Genesis 12 New English Translation (NET Bible)
The Obedience of Abram
“Go out[c] from your country, your relatives, and your father’s household
4 So Abram left,[l] just as the Lord had told him to do,[m] and Lot went with him. (Now[n] Abram was 75 years old[o] when he departed from Haran.) 5 And Abram took his wife Sarai, his nephew[p] Lot, and all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired[q] in Haran, and they left for[r] the land of Canaan. They entered the land of Canaan.
6 Abram traveled through the land as far as the oak tree[s] of Moreh[t] at Shechem.[u] (At that time the Canaanites were in the land.)[v] 7 The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants[w] I will give this land.” So Abram[x] built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
8 Then he moved from there to the hill country east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the Lord and worshiped the Lord.[y] 9 Abram continually journeyed by stages[z] down to the Negev.[aa]
The Promised Blessing Jeopardized
10 There was a famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt[ab] to stay for a while[ac] because the famine was severe.[ad] 11 As he approached[ae] Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “Look,[af] I know that you are a beautiful woman.[ag] 12 When the Egyptians see you they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me but will keep you alive.[ah] 13 So tell them[ai] you are my sister[aj] so that it may go well[ak] for me because of you and my life will be spared[al] on account of you.”
14 When Abram entered Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful. 15 When Pharaoh’s officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh. So Abram’s wife[am] was taken[an] into the household of Pharaoh,[ao] 16 and he did treat Abram well[ap] on account of her. Abram received[aq] sheep and cattle, male donkeys, male servants, female servants, female donkeys, and camels.
17 But the Lord struck Pharaoh and his household with severe diseases[ar] because of Sarai, Abram’s wife. 18 So Pharaoh summoned Abram and said, “What is this[as] you have done to me? Why didn’t you tell me that she was your wife? 19 Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her[at] to be my wife?[au] Now, here is your wife. Take her and go!”[av] 20 Pharaoh gave his men orders about Abram,[aw] and so they expelled him, along with his wife and all his possessions.