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;
4 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. 5 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. 6 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.
7 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. 8 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. 9 So Abram journeyed, sgoing on still toward the 4South.
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.
Heb. Alon Moreh
Lit. my soul