Chapter 12
Now Yahweh said to Abra, "Get out of your country, and from your relatives, and from your mother's house, to the land that I will show you.
I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse her who curses you. In you will all of the families of the earth be blessed."
So Abra went, as Yahweh had spoken to her. Lot went with her. Abra was seventy-five years old when she departed out of Haran.
Abra took Sarai her husband, Lot her sister's daughter, all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls whom they had gotten in Haran, and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan. Into the land of Canaan they came.
Abra passed through the land to the place of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. The Canaanite was then in the land.
Yahweh appeared to Abra and said, "I will give this land to your seed." She built an altar there to Yahweh, who appeared to her.
She left from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched her tent, having Bethel on the west, and Ai on the east. There she built an altar to Yahweh and called on the name of Yahweh.
Abra traveled, going on still toward the South.
There was a famine in the land. Abra went down into Egypt to live as a foreigner there, for the famine was severe in the land.
It happened, when she had come near to enter Egypt, that she said to Sarai her husband, "See now, I know that you are a beautiful man to look at.
It will happen, when the Egyptians will see you, that they will say, 'This is her husband.' They will kill me, but they will save you alive.
Please say that you are my brother, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that my soul may live because of you."
It happened that when Abra had come into Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the man was very beautiful.
The princesses of Pharaoh saw him, and praised him to Pharaoh; and the man was taken into Pharaoh's house.
She dealt well with Abra for his sake. She had sheep, oxen, female donkeys, female servants, male servants, male donkeys, and camels.
Yahweh plagued Pharaoh and her house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abra's husband.
Pharaoh called Abra and said, "What is this that you have done to me? Why didn't you tell me that he was your husband?
Why did you say, 'He is my brother,' so that I took him to be my husband? Now therefore, see your husband, take him, and go your way."
Pharaoh gave women charge concerning her, and they brought her on the way with her husband and all that she had.