Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father'shouse, unto a land that I will shew thee:
And I will make of thee a greatnation, and I will bless thee, and make thy namegreat ; and thou shalt be a blessing:3
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 .
So Abramdeparted , as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lotwent with him: and Abram was seventyandfiveyearsold when he departed out of Haran.5
And AbramtookSarai his wife, and Lot his brother'sson, 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 .
And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.7
And the LORDappeared unto Abram, and said , Unto thy seed will I givethisland: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.
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.9
And Abramjourneyed , going onstill toward the south.10
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.11
And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife,Beholdnow, I know that thou art a fairwoman to look upon:12
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 .
13Say , 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.14
And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptiansbeheld the woman that she was veryfair.15
The princes also of Pharaohsaw her, and commended her beforePharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh'shouse.16
And he entreatedAbramwell for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.17
And the LORDplaguedPharaoh and his house with greatplagues because ofSaraiAbram'swife.18
And PharaohcalledAbram, and said , What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?19
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 .
And Pharaohcommanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away , and his wife, and all that he had.