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The New King James Version

Genesis 11:10–12:20

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Shem’s Descendants

10 nThis is the genealogy of Shem: Shem was one hundred years old, and begot Arphaxad two years after the flood. 11 After he begot Arphaxad, Shem lived five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.

12 Arphaxad lived thirty-five years, oand begot Salah. 13 After he begot Salah, Arphaxad lived four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters.

14 Salah lived thirty years, and begot Eber. 15 After he begot Eber, Salah lived four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters.

16 pEber lived thirty-four years, and begot qPeleg. 17 After he begot Peleg, Eber lived four hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters.

18 Peleg lived thirty years, and begot Reu. 19 After he begot Reu, Peleg lived two hundred and nine years, and begot sons and daughters.

20 Reu lived thirty-two years, and begot rSerug. 21 After he begot Serug, Reu lived two hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters.

22 Serug lived thirty years, and begot Nahor. 23 After he begot Nahor, Serug lived two hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.

24 Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and begot sTerah. 25 After he begot Terah, Nahor lived one hundred and nineteen years, and begot sons and daughters.

26 Now Terah lived seventy years, and tbegot 4Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

Terah’s Descendants

27 This is the genealogy of Terah: Terah begot uAbram, Nahor, and Haran. Haran begot Lot. 28 And Haran died before his father Terah in his native land, in Ur of the Chaldeans. 29 Then Abram and Nahor took wives: the name of Abram’s wife was vSarai, 5and the name of Nahor’s wife, wMilcah, the daughter of Haran the father of Milcah and the father of Iscah. 30 But xSarai was barren; she had no child.

31 And Terah ytook his son Abram and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram’s wife, and they went out with them from zUr of the Chaldeans to go to athe land of Canaan; and they came to Haran and dwelt there. 32 So the days of Terah were two hundred and five years, and Terah died in Haran.

Promises to Abram

12 Now the aLord had said to Abram:

“Get bout of your country,

From your family

And from your father’s house,

To a land that I will show you.

2 cI will make you a great nation;

dI will bless you

And make your name great;

eAnd you shall be a blessing.

3 fI will bless those who bless you,

And I will curse him who curses you;

And in gyou all the families of the earth shall be hblessed.”

So Abram departed as the Lord had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. Then Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and ithe 1people whom they had acquired jin Haran, and they kdeparted to go to the land of Canaan. So they came to the land of Canaan. Abram lpassed through the land to the place of Shechem, mas far as 2the terebinth tree of Moreh. nAnd the Canaanites were then in the land.

oThen the Lord appeared to Abram and said, p“To your 3descendants I will give this land.” And there he built an qaltar to the Lord, who had appeared to him. And he moved from there to the mountain east of Bethel, and he pitched his tent with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; there he built an altar to the Lord and rcalled on the name of the Lord. So Abram journeyed, sgoing on still toward the 4South.

Abram in Egypt

10 Now there was ta famine in the land, and Abram uwent down to Egypt to dwell there, for the famine was vsevere in the land. 11 And it came to pass, when he was close to entering Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, “Indeed I know that you are wa woman of beautiful countenance. 12 Therefore it will happen, when the Egyptians see you, that they will say, ‘This is his wife’; and they xwill kill me, but they will let you live. 13 yPlease say you are my zsister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that 5I may live because of you.”

14 So it was, when Abram came into Egypt, that the Egyptians saw the woman, that she was very beautiful. 15 The princes of Pharaoh also saw her and commended her to Pharaoh. And the woman was taken to Pharaoh’s house. 16 He atreated Abram well for her sake. He bhad sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male and female servants, female donkeys, and camels.

17 But the Lord cplagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife. 18 And Pharaoh called Abram and said, d“What is this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife? 19 Why did you say, ‘She is my sister’? I might have taken her as my wife. Now therefore, here is your wife; take her and go your way.” 20 eSo Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they sent him away, with his wife and all that he had.

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