…There was famine in the land so Abram and Sarai,
his wife, went into Egypt to avoid the grievous blight…
On nearing Egypt Abram said to Sarai,
“Because of your great beauty, when the Egyptians see you,
they will kill me in order to possess you,
say therefore that you are not my wife
but my sister and that way
it may go well with us in this land.”
When Abram came to Egypt,
the Egyptians saw Sarai
and commended her before Pharaoh…
Sarai was taken into Pharaoh’s house
and Abram was given sheep, and oxen,
and camels, and slaves for her…
But the Lord sent a pestilent wind
which blew through Pharaoh’s house all night.
When Pharaoh discovered the cause of the pestilent wind,
he called Abram before him and said,
“Why did you tell me Sarai was your sister,
when she is your wife?
What would have happened had I taken her to bed?
Begone from these lands, the pair of you, and do not return!”
So, Abram and Sarai left Egypt
with all that the Pharaoh had bestowed on them.