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King James Bible: Genesis 12

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1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

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2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

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3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

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4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

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5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

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6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.

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7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.

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8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.

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9 And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.

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10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.

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11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:

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12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.

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13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

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14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

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15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

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16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.

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17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.

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18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?

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19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.

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20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.

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