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Lech Lecha

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.


  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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