Abram in Egypt


Abram continued his journey to the Negev. And there was a famine in the land and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe. As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “You are a beautiful woman. When the Egyptians see you, they will kill me but will let you live.  Say you are my sister, so that my life will be spared.” When Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that Sarai was a very beautiful woman. And when Pharaoh's officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh and she was taken to Pharaoh's palace. He treated Abram well for her sake, and Abram acquired sheep and cattle, male and female donkeys, menservants and maidservants, and camels. Due to the lack of faith of Abraham, Sarai was in great danger. Pharaoh thought to make her his wife, but God intervened by sending plagues upon Pharaoh and all his house, infecting Pharaoh and his household with serious diseases. So Pharaoh summoned Abram and said: “What have you done to me? Why didn't you tell me she was your wife? Why did you say, she is my sister, so that I took her to be my wife? Now then, there is your wife. Take her and go.” Then Pharaoh gave orders about Abram to his men, and they send him on his way, with his wife and everything he had.

Genesis 12