Genesis 13

Abram Was Very Rich

(1) Abram went up out from Egypt, he, his wife, and all that he had. Lot went with him to the south.

(2) Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

(3) And he went on his journey from the south to Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai,

(4) to the place where Abram made the altar at first and called on the name of the LORD.

(5) And Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks, and herds, and tents.

Land Was Not Able to Bear Abram’s and Lot’s Animals

(6) The land was not able to bear both of them dwelling together, for their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together.

(7) There was strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdsmen of Lot’s cattle. The Canaanites and the Perizzites then dwelled in the land.

(8) And Abram said to Lot, "Please, let there be no strife between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are relatives.

Abram and Lot Agree to Separate

(9) Is not the whole land before you? Please, separate yourself from me. If you take the left hand, then I will go to the right, or if you take the right hand, then I will go to the left."

(10) And Lot lifted up his eyes and beheld that all the plain of Jordan was well watered everywhere, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as you go toward Zoar.

(11) Then Lot chose for himself all the plain of Jordan, and Lot journeyed east. And they separated themselves the one from the other.

Abram Dwelled in Canaan, Lot Toward Sodom

(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 sinners before the LORD.

(14) And the LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, "Now lift up your eyes, and look from the place where you are northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward.

God Promises Abram All the Land He Can See

(15) For all the land that you see, I will give it to you, and to your descendants forever.

(16) And 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 could also be numbered.

(17) Arise, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I will give it to you."

(18) Then Abram moved his tent, and went and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar to the LORD.

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