New American Standard Bible
It came about when Abram came into Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful.
King James Bible
And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when Abram came into Egypt, that 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.
Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, at the entering of Abram into Egypt, that the Egyptians see the woman that she is exceeding fair;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
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.
LibraryThe Man of Faith
'And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land. 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.'--GENESIS xii. 6, 7. Great epoch and man. Steps of Abram's training. First he was simply called to go--no promise of inheritance--obeyed--came to Canaan-found a thickly peopled land with advanced social order, and received no …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Promise to the Patriarchs.
The Coming of a Deliverer
Appendix xii. The Baptism of Proselytes
"Please say that you are my sister so that it may go well with me because of you, and that I may live on account of you."
Pharaoh's officials saw her and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
And Leah's eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful of form and face.
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