Genesis 12 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD said to Abram, "Leave your land, your family, and your father's household for 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 and will bless you. I will make your name respected, 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, those who curse you I will curse; all the families of earth will be blessed because of 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 Abram left just as the LORD told him, and Lot went with him. Now 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 took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all of their possessions, and those who became members of their household in Haran; and they set out for the land of Canaan. When they arrived in 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 traveled through the land as far as the sacred place at Shechem, at the oak of Moreh. The Canaanites lived in the land at that time. 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, "I give this land to your descendants," so Abram built an altar there to the LORD who 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 traveled toward the mountains 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 worshipped in the LORD's name. 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 set out toward the arid southern plain, making and breaking camp as he went. 9 Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.
10 When a famine struck the land, Abram went down toward Egypt to live as an immigrant since the famine was so 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 Just before he arrived in Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "I know 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 When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife,' and 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 So tell them you are my sister so that they will treat me well for your sake, and I will survive 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 Abram entered Egypt, the Egyptians saw how beautiful his wife was. 14 When Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that she was a very beautiful woman.
15 When Pharaoh's princes saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's household. 15 And when Pharaoh's officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into his palace.
16 Things went well for Abram because of her: he acquired flocks, cattle, male donkeys, men servants, women servants, 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 Then the LORD struck Pharaoh and his household 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 summoned Abram and said, "What's this you've 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 made her 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 Pharaoh gave his men orders concerning Abram, and they expelled him 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.