1750 Challoner Revision of the Douay-Rheims (DR)
1 God calleth Abram, and blesseth him with a promise of Christ. 4 He departeth with Lot from Haran. 6 He journeyeth through Canaan, 7 which is promised him in a vision. 10 He is driven by a famine into Egypt: 11 fear maketh him feign his wife to be his sister. 14 Pharaoh, having taken her from him, by plagues is compelled to restore her.
12:1 ¶ And the Lord said to Abram: Go forth out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and out of thy father's house, and come into the land which I shall shew thee.
12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and magnify thy name, and thou shalt be blessed.
12:3 I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee, and IN THEE shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.
12:4 So Abram went out as the Lord had commanded him, and Lot went with him: Abram was seventy-five years old when he went forth from Haran.
12:5 And he took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all the substance which they had gathered, and the souls which they had gotten in Haran: and they went out to go into the land of Chanaan. And when they were come into it,
12:6 ¶ Abram passed through the country unto the place of Sichem, as far as the noble vale: now the Chanaanite was at that time in the land.
12:7 And the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him: To thy seed will I give this land. And he built there an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
12:8 And passing on from thence to a mountain, that was on the east side of Bethel, he there pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: he built there also an altar to the Lord, and called upon his name.
12:9 And Abram went forward, going and proceeding on to the south.
12:10 ¶ And there came a famine in the country: and Abram went down into Egypt, to sojourn there: for the famine was very grievous in the land.
12:11 And when he was near to enter into Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife: I know that thou art a beautiful woman:
12:12 And that when the Egyptians shall see thee, they will say: She is his wife: and they will kill me, and keep thee.
12:13 Say, therefore, I pray thee, that thou art my sister: that I may be well used for thee, and that my soul may live for thy sake.
12:14 ¶ And when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians saw the woman that she was very beautiful.
12:15 And the princes told Pharao, and praised her before him: and the woman was taken into the house of Pharao.
12:16 And they used Abram well for her sake. And he had sheep and oxen and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.
12:17 But the Lord scourged Pharao and his house with most grievous stripes for Sarai, Abram's wife.
12:18 And Pharao called Abram, and said to him: What is this that thou hast done to me? Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
12:19 For what cause didst thou say, she was thy sister, that I might take her to my wife? Now therefore there is thy wife, take her, and go thy way.
12:20 And Pharao gave his men orders concerning Abram: and they led him away and his wife, and all that he had.