SARAI & MILCAH

ADAH & ZILLAH, LAMECH’S WIVES, & NAAMAH, LAMECH’S DAUGHTER

Sarai

Sarah, Originally named Sarai, Sarah was the wife of Abraham, the first patriarch of the Israelites. Unable to bear children, Sarah gave her slave Hagar to Abraham in a foolish attempt to fulfill God’s covenant with Abraham: to be the father of many nations. Afterwards, however, Sarah resented Hagar. In her old age, God promised Sarah a child (to which she laughed). But just as God promised, she did have a son: Isaac, an ancestor of Jesus.

Milcah

Milcah, the wife of Nahor, the daughter of Haran and the sister of Iscah; 

Genesis 11:7-19

7 And these were the generations of Shem. And Shem being an hundred years old, begat Arphaxad two years after the flood; and Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.  8 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah; and Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah, four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters. 9 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber; and Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters. 10 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg; and Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters. 11 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu; and Peleg lived after he begat Reu, two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters. 12 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug; and Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters. 13 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor; and Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. 14 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah; and Nahor lived after he begat Terah and hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters. 15 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor and Haran. 16 Now these were the generations of Terah; Terah begat Abram, Nahor and Haran; and Haran begat Lot. 17 And Haran died before his father Terah, in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees. 

18 And Abram and Nahor took them wives; and the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah and the father of Iscah; but Sarai was barren, and she bear no child. 19 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his son’s son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife; and went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.

Genesis 12:1-15

1 Now, the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee; 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing; and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee; and in thee shall the families of the earth be blessed. 3 So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. 4 And Abram 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 Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came. 
 5 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, and the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanites were then in the land. 6 And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land. And there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him. 
 7 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, leaving Beth-el on the west, and Hai was on the east. And there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord. And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south. 
8 And there was a famine in the land; and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine became grievous in the land. 
And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai, his wife, Behold, now I know thee to be a fair woman to look upon; 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. Say, I pray thee, unto them, I am his sister, that it may be well with me for thy sake, and my soul shall live because of thee. 
10 And it came to pass that when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman, that she was very fair. 11 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her and commanded her to be brought before Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house. 
12 And he entreated Abram well for her sake; and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels. 13 And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife. 
14 And Pharaoh called Abram and said, What hast thou done unto me in this thing? Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife? Why saidst thou, She is my sister? So I might have taken her unto me to wife. Now therefore, behold, I say unto thee, Take thy wife and go thy way. 15 And Pharaoh commanded men concerning him; and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had. 

Genesis 13:1-15

1 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, unto the south. And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. 2 And he went on his journey from the south, even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai; unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first; and there Abram called on the name of the Lord. 3 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. 4 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together; for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram’s cattle, and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle, that they could not dwell together. 5 And the Canaanite, and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. 6 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we are brethren. 7 Is not the whole land before thee? Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me; if thou go to the left hand, then I will go to the right; if thou go to the right hand, then I will go to the left. 8 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt. 9 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east; and they separated themselves the one from the other. 10 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom. 11 But the men of Sodom becoming sinners, and exceedingly wicked before the Lord, the Lord was angry with them. 12 And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward; 13 And remember the covenant which I make with thee; for it shall be an everlasting covenant; and thou shalt remember the days of Enoch thy father; 14 For all the land which thou seest, will I give thee, and to thy seed for ever; and I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth; so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, thy seed shall also be numbered. 15 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it, and in the breadth of it, for I will give it unto thee. Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which was in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the Lord.