Genesis 12:1-5

The Call of Abram

1 Now 1the LORD said[a] to Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you.
2 2And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.
3 3I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and 4in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."[b]
4 So Abram went, as the LORD had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from 5Haran.
5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people that they had acquired in Haran, and they set out to go to the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan,

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Cross References 5

  • 1. Acts 7:3; Hebrews 11:8
  • 2. Genesis 17:6; Genesis 18:18; [Galatians 3:14]
  • 3. Genesis 27:29; Numbers 24:9
  • 4. Genesis 18:18; Genesis 22:18; Genesis 26:4; Genesis 28:14; Jeremiah 4:2; Acts 3:25; Galatians 3:16; Cited Galatians 3:8
  • 5. Genesis 11:31

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Or had said
  • [b]. Or by you all the families of the earth shall bless themselves
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