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;
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:
1 The LORD told Abram, "You are to leave your land, your relatives, and your father's house and go to the land that I'm going to show you.
2 That I may make thee into a great nation, And bless thee and make great thy name, And become thou a blessing;
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:
2 I'll make a great nation of your descendants, I'll bless you, and I'll make your reputation great, so that you will be a blessing.
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.
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.
3 I'll bless those who bless you, but I'll curse the one who curses you, and through you all the people of the earth will be blessed."
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.
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.
4 So Abram left there, as the LORD had directed him, and Lot accompanied him. Abram was 75 years old when he left Haran.
5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, with all the goods that they bad 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.
5 Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his nephew, and all their (H)possessions which they had accumulated, and (I)the (e)persons which they had acquired in Haran, and they (f)set out for the land of Canaan; (J)thus they came to the land of Canaan.
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.
5 He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated, and the people he had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan,
5 Abram took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated, and the servants he had acquired while living in Haran. Then they set out to go to the land of Canaan. When they arrived in the land of Canaan,
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.
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.
6 Abram traveled through the land to the place called Shechem, as far as the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were in the land.
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.
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.
7 Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, "I'll give this land to your descendants." So Abram built an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him.
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 bulk there an altar to Yahweh, and called on the name of Yahweh.
8 Then he proceeded from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, with (O)Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the Lord and (P)called upon the name of the Lord.
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.
8 From there he moved on to the hill country east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. He built an altar to Yahweh there, and he called on the name of Yahweh.(J)
8 From there Abram traveled on to the hill country east of Bethel and set up his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD.
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.
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.
10 There was a famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt to live because the famine was so severe.
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:
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:
11 When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “Look, I know what a beautiful woman you are.
11 When he was about to enter Egypt, he told his wife Sarai, "Look, I'm aware that you're a beautiful woman.
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.
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.
12 When the Egyptians see you, they will say, "She is his wife.' Then they'll kill me, but allow you to live.
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.
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.
13 Please say you’re my sister so it will go well for me because of you, and my life will be spared on your account.”
13 Please say that you are my sister, so things will go well for me for your sake. That way, you'll be saving my life."
14 And so it was when Abram entered into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman, that fair, was she exceedingly.
14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.
14 When Abram entered Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful.
14 As Abram was entering Egypt, the Egyptians noticed how beautiful Sarai was.
15 And the princes of Pharaoh beheld her, and praised her unto Pharaoh, - so the woman was taken to the house of Pharaoh;
15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
15 Pharaoh’s officials saw her and praised her to Pharaoh, so the woman was taken to Pharaoh’s household.
15 When Pharaoh's officials saw her, they brought her to the attention of Pharaoh and took the woman to Pharaoh's palace.
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.
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.
16 He treated Abram well because of her, and Abram acquired flocks and herds, male and female donkeys, male and female slaves, and camels.
16 He treated Abram well because of her, so Abram acquired sheep, oxen, male and female donkeys, male and female servants, and camels.
17 And Yahweh plagued Pharaoh with great plagues, also his house, - for the matter of Sarai, wife of Abram.
17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.
17 But the LORD afflicted Pharaoh and his household with severe plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
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?
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?
18 So Pharaoh sent for Abram and said, “What have you done to me? Why didn’t you tell me she was your wife?
18 Pharaoh summoned Abram and asked, "What have you done to me! Why didn't you tell me that she was your wife?
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.
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.
19 Why did you say, ‘She’s my sister,’ so that I took her as my wife? Now, here is your wife. Take her and go!”
19 Why did you say, "She is my sister,' so that I took her as a wife for myself? Now, here is your wife! Take her and get out!"
20 And Pharaoh gave command concerning him unto certain men, - and sent him away, with his wife and all that he had.
20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.
20 Then Pharaoh gave his men orders about him, and they sent him away with his wife and all he had.
20 So Pharaoh assigned men to Abram, and they escorted him, his wife, and all that he had out of the country.
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