THE FIRST BOOK OF
G E N E S I S
Genesis 12 ©
Abram moves, upon God’s command and promise, with Sarai, Lot, and all he had gotten at Haran, from thence, to the land of Canaan, vs. 1. Comes about Sichem and Bethel, and there, after God’s appearance to him, institutes the public worship of God, 6. From thence, in a time of dearth, he takes a journey into Egypt and desires Sarai to say that she was his sister, which caused her to be taken from him, but by God’s wonderful and gracious providence, she was soon restored unto him, 10.
NOW the LORD had said unto 1Abram, 2Get theea out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land 3that I will shew thee:
And I will make of thee a 4great nation, and I will 5bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be 6a blessing:
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: andb7in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was 8seventy and five years old when he departed out of 9Haran.
Andc Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their 10substance that they had gathered, and the 11souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of 12Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
¶And Abram passed through the land unto the place of 13Sichem, unto the 14plain of 15Moreh. And 16thed Canaanite was then in the land.
17And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thye seed will I give this land: and 18there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.
And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of 19Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the 20west, and 21Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and 22called upon the name of the LORD.
And Abram journeyed, 23going on still toward the south.
¶And there was a 24famine in 25the land: and Abram 26went down into 27Egypt to sojournf there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, 28I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:
Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.
Say,g I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and 29my soul shall live because of thee.
¶And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.
The 30princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before 31Pharaoh: and the woman was 32taken into 33Pharaoh’s house.
And he entreatedh Abram well for 34her sake: and he had 35sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.
And the LORDi plagued Pharaoh and his house with 36great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.
And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? 37why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.
And 38Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.