There was famine in the country, and Abram went down to Egypt to stay
there for a time, since the famine in the country was severe. When he
was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, 'Look, I know you
are a beautiful woman. When the Egyptians see you they will say, "That
is his wife," and they will kill me but leave you alive. Therefore
please tell them you are my sister, so that they may treat me well because
of you and spare my life out of regard for you.'