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Genesis 13 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Avram went up from Egypt - he, his wife and everything he had, and Lot with him - into the Negev. 1 So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, with his wife and everything he had, and Lot went with him.
2 Avram became wealthy, with much cattle, silver and gold. 2 Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold.
3 As he went on his travels from the Negev, he came to Beit-El, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beit-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 where he had first built the altar; and there Avram called on the name of ADONAI. 4 and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the LORD.
5 Lot, who was traveling with Avram, also had flocks, herds and tents. 5 Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents.
6 But the land could not support their living together, because their possessions were too great for them to remain 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 Moreover, quarreling arose between Avram's and Lot's herdsmen. The Kena'ani and the P'rizi were then 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 Avram said to Lot, "Please, let's not have quarreling between me and you, or between my herdsmen and yours, since we're kinsmen. 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 Isn't the whole land there in front of you? Please separate yourself 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." 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 Lot looked up and saw that the whole plain of the Yarden was well watered everywhere, before ADONAI destroyed S'dom and 'Amora, like the garden of ADONAI, like the land of Egypt in the direction of Tzo'ar. 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 chose all the plain of the Yarden for himself, and Lot traveled eastward; thus they separated themselves from each other. 11 So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company:
12 Avram lived in the land of Kena'an; and Lot lived in the cities of the plain, setting up his tent near S'dom. 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 S'dom were evil, committing great sins against ADONAI. 13 Now the men of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD.
14 ADONAI said to Avram, after Lot had moved away from him, "Look all around you from where you are, to the north, the south, the east and 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 All the land you see I will give to you and your descendants forever, 15 All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever.
16 and I will make your descendants as numerous as the specks of dust on the earth - so that if a person can count the specks of dust on the earth, then your descendants can be counted. 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 Get up and walk through the length and breadth of the land, because 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 Avram moved his tent and came to live by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hevron. There he built an altar to ADONAI. 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.