Bible: Genesis 12:10-13:4
The Promised Blessing Jeopardized
12:10 There was a famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt 1 to stay for a while 2 because the famine was severe. 3 12:11 As he approached 4 Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “Look, 5 I know that you are a beautiful woman. 6 12:12 When the Egyptians see you they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me but will keep you alive. 7 12:13 So tell them 8 you are my sister 9 so that it may go well 10 for me because of you and my life will be spared 11 on account of you.”
12:14 When Abram entered Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful. 12:15 When Pharaoh’s officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh. So Abram’s wife 12 was taken 13 into the household of Pharaoh, 14 12:16 and he did treat Abram well 15 on account of her. Abram received 16 sheep and cattle, male donkeys, male servants, female servants, female donkeys, and camels.
12:17 But the
Abram’s Solution to the Strife
13:3 And he journeyed from place to place 28 from the Negev as far as Bethel. 29 He returned 30 to the place where he had pitched his tent 31 at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai. 13:4 This was the place where he had first built the altar, 32 and there Abram worshiped the