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Genesis 12:1-3 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

The Lord Chooses Abram

12 The Lord said to Abram:

Leave your country, your family, and your relatives and go to the land that I will show you. I will bless you and make your descendants into a great nation. You will become famous and be a blessing to others. I will bless anyone who blesses you, but I will put a curse on anyone who puts a curse on you. Everyone on earth will be blessed because of you.[a]


  1. 12.3 Everyone. . . you: Or “Everyone on earth will ask me to bless them as I have blessed you.”

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