Genesis 13

Abram and Lot Separate

1 Then Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and a Lot with him, b to the 1 South.

2 c Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold. 3 And he went on his journey d from the South as far as Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai, 4 to the e place of the altar which he had made there at first. And there Abram f called on the name of the LORD. 5 Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks and herds and tents. 6 Now g the land was not able to 2 support them, that they might dwell together, for their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together. 7 And there was h strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock. i The Canaanites and the Perizzites then dwelt in the land.

8 So Abram said to Lot, j "Please let there be no strife between you and me, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brethren. 9 k "Is not the whole land before you? Please l separate from me. m If you take the left, then I will go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I will go to the left." 10 And Lot lifted his eyes and saw all n the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere (before the LORD o destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah) p like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt as you go toward q Zoar. 11 Then Lot chose for himself all the plain of Jordan, and Lot journeyed east. And they separated from each other. 12 Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot r dwelt in the cities of the plain and s pitched his tent even as far as Sodom. 13 But the men of Sodom t were exceedingly wicked and u sinful against the LORD.

14 And the LORD said to Abram, after Lot v had separated from him: "Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are - w northward, southward, eastward, and westward; 15 "for all the land which you see x I give to you and y your 3 descendants 4 forever. 16 "And z I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered. 17 "Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you." 18 a Then Abram moved his tent, and went and b dwelt by 5 the terebinth trees of Mamre, c which are in Hebron, and built an d altar there to the LORD.

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