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ABRAHAM: God's call to Abram.  Gn.12.1-9

1THE LORD SAID TO ABRAM, 'Leave your own country, your kinsmen, and your father's house, and go to a country that I will show you. 2I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you and make your name so great that it shall be used in blessings:

4And so Abram set out as the LORD had bidden him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Harran. 5He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the property they had collected, and all the dependants they had acquired in Harran, and they started on their journey to Canaan. When they arrived, 6Abram passed through the country to the sanctuary at Shechem, the terebinth-tree of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites lived in this land. 7There the LORD appeared to Abram and said, 'I give this land to your descendants.' So Abram built an altar there to the LORD who had appeared to him. 8Thence he went on to the hill-country east of Bethel and pitched his tent between Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and invoked the LORD by name.

9Thus Abram journeyed by stages towards the Negeb.

Abram in Egypt.  Gn.12.10-20

10There came a famine in the land, so severe that Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while. 11When he was approaching Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, 'I know very well that you are a beautiful woman, 12and that when the Egyptians see you, they will say, "She is his wife"; then they will kill me but let you live. 13Tell them that you are my sister, so that all may go well with me because of you and my life may be spared on your account.' 14When Abram arrived in Egypt, the Egyptians saw that she was indeed very beautiful. 15Pharaoh's courtiers saw her and praised her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into Pharaoh's household. 16He treated Abram well because of her, and Abram came to possess sheep and cattle and asses, male and female slaves, she-asses, and camels. 17But the LORD struck Pharaoh and his household with grave diseases on account of Abram's wife Sarai. 18Pharaoh summoned Abram and said to him, 'Why have you treated me like this? Why did you not tell me that she is your wife? 19Why did you say that she was your sister, so that I took her as a wife? Here she is: take her and be gone.' 20Then Pharaoh gave his men orders, and they sent Abram away with his wife and all that he had.

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