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Genesis 13 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 So they left Egypt and traveled north into the Negev -- Abram with his wife and Lot and all that they owned, 1 So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, with his wife and everything he had, and Lot went with him.
2 for Abram was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold. 2 Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold.
3 Then they continued traveling by stages toward Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where they 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 This was the place where Abram had built the altar, and there he again worshiped the LORD. 4 and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the LORD.
5 Now Lot, who was traveling with Abram, was also very wealthy with sheep, cattle, and many tents. 5 Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents.
6 But the land could not support both Abram and Lot with all their flocks and herds living so close together. There were too many animals for the available pastureland. 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 an argument broke out between the herdsmen of Abram and Lot. At that time Canaanites and Perizzites were also 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 talked it over with Lot. "This arguing between our herdsmen has got to stop," he said. "After all, we are close 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 I'll tell you what we'll do. Take your choice of any section of the land you want, and we will separate. If you want that area over there, then I'll stay here. If you want to stay in this area, then I'll move on to another place." 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 took a long look at the fertile plains of the Jordan Valley in the direction of Zoar. The whole area was well watered everywhere, like the garden of the LORD or the beautiful land of Egypt. (This was before the LORD had 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 that land for himself -- the Jordan Valley to the east of them. He went there with his flocks and servants and parted company with his uncle Abram. 11 So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company:
12 So while Abram stayed in the land of Canaan, Lot moved his tents to a place near Sodom, among the cities of the plain. 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 of this area were unusually wicked and sinned greatly against the LORD. 13 Now the men of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD.
14 After Lot was gone, the LORD said to Abram, "Look as far as you can see in every direction. 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 all this land to you and your offspring as a permanent possession. 15 All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever.
16 And I am going to give you so many descendants that, like dust, they cannot 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 Take a walk in every direction and explore the new possessions I am giving you." 17 Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you."
18 Then Abram moved his camp to the oak grove owned by Mamre, which is at Hebron. 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.