The Call of Abram

Genesis 12

1 Now the a LORD had said to Abram:
Get b out of your country,
From your family
And from your father's house,
To a land that I will show you.
2 c I will make you a great nation;
d I will bless you
And make your name great;
e And you shall be a blessing.
3 f I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in g you all the families of the earth shall be h blessed."

4 So Abram departed as the LORD had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. 5 Then Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother's son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and i the 1 people whom they had acquired j in Haran, and they k departed to go to the land of Canaan. So they came to the land of Canaan. 6 Abram l passed through the land to the place of Shechem, m as far as 2 the terebinth tree of Moreh. n And the Canaanites were then in the land. 7 o Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, p "To your 3 descendants I will give this land." And there he built an q altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him. 8 And he moved from there to the mountain east of Bethel, and he pitched his tent with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; there he built an altar to the LORD and r called on the name of the LORD. 9 So Abram journeyed, s going on still toward the 4 South.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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