Matthew Bible

Genesis 12

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

Genesis 12:1 Then the Lorde sayed vnto Abram. Get the out of thy contrye and frome thy kyndred, and oute of thy fathers house, into a Lande whyche I wyll shewe the. Genesis 12:2 And I wyll make of the a myghty people, and wyll blesse the, and make thy name greate, that thou maiste be a blessynge. Genesis 12:3 And I wyl blesse them that blesse the and cursse them that cursse the. And in the shal be blessed al the generations of the earth.

He departeth with Lot from Haran.

Genesis 12:4 And Abram went as the lord badde hym, and Lot wente wyth hym. Abram was .lxxv. yere olde when he went out of Haran. Genesis 12:5 And Abram toke Sarai hys wyfe, and Lot hys brothers son, wt al their goodes which they had gotten, and soules whiche they had begotten in Haran. And they departed in goo into the Lande of Canaan.

He journeyeth through Canaan,

Genesis 12:6 And when they were come into the Lande of Canaan, Abram went forthe into the Lande tyl he came vnto a place called Sichem, & vnto the oke of More. And the Kananytes dwelled then in the lande.

which is promised him in a vision.

Genesis 12:7 Then the Lorde appeared vnto Abram & sayd: vnto thy seed wyll I gyue this lande. And he builded an aulter ther vnto the Lord whyche appeared vnto hym. Genesis 12:8 Then departed he thence vnto a mountayne that lyeth on the east syde of Bethell & pitched hys tente: Bethel beynge on the west syde, and Ay on the east: and he builded there an aulter vnto the Lord, & called on the name of the Lorde. Genesis 12:9 And then Abram departed and toke hys iourney southwarde.

He is driven by a famine into Egypt:

Genesis 12:10 After thys ther came a derth in the lande. And Abram went downe into Egypte, to soiourne ther, for the derth was sore in the land.

fear maketh him feign his wife to be his sister.

Genesis 12:11 And when he was come nye for to enter into Egypte, he sayed vnto Sarai hys wyfe. Behold, I knowe that thou art a fayre woman to loke vpon. Genesis 12:12 It wyll come to passe therfore when the Egyptyans se the, that they wyll saye: she is hys wyfe. And so shall they sley me and saue the. Genesis 12:13 Saye I pray the therfore that thou arte my sister that I maye fare the better by reason of the, and that my soule may lyue for thy sake.

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

Genesis 12:14 As soone as he came into Egypte, the Egypsians saw the woman that she was very fayre. Genesis 12:15 And Pharaos Lodres sawe hir also, & praysed hyr vnto Pharao: So that she was taken into Pharaos house, Genesis 12:16 which entreated Abram wel for hir sake, so that he had shepe oxen, & he Asses, men seruauntes, mayd seruantes, she asses, and camels. Genesis 12:17 But God plaged Pharao, and his house wt greate plages, bycause of Sarai Abrams wyfe. Genesis 12:18 Then Pharao called Abram & sayed: Whi hast thou thus dealt wt me? Wherfore toldest thou me not that she was thy wyfe? Genesis 12:19 Why saydest thou, that she was thy sister, & causedeste me to take hyr to my wyfe? But nowe loo, there is thy wyfe, take hyr and be walkynge. Genesis 12:20 Pharao also gaue a charge vnto his menne ouer Abram, to leade hym oute, with hys wyfe, and all that he had.

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