Genesis 12:12

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 12:12

Therefore it shall come to passe, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will saue thee aliue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife'; and they will kill me, but they will let you live.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and it will come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they will say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I am certain that when the men of Egypt see you, they will say, This is his wife: and they will put me to death and keep you.
- Basic English Bible

And it will come to pass when the Egyptians see thee, that they will say, She is his wife; and they will slay me, and save thee alive.
- Darby Bible

Therefore it will come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they will say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.
- Webster's Bible

It will happen, when the Egyptians will see you, that they will say, 'This is his wife.' They will kill me, but they will save you alive.
- World English Bible

and it hath come to pass that the Egyptians see thee, and they have said, `This [is] his wife,' and they have slain me, and thee they keep alive:
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it will come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they will say: This is his wife; and they will kill me, but thee they will keep alive.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 12:12

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 12:12


12:10 And there was a famine in the land - Not only to punish the iniquity of the Canaanites, but to exercise the faith of Abram. Now he was tried whether he could trust the God that brought him to Canaan, to maintain him there, and rejoice in him as the God of his salvation, when the fig - tree did not blossom. And Abram went down into Egypt - See how wisely God provides, that there should be plenty in one place, when there was scarcity in another; that, as members of the great body, we may not say to one another, I have no need of you.

12:13 Say thou art my sister - The grace Abram was most eminent for was faith, and yet he thus fell through unbelief and distrust of the divine Providence, even after God had appeared to him twice. Alas, What will become of the willows, when the cedars are thus shaken


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