Genesis 12:6

“And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Abram passed through the land, vnto the place of Sichem, vnto the plaine of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Abram passed through the land as far as the site of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. Now the Canaanite {was} then in the land.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Shechem, unto the oak of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Abram went through the land till he came to Shechem, to the holy tree of Moreh. At that time, the Canaanites were still living in the land.
- Basic English Bible

And Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
- Darby Bible

And Abram passed through the land to the place of Sichem, to the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
- Webster's Bible

Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. The Canaanite was then in the land.
- World English Bible

And Abram passeth over into the land, unto the place Shechem, unto the oak of Moreh; and the Canaanite [is] then in the land.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Shechem, unto the terebinth of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 12:6


12:6 The Canaanite was then in the land - He found the country possessed by Canaanites, who were likely to be but bad neighbours; and for ought appears he could not have ground to pitch his tent on but by their permission.


Discussion for Genesis 12

  • 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.
  • Cheryl Gorley
    Chapter 12 verse 4 is seventy-five years then as seventy-five years is now. also what did God mean when he said he would curse someone
  • Lu2677
    Hebrews 10:31, Some one that believes this verse to be true, and has understanding of what "in the hands of the living God" means, certainly would be afraid of him!
  • A disciple
    continuing; We can add up the years that God had Moses record, to see that Shem was still alive when Abraham lived. Ancient stories from many countries tell of how Shem was the one who killed Nimrod; and forced the remaining devotees to go into hiding, and shroud their cult in perverted mysteries. But the "Pandora's box" was already opened, and the poisoning of men's minds and conscience was done.
  • A disciple
    To help us relate to Abraham in his times, it is important to know that we have the same calling and election from God concerning the Saviour the Anointed, who is the Son of God come in flesh. In Abraham's world, the rise of Nimrod and his murderous antichrist ideology had infected the most of the world; it was the first beast in Revelation. Shem, who put Nimrod down, outlived Abraham by 35 years.

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