|Genesis 13 |
1 And Abram went up from Egypt into the south, he and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him.
2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, silver, and in gold.
3 And he went on his journeys from the south to Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai,
4 To the place where he had built the altar at first; and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.
5 And Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents.
6 Now the land was not able to support them so they might live together, for their possessions were so great that they could not stay together.
7 And there was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock. And the Canaanite and the Perizzite were then living in the land also.
8 And Abram said to Lot, "Let there be no strife, I pray you, between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are family.
9 Is not the whole land before you? Separate yourself from me, I pray you. If you take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if you depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left."
10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and saw that all the plain of Jordan was well watered everywhere. Before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah it was like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as you go to Zoar.
11 So Lot chose all the plain of Jordan and journeyed east. And they separated from one another.
12 Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain and pitched his tent toward Sodom.
13 But the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinful before the LORD.
14 And the LORD said to Abram, after Lot was separated from him, "Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward.
15 For all the land that you see I will give to you and to your descendants forever.
16 And I will make your descendants like the dust of the earth, so that if a man can count the dust of the earth, then your descendants could also be numbered.
17 Arise, walk through the land, the length of it and the width of it, for I will give it to you."
18 Then Abram moved his tent and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built an altar there to the LORD.
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