12 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 bless you.
I will make your name great.
You will be a blessing to others.
I will put a curse on anyone who calls down a curse on you.
All nations on earth
will be blessed because of you.”
They set out for the land of Canaan. And they arrived there.
10At that time there wasn’t enough food in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while.
11As he was about to enter Egypt, he spoke to his wife Sarai. He said, “I know what a beautiful woman you are. 12The people of Egypt will see you. They will say, ‘This is his wife.’ And they will kill me. But they will let you live. 13Say you are my sister. Then I’ll be treated well because of you. My life will be spared because of you.”
18So Pharaoh sent for Abram. “What have you done to me?” he said. “Why didn’t you tell me she was your wife? 19Why did you say, ‘She’s my sister’? That’s why I took her to be my wife. Now then, here’s your wife. Take her and go!”