Genesis 13 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Abram left Egypt with his wife and everything he had and went to the Negev. Lot was 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 very rich because he had livestock, silver, and gold. 2 Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold.
3 He traveled from place to place. He went from the Negev as far as Bethel, to the area between Bethel and Ai where his tent had been originally, 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 made an altar. There Abram worshiped the LORD. 4 and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the LORD.
5 Lot, who had been traveling with Abram, also had his own sheep, cattle, and tents. 5 Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents.
6 There wasn't enough pastureland for both of them. They had so many possessions that they were unable 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 Quarrels broke out between Abram's herders and Lot's herders. (Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in that area.) 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 Abram said to Lot, "Please, let's not have any more quarrels between us or between our herders. After all, we're relatives. 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 all this land yours also? Let's separate. If you go to the left, I'll go to the right, and if you go to the right, I'll 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 Then Lot looked in the direction of Zoar as far as he could see. He saw that the whole Jordan Plain was well-watered like the LORD's garden or like Egypt. (This was before the LORD destroyed 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 Lot chose the whole Jordan Plain for himself. He moved toward the east. They each went their own way. 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 lived in Canaan, while Lot lived among the cities of the plain, moving his tents 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 (The people who lived in Sodom were very wicked. They committed terrible sins against the LORD.) 13 Now the men of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD.
14 After Lot left, the LORD said to Abram, "Look north, south, east, and west of where you are. 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 will give all the land you see to you and to your descendants for an indefinite period of time. 15 All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever.
16 I will also give you as many descendants as the dust of the earth. If anyone could count the dust of the earth, then he could also count your descendants. 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 Go! Walk back and forth across the entire 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 So Abram moved his tents and went to live by the oak trees belonging to Mamre at Hebron. There he built an altar for 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.