Now 1the LORDsaid to Abram, "aGo forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father'shouse, To the landwhich I will show you;
And 2I will make you a greatnation, And 3I will bless you, And make your namegreat ; And so b4you shall be a blessing ;
And 5I will bless those who bless you, And the one who ccurses you I will dcurse. 6And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed."
So Abramwent forth as the LORD had spoken to him; and 7Lotwent with him. Now Abram was seventy-fiveyearsold when he departed from Haran.
5AbramtookSarai his wife and Lot his nephew , and all their 8possessionswhich they had accumulated, and 9the epersonswhich they had acquired in Haran, and they fset out for the land of Canaan ; 10thus they came to the land of Canaan.
6Abrampassedthrough the land as far as the site of 11Shechem, to the goak of Moreh. Now the Canaanite was then in the land.
The LORD12appeared to Abram and said, "13To your hdescendants I will givethisland." So he built14an altarthere to the LORD who had appeared to him.
Then he proceeded from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, with 15Bethel on the west and Ai on the east ; and there he built an altar to the LORD and 16called upon the name of the LORD.
9Abramjourneyed on, continuing toward 17the iNegev.
Now there was 18a famine in the land ; so Abramwentdown to Egypt to sojournthere, for the famine was 19severe in the land.
It came about when he jcamenear to Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, "Seenow, I know that you are a k20beautifulwoman ;
1221and when the Egyptianssee you, they will say, 'This is his wife '; and they will kill me, but they will let you live.
13"Pleasesay that you are 22my sisterso that it may gowell with me because of you, and that l23I may live on account of you."
It came about when Abramcame into Egypt, the Egyptiansmsaw that the woman was verybeautiful.
15Pharaoh'sofficialssaw her and praised her to Pharaoh ; and 24the woman was taken into Pharaoh'shouse.
Therefore 25he treatedAbramwell for her sake ; and n26gave him sheep and oxen and donkeys and male and femaleservants and femaledonkeys and camels.
But the LORD27struckPharaoh and his house with greatplaguesbecause of Sarai, Abram'swife.
Then PharaohcalledAbram and said, "28What is this 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,' so that I took her for my wife ? Now then, ohere is your wife, take her and go."
20Pharaohcommanded his menconcerning him; and they pescorted him away, with his wife and all that belonged to him.