Genesis 12:20

“And Pharaoh cōmanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.”

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Other Translations

And Pharaoh commanded [his] men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.
- King James Version

Pharaoh commanded {his} men concerning him; and they escorted him away, with his wife and all that belonged to him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Pharaoh gave men charge concerning him: and they brought him on the way, and his wife, and all that he had.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Pharaoh gave orders to his men, and they sent him on his way, with his wife and all he had.
- Basic English Bible

And Pharaoh commanded [his] men concerning him, and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.
- Darby Bible

And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.
- Webster's Bible

Pharaoh commanded men concerning him, and they brought him on the way with his wife and all that he had.
- World English Bible

And Pharaoh chargeth men concerning him, and they send him away, and his wife, an all that he hath.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Pharaoh gave men charge concerning him; and they brought him on the way, and his wife, and all that he had.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 12:20


12:20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him - That is, he charged them not to injure him in any thing. And he appointed them, when Abram was disposed to return home, after the famine, to conduct him safe out of the country, as his convoy.


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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