New International Version
When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' Then they will kill me but 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.
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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Thou art a fair woman to look upon - It appears that Abram supposed they would not scruple to take away the life of the husband in order to have the undisturbed possession of the wife.
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And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el 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.' GENESIS xii. 3. These are the two first acts of Abram in the land of Canaan. 1. All life should blend earthly and heavenly. They are not to be separated. Religion should run through everything and take the whole of life for its field. Where we cannot carry it is no place for …
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Abraham replied, "I said to myself, 'There is surely no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.'
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