Introduction to Genesis Chapter 12

In this chapter an account is given of the call of Abram to depart from his own country, with a promise of a divine blessing, Genesis 12:1 of his obedience to it, Genesis 12:4 of his journey through the land of Canaan, and of the Lord's appearance to him in it, and his promise of it to his seed, and of Abram's building altars in it, and calling on the name of the Lord, Genesis 12:6 and of a famine there, which occasioned him to go into Egypt, Genesis 12:10 where, through fear of being slain, he desired his wife to call herself his sister,

Genesis 12:11 and she being greatly admired by the Egyptians for her beauty, it went well with Abram for her sake, Genesis 12:14 but the Egyptians were plagued because of her, who, when they understood she was Abram's wife, sent them both away, and all that belonged to them,

Genesis 12:17.