Genesis 12:9

9 And Abram journeyed on by stages toward the Negeb.

Genesis 12:9 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 12:9

And Abram journeyed
He did not stay long in the mountain between Bethel and Hai, but moved from thence, and kept on journeying in the land of Canaan:

going on still toward the south;
the southern part of the land of Canaan, which lay nearest Egypt, into which he is said to go next, the occasion of which follows.

Genesis 12:9 In-Context

7 Then the Lord appeared to Abram, and said, "To your offspring I will give this land." So he built there an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
8 From there he moved on to the hill country on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the Lord and invoked the name of the Lord.
9 And Abram journeyed on by stages toward the Negeb.
10 Now there was a famine in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to reside there as an alien, for the famine was severe in the land.
11 When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "I know well that you are a woman beautiful in appearance;