So Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, 1into the Negeb.
2Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold.
And he journeyed on from the Negeb as far as Bethel to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai,
to 3the place where he had made an altar at the first. And there Abram called upon the name of the LORD.
And Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents,
so that 4the land could not support both of them dwelling together; for their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together,
5and there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock. At that time 6the Canaanites and the Perizzites were dwelling in the land.
Then Abram said to Lot, 7"Let there be no strife between you and me, and between your herdsmen and my herdsmen, 8for we are kinsmen.