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Genesis Chapter 12 (Index)

001  Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee:

002  And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

003  And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

004  So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

005  And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

006  And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.

007  And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.

008  And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.

009  And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.

010  And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.

011  And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:

012  Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.

013  Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

014  And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

015  The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

016  And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.

017  And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.

018  And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?

019  Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.

020  And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.