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Genesis 13 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And Abram went up out of Egypt with his wife and all he had, and Lot with him, and they came in to the South. 1 So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, with his wife and everything he had, and Lot went with him.
2 Now Abram had great wealth of cattle and silver and gold. 2 Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold.
3 And travelling on from the South, he came to Beth-el, to the place where his tent had been before, between Beth-el and Ai; 3 From the Negev he went from place to place until he came to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had been earlier
4 To the place where he had made his first altar, and there Abram gave worship to the name of the Lord. 4 and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the LORD.
5 And Lot, who went with him, had flocks and herds and tents; 5 Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents.
6 So that the land was not wide enough for the two of them: their property was so great that there was not room for them together. 6 But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together.
7 And there was an argument between the keepers of Abram's cattle and the keepers of Lot's cattle: at that time the Canaanites and Perizzites were still living in the land. 7 And quarreling arose between Abram's herdsmen and the herdsmen of Lot. The Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land at that time.
8 Then Abram said to Lot, Let there be no argument between me and you, and between my herdmen and your herdmen, for we are brothers. 8 So Abram said to Lot, "Let's not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herdsmen and mine, for we are brothers.
9 Is not all the land before you? then let us go our separate ways: if you go to the left, I will go to the right; or if you take the right, I will go to the left. 9 Is not the whole land before you? Let's part company. If you go to the left, I'll go to the right; if you go to the right, I'll go to the left."
10 And Lot, lifting up his eyes and looking an the valley of Jordan, saw that it was well watered everywhere, before the Lord had sent destruction on Sodom and Gomorrah; it was like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, on the way to Zoar. 10 Lot looked up and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan was well watered, like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, toward Zoar. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.)
11 So Lot took for himself all the valley of Jordan, and went to the east, and they were parted from one another. 11 So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company:
12 Abram went on living in the land of Canaan, and Lot went to the lowland towns, moving his tent as far as Sodom. 12 Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot lived among the cities of the plain and pitched his tents near Sodom.
13 Now the men of Sodom were evil, and great sinners before the Lord. 13 Now the men of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD.
14 And the Lord had said to Abram, after Lot was parted from him, From this place where you are take a look to the north and to the south, to the east and to the west: 14 The LORD said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, "Lift up your eyes from where you are and look north and south, east and west.
15 For all the land which you see I will give to you and to your seed for ever. 15 All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever.
16 And I will make your children like the dust of the earth, so that if the dust of the earth may be numbered, then will your children be numbered. 16 I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted.
17 Come, go through all the land from one end to the other for I will give it to you. 17 Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you."
18 And Abram, moving his tent, came and made his living-place by the holy tree of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and made an altar there to the Lord. 18 So Abram moved his tents and went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he built an altar to the LORD.