Please say that you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake, and on account of you my life will be spared."
Cross ReferencesGenesis 12:14
So when Abram entered Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful.
Abraham said of his wife Sarah, "She is my sister." So Abimelech king of Gerar had Sarah brought to him.
Didn't Abraham tell me, 'She is my sister'? And she herself said, 'He is my brother.' I have done this with a clear conscience and clean hands."
So when God had me journey from my father's house, I said to Sarah, 'This is how you can show your loyalty to me: Wherever we go, say of me, "He is my brother."'"
But when the men of that place asked about his wife, he said, "She is my sister." For he was afraid to say, "She is my wife," since he thought to himself, "The men of this place will kill me on account of Rebekah, because she is so beautiful."
Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, "This is what the LORD, the God of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: 'If you indeed surrender to the officers of the king of Babylon, then you will live, this city will not be burned down, and you and your household will survive.
"They will not hand you over," Jeremiah replied. "Obey the voice of the LORD in what I am telling you, so it may go well with you and you may live.
Chapter Outline1. God calls Abram, and blesses him with a promise of Christ.
4. He departs with Lot from Haran, and comes to Canaan.
6. He journeys through Canaan,
7. which is promised to him in a vision.
10. He is driven by famine into Egypt.
11. Fear makes him feign his wife to be his sister.
14. Pharaoh, having taken her from him, is compelled to restore her.
18. Pharaoh reproves Abram, whom he dismisses.
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