B’reshit 12 – ברשית יב

Parashat Lekh L’kha

פרשת לֶךְ לְךָ 

1Now  יהוה  said unto Avram, “For yourself, go from your country, and from your kindred, and from your father’s house, unto the land that I will show you. 2And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you will be a blessing. 3And I will bless them that bless you, and him that curses you will I curse; and in you shall all the families of the earth be blessed.” 4So Avram went, as  יהוה  had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him; and Avram was seventy-five years old when he departed out of Kharan. 5And Avram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Kharan; and they went forth to go into the land of Kena’an; and into the land of Kena’an they came. 6And Avram passed through the land unto the place of Shekhem, unto the terebinth of Moreh. And the Kena’ani was then in the land. 7And  יהוה  appeared unto Avram, and said, “Unto your seed will I give this land;” and he built there a Mizbe’akh unto  יהוה , who appeared unto him. 8And he removed from there unto the mountain on the east of Beit El, and pitched his tent, having Beit El on the west, and Ai on the east; and he built there a Mizbe’akh unto  יהוה , and called upon the Name of  יהוה . And 9Avram journeyed, going on still toward the South.

10And there was a famine in the land; and Avram went down into Mitzrayim to sojourn there; for the famine was sore in the land. 11And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Mitzrayim, that he said unto Sarai his wife, “Behold now, I know that you are a fair woman to look upon. 12And it will come to pass, when the Mitzrim shall see you, that they will say, ‘This is his wife;’ and they will kill me, but you they will keep alive. 13Say, I pray, that you are my sister; that it may be well with me for your sake, and that my soul may live because of you.” 14And it came to pass, that, when Avram was come into Mitzrayim, the Mitzrim beheld the woman that she was very fair. 15And the princes of Paroh saw her, and praised her to Paroh; and the woman was taken into the house of Paroh. 16And he dealt well with Avram for her sake; and he had sheep, and oxen, and donkeys, and men-servants, and maid-servants, and female donkeys, and camels. 17And  יהוה  plagued Paroh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Avram’s wife. 18And Paroh called Avram, and said, “What is this that you have done unto me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife? 19Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her to be my wife? Now therefore behold your wife, take her, and go your way.” 20And Paroh gave men charge concerning him; and they brought him on the way, and his wife, and all that he had.

אוַיֹּאמֶר יהוה אֶל אַבְרָם לֶךְ לְךָ מֵאַרְצְךָ וּמִמּוֹלַדְתְּךָ וּמִבֵּית אָבִיךָ אֶל הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר אַרְאֶךָּ. בוְאֶעֶשְׂךָ לְגוֹי גָּדוֹל וַאֲבָרֶכְךָ וַאֲגַדְּלָה שְׁמֶךָ וֶהְיֵה בְּרָכָה. גוַאֲבָרְכָה מְבָרְכֶיךָ וּמְקַלֶּלְךָ אָאֹר וְנִבְרְכוּ בְךָ כֹּל מִשְׁפְּחֹת הָאֲדָמָה. דוַיֵּלֶךְ אַבְרָם כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר אֵלָיו יהוה וַיֵּלֶךְ אִתּוֹ לוֹט וְאַבְרָם בֶּן חָמֵשׁ שָׁנִים וְשִׁבְעִים שָׁנָה בְּצֵאתוֹ מֵחָרָן. הוַיִּקַּח אַבְרָם אֶת שָׂרַי אִשְׁתּוֹ וְאֶת לוֹט בֶּן אָחִיו וְאֶת כָּל רְכוּשָׁם אֲשֶׁר רָכָשׁוּ וְאֶת הַנֶּפֶשׁ אֲשֶׁר עָשׂוּ בְחָרָן וַיֵּצְאוּ לָלֶכֶת אַרְצָה כְּנַעַן וַיָּבֹאוּ אַרְצָה כְּנָעַן. ווַיַּעֲבֹר אַבְרָם בָּאָרֶץ עַד מְקוֹם שְׁכֶם עַד אֵלוֹן מוֹרֶה וְהַכְּנַעֲנִי אָז בָּאָרֶץ. זוַיֵּרָא יהוה אֶל אַבְרָם וַיֹּאמֶר לְזַרְעֲךָ אֶתֵּן אֶת הָאָרֶץ הַזֹּאת וַיִּבֶן שָׁם מִזְבֵּחַ לַיהוה הַנִּרְאֶה אֵלָיו. חוַיַּעְתֵּק מִשָּׁם הָהָרָה מִקֶּדֶם לְבֵית אֵל וַיֵּט אָהֳלֹה בֵּית אֵל מִיָּם וְהָעַי מִקֶּדֶם וַיִּבֶן שָׁם מִזְבֵּחַ לַיהוה וַיִּקְרָא בְּשֵׁם יהוה . טוַיִּסַּע אַבְרָם הָלוֹךְ וְנָסוֹעַ הַנֶּגְבָּה. 

יוַיְהִי רָעָב בָּאָרֶץ וַיֵּרֶד אַבְרָם מִצְרַיְמָה לָגוּר שָׁם כִּי כָבֵד הָרָעָב בָּאָרֶץ. יאוַיְהִי כַּאֲשֶׁר הִקְרִיב לָבוֹא מִצְרָיְמָה וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל שָׂרַי אִשְׁתּוֹ הִנֵּה נָא יָדַעְתִּי כִּי אִשָּׁה יְפַת מַרְאֶה אָתְּ. יבוְהָיָה כִּי יִרְאוּ אֹתָךְ הַמִּצְרִים וְאָמְרוּ אִשְׁתּוֹ זֹאת וְהָרְגוּ אֹתִי וְאֹתָךְ יְחַיּוּ. יגאִמְרִי נָא אֲחֹתִי אָתְּ לְמַעַן יִיטַב לִי בַעֲבוּרֵךְ וְחָיְתָה נַפְשִׁי בִּגְלָלֵךְ. ידוַיְהִי כְּבוֹא אַבְרָם מִצְרָיְמָה וַיִּרְאוּ הַמִּצְרִים אֶת הָאִשָּׁה כִּי יָפָה הִוא מְאֹד. טווַיִּרְאוּ אֹתָהּ שָׂרֵי פַרְעֹה וַיְהַלְלוּ אֹתָהּ אֶל פַּרְעֹה וַתֻּקַּח הָאִשָּׁה בֵּית פַּרְעֹה. טזוּלְאַבְרָם הֵיטִיב בַּעֲבוּרָהּ וַיְהִי לוֹ צֹאן וּבָקָר וַחֲמֹרִים וַעֲבָדִים וּשְׁפָחֹת וַאֲתֹנֹת וּגְמַלִּים. יזוַיְנַגַּע יהוה אֶת פַּרְעֹה נְגָעִים גְּדֹלִים וְאֶת בֵּיתוֹ עַל דְּבַר שָׂרַי אֵשֶׁת אַבְרָם. יחוַיִּקְרָא פַרְעֹה לְאַבְרָם וַיֹּאמֶר מַה זֹּאת עָשִׂיתָ לִּי לָמָּה לֹא הִגַּדְתָּ לִּי כִּי אִשְׁתְּךָ הִוא. יטלָמָה אָמַרְתָּ אֲחֹתִי הִוא וָאֶקַּח אֹתָהּ לִי לְאִשָּׁה וְעַתָּה הִנֵּה אִשְׁתְּךָ קַח וָלֵךְ. כוַיְצַו עָלָיו פַּרְעֹה אֲנָשִׁים וַיְשַׁלְּחוּ אֹתוֹ וְאֶת אִשְׁתּוֹ וְאֶת כָּל אֲשֶׁר לוֹ.