Genesis 13 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Abram went north out of Egypt to the southern part of Canaan with his wife and everything he owned, and Lot went with him. 1 So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, with his wife and everything he had, and Lot went with him.
2 Abram was a very rich man, with sheep, goats, and cattle, as well as silver and gold. 2 Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold.
3 Then he left there and moved from place to place, going toward Bethel. He reached the place between Bethel and Ai where he had camped before 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 and had built an altar. There he worshiped the Lord. 4 and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the LORD.
5 Lot also had sheep, goats, and cattle, as well as his own family and servants. 5 Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents.
6 And so there was not enough pasture land for the two of them to stay together, because they had too many animals. 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 So quarrels broke out between the men who took care of Abram's animals and those who took care of Lot's animals. (At that time the Canaanites and the 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, "We are relatives, and your men and my men shouldn't be quarreling. 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 So let's separate. Choose any part of the land you want. You go one way, and I'll go the other." 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 around and saw that the whole Jordan Valley, all the way to Zoar, had plenty of water, like the Garden of the Lord or like the land of Egypt. (This was before the Lord had destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.) 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 the whole Jordan Valley for himself and moved away toward the east. That is how the two men parted. 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 stayed in the land of Canaan, and Lot settled among the cities in the valley and camped near 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 whose people were wicked and sinned against the Lord. 13 Now the men of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD.
14 After Lot had left, the Lord said to Abram, "From where you are, look carefully in all directions. 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 I am going to give you and your descendants all the land that you see, and it will be yours forever. 15 All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever.
16 I am going to give you so many descendants that no one will be able to count them all; it would be as easy to count all the specks of dust on earth! 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 Now, go and look over the whole land, because I am going to give it all to you." 17 Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you."
18 So Abram moved his camp and settled near the sacred trees of Mamre at Hebron, and there he built an altar 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.