God calleth Abram, and blesseth him with a promise of Christ.
Genesis 12:1 And Yahweh said unto Abram: Come thou on thy way, Out of thy land and out of the place of thy birth, and out of the house of thy father,Unto the land that I will show thee; Genesis 12:2 That I may make thee into a great nation, And bless thee, and make great thy name, And become thou a blessing; Genesis 12:3 That I may bless them who bless thee, But, him who maketh light of thee, will I curse,So shall be, blessed in thee, all the families of the ground.
He departeth with Lot from Haran.
Genesis 12:4 And Abram came on his way, according to that which Yahweh had spoken unto him, and Lot came with him,now, Abram, was seventy-five years old, when he came forth out of Haran. Genesis 12:5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, with all the goods that they had gathered and the souls that they had gained in Haran,and they came forth to go towards the land of Canaan, and came in to the land of Canaan.
He journeyeth through Canaan,
Genesis 12:6 And Abram passed along throughout the land, as far as the place of Shechem, as far as the Teacher's Terebinth, the Canaanite, being, then, in the land.
which is promised him in a vision.
Genesis 12:7 And Yahweh appeared unto Abram, and said: To thy seed, will I give this land,And he built there, an altar, unto Yahweh who appeared unto him. Genesis 12:8 And he moved on from thence towards the hill country, on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent,with Bethel on the west, and Ai on the east, and built there an altar to Yahweh, and called on the name of Yahweh. Genesis 12:9 Thus Abram brake up, again and again, towards the South.
He is driven by a famine into Egypt:
Genesis 12:10 And it came to pass that there was a famine, in the land,so Abram went down towards Egypt, to sojourn there, because, grievous, was the famine in the land.
fear maketh him feign his wife to be his sister.
Genesis 12:11 And it came to pass, when he had come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife: Behold! I beseech thee, I know that, a woman fair to look on, thou art: Genesis 12:12 so will it come to pass, when the Egyptians behold thee, that they will say, His wife, this! and will slay me, while, thee, they preserve alive. Genesis 12:13 Say, I beseech thee, that, my sister, art thou,to the end it may be well with me for thy sake, so shall my soul be preserved alive because of thee.
Pharaoh, having taken her from him, by plagues is compelled to restore her.
Genesis 12:14 And so it was, when Abram entered into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman, that, fair, was she, exceedingly. Genesis 12:15 And the princes of Pharaoh beheld her, and praised her unto Pharaoh,so the woman was taken to the house of Pharaoh; Genesis 12:16 and, with Abram, dealt he well for her sake,so that he came to have flocks and herds, and he-asses, and men-servants, and maid-servants, and she-asses, and camels. Genesis 12:17 And Yahweh plagued Pharaoh with great plagues, also his house,for the matter of Sarai, wife of Abram. Genesis 12:18 And Pharaoh called out to Abram, and said, What is this, thou hast done to me? Wherefore didst thou not tell me, that she was, thy wife? Genesis 12:19 Wherefore saidst thou, My sister, she; and so I was about to take her to me, to wife? But, now, lo! thy wife, take her and go thy way. Genesis 12:20 And Pharaoh gave command concerning him unto certain men,and sent him away, with his wife, and all that he had.