Genesis 12:17

“And the LORD plagued Pharaoh & his house with great plagues, because of Sarai Abrams wife.”

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Other Translations

And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.
- King James Version

But the LORD struck Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord sent great troubles on Pharaoh's house because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD afflicted Pharaoh and his house with great plagues, because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
- World English Bible

And Jehovah plagueth Pharaoh and his house -- great plagues -- for the matter of Sarai, Abram's wife.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 12:17


12:17 And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house - Probably, those princes especially that had commended Sarai to Pharaoh. We are not told, particularly, what these plagues were; but, doubtless, there was something in the plagues themselves, or some explication added to them, sufficient to convince them that it was for Sarai's sake they were thus plagued.


Discussion for Genesis 12

  • Teri
    Father of the faith, even with the "lie", to obey is better than sacrifice and to whom else has God called them "friend"??? His faith was tested, as is ours today. i wanna be like believing Abraham!
  • Rain
    Here in Genesis Abram was trusting and obedient to GOD. Abram Faith was at work. Because faith without work is dead. Abram did as he was directed. This was the first call out of the three in which he was called. After receiving directions from GOD, Abram began on his journey. There was a famine in the land of Egypt. Abram knew that he would be killed if he hadn't to a lie that Sari was is sister.
  • Jetts0n
    12
    Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.
    13
    Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.
    Seems to me that they would have took her if they thought she was only his Sister and not his wife.
  • BSP
    Verse 11~Sarah was a beautiful older woman and so Abraham took precautions to keep him and his family safe while they travelled.
  • A disciple
    Cheryl; I don't think there's any indication in the Bible, or ever in history, that would lead us to believe that years today are somehow different from years back then. If God wants someone to live for 175 years like Abraham, that's God's business; our part is to follow Jesus. 12:3/curse; execrate; to have or show feelings of hate towards someone or something;to detest,or to express great hatred.
  • Lu2677
    Genesis 3:15-19 (is a good example of a curse) He cursed women to have "sorrow"= pain during child birth.He cursed women to (desire) their husband."desire" here means that she will rule over him, yet,the husband will rule over her. This explains why women want to be in control of everything. It lasts forever on earth, unless he removes it. It is important for women to fight the urge to control.

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