Genesis 12:8

8 From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD.

Genesis 12:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.
ESV
8 From there he moved to the hill country on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. And there he built an altar to the LORD and called upon the name of the LORD.
NLT
8 After that, Abram traveled south and set up camp in the hill country, with Bethel to the west and Ai to the east. There he built another altar and dedicated it to the LORD, and he worshiped the LORD .
MSG
8 He moved on from there to the hill country east of Bethel and pitched his tent between Bethel to the west and Ai to the east. He built an altar there and prayed to God.
CSB
8 From there he moved on to the hill country east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the Lord and worshiped Him.

Genesis 12:8 In-Context

6 Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land.
7 The LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the LORD, who had appeared to him.
8 From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD.
9 Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.
10 Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Genesis 13:3; Genesis 28:11,19; Genesis 35:1,8,15; Joshua 7:2; Joshua 8:9; 1 Samuel 7:16; 1 Kings 12:29; Hosea 12:4; Amos 3:14; Amos 4:4
  • 2. Genesis 26:25; Genesis 33:19; Hebrews 11:9
  • 3. Joshua 7:2; Joshua 12:9; Ezra 2:28; Nehemiah 7:32; Jeremiah 49:3
  • 4. S Genesis 4:26; S Genesis 8:20
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