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Genesis 12:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and it will come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they will say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife’; and they will kill me, but they will let you live.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Therefore it will come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they will say, This [is] his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— 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.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— so will it come to pass, when the Egyptians behold thee, that they will say, His wife, this! and will slay me, while, thee, they preserve alive.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 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:
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And that when the Egyptians shall see thee, they will say: She is his wife: and they will kill me, and keep thee.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Therefore it shall come to passe, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will saue thee aliue.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— It shall come to pass then that when the Mizraimites{gr.Egyptians} shall see thee, they shall say, This is his wife, and they shall slay me, but they shall save thee alive.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Mitzrim shall see thee, that they shall say, This [is] his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Therefore it shall come to pass, x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
when x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
the Mixrm מִצרִים 4713
{4713} Prime
מִצְרִי
Mitsriy
{mits-ree'}
From H4714; a Mitsrite, or inhabitant of Mitsrajim.
shall see 7200
{7200} Prime
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
thee, that they shall say, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
This x2063
(2063) Complement
זֹאת
zo'th
{zothe'}
Irregular feminine of H2089; this (often used adverbially).
[is] his wife: 802
{0802} Prime
אִשָּׁה
'ishshah
{ish-shaw'}
The first form is the feminine of H0376 or H0582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H0582).
and they will kill 2026
{2026} Prime
הָרַג
harag
{haw-rag'}
A primitive root; to smite with deadly intent.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
me, but they will save thee alive. 2421
{2421} Prime
חָיַה
chayah
{khaw-yaw'}
A prim root (compare H2331, H2424); to live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively to revive.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 12:11-13.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 12:10-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Genesis 20:11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God [is] not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.
Genesis 26:7 And the men of the place asked [him] of his wife; and he said, She [is] my sister: for he feared to say, [She is] my wife; lest, [said he], the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she [was] fair to look upon.
1 Samuel 27:1 And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: [there is] nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of Israel: so shall I escape out of his hand.
Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
1 John 1:8-10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. ... If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
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Gn 20:11; 26:7. 1S 27:1. Pv 29:25. Mt 10:28. 1Jn 1:8.

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