Genesis, Chapter 12

12:1 Now Yahweh said to Abram, Get out of your country, and from your kindred, and from your father's house, to the land that I will show you:
12:2 and I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you will be a blessing;
12:3 and I will bless those who bless you, and him who curses you I will curse: and in you will all the families of the earth be blessed.
12:4 So Abram went, as Yahweh had spoken to him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
12:5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls who they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
12:6 And Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
12:7 And Yahweh appeared to Abram, and said, To your seed I will give this land: and there he built an altar to Yahweh, who appeared to him.
12:8 And he removed from there to the mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Ai on the east: and there he built an altar to Yahweh, and called on the name of Yahweh.
12:9 And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the South.
12:10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was intense in the land.
12:11 And it came to pass, when he came near to enter into Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, Now see, I know that you are a beautiful woman to look at:
12:12 and it will come to pass, when the Egyptians will see you, that they will say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save you alive.
12:13 Say, I pray you, you are my sister; that it may be well with me for your sake, and that my soul may live because of you.
12:14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram came into Egypt, the Egyptians saw the woman that she was very beautiful.
12:15 And the princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
12:16 And he dealt well with Abram for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he-donkeys, and male slaves, and female slaves, and she-donkeys, and camels.
12:17 And Yahweh plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
12:18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that you have done to me? Why didn't you tell me that she was your wife?
12:19 Why did you say, She's my sister, so that I took her to be my wife? Now therefore here is your wife, take her, and go your way.
12:20 And Pharaoh gave men charge concerning him: and they brought him on the way, and his wife, and all that he had.

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