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Genesis 12 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then the LORD told Abram, "Leave your country, your relatives, and your father's house, and go 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 cause you to become the father of a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and I will make you 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 curse those who curse you. All the families of the 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 departed as the LORD had instructed him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five 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, his nephew Lot, and all his wealth -- his livestock and all the people who had joined his household at Haran -- and finally 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 Traveling through Canaan, they came to a place near Shechem and set up camp beside the oak at Moreh. At that time, the area was inhabited by Canaanites. 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 Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, "I am going to give this land to your offspring. " And Abram built an altar there to commemorate the LORD's visit. 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 After that, Abram traveled southward and set up camp in the hill country between Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar 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 traveled south by stages toward the Negev. 9 Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.
10 At that time there was a severe famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt to wait it out. 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 approaching the borders of Egypt, Abram said to Sarai, "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 is his wife. Let's kill him; then we can have her!' 12 When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' Then they will kill me but will let you live.
13 But if you say you are my sister, then the Egyptians will treat me well because of their interest in you, and they will spare my life." 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 And sure enough, when they arrived in Egypt, everyone spoke of her beauty. 14 When Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that she was a very beautiful woman.
15 When the palace officials saw her, they sang her praises to their king, the pharaoh, and she was taken into his harem. 15 And when Pharaoh's officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into his palace.
16 Then Pharaoh gave Abram many gifts because of her -- sheep, cattle, 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 a terrible plague upon Pharaoh's household 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 So Pharaoh called for Abram and accused him sharply. "What is this you have done to me?" he demanded. "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 were you willing to let me marry her, saying she was your sister? Here is your wife! Take her and be gone!" 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 then sent them out of the country under armed escort -- Abram and his wife, with all their household and belongings. 20 Then Pharaoh gave orders about Abram to his men, and they sent him on his way, with his wife and everything he had.