The Call Of Abram

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.

1 Now (A)the Lord said to Abram,(a)Go forth from your country,And from your relativesAnd from your father’s house,To the land which I will show you;

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 said to Abram:Go out from your land,your relatives,and your father’s houseto the land that I will show you.(A)

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

2 And (B)I will make you a great nation,And (C)I will bless you,And make your name great;And so (b)(D)you shall be 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 will make you into a great nation,(B)I will bless you,(C)I will make your name great,and you will be a blessing.(a)(D)

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 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.'

3 And (E)I will bless those who bless you,And the one who (c)curses you I will (d)curse.(F)And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

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 will bless those who bless you,I will curse those who treat you with contempt,(E)and all the peoples(b) on earthwill be blessed(c) through you.(d)(F)

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."

Abram's Journey

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.

4 So Abram went forth as the Lord had spoken to him; and (G)Lot went with him. Now Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from 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 went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was 75 years old when he left Haran.(G)

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 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.

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

6 Abram passed through the land as far as the site of (K)Shechem, to the (g)oak of Moreh. Now the Canaanite was 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 passed through the land to the site of Shechem,(H) at the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were 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 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.

7 The Lord (L)appeared to Abram and said, “(M)To your (h)descendants I will give this land.” So he built (N)an altar there to the Lord who had appeared to 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 will give this land to your offspring.”(I) So he built an altar there to the Lord who had appeared to 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 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.

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.

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

9 Abram journeyed on, continuing toward (Q)the (i)Negev.

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

9 Then Abram journeyed by stages to the Negev.

9 Then Abram traveled on, continuing into the Negev.

Abram In Egypt

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;

10 Now there was (R)a famine in the land; so Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was (S)severe 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,(K) so Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine in the land was severe.

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 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;

11 It came about when he (j)came near to Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, “See now, I know that you are a (k)(T)beautiful woman;

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 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:

12 (U)and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife’; and they will kill me, but they will let you live.

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, ‘This is his wife.’ They will kill me but let you live.(L)

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 pray thee, thou art my sister, so that it is well with me because of thee, and my soul hath lived for thy sake.'

13 Please say that you are (V)my sister so that it may go well with me because of you, and that (l)(W)I may live on account of you.”

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

14 It came about when Abram came into Egypt, the Egyptians (m)saw that the woman was very beautiful.

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

15 Pharaoh’s officials saw her and praised her to Pharaoh; and (X)the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house.

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 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.

16 Therefore (Y)he treated Abram well for her sake; and (n)(Z)gave him sheep and oxen and donkeys and male and female servants and female donkeys 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 Jehovah plagueth Pharaoh and his house -- great plagues -- for the matter of Sarai, Abram's wife.

17 But the Lord (AA)struck Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife.

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

17 But the Lord struck Pharaoh and his household with severe plagues because of Abram’s wife Sarai.(M)

17 But the LORD afflicted Pharaoh and his household with severe plagues because 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?

18 Then Pharaoh called Abram and said, “(AB)What is this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your 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 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.'

19 Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her for my wife? Now then, (o)here is your wife, take her and go.”

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

20 Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they (p)escorted him away, with his wife and all that belonged to him.

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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