Genesis 12:1-20, NLT
The Call of Abram
1The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you.
4So Abram departed as the Lord had instructed, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Haran.
7Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “I will give this land to your descendants.*12:7 Hebrew seed.” And Abram built an altar there and dedicated it to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
Abram and Sarai in Egypt
10At that time a severe famine struck the land of Canaan, forcing Abram to go down to Egypt, where he lived as a foreigner.
14And sure enough, when Abram arrived in Egypt, everyone noticed Sarai’s beauty.
17But the Lord sent terrible plagues upon Pharaoh and his household because of Sarai, Abram’s wife.