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Genesis 12

MSG 1 God told Abram: "Leave your country, your family, and your father's home for a land that I will show you. ESV 1 Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. MSG 2 I'll make you a great nation and bless you. I'll make you famous; you'll be a blessing. ESV 2 And 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. MSG 3 I'll bless those who bless you; those who curse you I'll curse. All the families of the Earth will be blessed through you." ESV 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." MSG 4 So Abram left just as God said, and Lot left with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Haran. ESV 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 Haran. MSG 5 Abram took his wife Sarai and his nephew Lot with him, along with all the possessions and people they had gotten in Haran, and set out for the land of Canaan and arrived safe and sound. ESV 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, MSG 6 Abram passed through the country as far as Shechem and the Oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites occupied the land. ESV 6 Abram passed through the land to the place at Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. MSG 7 God appeared to Abram and said, "I will give this land to your children." Abram built an altar at the place God had appeared to him. ESV 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. MSG 8 He moved on from there to the hill country east of Bethel and pitched his tent between Bethel to the west and Ai to the east. He built an altar there and prayed to God. ESV 8 From there he moved 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 called upon the name of the LORD. MSG 9 Abram kept moving, steadily making his way south, to the Negev. ESV 9 And Abram journeyed on, still going toward the Negeb. MSG 10 Then a famine came to the land. Abram went down to Egypt to live; it was a hard famine. ESV 10 Now there was a famine in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land. MSG 11 As he drew near to Egypt, he said to his wife, Sarai, "Look. We both know that you're a beautiful woman. ESV 11 When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, "I know that you are a woman beautiful in appearance, MSG 12 When the Egyptians see you they're going to say, 'Aha! That's his wife!' and kill me. But they'll let you live. ESV 12 and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' Then they will kill me, but they will let you live. MSG 13 Do me a favor: tell them you're my sister. Because of you, they'll welcome me and let me live." ESV 13 Say you are my sister, that it may go well with me because of you, and that my life may be spared for your sake." MSG 14 When Abram arrived in Egypt, the Egyptians took one look and saw that his wife was stunningly beautiful. ESV 14 When Abram entered Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful. MSG 15 Pharaoh's princes raved over her to Pharaoh. She was taken to live with Pharaoh. ESV 15 And when the princes of Pharaoh saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh. And the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house. MSG 16 Because of her, Abram got along very well: he accumulated sheep and cattle, male and female donkeys, men and women servants, and camels. ESV 16 And for her sake he dealt well with Abram; and he had sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male servants, female servants, female donkeys, and camels. MSG 17 But God hit Pharaoh hard because of Abram's wife Sarai; everybody in the palace got seriously sick. ESV 17 But the LORD afflicted Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife. MSG 18 Pharaoh called for Abram, "What's this that you've done to me? Why didn't you tell me that she's your wife? ESV 18 So Pharaoh called Abram and said, "What is this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife? MSG 19 Why did you say, 'She's my sister' so that I'd take her as my wife? Here's your wife back - take her and get out!" ESV 19 Why did you say, 'She is my sister,' so that I took her for my wife? Now then, here is your wife; take her, and go." MSG 20 Pharaoh ordered his men to get Abram out of the country. They sent him and his wife and everything he owned on their way. ESV 20 And Pharaoh gave men orders concerning him, and they sent him away with his wife and all that he had.

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