Avram went up out of Mitzrayim: he, his wife, all that he had, and Lot with him, into the South.
Avram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
He went on his journeys from the South even to Beit-El, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beit-El and `Ai,
to the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first. There Avram called on the name of the LORD.
Lot also, who went with Avram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.
The land was not able to bear them, that they might live together: for their substance was great, so that they could not live together.
There was a strife between the herdsmen of Avram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle: and the Kana`ani and the Perizzi lived then in the land.
Avram said to Lot, "Please, let there be no strife between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are relatives.
Isn't the whole land before you? Please separate yourself from me. If you go to the left hand, then I will go to the right. Or if you go to the right hand, then I will go to the left."
Lot lifted up his eyes, and saw all the plain of the Yarden, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sedom and `Amorah, like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Mitzrayim, as you go to Tzo`ar.
So Lot chose the Plain of the Yarden for himself. Lot journeyed east, and they separated themselves the one from the other.
Avram lived in the land of Kana`an, and Lot lived in the cities of the plain, and moved his tent as far as Sedom.
Now the men of Sedom were exceedingly wicked and sinners against the LORD.
The LORD said to Avram, after Lot was separated from him, "Now, lift up your eyes, and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward,
for all the land which you see, I will give to you, and to your offspring forever.
I will make your offspring as the dust of the eretz, so that if a man can number the dust of the eretz, then your seed may also be numbered.
Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it to you."
Avram moved his tent, and came and lived by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hevron, and built an altar there to the LORD.