1611 King James Bible

Genesis 12

God calleth Abram, and blesseth him with a promise of Christ.

Genesis 12:1 Now the LORD had said vnto Abram, Get thee out of thy countrey, and from thy kinred, and from thy fathers house, vnto a land that I will shew thee. Genesis 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I wil blesse thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt bee a blessing. Genesis 12:3 And I will blesse them that blesse thee, and curse him, that curseth thee: and in thee shal all families of the earth be blessed.

He departeth with Lot from Haran.

Genesis 12:4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken vnto him, and Lot went with him: And Abram was seuentie and fiue yeeres old when he departed out of Haran. Genesis 12:5 And Abram tooke Sarai his wife, and Lot his brothers sonne, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the soules that they had gotten in Haran, and they went foorth to goe into the land of Canaan: and into the land of Canaan they came.

He journeyeth through Canaan,

Genesis 12:6 And Abram passed through the land, vnto the place of Sichem, vnto the plaine of Moreh. And the Canaanite [was] then in the land.

which is promised him in a vision.

Genesis 12:7 And the LORD appeared vnto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed wil I giue this land: and there builded hee an altar vnto the LORD, who appeared vnto him. Genesis 12:8 And he remoued from thence vnto a mountaine, on the East of Beth-el, and pitched his tent [hauing] Beth-el on the West, and Hai on the East: and there hee builded an altar vnto the LORD, and called vpon the Name of the LORD. Genesis 12:9 And Abram iourneyed, going on still toward the South.

He is driven by a famine into Egypt:

Genesis 12:10 And there was a famine in the land, and Abram went downe into Egypt, to soiourne there: for the famine was grieuous in the land.

fear maketh him feign his wife to be his sister.

Genesis 12:11 And it came to passe when he was come neere to enter into Egypt, that he said vnto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a faire woman to looke vpon. Genesis 12:12 Therefore it shall come to passe, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will saue thee aliue. Genesis 12:13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister, that it may be wel with me, for thy sake; and my soule shall liue, because of thee.

Pharaoh, having taken her from him, by plagues is compelled to restore her.

Genesis 12:14 And it came to passe, that when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman, that shee was very faire. Genesis 12:15 The Princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaohs house. Genesis 12:16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheepe, and oxen, and hee asses, and men seruants, and maid seruants, and shee asses, and camels. Genesis 12:17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh & his house with great plagues, because of Sarai Abrams wife. Genesis 12:18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done vnto me? Why diddest thou not tell me, that she was thy wife? Genesis 12:19 Why saidest thou, Shee is my sister? so I might haue taken her to mee to wife: now therfore behold, thy wife, take [her] and goe thy way. Genesis 12:20 And Pharaoh comanded [his] men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.

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