Try out the new BibleStudyTools.com. Click here!

Genesis 12 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
  Search
New Century Version (NCV) New International Version (NIV)
1 The Lord said to Abram, "Leave your country, your relatives, and your father's family, and go to the land 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, and I will bless you. I will make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. 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 place a curse on those who harm you. And all the people 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 left Haran as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. At this time Abram was 75 years old. 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, and everything they owned, as well as all the servants they had gotten in Haran. They set out from Haran, planning to go to the land of Canaan, and in time they arrived there. 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 that land as far as the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. The Canaanites were living 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 will give this land to your descendants." So Abram 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 traveled from Shechem to the mountain east of Bethel and set up his tent there. Bethel was to the west, and Ai was to the east. There Abram built another 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 After this, he traveled on toward southern Canaan. 9 Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.
10 At this time there was not much food in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt to live because there was so little food. 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 they arrived in Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "I know you are a very 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 will say, 'This woman is his wife.' Then 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 Tell them you are my sister so that things will go well with me and I may be allowed to 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 When Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that Sarai was very beautiful. 14 When Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that she was a very beautiful woman.
15 The Egyptian officers saw her and told the king of Egypt how beautiful she was. They took her to the king's palace, and 15 And when Pharaoh's officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into his palace.
16 the king was kind to Abram because he thought Abram was her brother. He gave Abram sheep, cattle, male and female donkeys, male and female servants, 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 sent terrible diseases on the king and all the people in his house 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 the king sent for Abram and said, "What have you done to me? Why didn't you tell me Sarai 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 made her my wife? Now, here is your wife. Take her and leave!" 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 the king commanded his men to make Abram leave Egypt; so Abram and his wife left with everything they owned. 20 Then Pharaoh gave orders about Abram to his men, and they sent him on his way, with his wife and everything he had.