Genesis 12:13
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New International Version
Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you."

New Living Translation
So please tell them you are my sister. Then they will spare my life and treat me well because of their interest in you."

English Standard Version
Say you are my sister, that it may go well with me because of you, and that my life may be spared for your sake.”

New American Standard Bible
"Please say that you are my sister so that it may go well with me because of you, and that I may live on account of you."

King James Bible
Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Please say you're my sister so it will go well for me because of you, and my life will be spared on your account."

International Standard Version
Please say that you are my sister, so things will go well for me for your sake. That way, you'll be saving my life."

NET Bible
So tell them you are my sister so that it may go well for me because of you and my life will be spared on account of you."

New Heart English Bible
Please say that you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that my soul may live because of you."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Please say that you're my sister. Then everything will be alright for me, and because of you I will live."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister; that it may be well with me for thy sake, and that my soul may live because of thee.'

New American Standard 1977
“Please say that you are my sister so that it may go well with me because of you, and that I may live on account of you.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister, that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Say, I pray you, that you are my sister: that it may be well with me for your sake; and my soul shall live because of you.

American King James Version
Say, I pray you, you are my sister: that it may be well with me for your sake; and my soul shall live because of you.

American Standard Version
Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister; that it may be well with me for thy sake, and that my soul may live because of thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Say, therefore, I pray thee, that thou art my sister: that I may be well used for thee, and that my soul may live for thy sake.

Darby Bible Translation
Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister, that it may be well with me on thy account, and my soul may live because of thee.

English Revised Version
Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake, and that my soul may live because of thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

World English Bible
Please say that you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that my soul may live because of you."

Young's Literal Translation
say, I pray thee, thou art my sister, so that it is well with me because of thee, and my soul hath lived for thy sake.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:10-20 There is no state on earth free from trials, nor any character free from blemishes. There was famine in Canaan, the glory of all lands, and unbelief, with the evils it ever brings, in Abram the father of the faithful. Perfect happiness and perfect purity dwell only in heaven. Abram, when he must for a time quit Canaan, goes to Egypt, that he might not seem to look back, and meaning to tarry there no longer than needful. There Abram dissembled his relation to Sarai, equivocated, and taught his wife and his attendants to do so too. He concealed a truth, so as in effect to deny it, and exposed thereby both his wife and the Egyptians to sin. The grace Abram was most noted for, was faith; 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 weak faith, when strong faith is thus shaken! If God did not deliver us, many a time, out of straits and distresses which we bring ourselves into, by our own sin and folly, we should be ruined. He deals not with us according to our deserts. Those are happy chastisements that hinder us in a sinful way, and bring us to our duty, particularly to the duty of restoring what we have wrongfully taken or kept. Pharaoh's reproof of Abram was very just: What is this that thou hast done? How unbecoming a wise and good man! If those who profess religion, do that which is unfair and deceptive, especially if they say that which borders upon a lie, they must expect to hear of it; and they have reason to thank those who will tell them of it. The sending away was kind. Pharaoh was so far from any design to kill Abram, as he feared, that he took particular care of him. We often perplex ourselves with fears which are altogether groundless. Many a time we fear where no fear is. Pharaoh charged his men not to hurt Abram in any thing. It is not enough for those in authority, that they do not hurt themselves; they must keep their servants and those about them from doing hurt.
Study Bible
Abram and Sarai in Egypt
12and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife'; and they will kill me, but they will let you live. 13"Please say that you are my sister so that it may go well with me because of you, and that I may live on account of you." 14It came about when Abram came into Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful.…
Cross References
Genesis 12:14
It came about when Abram came into Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful.

Genesis 20:2
Abraham said of Sarah his wife, "She is my sister." So Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.

Genesis 20:5
"Did he not himself say to me, 'She is my sister '? And she herself said, 'He is my brother.' In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands I have done this."

Genesis 20:13
and it came about, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said to her, 'This is the kindness which you will show to me: everywhere we go, say of me, "He is my brother."'"

Genesis 26:7
When the men of the place asked about his wife, he said, "She is my sister," for he was afraid to say, "my wife," thinking, "the men of the place might kill me on account of Rebekah, for she is beautiful."

Jeremiah 38:17
Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, "Thus says the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, 'If you will indeed go out to the officers of the king of Babylon, then you will live, this city will not be burned with fire, and you and your household will survive.

Jeremiah 38:20
But Jeremiah said, "They will not give you over. Please obey the LORD in what I am saying to you, that it may go well with you and you may live.
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Say.

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