31 Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot (Haran’s son), and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram’s wife, and they set out together from Ur of the Chaldeans(A) to go to the land of Canaan. But when they came to Haran, they settled there.

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The Call of Abram

12 The Lord said to Abram:

Go from your land,
your relatives,
and your father’s house
to the land that I will show you.(A)

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You, the Lord,
are the God who chose Abram
and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans,(A)
and changed his name to Abraham.(B)
You found his heart faithful in your sight,(C)
and made a covenant with him
to give the land of the Canaanites,
Hethites, Amorites, Perizzites,
Jebusites, and Girgashites—
to give it to his descendants.(D)
You have fulfilled your promise,
for you are righteous.

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“Brothers and fathers,” he replied, “listen: The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he settled in Haran,(A) and said to him: Leave your country and relatives, and come to the land that I will show you.[a](B)

“Then he left the land of the Chaldeans and settled in Haran. From there, after his father died, God had him move to this land in which you are now living.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 7:3 Gn 12:1

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