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Genesis 12 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country and your people. Leave your father's family. 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 into a great nation. I will bless you. I will make your name great. 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. I will put a curse on anyone who calls down a curse on you. All nations on 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 So Abram left, just as the LORD had told him. 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 He took his wife Sarai and his nephew Lot. They took all of the things they had gotten in Haran. They also took the workers they had gotten there. They set out for the land of Canaan. And 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 the land. He went as far as the large tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the people of Canaan were living 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 at Shechem. He said, "I will give this land to your children after you." So Abram built an altar there to honor 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 From there, Abram went on toward the hills east of Bethel. He set up his tent there. Bethel was to the west, and Ai was to the east. Abram built an altar 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 Then Abram left and continued toward the Negev Desert. 9 Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.
10 At that time there wasn't enough food in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while. 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 As he was about to enter Egypt, he spoke to his wife Sarai. He said, "I know what a beautiful woman you are. 11 As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "I know what a beautiful woman you are.
12 The people of Egypt will 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 Say you are my sister. Then I'll be treated well because of you. My life will be spared 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 Abram arrived in Egypt. The people of Egypt saw that Sarai was a very beautiful woman. 14 When Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that she was a very beautiful woman.
15 When Pharaoh's officials saw her, they bragged to Pharaoh about her. Sarai was taken into his palace. 15 And when Pharaoh's officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into his palace.
16 Pharaoh treated Abram well because of her. So Abram gained more sheep and cattle. He also got more male and female donkeys. And he gained more male and female servants and some 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 sicknesses on Pharaoh and everyone in his palace. He did it 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 sent for Abram. "What have you done to me?" he said. "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'? That's why I took her to be my wife. Now then, 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 Then Pharaoh gave orders about Abram to his men. They sent him on his way. He left 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.