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Genesis 11

The First Book of Moses, called Genesis

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Chapter 12

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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.

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And I make thee become a great nation, and bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing.

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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.`

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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.

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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.

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And Abram passeth over into the land, unto the place Shechem, unto the oak of Moreh; and the Canaanite is then in the land.

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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.

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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.

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And Abram journeyeth, going on and journeying towards the south.

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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;

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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;

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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:

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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.`

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And it cometh to pass, at the entering of Abram into Egypt, that the Egyptians see the woman that she is exceeding fair;

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and princes of Pharaoh see her, and praise her unto Pharaoh, and the woman is taken to Pharaoh`s house;

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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.

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And Jehovah plagueth Pharaoh and his house -- great plagues -- for the matter of Sarai, Abram`s wife.

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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?

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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.`

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And Pharaoh chargeth men concerning him, and they send him away, and his wife, an all that he hath.

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