Lets Read The Bible (Old Testament): Genesis Chapter Twelve In Genesis chapter twelve, we learn that God

instructs bram to leave his countr!, his relatives and his "ather#s house and to $o to a land that God was to $ive to bram#s descendents% &o bram leaves his countr!, relatives and "ather#s house and "ollows God to the land that God was $oin$ to $ive to bram#s descendents and build a $reat nation "rom bram#s seed% We learn that during Abram's travels to this land which the Lord God was going to show him; that in those days a people called the Canaanites were living in the land, which God was going to give to Abram's descendents, so Abram and his wife Sarai and his nephew Lot pitched their tents on the hills east of ethel and built an alter to the Lord there! "uring this time there was a terrible famine in the land and Abram and his wife Sarai and his nephew Lot entered #gypt to escape the famine, but Abram understood the customs of the #gyptians $$$ that they would see the beauty of Sarai and would %ill Abram, so that &haraoh could have her as his wife! So, Abram as%ed his wife to tell the #gyptians that she was his sister, so that the #gyptians and ultimately &haraoh would spare Abram's life for her sa%e! So, Sarai did agree to do as Abram as%ed, and &haraoh did spare Abram's life, but &haraoh too% Sarai to wife! ecause Sarai was the wife already to Abram!!!the Lord God cursed the house of &haraoh with plagues that eventually bro%e the spirit of &haraoh and also revealed to &haraoh that Sarai was not the sister of Abram as he was told, but actually Sarai was the wife to Abram $$$ that &haraoh ordered both Abram and his wife Sarai, and all the peoples that were with Abram to depart from #gypt and &haraoh also ordered his men to allow Abram and all that was with him and all that they had to leave #gypt! &haraoh did all of this because of fear of the plagues that had been brought to bare on all of &haraoh's house! Let#s Read The Bible Genesis '( '(ow the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy %indred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that ) will shew thee* + And ) will ma%e of thee a great nation, and ) will bless thee, and ma%e thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing* , And ) will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee* and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed! - So Abram departed, as the Lord had spo%en unto him; and Lot went with him* and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of .aran!

/ And Abram too% Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in .aran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came! 0 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of 1oreh! And the Canaanite was then in the land! 2 And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, 3nto thy seed will ) give this land* and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him! 4 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of ethel, and pitched his tent, having ethel on the west, and .ai on the east* and there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord! 5 And Abram 6ourneyed, going on still toward the south! 78 And there was a famine in the land* and Abram went down into #gypt to so6ourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land! 77 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into #gypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, ehold now, ) %now that thou art a fair woman to loo% upon* 7+ 9herefore it shall come to pass, when the #gyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, 9his is his wife* and they will %ill me, but they will save thee alive! 7, Say, ) pray thee, thou art my sister* that it may be well with me for thy sa%e; and my soul shall live because of thee! 7- And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into #gypt, the #gyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair! 7/ 9he princes also of &haraoh saw her, and commended her before &haraoh* and the woman was ta%en into &haraoh's house! 70 And he entreated Abram well for her sa%e* and he had sheep, and o:en, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels! 72 And the Lord plagued &haraoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife! 74 And &haraoh called Abram and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me; why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife; 75 Why saidst thou, She is my sister; so ) might have ta%en her to me to wife* now therefore behold thy wife, ta%e her, and go thy way!

+8 And &haraoh commanded his men concerning him* and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had!' Listen to an audio readin$ o" Genesis '(: http*<<www!biblegateway!com<audio<mclean<%6v<Gen!7+ To read an eas!)to)understand translation "rom GO*#& +OR* Translation "or Genesis '(: http*<<www!biblegateway!com<passage<;search=Genesis >+87+?version=@AB;GW (ote* All Scriptures used in the writing of this post comes from 9he @ing Aames Bersion .oly ible and it can be used freely for both personal and commercial uses as its status is &ublic "omain!C DGenesis$Chapter$9welve ) D ible$Eeading ) D ible$Study ) D9he$Word$of$God ) DAbram ) D&haraoh ) DFamine ) D&lague ) D#gypt ) DLot