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Genesis 12 (WEBP)

[1] Now Yahweh said to Abram, “Leave your country, and your relatives, and your father’s house, and go to the land that I will show you.
[2] I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing.
[3] I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who treats you with contempt. All the families of the earth will be blessed through you.”
[4] So Abram went, as Yahweh had told him. Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.
[5] Abram took Sarai his wife, Lot his brother’s son, all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people whom they had acquired in Haran, and they went to go into the land of Canaan. They entered into the land of Canaan.
[6] Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. At that time, Canaanites were in the land.
[7] Yahweh appeared to Abram and said, “I will give this land to your offspring.”§ He built an altar there to Yahweh, who had appeared to him.
[8] He left from there to go to the mountain on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to Yahweh and called on Yahweh’s name.
[9] Abram traveled, still going on toward the South.
[10] There was a famine in the land. Abram went down into Egypt to live as a foreigner there, for the famine was severe in the land.
[11] When he had come near to enter Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, “See now, I know that you are a beautiful woman to look at.
[12] It will happen that when the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ They will kill me, but they will save you alive.
[13] Please say that you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that my soul may live because of you.”
[14] When Abram had come into Egypt, Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful.
[15] The princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house.
[16] He dealt well with Abram for her sake. He had sheep, cattle, male donkeys, male servants, female servants, female donkeys, and camels.
[17] Yahweh afflicted Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife.
[18] Pharaoh called Abram and said, “What is this that you have done to me? Why didn’t you tell me that she was your wife?
[19] Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her to be my wife? Now therefore, see your wife, take her, and go your way.”
[20] Pharaoh commanded men concerning him, and they escorted him away with his wife and all that he had.

Genesis 12:7 or, seed

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King James w/Strong’s #s

Genesis 12 (KJVS)

[1] Now the LORD H3068 had said H559 (8799) unto Abram H87, Get thee out H3212 (8798) of thy country H776, and from thy kindred H4138, and from thy father’s H1 house H1004, unto a land H776 that I will shew H7200 (8686) thee:
[2] And I will make of thee H6213 (8799) a great H1419 nation H1471, and I will bless H1288 (8762) thee, and make H1431 thy name H8034 great H1431 (8762); and thou shalt be a blessing H1293:
[3] And I will bless H1288 (8762) them that bless H1288 (8764) thee, and curse H779 (8799) him that curseth H7043 (8764) thee: and in thee shall all families H4940 of the earth H127 be blessed H1288 (8738).
[4] So Abram H87 departed H3212 (8799), as the LORD H3068 had spoken H1696 (8765) unto him; and Lot H3876 went H3212 (8799) with him: and Abram H87 [was] seventy H7657 H8141 and five H2568 years H8141 old H1121 when he departed H3318 (8800) out of Haran H2771.
[5] And Abram H87 took H3947 (8799) Sarai H8297 his wife H802, and Lot H3876 his brother’s H251 son H1121, and all their substance H7399 that they had gathered H7408 (8804), and the souls H5315 that they had gotten H6213 (8804) in Haran H2771; and they went forth H3318 (8799) to go H3212 (8800) into the land H776 of Canaan H3667; and into the land H776 of Canaan H3667 they came H935 (8799).
[6] And Abram H87 passed through H5674 (8799) the land H776 unto the place H4725 of Sichem H7927, unto the plain H436 of Moreh H4176. And the Canaanite H3669 [was] then H227 in the land H776.
[7] And the LORD H3068 appeared H7200 (8735) unto Abram H87, and said H559 (8799), Unto thy seed H2233 will I give H5414 (8799) this H2063 land H776: and there builded H1129 (8799) he an altar H4196 unto the LORD H3068, who appeared H7200 (8737) unto him.
[8] And he removed H6275 (8686) from thence unto a mountain H2022 on the east H6924 of Bethel H1008, and pitched H5186 (8799) his tent H168, [having] Bethel H1008 on the west H3220, and Hai H5857 on the east H6924: and there he builded H1129 (8799) an altar H4196 unto the LORD H3068, and called H7121 (8799) upon the name H8034 of the LORD H3068.
[9] And Abram H87 journeyed H5265 (8799), going on H1980 (8800) still H5265 (8800) toward the south H5045.
[10] And there was a famine H7458 in the land H776: and Abram H87 went down H3381 (8799) into Egypt H4714 to sojourn H1481 (8800) there; for the famine H7458 [was] grievous H3515 in the land H776.
[11] And it came to pass, when H834 he was come near H7126 (8689) to enter H935 (8800) into Egypt H4714, that he said H559 (8799) unto Sarai H8297 his wife H802, Behold H2009 now H4994, I know H3045 (8804) that thou [art] a fair H3303 woman H802 to look upon H4758:
[12] Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians H4713 shall see H7200 (8799) thee, that they shall say H559 (8804), This [is] his wife H802: and they will kill H2026 (8804) me, but they will save thee alive H2421 (8762).
[13] Say H559 (8798), I pray thee H4994, thou [art] my sister H269: that H4616 it may be well H3190 (8799) with me for thy sake; and my soul H5315 shall live H2421 (8804) because of thee H1558.
[14] And it came to pass, that, when Abram H87 was come H935 (8800) into Egypt H4714, the Egyptians H4713 beheld H7200 (8799) the woman H802 that she [was] very H3966 fair H3303.
[15] The princes H8269 also of Pharaoh H6547 saw H7200 (8799) her, and commended H1984 (8762) her before H413 Pharaoh H6547: and the woman H802 was taken H3947 (8714) into Pharaoh’s H6547 house H1004.
[16] And he entreated H3190 Abram H87 well H3190 (8689) for her sake: and he had sheep H6629, and oxen H1241, and he asses H2543, and menservants H5650, and maidservants H8198, and she asses H860, and camels H1581.
[17] And the LORD H3068 plagued H5060 (8762) Pharaoh H6547 and his house H1004 with great H1419 plagues H5061 because of H1697 Sarai H8297 Abram’s H87 wife H802.
[18] And Pharaoh H6547 called H7121 (8799) Abram H87, and said H559 (8799), What [is] this [that] thou hast done H6213 (8804) unto me? why didst thou not tell H5046 (8689) me that she [was] thy wife H802?
[19] Why saidst thou H559 (8804), She [is] my sister H269? so I might have taken H3947 (8799) her to me to wife H802: now therefore behold thy wife H802, take H3947 (8798) [her], and go thy way H3212 (8798).
[20] And Pharaoh H6547 commanded H6680 (8762) [his] men H582 concerning him: and they sent him away H7971 (8762), and his wife H802, and all that he had.

Young’s Literal Translation

Genesis 12 (YLT)

[1] And Jehovah saith unto Abram, ‘Go for thyself, from thy land, and from thy kindred, and from the house of thy father, unto the land which I shew thee.
[2] And I make thee become a great nation, and bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing.
[3] And I bless those blessing thee, and him who is disesteeming thee I curse, and blessed in thee have been all families of the ground.’
[4] And Abram goeth on, as Jehovah hath spoken unto him, and Lot goeth with him, and Abram is a son of five and seventy years in his going out from Charan.
[5] And Abram taketh Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they have gained, and the persons that they have obtained in Charan; and they go out to go towards the land of Canaan; and they come in to the land of Canaan.
[6] And Abram passeth over into the land, unto the place Shechem, unto the oak of Moreh; and the Canaanite is then in the land.
[7] And Jehovah appeareth unto Abram, and saith, ‘To thy seed I give this land;’ and he buildeth there an altar to Jehovah, who hath appeared unto him.
[8] And he removeth from thence towards a mountain at the east of Beth-El, and stretcheth out the tent (Beth-El at the west, and Hai at the east), and he buildeth there an altar to Jehovah, and preacheth in the name of Jehovah.
[9] And Abram journeyeth, going on and journeying towards the south.
[10] And there is a famine in the land, and Abram goeth down towards Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine is grievous in the land;
[11] and it cometh to pass as he hath drawn near to enter Egypt, that he saith unto Sarai his wife, ‘Lo, I pray thee, I have known that thou art a woman of beautiful appearance;
[12] and it hath come to pass that the Egyptians see thee, and they have said, ‘This is his wife,’ and they have slain me, and thee they keep alive:
[13] say, I pray thee, thou art my sister, so that it is well with me because of thee, and my soul hath lived for thy sake.’
[14] And it cometh to pass, at the entering of Abram into Egypt, that the Egyptians see the woman that she is exceeding fair;
[15] and princes of Pharaoh see her, and praise her unto Pharaoh, and the woman is taken to Pharaoh’s house;
[16] and to Abram he hath done good because of her, and he hath sheep and oxen, and he-asses, and men-servants, and handmaids, and she-asses, and camels.
[17] And Jehovah plagueth Pharaoh and his house-great plagues-for the matter of Sarai, Abram’s wife.
[18] And Pharaoh calleth for Abram, and saith, ‘What is this thou hast done to me? why hast thou not declared to me that she is thy wife?
[19] Why hast thou said, She is my sister, and I take her to myself for a wife? and now, lo, thy wife, take and go.’
[20] And Pharaoh chargeth men concerning him, and they send him away, and his wife, an all that he hath.