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|Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you.
||וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל־אַבְרָם |
לֶךְ־לְךָ מֵאַרְצְךָ וּמִמֹּולַדְתְּךָ וּמִבֵּית אָבִיךָ אֶל־הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר אַרְאֶךָּ׃
|J source Gn.12.1-4a|
ABRAHAM: God's call to Abram. Gn.12.1-9
|And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.
||וְאֶעֶשְׂךָ לְגֹוי גָּדֹול וַאֲבָרֶךְךָ וַאֲגַדְּלָה שְׁמֶךָ וֶהְיֵה בְּרָכָה׃ || |
|I will bless those who bless you, and him who curses you I will curse; and by you all the families of the earth shall bless themselves."
||וַאֲבָרֲכָה מְבָרְכֶיךָ וּמְקַלֶּלְךָ אָאֹר |
וְנִבְרְכוּ בְךָ כֹּל מִשְׁפְּחֹת הָאֲדָמָה׃
|So Abram went, as the LORD had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.
||וַיֵּלֶךְ אַבְרָם כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר אֵלָיו יְהוָה וַיֵּלֶךְ אִתֹּו לֹוט וְאַבְרָם בֶּן־חָמֵשׁ שָׁנִים וְשִׁבְעִים שָׁנָה בְּצֵאתֹו מֵחָרָן׃ ||P source Gn.12.4b-5|
|And Abram took Sar'ai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their possessions which they had gathered, and the persons that they had gotten in Haran; and they set forth to go to the land of Canaan. When they had come to the land of Canaan,
||וַיִּקַּח אַבְרָם אֶת־שָׂרַי אִשְׁתֹּו וְאֶת־לֹוט בֶּן־אָחִיו וְאֶת־כָּל־רְכוּשָׁם אֲשֶׁר רָכָשׁוּ וְאֶת־הַנֶּפֶשׁ אֲשֶׁר־עָשׂוּ בְחָרָן וַיֵּצְאוּ לָלֶכֶת אַרְצָה כְּנַעַן וַיָּבֹאוּ אַרְצָה כְּנָעַן׃ || |
|Abram passed through the land to the place at Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were in the land.
||וַיַּעֲבֹר אַבְרָם בָּאָרֶץ עַד מְקֹום שְׁכֶם עַד אֵלֹון מֹורֶה וְהַכְּנַעֲנִי אָז בָּאָרֶץ׃ ||J source Gn.12.6-13.5|
|Then the LORD appeared to Abram, and said, "To your descendants I will give this land." So he built there an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him.
||וַיֵּרָא יְהוָה אֶל־אַבְרָם וַיֹּאמֶר לְזַרְעֲךָ אֶתֵּן אֶת־הָאָרֶץ הַזֹּאת וַיִּבֶן שָׁם מִזְבֵּחַ לַיהוָה הַנִּרְאֶה אֵלָיו׃ || |
|Thence he removed to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD.
||וַיַּעְתֵּק מִשָּׁם הָהָרָה מִקֶּדֶם לְבֵית־אֵל וַיֵּט אָהֳלֹה בֵּית־אֵל מִיָּם וְהָעַי מִקֶּדֶם וַיִּבֶן־שָׁם מִזְבֵּחַ לַיהוָה וַיִּקְרָא בְּשֵׁם יְהוָה׃|| |
|And Abram journeyed on, still going toward the Negeb.
||וַיִּסַּע אַבְרָם הָלֹוךְ וְנָסֹועַ הַנֶּגְבָּה׃ ף || |
|Now there was a famine in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land.
||וַיְהִי רָעָב בָּאָרֶץ וַיֵּרֶד אַבְרָם מִצְרַיְמָה לָגוּר שָׁם כִּי־כָבֵד הָרָעָב בָּאָרֶץ׃ ||Abram in Egypt. Gn.12.10-20|
|When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to Sar'ai his wife, "I know that you are a woman beautiful to behold;
||וַיְהִי כַּאֲשֶׁר הִקְרִיב לָבֹוא מִצְרָיְמָה וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל־שָׂרַי אִשְׁתֹּו הִנֵּה־נָא יָדַעְתִּי כִּי אִשָּׁה יְפַת־מַרְאֶה אָתְּ׃ || |
|and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife'; then they will kill me, but they will let you live.
||וְהָיָה כִּי־יִרְאוּ אֹתָךְ הַמִּצְרִים וְאָמְרוּ אִשְׁתֹּו זֹאת וְהָרְגוּ אֹתִי וְאֹתָךְ יְחַיּוּ׃ || |
|Say you are my sister, that it may go well with me because of you, and that my life may be spared on your account."
||אִמְרִי־נָא אֲחֹתִי אָתְּ לְמַעַן יִיטַב־לִי בַעֲבוּרֵךְ וְחָיְתָה נַפְשִׁי בִּגְלָלֵךְ׃ || |
|When Abram entered Egypt the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful.
||וַיְהִי כְּבֹוא אַבְרָם מִצְרָיְמָה וַיִּרְאוּ הַמִּצְרִים אֶת־הָאִשָּׁה כִּי־יָפָה הִוא מְאֹד׃ || |
|And when the princes of Pharaoh saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh. And the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
||וַיִּרְאוּ אֹתָהּ שָׂרֵי פַרְעֹה וַיְהַלְלוּ אֹתָהּ אֶל־פַּרְעֹה וַתֻּקַּח הָאִשָּׁה בֵּית פַּרְעֹה׃ || |
|And for her sake he dealt well with Abram; and he had sheep, oxen, he-asses, menservants, maidservants, she-asses, and camels.
||וּלְאַבְרָם הֵיטִיב בַּעֲבוּרָהּ וַיְהִי־לֹו צֹאן־וּבָקָר וַחֲמֹרִים וַעֲבָדִים וּשְׁפָחֹת וַאֲתֹנֹת וּגְמַלִּים׃ || |
|But the LORD afflicted Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sar'ai, Abram's wife.
||וַיְנַגַּע יְהוָה אֶת־פַּרְעֹה נְגָעִים גְּדֹלִים וְאֶת־בֵּיתֹו עַל־דְּבַר שָׂרַי אֵשֶׁת אַבְרָם׃ || |
|So Pharaoh called Abram, and said, "What is this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife?
||וַיִּקְרָא פַרְעֹה לְאַבְרָם וַיֹּאמֶר מַה־זֹּאת עָשִׂיתָ לִּי לָמָּה לֹא־הִגַּדְתָּ לִּי כִּי אִשְׁתְּךָ הִוא׃ || |
|Why did you say, 'She is my sister,' so that I took her for my wife? Now then, here is your wife, take her, and be gone."
||לָמָה אָמַרְתָּ אֲחֹתִי הִוא וָאֶקַּח אֹתָהּ לִי לְאִשָּׁה וְעַתָּה הִנֵּה אִשְׁתְּךָ קַח וָלֵךְ׃ || |
|And Pharaoh gave men orders concerning him; and they set him on the way, with his wife and all that he had.
||וַיְצַו עָלָיו פַּרְעֹה אֲנָשִׁים וַיְשַׁלְּחוּ אֹתֹו וְאֶת־אִשְׁתֹּו וְאֶת־כָּל־אֲשֶׁר־לֹו׃ || |
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