Genesis 12:15
New International Version
And when Pharaoh's officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into his palace.

New Living Translation
When the palace officials saw her, they sang her praises to Pharaoh, their king, and Sarai was taken into his palace.

English Standard Version
And when the princes of Pharaoh saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh. And the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house.

Berean Study Bible
When Pharaoh’s officials saw Sarai, they commended her to him, and she was taken into the palace of Pharaoh.

King James Bible
The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

New King James Version
The princes of Pharaoh also saw her and commended her to Pharaoh. And the woman was taken to Pharaoh’s house.

New American Standard Bible
Pharaoh’s officials saw her and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house.

NASB 1995
Pharaoh's officials saw her and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

NASB 1977
And Pharaoh’s officials saw her and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house.

Amplified Bible
Pharaoh’s princes (officials) also saw her and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken [for the purpose of marriage] into Pharaoh’s house (harem).

Christian Standard Bible
Pharaoh’s officials saw her and praised her to Pharaoh, so the woman was taken to Pharaoh’s household.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Pharaoh's officials saw her and praised her to Pharaoh, so the woman was taken to Pharaoh's household.

American Standard Version
And the princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Princes of Pharaoh saw her and praised her before Pharaoh, and the woman was led to the house of Pharaoh.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
that the princes of Pharao saw her, and praised her to Pharao and brought her into the house of Pharao.

Contemporary English Version
The king's officials told him about her, and she was taken to his house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the princes told Pharao, and praised her before him: and the woman was taken into the house of Pharao.

English Revised Version
And the princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

Good News Translation
Some of the court officials saw her and told the king how beautiful she was; so she was taken to his palace.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Pharaoh's officials saw her, they raved about her to Pharaoh, so Sarai was taken to Pharaoh's palace.

International Standard Version
When Pharaoh's officials saw her, they brought her to the attention of Pharaoh and took the woman to Pharaoh's palace.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

Literal Standard Version
and princes of Pharaoh see her, and praise her to Pharaoh, and the woman is taken [to] Pharaoh’s house;

NET Bible
When Pharaoh's officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh. So Abram's wife was taken into the household of Pharaoh,

New Heart English Bible
The princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into the household of Pharaoh.

World English Bible
The princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

Young's Literal Translation
and princes of Pharaoh see her, and praise her unto Pharaoh, and the woman is taken to Pharaoh's house;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Abram and Sarai in Egypt
14So when Abram entered Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful. 15When Pharaoh’s officials saw Sarai, they commended her to him, and she was taken into the palace of Pharaoh. 16He treated Abram well on her account, and Abram acquired sheep and cattle, male and female donkeys, menservants and maidservants, and camels.…

Cross References
Genesis 12:14
So when Abram entered Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful.

Genesis 20:2
Abraham said of his wife Sarah, "She is my sister." So Abimelech king of Gerar had Sarah brought to him.


Treasury of Scripture

The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

princes.

Esther 2:2-16
Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king: …

Proverbs 29:12
If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.

Hosea 7:4,5
They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who ceaseth from raising after he hath kneaded the dough, until it be leavened…

Exodus 2:5,15
And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it…

1 Kings 3:1
And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the LORD, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.

2 Kings 18:21
Now, behold, thou trustest upon the staff of this bruised reed, even upon Egypt, on which if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt unto all that trust on him.

taken.

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

Esther 2:9
And the maiden pleased him, and she obtained kindness of him; and he speedily gave her her things for purification, with such things as belonged to her, and seven maidens, which were meet to be given her, out of the king's house: and he preferred her and her maids unto the best place of the house of the women.

Psalm 105:4
Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.









(15) The princes . . . commended her before Pharaoh.--In the days of Abram Canaan was the highway to Egypt, and so large an immigration of men of the Semitic stock found their way thither that they overspread the whole Delta, and finally, under the name of the Hyksos, made themselves masters of the throne of the Pharaohs, and retained their supremacy for several centuries. To keep out these hordes, Amenemhai had built a chain of fortresses, with a connecting wall; and though probably, as M. Chabas concludes (Rev. Arch., XVe Annee, Livr. ii. 7), the Hyksos had already in Abram's time attained to empire, nevertheless, on arriving at this wall, so powerful a sheik, with so large a following, would be interrogated by the Egyptian scribes, and a report sent to the Pharaoh. The word sar. translated here prince, is common to the Babylonian, Egyptian, and Hebrew languages; but while in Babylonia it was the title of the sovereign, in Egypt it was applied to subordinate officers, such as those in command at these fortresses. By one of these Abram would, no doubt, be conducted into Pharaoh's presence; and on one of the sepulchres at Benihassan we find an exactly parallel occurrence in the presentation of a nomad prince, evidently of Semitic origin, who, with his family and dependents, is seeking the Pharaoh's protection, and is received by him with honour. As women did not at that time go veiled in Egypt, this custom not having been introduced there till the Persian conquest, the officers at the frontier would have full opportunity of seeing Sarai. and would, no doubt, mention the extraordinary lightness of her complexion.

The most probable derivation of the word Pharaoh is that which identifies it with a symbol constantly used in inscriptions to indicate the king, and which may be read per-ao or phar-ao. It signifies, literally, the double house, or palace. This would be a title of respect. veiling the person of the monarch under the name of his dwelling, in much the same manner as we include the sovereign and his attendants under the name of the Court. For the arguments in favour of this derivation, see Canon Cook's Excursus on the Egyptian words in the Pentateuch, at the end of Vol. I. of the Speaker's Commentary. He also gives there the reasons for his opinion, in opposition to that of M. Chabas, that the Pharaoh in whose days Abram visited Egypt was an early king of the twelfth dynasty, some time anterior to the usurpation of the Hyksos.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When Pharaoh’s
פַרְעֹ֔ה (p̄ar·‘ōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6547: Pharaoh -- a title of Egypt kings

officials
שָׂרֵ֣י (śā·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

saw
וַיִּרְא֤וּ (way·yir·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7200: To see

[Sarai],
אֹתָהּ֙ (’ō·ṯāh)
Direct object marker | third person feminine singular
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

they commended
וַיְהַֽלְל֥וּ (way·hal·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1984: To shine

her to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

[him],
פַּרְעֹ֑ה (par·‘ōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6547: Pharaoh -- a title of Egypt kings

and she
הָאִשָּׁ֖ה (hā·’iš·šāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

was taken
וַתֻּקַּ֥ח (wat·tuq·qaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - QalPass - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

into the palace
בֵּ֥ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of Pharaoh.
פַּרְעֹֽה׃ (par·‘ōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6547: Pharaoh -- a title of Egypt kings


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