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Genesis 12

Overview

Genesis 12:1, God calls Abram, and blesses him with a promise of Christ; Genesis 12:4, He departs with Lot from Haran, and comes to Canaan; Genesis 12:6, He journeys through Canaan, Genesis 12:7, which is promised to him in a vision; Genesis 12:10, He is driven by famine into Egypt; Genesis 12:11, Fear makes him feign his wife to be his sister; Genesis 12:14, Pharaoh, having taken her from him, by plagues is compelled to restore her; Genesis 12:18, He reproves Abram, whom he dismisses.

Verse 1

had: Genesis 11:31, Genesis 11:32, Genesis 15:7, Nehemiah 9:7, Isaiah 41:9, Isaiah 51:2, Ezekiel 33:24

Get: Joshua 24:2, Joshua 24:3, Psalms 45:10, Psalms 45:11, Luke 14:26-33, Acts 7:2-6, 2 Corinthians 6:17, Hebrews 11:8, Revelation 18:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:26 - the Lord Genesis 15:2 - what Genesis 17:1 - the Lord Genesis 20:13 - God Genesis 24:4 - to my kindred Genesis 24:7 - took Genesis 24:38 - But Genesis 26:2 - dwell Genesis 26:3 - unto thee Genesis 28:4 - the blessing Genesis 40:5 - General Exodus 3:6 - I am Exodus 3:18 - met Exodus 12:40 - four hundred Numbers 10:30 - General Nehemiah 9:8 - foundest Song of Solomon 2:10 - Rise Isaiah 41:2 - Who raised Matthew 20:5 - and did Mark 10:29 - There Acts 7:3 - Get Acts 13:17 - God Hebrews 1:1 - at

Verse 2

Genesis 13:16, Genesis 15:5, Genesis 17:5, Genesis 17:6, Genesis 18:18, Genesis 22:17, Genesis 22:18, Genesis 24:35, Genesis 26:4, Genesis 27:29, Genesis 28:3, Genesis 28:14, Genesis 35:11, Genesis 46:3, Exodus 1:7, Exodus 32:10, Numbers 14:12, Numbers 24:9, Numbers 24:10, Deuteronomy 26:5, 2 Samuel 7:9, 1 Kings 3:8, 1 Kings 3:9, Micah 7:20, Romans 4:11, Galatians 3:7

thou shalt: Genesis 14:14-16, Genesis 18:18, Genesis 19:29, Genesis 28:4, 1 Kings 1:47, Galatians 3:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 14:16 - General Genesis 15:3 - Behold Genesis 17:2 - multiply Genesis 17:4 - a father Genesis 17:16 - And I Genesis 19:21 - that Genesis 22:16 - General Genesis 24:1 - blessed Genesis 25:11 - after Genesis 26:29 - the blessed Genesis 34:30 - and I shall Genesis 39:5 - for Joseph's Genesis 48:4 - Behold I Exodus 11:3 - Moses Exodus 12:37 - six hundred Exodus 20:24 - will bless thee Exodus 32:13 - I will multiply Leviticus 26:45 - for their Numbers 1:46 - General Numbers 6:27 - and I will Numbers 11:21 - General Numbers 22:12 - for they Numbers 23:20 - he hath Numbers 26:53 - General Deuteronomy 2:7 - blessed Deuteronomy 6:3 - that ye may Joshua 2:18 - thy father Joshua 6:23 - out Rahab Ruth 4:14 - that his 2 Samuel 22:36 - made me great 1 Kings 11:12 - for David 1 Kings 15:4 - for David's 1 Chronicles 4:10 - bless me 2 Chronicles 17:14 - the numbers 2 Chronicles 26:8 - his name Nehemiah 9:7 - choose Job 35:8 - may profit Psalms 21:6 - made Psalms 67:7 - God Psalms 107:38 - He blesseth Psalms 115:12 - the house of Israel Proverbs 10:22 - it Isaiah 19:24 - a blessing Isaiah 26:15 - increased Isaiah 43:4 - thou hast been Isaiah 46:10 - the end Isaiah 65:23 - for Ezekiel 34:26 - make them Zechariah 8:13 - ye shall Matthew 25:34 - Come Luke 1:15 - great Acts 27:24 - lo Ephesians 1:3 - who Hebrews 6:15 - General Hebrews 7:4 - Abraham Hebrews 7:6 - had

Verse 3

And I: Genesis 27:29, Exodus 23:22, Numbers 24:9, Matthew 25:40, Matthew 25:45

in thee: Genesis 18:18, Genesis 22:18, Genesis 26:4, Genesis 28:14, Genesis 30:27, Genesis 30:30, Genesis 39:5, Psalms 72:17, Acts 3:25, Acts 3:26, Romans 4:11, 1 Corinthians 1:30, Galatians 3:8, Galatians 3:16, Galatians 3:28, Ephesians 1:3, Colossians 3:11, Revelation 7:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:16 - General Numbers 6:27 - and I will Numbers 22:6 - curse me Deuteronomy 32:43 - Rejoice Joshua 6:17 - because Psalms 67:7 - God Psalms 115:12 - the house of Israel Psalms 122:6 - they shall Isaiah 46:10 - the end Isaiah 49:25 - I will contend Micah 7:20 - General Zechariah 8:13 - ye shall Zechariah 14:17 - all Matthew 1:1 - the son of Abraham Matthew 8:11 - That Matthew 11:3 - Art Matthew 25:34 - Come Luke 1:55 - General Luke 1:70 - which Luke 1:72 - perform Luke 2:10 - to Luke 24:47 - among John 5:46 - for Acts 13:32 - how Acts 26:6 - the promise Romans 4:13 - For the Romans 9:5 - of whom Galatians 3:14 - the blessing Hebrews 6:15 - General

Verse 4

and Lot: Genesis 11:27

departed out: Hebrews 11:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 11:26 - Abram Genesis 11:31 - Haran Genesis 16:3 - had Genesis 17:24 - General Genesis 17:26 - General Genesis 25:7 - General Genesis 26:5 - General Genesis 27:43 - Haran 1 Kings 17:15 - did according Ezekiel 27:23 - Haran Matthew 21:6 - and did Acts 7:4 - came

Verse 5

the souls: Genesis 14:14, Genesis 14:21, *marg. Genesis 46:5-26

in: Genesis 11:31

and into: Genesis 10:19, Acts 7:4, Hebrews 11:8, Hebrews 11:9

Canaan: So called from Canaan the son of Ham, lies between the Mediterranean sea on the west, the wilderness of Paran, Idumea, and Egypt on the south, the mountains of Arabia on the east, and the mountains of Lebanon and Phoenicia on the north. Its length, from Dan to Beersheba, is about 200 miles, and its breadth, from the Mediterranean sea to its eastern borders, about 90.

Reciprocal: Genesis 11:26 - Abram Genesis 14:11 - General Genesis 14:12 - Lot Genesis 16:3 - had Genesis 27:43 - Haran Genesis 48:21 - land 1 Chronicles 5:21 - men Job 1:3 - substance Jeremiah 52:29 - persons Acts 7:2 - Charran Acts 13:19 - Chanaan

Verse 6

passed: Hebrews 11:9

Sichem: Genesis 33:18, Genesis 34:2, Genesis 35:4, Joshua 20:7, Joshua 24:32, Judges 9:1, 1 Kings 12:1, Shechem, John 4:5, Sychar, Acts 7:16, Sychem

plain: The word rendered "plain" should be rendered "oak," or according to Celsius, the "turpentine-tree."

Moreh: Deuteronomy 11:30, Judges 7:1

Canaanite: Genesis 10:15, Genesis 10:18, Genesis 10:19, Genesis 13:7, Genesis 15:18-21

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:3 - from Numbers 34:2 - is the land Joshua 5:1 - Canaanites Joshua 24:1 - Shechem 2 Chronicles 10:1 - Shechem Psalms 60:6 - Shechem John 4:20 - fathers

Verse 7

appeared: Genesis 17:1, Genesis 18:1, Genesis 32:30

Unto thy: Genesis 13:15, Genesis 17:3, Genesis 17:8, Genesis 26:3, Genesis 28:13, Exodus 33:1, Numbers 32:11, Deuteronomy 1:8, Deuteronomy 6:10, Deuteronomy 30:20, Psalms 105:9-12, Romans 9:8, Galatians 3:16, Galatians 4:28

builded: Genesis 12:8, Genesis 8:20, Genesis 13:4, Genesis 13:18, Genesis 26:25, Genesis 33:20, Hebrews 11:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:7 - to give Genesis 15:18 - Unto thy Genesis 24:4 - to my kindred Genesis 28:4 - the blessing Genesis 35:9 - General Genesis 35:12 - the land Genesis 50:24 - sware Exodus 3:6 - I am Exodus 4:5 - the Lord Exodus 6:3 - Jehovah Exodus 18:12 - took Exodus 32:13 - I will multiply Leviticus 14:34 - which I Numbers 10:29 - the Lord Numbers 26:53 - General Numbers 34:2 - is the land Deuteronomy 9:5 - that he may Deuteronomy 34:4 - This is the land Joshua 8:30 - built an altar Joshua 21:43 - General Judges 2:1 - have brought 1 Samuel 3:21 - appeared 1 Samuel 7:17 - he built 1 Chronicles 16:18 - Unto thee 2 Chronicles 20:7 - gavest Nehemiah 9:8 - madest Nehemiah 9:23 - which thou Psalms 105:11 - Unto thee Psalms 105:42 - For he Isaiah 19:19 - General Ezekiel 47:14 - lifted up mine hand John 4:20 - fathers Acts 7:5 - yet Hebrews 11:8 - which

Verse 8

of Bethel: Genesis 28:19, Genesis 35:3, Genesis 35:15, Genesis 35:16, Joshua 8:17, Joshua 18:22, Nehemiah 11:31

Hai: Joshua 7:2, Joshua 8:3, Ai, Nehemiah 11:31, Aija, Isaiah 10:28, Aiath

called: Genesis 4:26, Genesis 13:4, Genesis 21:33, Psalms 116:4, Joel 2:32, Acts 2:21, Romans 10:12-14, 1 Corinthians 1:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 8:20 - builded Genesis 12:7 - builded Genesis 13:3 - from Genesis 13:18 - altar Genesis 28:22 - God's Genesis 31:25 - General Genesis 33:20 - altar Genesis 35:6 - Luz Genesis 46:1 - and offered Exodus 6:3 - Jehovah Joshua 8:9 - between Joshua 8:30 - built an altar Joshua 12:16 - Bethel 1 Samuel 7:17 - he built 1 Kings 12:29 - Bethel 1 Chronicles 4:10 - called Ezra 2:28 - Ai Hebrews 11:9 - dwelling

Verse 9

going on still: Heb. in going and journeying, Genesis 13:3, Genesis 24:62, Psalms 105:13, Hebrews 11:13, Hebrews 11:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:1 - the south Genesis 20:13 - God Numbers 13:17 - southward

Verse 10

am 2084, bc 1920

was a: Genesis 26:1, Genesis 42:5, Genesis 43:1, Genesis 47:13, Ruth 1:1, 2 Samuel 21:1, 1 Kings 17:1 - 1 Kings 18:46, 2 Kings 4:38, 2 Kings 6:25, 2 Kings 7:1 - 2 Kings 8:1, Psalms 34:19, Psalms 107:34, Jeremiah 14:1, John 16:33, Acts 7:11, Acts 14:22

went: Genesis 26:2, Genesis 26:3, Genesis 43:1, Genesis 46:3, Genesis 46:4, 2 Kings 8:1, 2 Kings 8:2, Psalms 105:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 47:4 - For to Judges 11:2 - thrust out 1 Chronicles 16:20 - they went Acts 2:10 - Egypt Hebrews 11:15 - mindful

Verse 11

a fair: Genesis 12:14, Genesis 26:7, Genesis 29:17, Genesis 39:6, Genesis 39:7, 2 Samuel 11:2, Proverbs 21:30, Song of Solomon 1:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 20:2 - said Genesis 20:13 - God 1 Samuel 21:12 - sore Proverbs 29:25 - fear Galatians 2:13 - the other Galatians 6:1 - overtaken

Verse 12

will kill: Genesis 20:11, Genesis 26:7, 1 Samuel 27:1, Proverbs 29:25, Matthew 10:28, 1 John 1:8-10

Reciprocal: Genesis 34:30 - and I shall Judges 15:18 - and fall 1 Kings 12:27 - and they shall 1 Kings 19:3 - he arose Romans 4:2 - but

Verse 13

Say: John 8:44, Romans 3:6-8, Romans 6:23, Colossians 3:6

thou: Genesis 11:29, Genesis 20:2, Genesis 20:5, Genesis 20:12, Genesis 20:13, Genesis 26:7, Isaiah 57:11, Matthew 26:69-75, Galatians 2:12, Galatians 2:13

and: Psalms 146:3-5, Jeremiah 17:5-8, Ezekiel 18:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 18:15 - denied Genesis 19:19 - lest some Genesis 19:20 - and my Judges 15:18 - and fall 1 Kings 12:27 - and they shall 1 Kings 19:3 - he arose Romans 4:2 - but Hebrews 7:6 - had

Verse 14

beheld: Genesis 3:6, Genesis 6:2, Genesis 39:7, Matthew 5:28

Reciprocal: Genesis 12:11 - a fair Genesis 39:6 - a goodly person Deuteronomy 21:11 - desire Esther 2:2 - Let there be Psalms 105:14 - General Isaiah 37:12 - Haran

Verse 15

princes: Esther 2:2-16, Proverbs 29:12, Hosea 7:4, Hosea 7:5, Pharaoh was a common name of the Egyptian kings, and signified a "ruler," or "king," or "father of his country." Genesis 40:2, Genesis 41:1, Exodus 2:5, Exodus 2:15, 1 Kings 3:1, 2 Kings 18:21, Jeremiah 25:19, Jeremiah 46:17, Ezekiel 32:2

taken: Genesis 20:2, Esther 2:9, Psalms 105:4, Proverbs 6:29, Hebrews 13:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 20:7 - all Genesis 39:6 - a goodly person Deuteronomy 21:11 - desire

Verse 16

And he: Genesis 13:2, Genesis 20:14

he had: Genesis 24:35, Genesis 26:14, Genesis 32:5, Genesis 32:13-15, Job 1:3, Job 42:12, Psalms 144:13, Psalms 144:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 14:14 - born Genesis 16:1 - Egyptian Ecclesiastes 5:11 - they

Verse 17

Genesis 20:18, 1 Chronicles 16:21, 1 Chronicles 21:22, Job 34:19, Psalms 105:14, Psalms 105:15, Hebrews 13:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 20:7 - surely Mark 3:10 - as many

Verse 18

Genesis 3:13, Genesis 4:10, Genesis 20:9, Genesis 20:10, Genesis 26:9-11, Genesis 31:26, Genesis 44:15, Exodus 32:21, Joshua 7:19, 1 Samuel 14:43, Proverbs 21:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 26:10 - General Proverbs 6:29 - he that Matthew 19:9 - doth Romans 4:2 - but

Verse 19

Reciprocal: Genesis 20:14 - restored Genesis 26:10 - General Proverbs 6:29 - he that Ecclesiastes 9:7 - Go Matthew 19:9 - doth

Verse 20

Exodus 18:27, 1 Samuel 29:6-11, Psalms 105:14, Psalms 105:15, Proverbs 21:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 20:14 - restored Romans 4:2 - but

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Genesis 12". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/genesis-12.html.