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Genesis 12 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD said to Abram, "Leave your land, your relatives, and your father's home. 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 you 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, and whoever curses you, I will curse. Through you every family on 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 Abram left, 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 Abram set out for Canaan. He took along his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, and all the possessions they had accumulated and the servants they had acquired in Haran. 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 They arrived in Canaan, and Abram traveled through the land to the oak tree belonging to Moreh at Shechem. 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 Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, "I'm going to give this land to your descendants." 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 He moved on to the hills east of Bethel, and he put up his tent--with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. He also built an altar to the LORD there and worshiped 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 Abram kept moving toward the Negev. 9 Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.
10 There was a famine in the land. Abram went to Egypt to stay awhile because the famine 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, Abram said to his wife Sarai, "I know that you're a beautiful woman. 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'll say, 'This is his wife!' Then they'll 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 that you're my sister. Then everything will be alright for me, and because of you I will live." 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 arrived in Egypt, the Egyptians saw how very beautiful his wife was. 14 When Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that she was a very beautiful woman.
15 When Pharaoh's officials saw her, they raved about her to Pharaoh, so Sarai was taken to Pharaoh's palace. 15 And when Pharaoh's officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into his palace.
16 Everything went well for Abram because of her, and he was given sheep, cattle, 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 However, the LORD struck Pharaoh and his household with terrible plagues 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 called for Abram. "What have you done to me?" he asked. "Why didn't you tell me that she's 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' and allow me to take her for my wife? 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 Pharaoh gave his men orders concerning Abram. They sent Abram away with his wife and everything that 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.