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 12:9
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 12:12
12:9 Abram then continued on his way, moving steadily toward the south.
Vayisa Avram haloch venasoa hanegbah.
12:10 There was a famine in the land. Abram headed south to Egypt to stay there for a while, since the famine had grown very severe in the land.
Vayehi ra'av ba'arets vayered Avram Mitsraymah lagur sham ki-chaved hara'av ba'arets.
12:11 As they approached Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, 'I realize that you are a good-looking woman.
Vayehi ka'asher hikriv lavo Mitsraymah vayomer el-Saray ishto hineh-na yadati ki ishah yefat-mar'eh at.
12:12 When the Egyptians see you, they will assume that you are my wife and kill me, allowing you to live.
Vehayah ki-yir'u otach haMitsrim ve'amru ishto zot vehargu oti ve'otach yechayu.



Commentary:

south
  Negev in Hebrew, literally the drylands.

headed south
  Literally, 'went down.'

they will assume...
  Literally, 'They will say, 'This is his wife.' '





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