12:1 Now the LORD had said to Abram, Depart from thy country,
and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, to a land
that I will show thee:
12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless
thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that
curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be
12:4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken to him, and Lot
went with him: and Abram [was] seventy and five years old when
he departed from Haran.
12:5 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 in Haran; and they went to go forth into
the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
12:6 And Abram passed through the land to the place of Sichem,
to the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite [was] then in the
12:7 And the LORD appeared to Abram, and said, To thy seed will
I give this land: and there he erected an altar to the LORD,
who appeared to him.
12:8 And he removed from thence to a mountain on the east of
Beth-el, and pitched his tent, [having] Beth-el on the west,
and Hai on the east: and there he erected an altar to the LORD,
and called upon the name of the LORD.
12:9 And Abram journeyed, going on still towards the south.
12:10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down
into Egypt to dwell there; for the famine [was] grievous in the
12:11 And it came to pass, when he had come near to enter into
Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that
thou [art] a fair woman to look upon:
12:12 Therefore it will come to pass, when the Egyptians shall
see thee, that they will say, This [is] his wife: and they will
kill me, but they will save thee alive.
12:13 Say, I pray thee, thou [art] my sister: that it may be
well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of
12:14 And it came to pass, that when Abram had come into Egypt,
the Egyptians beheld the woman that she [was] very fair.
12:15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her
before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
12:16 And he treated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep,
and oxen, and he-asses, and men-servants, and maid-servants,
and she-asses, and camels.
12:17 And the LORD afflicted Pharaoh and his house with great
plagues, because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
12:18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What [is] this [that]
thou hast done to me? why didst thou not tell me that she [is]
12:19 Why saidst thou, She [is] my sister? so I might have taken
her to me for a wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take
[her], and go thy way.
12:20 And Pharaoh commanded [his] men concerning him: and they
sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.