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Genesis 12 - AMP

2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing .

3 And I will bless those who bless you and To look with disfavor on the Jews was to invite God's displeasure; to treat the Jews offensively was to incur His wrath. But to befriend the Jews was to bring down upon one's head the rewards of a promise that could not be broken.curse him who curses or uses insolent language toward you; in you will all the families and kindred of the earth be blessed .

4 So Abram departed, as the Lord had directed him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Haran.

5 Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the persons that they had acquired in Haran, and they went forth to go to the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan,

6 Abram passed through the land to the locality of Shechem, to the oak or terebinth tree of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.

7 Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, I will give this land to your posterity. So Abram built an altar there to the Lord, Who had appeared to him.

8 From there he pulled up and departed to the mountain on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the Lord and called upon the name of the Lord.

9 Abram journeyed on, still going toward the South (the Negeb).

10 Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram Some books on archaeology frequently allude to the critical view that strangers could not have come into Egypt in earlier times, quoting Strabo and Diodorus to that effect; but later archaeological discoveries show that people from the region of Palestine and Syria were coming to Egypt in the period of Abraham. This is clearly indicated by a tomb painting at Beni Hassan, dating a little after 2000 \B.C./ It shows Asiatic Semites who had come to Egypt. Furthermore, the archaeological and historical indications of the coming of the Hyksos into Egypt around 1900 \B.C./ provided another piece of evidence that strangers could come into that land (J.P. Free, Abraham in Egypt).went down into Egypt to live temporarily, for the famine in the land was oppressive (intense and grievous).

11 And when he was about to enter into Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, I know that you are beautiful to behold.

12 So when the Egyptians see you, they will say, This is his wife; and they will kill me, but they will let you live.

13 Say, I beg of you, that you are Sarai was Abraham's half sister. They had the same father, but different mothers (Gen. 20:12).my sister, so that it may go well with me for your sake and my life will be spared because of you.

14 And when Abram came into Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful.

15 The princes of Pharaoh also saw her and commended her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into Pharaoh's house .

16 And he treated Abram well for her sake; he acquired sheep, oxen, he-donkeys, menservants, maidservants, she-donkeys, and Critics have set aside the statement that Abraham had camels in Egypt as an error. But archaeological evidence, including some twenty objects ranging from the seventh century \B.C./ to the period before 3000 \B.C./, proves the authenticity of the Bible record concerning Abraham. It includes not only statuettes, plaques, rock carvings, and drawings representing camels, but also ``camel bones, a camel skull, and a camel hair rope" (J. P. Free, Archaeology and Bible History).camels.

17 But the Lord scourged Pharaoh and his household with serious plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.

18 And Pharaoh called Abram and said, What is this that you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife?

19 Why did you say, She is my sister, so that I took her to be my wife? Now then, here is your wife; take her and get away !

20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him, and they brought him on his way with his wife and all that he had.

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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Feb, 2017
Summary: To show 3 sins of married couples that are prone to.
Scripture: Genesis 12:10-13
Denomination: Independent/Bible
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“Abraham: A Portrait of Obedience”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Oct, 2016
Summary: Abraham provides us with a portrait of obedience.
Scripture: Genesis 12:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
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Abraham: A Journey of Faith - Mind the Speed Bumps
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Sep, 2016
Summary: Don't rely on yourself to get through the speed bumps in life. Turn to the Lord and determine what is best for you to do spiritually speaking.
Scripture: Genesis 12:10-20
Denomination: Lutheran
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Abraham: A Journey of Faith - A Journey that Begins with God
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Sep, 2016
Summary: Our journey of faith begins with God, not our efforts.
Scripture: Genesis 12:1-8
Denomination: Lutheran
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Shared by: David Taylor on Aug, 2016
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Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Aug, 2016
Summary: There are times in our lives when faith seems more essential than others. In fact, we will eventually encounter a season where faith is all we have. We must learn to walk by faith as we follow the Lord and serve Him.
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Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Aug, 2016
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Shared by: Gerald Van Horn on Aug, 2016
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Scripture: Genesis 12:1-3
Denomination: Assembly Of God
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Shared by: Marilyn Murphree on Jul, 2016
Summary: This message speaks about how we can bring promises from the spiritual realm bo the natural by calling those things that be not as those they were. We can activate our faith by speaking what God says.
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Scripture: Genesis 12:1-7
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Shared by: Barry Johnson on Jul, 2016
Summary: How can you say you are living in faith if you are not willing to risk everything for Jesus? Abraham risked everything on only one thing: God's word to him.
Scripture: Genesis 12:1-4
Denomination: Charismatic
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"God Calling: Abraham and Sarah"
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Jun, 2016
Summary: A sermon about God calling us, no matter our situation in life.
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Scripture: Genesis 11:27-12:9
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Shared by: C. Philip Green on May, 2016
Summary: Don't depend on a lie to get you out of trouble; depend on the Lord and trust Him to take you out of "Egypt" as well as take "Egypt" out of you.
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Scripture: Genesis 12:10-13:4
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Shared by: D Marion Clark on Apr, 2016
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Scripture: Genesis 12:1-3
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Shared by: Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. on Mar, 2016
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Scripture: Genesis 12:1-3
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Views: 159
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Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Mar, 2016
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Scripture: Genesis 12:1-9
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Shared by: Larry Turner on Feb, 2016
Summary: When the famine hit Canaan, Abram looked to Egypt rather than to God. This sermon examines the problems we encounter when we turn to the world in our troubles rather than to God.
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Scripture: Genesis 12:10-17
Denomination: Foursquare
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Shared by: Dwayne Dickson on Feb, 2016
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Shared by: Larry Turner on Feb, 2016
Summary: There is evidence that Abram delayed God's plan, resulting in disobedience. However, God prompted him to get moving toward the ultimate goal for his life.
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Shared by: Tim Smith on Feb, 2016
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Scripture: Genesis 12:1-4
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Shared by: Tesh Njokanma on Jan, 2016
Summary: By the time this year is over, your testimony will be that God didn’t just visit you once or twice, but you had several life-changing visits from God this year.
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Scripture: Genesis 12:1-3
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Shared by: Paul Basehore on Jan, 2016
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Shared by: Mike Hullah on Dec, 2015
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Shared by: Michael L. Brown on Nov, 2015
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Shared by: randy edwards on Oct, 2015
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Scripture: Genesis 12:1-4
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Shared by: Dr. William D. Poovey on Jul, 2015
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Scripture: Genesis 12:1-112:3
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