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Genesis 12:1–2

The Call of Abram

12 Now mthe Lord said1 to Abram, “Go from your country2 and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. nAnd 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.

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Genesis 12:1–2 — The New International Version (NIV)

The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.

“I will make you into a great nation,

and I will bless you;

I will make your name great,

and you will be a blessing.

Genesis 12:1–2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Now the Lord 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: 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:

Genesis 12:1–2 — New Living Translation (NLT)

The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others.

Genesis 12:1–2 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Now the Lord had said to Abram:

“Get out of your country,

From your family

And from your father’s house,

To a land that I will show you.

I will make you a great nation;

I will bless you

And make your name great;

And you shall be a blessing.

Genesis 12:1–2 — New Century Version (NCV)

The Lord said to Abram, “Leave your country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land I will show you.

I will make you a great nation,

and I will bless you.

I will make you famous,

and you will be a blessing to others.

Genesis 12:1–2 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Now Jehovah said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto the land that I will show thee: and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing:

Genesis 12:1–2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And Jehovah had said to Abram, Go out of thy land, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, to the land that I will shew thee. And I will make of thee a great nation, and bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.

Genesis 12:1–2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The Lord said to Abram, 

“Leave your land, 

your relatives, 

and your father’s home. 

Go to the land that I will show you. 

I will make you a great nation, 

I will bless you. 

I will make your name great, 

and you will be a blessing. 

Genesis 12:1–2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Lord said to Abram:

Go out from your land,

your relatives,

and your father’s house

to the land that I will show you.

I will make you into a great nation,

I will bless you,

I will make your name great,

and you will be a blessing.

Genesis 12:1–2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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. 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.

Genesis 12:1–2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And Yahweh said to Abram, “Go out from your land and from your relatives, and from the house of your father, to the land that I will show you. And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and I will make your name great. And you will be a blessing.

Genesis 12:1–2 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your country and your people. Leave your father’s family. Go to the land I will show you.

“I will make you into a great nation.

I will bless you.

I will make your name great.

You will be a blessing to others.

Genesis 12:1–2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Now the Lord said to Abram,

Go forth from your country,

And from your relatives

And from your father’s house,

To the land which I will show you;

And I will make you a great nation,

And I will bless you,

And make your name great;

And so you shall be a blessing;


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