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Genesis 12:1–9

Abram Journeys to Egypt

1 Now athe Lord said to Abram,

1Go forth from your country,

And from your relatives

And from your father’s house,

To the land which I will show you;

2 And aI will make you a great nation,

And bI will bless you,

And make your name great;

And so 1cyou shall be a blessing;

3 And aI will bless those who bless you,

And the one who 1curses you I will 2curse.

bAnd in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

4 So Abram went forth as the Lord had spoken to him; and aLot went with him. Now Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.

5 Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his nephew, and all their apossessions which they had accumulated, and bthe 1persons which they had acquired in Haran, and they 2set out for the land of Canaan; cthus they came to the land of Canaan.

6 Abram passed through the land as far as the site of aShechem, to the 1oak of Moreh. Now the Canaanite was then in the land.

7 The Lord aappeared to Abram and said, “bTo your 1descendants I will give this land.” So he built can altar there to the Lord who had appeared to him.

8 Then he proceeded from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, with aBethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the Lord and bcalled upon the name of the Lord.

9 Abram journeyed on, continuing toward athe 1Negev.

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