Genesis 12 HNV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now the LORD said to Avram, "Get out of your country, and from your relatives, and from 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 of you a great nation. I will bless you, and make your name great. 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 I will curse him who curses you. In you will all of the families of the eretz 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 the LORD had spoken to him. Lot went with him. Avram was seventy-five years old when he departed out of 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 Sarai his wife, Lot his brother's son, all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls who they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Kana`an. Into the land of Kana`an they came. 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 of Shekhem, to the oak of Moreh. The Kana`ani 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 Avram, and said, "To your descendants I will give this land." He 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 He left from there to the mountain on the east of Beit-El, and pitched his tent, having Beit-El on the west, and `Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD, and called on 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 Avram journeyed, going on still toward the South. 9 Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.
10 There was a famine in the land. Avram went down into Mitzrayim to sojourn there, for the famine was sore 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 happened, when he was come near to enter into Mitzrayim, that he said to Sarai his wife, "See now, I know that you are a beautiful woman to look on. 11 As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "I know what a beautiful woman you are.
12 It will happen, when the Mitzrim will see you, that they will say, 'This is his wife.' They will kill me, but they will save 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, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that my soul may live 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 It happened that when Avram had come into Mitzrayim, the Mitzrim saw that the woman was very beautiful. 14 When Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that she was a very beautiful woman.
15 The princes of Par`oh saw her, and praised her to Par`oh; and the woman was taken into Par`oh's house. 15 And when Pharaoh's officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into his palace.
16 He dealt well with Avram for her sake. He had sheep, and oxen, and he-asses, and men-servants, and maid-servants, and she-asses, 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 The LORD plagued Par`oh and his house with great plagues 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 Par`oh 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 wife? Now therefore, see your wife, take her, and go your way." 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 Par`oh gave men charge concerning him: and they brought him on the way, and his wife, and all 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.