New International Version
When Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that Sarai was a very beautiful woman.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister - Abram did not wish his wife to tell a falsehood, but he wished her to suppress a part of the truth. From Genesis 20:12, it is evident she was his step-sister, i.e., his sister by his father, but by a different mother. Some suppose Sarai was the daughter of Haran, and consequently the grand-daughter of Terah: this opinion seems to be founded on Genesis 11:29, where Iscah is thought to be the same with Sarai, but the supposition has not a sufficiency of probability to support it.
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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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