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Genesis 12 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now the Lord said to Abram, Go out from your country and from your family and from your father's house, into the land to which I will be your guide: 1 The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you.
2 And I will make of you a great nation, blessing you and making your name great; and you will be a blessing: 2 "I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
3 To them who are good to you will I give blessing, and on him who does you wrong will I put my curse: and you will become a name of blessing to all the families of the earth. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."
4 So Abram went as the Lord had said to him, and Lot went with him: Abram was seventy-five years old when he went away from Haran. 4 So Abram left, as the LORD had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Haran.
5 And Abram took Sarai, his wife, and Lot, his brother's son, and all their goods and the servants which they had got in Haran, and they went out to go to the land of Canaan. 5 He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.
6 And Abram went through the land till he came to Shechem, to the holy tree of Moreh. At that time, the Canaanites were still living in the land. 6 Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land.
7 And the Lord came to Abram, and said, I will give all this land to your seed; then Abram made an altar there to the Lord who had let himself be seen by him. 7 The LORD appeared to Abram and said, "To your offspring I will give this land." So he built an altar there to the LORD, who had appeared to him.
8 And moving on from there to the mountain on the east of Beth-el, he put up his tent, having Beth-el on the west and Ai on the east: and there he made an altar and gave worship to the name of the Lord. 8 From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD.
9 And he went on, journeying still to the South. 9 Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.
10 And because there was little food to be had in that land, he went down into Egypt. 10 Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe.
11 Now when he came near to Egypt, he said to Sarai, his wife, Truly, you are a fair woman and beautiful to the eye; 11 As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "I know what a beautiful woman you are.
12 And I am certain that when the men of Egypt see you, they will say, This is his wife: and they will put me to death and keep you. 12 When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' Then they will kill me but will let you live.
13 Say, then, that you are my sister, and so it will be well with me because of you, and my life will be kept safe on your account. 13 Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you."
14 And so it was that when Abram came into Egypt, the men of Egypt, looking on the woman, saw that she was fair. 14 When Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that she was a very beautiful woman.
15 And Pharaoh's great men, having seen her, said words in praise of her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into Pharaoh's house. 15 And when Pharaoh's officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into his palace.
16 And because of her, he was good to Abram, and he had sheep and oxen and asses, and men-servants and women-servants, and camels. 16 He treated Abram well for her sake, and Abram acquired sheep and cattle, male and female donkeys, menservants and maidservants, and camels.
17 And the Lord sent great troubles on Pharaoh's house because of Sarai, Abram's wife. 17 But the LORD inflicted serious diseases on Pharaoh and his household because of Abram's wife Sarai.
18 Then Pharaoh sent for Abram, and said, What have you done to me? why did you not say that she was your wife? 18 So Pharaoh summoned Abram. "What have you done to me?" he said. "Why didn't you tell me she was your wife?
19 Why did you say that she was your sister? so that I took her for my wife: now, take your wife and go on your way. 19 Why did you say, 'She is my sister,' so that I took her to be my wife? Now then, here is your wife. Take her and go!"
20 And Pharaoh gave orders to his men, and they sent him on his way, with his wife and all he had. 20 Then Pharaoh gave orders about Abram to his men, and they sent him on his way, with his wife and everything he had.