Genesis 13

Abram and Lot

1So Abram went up from Egypt to a  the
I.e. South country
Negev, he and his wife and all that belonged to him, and Lot with him.

2Now Abram was c  very rich in livestock, in silver and in gold. 3He went
Lit by his stages
on his journeys from the
I.e. South country
Negev as far as Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning f  between Bethel and Ai,
4to the place of the g  altar which he had made there formerly; and there Abram called on the name of the  Lord. 5Now h  Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. 6And i  the land could not
Lit bear
sustain them
Lit to dwell
while dwelling together, l  for their possessions were so great that they were not able to remain together.
7 m  And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock. Now n  the Canaanite and the Perizzite were dwelling then in the land.

8 o  So Abram said to Lot, “Please let there be no strife between you and me, nor between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are brothers. 9Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me; if to the left, then I will go to the right; or if to the right, then I will go to the left.” 10Lot lifted up his eyes and saw all the
Lit circle
q  valley of the Jordan, that it was well watered everywherethis was before the  Lord r  destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah— like s  the garden of the  Lord t  like the land of Egypt as you go to u  Zoar.
11So Lot chose for himself all the
Lit circle
valley of the Jordan, and Lot journeyed eastward. Thus they separated from each other.
Lit dwelt
settled in the land of Canaan, while Lot
Lit dwelt
settled in y  the cities of the
Lit circle
valley, and moved his tents as far as Sodom.
13Now aa  the men of Sodom were wicked
Lit wicked and sinners exceedingly
exceedingly and ac  sinners against the  Lord.

14The  Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, ad  Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, ae  northward and southward and eastward and westward; 15 af  for all the land which you see ag  I will give it to you and to your
Lit seed
descendants forever.
16I will make your
Lit seed
descendants aj  as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your
Lit seed
descendants can also be numbered.
17Arise, al  walk about the land through its length and breadth; for am  I will give it to you.” 18Then Abram moved his tent and came and dwelt by the
Or terebinths
ao  oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and there he built ap  an altar to the  Lord.
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