Genesis

Genesis 12 ©

1God calleth Abram, and blesseth him with a promise of Christ. 4He with Lot departeth from Haran. 6He journeyeth through Canaan, which is promised him in a vision. 10He is driven by a famine into Egypt, where fear maketh him feign his wife to be his sister. 14Pharaoh taketh her into his house, but by plagues is compelled to restore her; and sendeth Abram away.

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NOW the aLORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

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And bI will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

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And cI will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: dand in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

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So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

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And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had *gotten ein Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of fCanaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

e ch. 11.31.
f Ac. 7.4. He. 11.9. ch. 10.19.
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¶And Abram passed through the land unto the place of gSichem, unto the hplain of Moreh. And the iCanaanite was then in the land.

h ch. 13.18.
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And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, jUnto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an kaltar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.

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And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of lBeth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and mcalled upon the name of the LORD.

m ch. 13.4.
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And Abram journeyed, 1going on still toward the south.

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¶And there was a nfamine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to *sojourn there; for the ofamine was grievous in the land.

n Ps. 107.34. Ac. 14.22. Jn. 16.33. Ps. 34.19.
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And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that pthou art a fair woman to look upon:

p v.14. ch. 39.7. Pr. 31.30.
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Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they qwill kill me, but they will save thee alive.

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Say, rI pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

r Ro. 3.6,8. Col. 3.9. Jn. 8.44. Ro. 6.23. Eze. 18.4.
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¶And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians sbeheld the woman that she was very fair.

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The tprinces also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before uPharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

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And he *entreated Abram well for her sake: and vhe had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.

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And the LORD wplagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.

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And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, xWhat is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?

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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.

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And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they ysent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.