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;
3 And aI will bless those who bless you,
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.
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.
12 aand when the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife’; and they will kill me, but they will let you live.
14 It came about when Abram came into Egypt, the Egyptians 1saw that the woman was very beautiful.
15 Pharaoh’s officials saw her and praised her to Pharaoh; and athe woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house.
17 But the Lord astruck Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife.
18 Then Pharaoh called Abram and said, “aWhat 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,’ so that I took her for my wife? Now then, 1here is your wife, take her and go.”
20 Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they 1escorted him away, with his wife and all that belonged to him.
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