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Genesis 12 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father's house, To the land which 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 And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall 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 And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in 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 Abram went forth as the LORD had spoken to him; and Lot went with him. Now Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed 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 Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his nephew , and all their possessions which they had accumulated, and the persons which they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan; thus 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 as far as the site of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. Now the Canaanite was 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 The LORD appeared to Abram and said, "To your descendants I will give this land." 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 Then he proceeded from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the LORD and called upon 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 Abram journeyed on, continuing toward the Negev. 9 Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.
10 Now there was a famine in the land; so Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land. 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 It came about when he came near to Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, "See now, I know that you are 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 and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife '; and they will kill me, but they will 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 are my sister so that it may go well with me because of you, and that I may live on account 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 It came about when Abram came into 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; and 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 Therefore he treated Abram well for her sake; and gave him sheep and oxen and donkeys and male and female servants and female donkeys 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 great 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 Abram and said, "What is this you have done to me? Why did you not 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 for my wife? Now then, here is 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 commanded his men concerning him; and they escorted him away, with his wife and all that belonged to him. 20 Then Pharaoh gave orders about Abram to his men, and they sent him on his way, with his wife and everything he had.