Verse 10, Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down into Egypt to live temporarily, for the famine in the land was oppressive (intense and grievous).
Verse 11, And when he was about to enter into Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, I know that you are beautiful to behold.
Verse 12, So when the Egyptians see you, they will say, This is his wife; and they will kill me, but they will let you live.
Let's stop for a moment and look at verse 12, you see that Abram was fearful for his life, because he thought that the Egyptians would kill him. When you are working on your business, there will come a time where you feel like you made the wrong decision or get very scared. That's part of your training to get built up in the areas where you are weak at. Now let's move on to the next verse.
Verse 13, Say, I beg of you, that you are my sister, so that it may go well with me for your sake and my life will be spared because of you.
Verse 14, And when Abram came into Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful.
Verse 15, The princes of Pharaoh also saw her and commended her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into Pharaoh's house [harem].
And verse 16, And he treated Abram well for her sake; he acquired sheep, oxen, he-donkeys, menservants, maidservants, she-donkeys, and camels.
Verse 17, But the Lord scourged Pharaoh and his household with serious plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
Verse 18, And Pharaoh called Abram and said, What is this that you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife?
Verse 19, Why did you say, She is my sister, so that I took her to be my wife? Now then, here is your wife; take her and get away [from here]!
Verse 20, And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him, and they brought him on his way with his wife and all that he had.
Genesis chapter 13, and verse 1, SO ABRAM went up out of Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the South [country of Judah, the Negeb].
And verse 2, Now Abram was extremely rich in livestock and in silver and in gold.