The Lord appeared to Abram(A) and said, “To your offspring[a] I will give this land.(B)(C) So he built an altar there to the Lord,(D) who had appeared to him.

From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel(E) and pitched his tent,(F) with Bethel on the west and Ai(G) on the east. There he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord.(H)

Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.(I)

Abram in Egypt(J)

10 Now there was a famine in the land,(K) and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe.(L) 11 As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai,(M) “I know what a beautiful woman(N) you are. 12 When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me but will let you live. 13 Say you are my sister,(O) so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you.”

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  1. Genesis 12:7 Or seed

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