- And the Lord said to Abram, Go forth out of thy land and out of thy kindred, and out of the house of thy father, and come into the land which shall shew thee.
- And I will make thee a great nation, and I will bless thee and magnify thy name, and thou shalt be blessed.
- And I will bless those that bless thee, and curse those that curse
thee, and in thee shall all the tribes of the
earth be blessed.
- And Abram went as the Lord spoke to him, and Lot departed with
him, and Abram was seventy-five years old, when he went out of Charrhan.
- And Abram took Sara his wife, and Lot the son
of his brother, and all their possessions, as
many as they had got, and every soul which
they had got in Charrhan, and they went
forth to go into the land of Chanaan. [a]
- And Abram traversed the land lengthwise
as far as the place Sychem, to the high oak,
and the Chananites then inhabited the land.
- And the Lord appeared to Abram, and
said to him, I will give this land to thy seed.
And Abram built an altar there to the Lord
who appeared to him.
- And he departed
thence to the mountain eastward of Bæthel
and there he pitched his tent in Bæthel
near the sea, and Aggai toward the east, and
there he built an altar to the Lord, and
called on the name of the Lord.
- And Abram departed and went and encamped in
- And there was a famine in the land, and
Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn
there, because the famine prevailed in the
- And it came to pass when Abram
drew nigh to enter into Egypt, Abram said
to Sara his wife, I know that thou art a fair
- It shall come to pass then that
when the Egyptians shall see thee, they
shall say, This is his wife, and they shall
slay me, but they shall save thee alive.
- Say, therefore, I am his sister, that it may
be well with me on account of thee, and my
soul shall live because of thee.
- And it
came to pass when Abram entered into
Egypt - the Egyptians having seen his wife
that she was very beautiful -
- that the
princes of Pharao saw her, and praised her
to Pharao and brought her into the house
- And they treated Abram well
on her account, and he had sheep, and calves,
and asses, and men-servants, and women-servants, and mules, and camels.
God afflicted Pharao with great and severe
afflictions, and his house, because of Sara,
- And Pharao having called Abram, said, What is this thou hast done
to me, that thou didst not tell me that she
was thy wife?
- Wherefore didst thou say,
She is my sister? and I took her for a wife
to myself; and now, behold, thy wife is before
thee, take her and go quickly away.
- And Pharao gave charge to men concerning Abram
to join in sending him forward,
and his wife, and all that he had. [b]
[a] Alex. + and came into the
land of Chanaan. So the Heb.
[b] Alex. + and Lot with him.
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 1851]