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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1God calls Abram, and blesses him with a promise of Christ.
4He departs with Lot from Haran, and comes to Canaan.
6He journeys through Canaan,
7which is promised to him in a vision.
10He is driven by famine into Egypt.
11Fear makes him feign his wife to be his sister.
14Pharaoh, having taken her from him, by plagues is compelled to restore her.
18He reproves Abram, whom he dismisses.
 
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Chapter 12

Verse 1
Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:


had
11:31,32; 15:7; Nehemiah 9:7; Isaiah 41:9; 51:2; Ezekiel 33:24
Get
Joshua 24:2,3; Psalms 45:10,11; Luke 14:26-33; Acts 7:2-6; 2 Corinthians 6:17; Hebrews 11:8; Revelation 18:4

Verse 2
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
13:16; 15:5; 17:5,6; 18:18; 22:17,18; 24:35; 26:4; 27:29; 28:3,14; 35:11; 46:3; Exodus 1:7; 32:10; Numbers 14:12; 24:9,10; Deuteronomy 26:5; 2 Samuel 7:9; 1 Kings 3:8,9; Micah 7:20; Romans 4:11; Galatians 3:7
thou shalt
14:14-16; 18:18; 19:29; 28:4; 1 Kings 1:47; Galatians 3:14

Verse 3
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
And I
27:29; Exodus 23:22; Numbers 24:9; Matthew 25:40,45
in thee
18:18; 22:18; 26:4; 28:14; 30:27,30; 39:5; Psalms 72:17; Acts 3:25,26; Romans 4:11; 1 Corinthians 1:30; Galatians 3:8,16,28; Ephesians 1:3; Colossians 3:11; Revelation 7:9

Verse 4
So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
and Lot
11:27
departed out
Hebrews 11:8

Verse 5
And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
the souls
14:14,21; *marg:; 46:5-26
in
11:31
and into
10:19; Acts 7:4; Hebrews 11:8,9
Canaan
So called from Canaan the son of Ham, lies between the Mediterranean sea on the west, the wilderness of Paran, Idumea, and Egypt on the south, the mountains of Arabia on the east, and the mountains of Lebanon and Phoenicia on the north. Its length, from Dan to Beersheba, is about 200 miles, and its breadth, from the Mediterranean sea to its eastern borders, about 90.

Verse 6
And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
passed
Hebrews 11:9
Sichem
33:18; 34:2; 35:4; Joshua 20:7; 24:32; Judges 9:1; 1 Kings 12:1
Shechem
John 4:5
Sychar
Acts 7:16
Sychem
plain. The word rendered "plain" should be rendered "oak," or according to Celsius, the "turpentine-tree."
Moreh
Deuteronomy 11:30; Judges 7:1
Canaanite
10:15,18,19; 13:7; 15:18-21

Verse 7
And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.
appeared
17:1; 18:1; 32:30
Unto thy
13:15; 17:3,8; 26:3; 28:13; Exodus 33:1; Numbers 32:11; Deuteronomy 1:8; 6:10; 30:20; Psalms 105:9-12; Romans 9:8; Galatians 3:16; 4:28
builded
8; 8:20; 13:4,18; 26:25; 33:20; Hebrews 11:13

Verse 8
And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.
of Beth-el
28:19; 35:3,15,16; Joshua 8:17; 18:22; Nehemiah 11:31
Hai
Joshua 7:2; 8:3
Ai
Nehemiah 11:31
Aija
Isaiah 10:28
Aiath
called.
4:26; 13:4; 21:33; Psalms 116:4; Joel 2:32; Acts 2:21; Romans 10:12-14; 1 Corinthians 1:2

Verse 9
And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.
going on still
Heb. in going and journeying.
13:3; 24:62; Psalms 105:13; Hebrews 11:13,14

Verse 10
And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
A. M. 2084. B.C. 1920. was a
26:1; 42:5; 43:1; 47:13; Ruth 1:1; 2 Samuel 21:1; 1 Kings 17:1-18; 2 Kings 4:38; 2 Kings 6:25; 7:1-8; Psalms 34:19; 107:34; Jeremiah 14:1; John 16:33; Acts 7:11; Acts 14:22
went
26:2,3; 43:1; 46:3,4; 2 Kings 8:1,2; Psalms 105:13

Verse 11
And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:
a fair
14; 26:7; 29:17; 39:6,7; 2 Samuel 11:2; Proverbs 21:30; Song of Solomon 1:14

Verse 12
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.
will kill
20:11; 26:7; 1 Samuel 27:1; Proverbs 29:25; Matthew 10:28; 1 John 1:8-10

Verse 13
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.
Say
John 8:44; Romans 3:6-8; 6:23; Colossians 3:6
thou
11:29; 20:2,5,12,13; 26:7; Isaiah 57:11; Matthew 26:69-75; Galatians 2:12,13
and
Psalms 146:3-5; Jeremiah 17:5-8; Ezekiel 18:4

Verse 14
And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.
beheld
3:6; 6:2; 39:7; Matthew 5:28

Verse 15
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; Proverbs 29:12; Hosea 7:4,5; Pharaoh was a common name of the Egyptian kings, and signified a "ruler," or "king," or "father of his country."; 40:2; 41:1; Exodus 2:5,15; 1 Kings 3:1; 2 Kings 18:21; Jeremiah 25:19; 46:17; Ezekiel 32:2
taken
20:2; Esther 2:9; Psalms 105:4; Proverbs 6:29; Hebrews 13:4

Verse 16
And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.
And he
13:2; 20:14
he had
24:35; 26:14; 32:5,13-15; Job 1:3; 42:12; Psalms 144:13,14

Verse 17
And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.
20:18; 1 Chronicles 16:21; 21:22; Job 34:19; Psalms 105:14,15; Hebrews 13:4

Verse 18
And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
3:13; 4:10; 20:9,10; 26:9-11; 31:26; 44:15; Exodus 32:21; Joshua 7:19; 1 Samuel 14:43; Proverbs 21:1

Verse 20
And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.
Exodus 18:27; 1 Samuel 29:6-11; Psalms 105:14,15; Proverbs 21:1


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Genesis 12". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=ge&chapter=012>.  

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