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Genesis 13

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Abram and Lot Separate
1Then Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev # Gn 12:9 — he, his wife, and all he had, and Lot with him. 2Abram was very rich # Lit heavy in livestock, silver, and gold. 3He went by stages from the Negev to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had formerly been, 4to the site where he had built the altar. And Abram called on the name of Yahweh there. # Gn 12:7,8
5Now Lot, who was traveling with Abram, also had flocks, herds, and tents. 6But the land was unable to support them as long as they stayed together, for they had so many possessions that they could not stay together, # Gn 36:7 7and there was quarreling between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock. # Gn 26:20 At that time the Canaanites and the Perizzites were living in the land. # Gn 12:6; 15:20-21
8Then Abram said to Lot, “Please, let’s not have quarreling between you and me, or between your herdsmen and my herdsmen, since we are relatives. # Lit brothers 9Isn’t the whole land before you? Separate from me: if you go to the left, I will go to the right; if you go to the right, I will go to the left.”
10Lot looked out and saw that the entire Jordan Valley # Gn 19:17-29 as far as # Lit Valley as you go to Zoar # Gn 14:2,8; Dt 34:3 was well watered everywhere like the Lord’s garden # Gn 2:8-10 and the land of Egypt. This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. # Gn 19:24-25 11So Lot chose the entire Jordan Valley for himself. Then Lot journeyed eastward, and they separated from each other. 12Abram lived in the land of Canaan, but Lot lived in the cities of the valley and set up his tent near Sodom. 13Now the men of Sodom were evil, sinning greatly # Lit evil and sinful against the Lord. # Gn 18:20; Ezk 16:49; 2Pt 2:7-8
14After Lot had separated from him, the Lord said to Abram, “Look from the place where you are. Look north and south, east and west, # Gn 28:14 15for I will give you and your offspring forever all the land that you see. # Gn 12:7; 15:18; 17:8; 24:7; 26:4; 28:13; 35:12; Dt 34:4; 2Ch 20:7; Ac 7:5 16I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, # Gn 16:10; 28:14; Nm 23:10 so that if anyone could count the dust of the earth, then your offspring could be counted. 17Get up and walk around the land, through its length and width, for I will give it to you.”
18So Abram moved his tent and went to live near the oaks of Mamre at Hebron, # Gn 14:13; 18:1; 23:17-19 where he built an altar to the Lord.
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Abram and Lot Separate
1So Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, #ch. 12:9into the Negeb.
2 # ch. 24:35; [Ps. 112:1-3; Prov. 10:22] Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold. 3And he journeyed on from the Negeb as far as Bethel to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai, 4to #ch. 12:7, 8the place where he had made an altar at the first. And there Abram called upon the name of the Lord. 5And Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents, 6so that #ch. 36:6, 7the land could not support both of them dwelling together; for their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together, 7#ch. 26:20 and there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock. At that time #ch. 12:6the Canaanites and the Perizzites were dwelling in the land.
8Then Abram said to Lot, #[1 Cor. 6:1-8] “Let there be no strife between you and me, and between your herdsmen and my herdsmen, #[Acts 7:26]for we are kinsmen.#13:8 Hebrew we are men, brothers 9#ch. 20:15; 34:10Is not the whole land before you? 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.” 10And Lot lifted up his eyes and saw that the #ch. 19:17, 25, 28; Deut. 34:3; 1 Kgs. 7:46; [Matt. 3:5] Jordan Valley was well watered everywhere like #ch. 2:8; Isa. 51:3; Ezek. 28:13; Joel 2:3 the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, in the direction of #ch. 14:2, 8; 19:22 Zoar. (This was before the Lord #ch. 19:24, 25destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) 11So Lot chose for himself all the Jordan Valley, and Lot journeyed east. Thus they separated from each other. 12Abram settled in the land of Canaan, while Lot settled among the cities of the valley and moved his tent as far as Sodom. 13Now the men of Sodom #ch. 18:20; Ezek. 16:49; 2 Pet. 2:7, 8were wicked, great sinners against the Lord.
14The Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, #ch. 28:14northward and southward and eastward and westward, 15for all the land that you see I will give #ch. 17:8; 28:13; 35:12; Acts 7:5 to you and #ch. 12:7; 15:18; 24:7; 26:4; Deut. 34:4; 2 Chr. 20:7to your offspring forever. 16#ch. 22:17; 28:14; 32:12; Num. 23:10; [1 Kgs. 3:8]; See ch. 15:5I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if one can count the dust of the earth, your offspring also can be counted. 17Arise, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I will give it to you.” 18So Abram moved his tent and came and #ch. 14:13 settled by the #ch. 12:6 oaks#13:18 Or terebinths of Mamre, which #ch. 35:27are at Hebron, and there he built an altar to the Lord.