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Genesis 13 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev Desert. He took his wife and everything he had. 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 had become very rich. He had a lot of livestock and silver and gold. 2 Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold.
3 From the Negev Desert, he went from place to place until he came to Bethel. He came to a place between Bethel and Ai. That's where his tent had been earlier. 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 He had also built an altar there. He worshiped the LORD there. 4 and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the LORD.
5 Lot was moving around with Abram. Lot also had flocks and herds and tents. 5 Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents.
6 But the land didn't have enough food for both of them. They had large herds and many servants. So they weren't able to stay 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 The people who took care of Abram's herds and those who took care of Lot's herds began to argue. The Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land at that time. 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 So Abram said to Lot, "Let's not argue with each other. The people who take care of your herds and those who take care of mine shouldn't argue with one another. After all, we're part of the same family. 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 in front of you? Let's separate. If you go to the left, I'll go to the right. 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 Lot looked up. He saw that the whole Jordan River valley had plenty of water. It was like the garden of the Lord. It was like the land of Egypt near Zoar. That 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 So Lot chose the whole Jordan River valley for himself. Then he started out toward the east. The two men separated. 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 the land of Canaan. Lot lived among the cities of the Jordan River valley. He set up his tents 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 The men of Sodom were evil. They were sinning greatly against the Lord. 13 Now the men of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD.
14 The LORD spoke to Abram after Lot had left him. He said, "Look up from where you are. Look north and south. Look east and 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 I will give you all of the land that you see. I will give it to you and your children after you forever. 15 All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever.
16 "I will make your children like the dust of the earth. Can dust be counted? If it can, then your children 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 Go. Walk through the land. See how long and wide it is. I am giving 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. He went to live near the large trees of Mamre at Hebron. There he built an altar to honor 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.