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Genesis 12 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Lord said to Abram: Go out from your land, your relatives, and your father's house 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 you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make 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 I will bless those who bless you, I will curse those who treat you with contempt, and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you. 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 told him, and Lot went with him. Abram 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 He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated, and the people he had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan. When they came 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 Abram passed through the land to the site of Shechem, at the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were 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 But the Lord appeared to Abram and said, "I will give this land to your offspring." So he built an altar there to the Lord 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 From there he moved on to the hill country 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 worshiped Him. 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 Abram journeyed by stages to the Negev. 9 Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.
10 There was a famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while 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 was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "Look, I know what a beautiful woman you are. 11 As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "I know what a beautiful woman you are.
12 When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' They will kill me but let you live. 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 you're my sister so it will go well for me because of you, and my life will be spared 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 When Abram entered Egypt, the Egyptians saw 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 officials saw her and praised her to Pharaoh, so the woman was taken to 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 Abram well because of her, and Abram acquired flocks and herds, 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 the Lord struck Pharaoh and his house with severe plagues because of Abram's wife Sarai. 17 But the LORD inflicted serious diseases on Pharaoh and his household because of Abram's wife Sarai.
18 So Pharaoh sent for Abram and said, "What have you done to me? Why didn't you tell me 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's my sister,' so that I took her as my wife? Now, here's your wife. Take her and go!" 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 Then Pharaoh gave [his] men orders about him, and they sent him away, 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.