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Genesis 12 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now ADONAI said to Avram, "Get yourself out of your country, away from your kinsmen and away from your father's house, and go to the land that I will show you. 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 I will make of you a great nation, I will bless you, and I will make your name great; and you are to 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 I will bless those who bless you, but I will curse anyone who curses you; and by you all the families of the earth will be blessed." 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 Avram went, as ADONAI had said to him, and Lot went with him. Avram was 75 years old when he left 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 Avram took his wife Sarai, his brother's son Lot, and all their possessions which they had accumulated, as well as the people they had acquired in Haran; then they set out for the land of Kena'an and entered the land of Kena'an. 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 Avram passed through the land to the place called Sh'khem, to the oak of Moreh. The Kena'ani were then 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 ADONAI appeared to Avram and said, "To your descendants I will give this land." So he built an altar there to ADONAI, who had appeared to 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 He left that place, went to the hill east of Beit-El and pitched his tent. With Beit-El to the west and 'Ai to the east, he built an altar there and called on the name of ADONAI. 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 Then Avram traveled on, continuing toward the Negev. 9 Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.
10 But there was a famine in the land, so Avram went down into Egypt to stay there, because the famine in the land was severe. 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 When he came close to Egypt and was about to enter, he said to Sarai his wife, "Here now, I know that you are a good-looking woman; 11 As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "I know what a beautiful woman you are.
12 so that when the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife,' and kill me but keep you alive. 12 When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' Then they will kill me but will let you live.
13 Please say that you are my sister, so that it will go well with me for your sake, and so that I will stay alive because of you." 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 When Avram entered Egypt, the Egyptians did notice that the woman was very beautiful. 14 When Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that she was a very beautiful woman.
15 Pharaoh's princes saw her and commended her to Pharaoh, so the woman 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 He treated Avram well for her sake, giving him sheep, cattle, male and female donkeys, male and female slaves, 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 But ADONAI inflicted great plagues on Pharaoh and his household because of Sarai Avram's wife. 17 But the LORD inflicted serious diseases on Pharaoh and his household because of Abram's wife Sarai.
18 Pharaoh called Avram and said, "What is this that you have done to me? Why didn't you tell me 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, 'She is my sister,' so that I took her to be my own wife? Now therefore, here is your wife! Take her, and go away!" 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 So Pharaoh gave orders concerning him to his men, and they sent him on his way with his wife and everything 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.