did you say, 'She is my sister?' I might have taken her to be my wife. Now, take your wife and go on your way."

(20) Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him, and they sent him away with his wife and all that he had.

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