Genesis 12:12
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English Standard Version
and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me, but they will let you live.

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.

American Standard Version
and it will come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they will say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And that when the Egyptians shall see thee, they will say: She is his wife: and they will kill me, and keep thee.

English Revised Version
and 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore it will come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they will say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.

Genesis 12:12 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

On his arrival in Canaan, "Abram passed through the land to the place of Sichem:" i.e., the place where Sichem, the present Nablus, afterwards stood, between Ebal and Gerizim, in the heart of the land. "To the terebinth (or, according to Deuteronomy 11:30, the terebinths) of Moreh:" אלון איל (Genesis 14:6) and אילה are the terebinth, אלּון and אלּה the oak; though in many MSS and editions אלּון and אלון are interchanged in Joshua 19:33 and Judges 4:11, either because the pointing in one of these passages is inaccurate, or because the word itself was uncertain, as the ever-green oaks and terebinths resemble one another in the colour of their foliage and their fissured bark of sombre grey. - The notice that "the Canaanites were then in the land" does not point to a post-Mosaic date, when the Canaanites were extinct. For it does not mean that the Canaanites were then still in the land, but refers to the promise which follows, that God would give this land to the seed of Abram (Genesis 12:7), and merely states that the land into which Abram had come was not uninhabited and without a possessor; so that Abram could not regard it at once as his own and proceed to take possession of it, but could only wander in it in faith as in a foreign land (Hebrews 11:9).

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will kill.

Genesis 20:11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.

Genesis 26:7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he...

1 Samuel 27:1 And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul...

Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare: but whoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul...

1 John 1:8-10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us...

Cross References
Genesis 20:11
Abraham said, "I did it because I thought, 'There is no fear of God at all in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.'

Proverbs 29:25
The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe.

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