New Living Translation
When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife. Let's kill him; then we can have her!'
King James Bible
Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.
Darby Bible Translation
And it will come to pass when the Egyptians see thee, that they will say, She is his wife; and they will slay me, and save thee alive.
World English Bible
It will happen, when the Egyptians will see you, that they will say, 'This is his wife.' They will kill me, but they will save you alive.
Young's Literal Translation
and it hath come to pass that the Egyptians see thee, and they have said, 'This is his wife,' and they have slain me, and thee they keep alive:
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CommentaryGenesis 12:12 Parallel Commentaries
LibraryI Will Bless Thee, --And Thou Shalt be a Blessing. " --Gen. xii. 2
I will bless thee,--and thou shalt be a blessing."--Gen. xii. 2. Where'er the Patriarch pitch'd his tent, He built an altar to his God, And sanctified, where'er he went, With faith and prayer, the ground he trod. Through all the East, for riches famed, Heaven's gifts, he set his heart on none; Nor, when the dearest was reclaim'd, Withheld his son, his only son. Wherefore, in blessing, he was blest; Friendless, the friend of God became; Long-wandering, every where found rest; Long child-less, nations …
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns
Letter xxi (Circa A. D. 1128) to the Abbot of S. John at Chartres
The vineyard of the Lord
Four Shaping Centuries
Abraham replied, "I thought, 'This is a godless place. They will want my wife and will kill me to get her.'
Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the LORD means safety.
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