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Genesis 12:14

    Genesis 12:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And so it was that when Abram came into Egypt, the men of Egypt, looking on the woman, saw that she was fair.

    Webster's Revision

    And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

    World English Bible

    It happened that when Abram had come into Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 12:14

    The inadequacy of Abram's expedient appears in the issue, which is different from what he expected. Sarai is admired for her beauty, and, being professedly single, is selected as a wife for Pharaoh; while Abram, as her brother, is munificently entertained and rewarded. His property seems to be enumerated according to the time of acquirement, or the quantity, and not the quality of each kind. Sheep and oxen and he-asses he probably brought with him from Kenaan; men-servants and maid-servants were no doubt augmented in Egypt. For she-asses the Septuagint has mules. These, and the camels, may have been received in Egypt. The camel is the carrier of the desert. Abram had now become involved in perplexities, from which he had neither the wisdom nor the power to extricate himself. With what bitterness of spirit he must have kept silence, received these accessions to his wealth which he dared not to refuse, and allowed Sarai to be removed from his temporary abode! His cunning device had saved his own person for the time; but his beautiful and beloved wife is torn from his bosom.