"I will make you into a great nation1 and I will bless you;2 I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.33
I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse;4 and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.5"
So Abram left, as the LORD had told him; and Lot6 went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old7 when he set out from Haran.85
He took his wife Sarai,9 his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated10 and the people11 they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan,12 and they arrived there.
Abram traveled through the land13 as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh14 at Shechem.15 At that time the Canaanites16 were in the land.
The LORD appeared to Abram17 and said, "To your offspringa I will give this land.18"19 So he built an altar there to the LORD,20 who had appeared to him.
From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel21 and pitched his tent,22 with Bethel on the west and Ai23 on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD.249
Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.25
Now there was a famine in the land,26 and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe.2711
As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai,28 "I know what a beautiful woman29 you are.
When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' Then they will kill me but will let you live.