Now the Lord had said to Abram:  
     "Get out
of your country,
          from your family and
          from your
father's house,
     to a land that I will show you. 


     "I will make you a great nation;
     I will bless you and
make your name great;
     and
in you all the families of the earth
          shall be blessed."

So Abram departed as the Lord had spoken,
Abram was seventy-five years old
     when he departed from Haran. 

                                   --- Genesis 12:1-4