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Passage Lookup: Genesis 12

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Genesis 12:1
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Now (a)the Lord said to Abram, "[a]Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father's house, To the land which I will show you;
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Genesis 12:2
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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;
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Genesis 12:3
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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."
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Genesis 12:4
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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.
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Genesis 12:5
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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.
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Genesis 12:6
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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.
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Genesis 12:7
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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.
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Genesis 12:8
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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 .
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Genesis 12:9
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Abram journeyed on, continuing toward (q)the [i]Negev.
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Genesis 12:10
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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.
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Genesis 12:11
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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;
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Genesis 12:12
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(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.
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Genesis 12:13
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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."
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Genesis 12:14
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It came about when Abram came into Egypt, the Egyptians [m]saw that the woman was very beautiful.
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Genesis 12:15
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Pharaoh's officials saw her and praised her to Pharaoh; and (x)the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
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Genesis 12:16
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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.
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Genesis 12:17
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But the Lord (aa)struck Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
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Genesis 12:18
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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?
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Genesis 12:19
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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."
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Genesis 12:20
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Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they [p]escorted him away, with his wife and all that belonged to him.
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