Genesis 13:4

4 and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the LORD.

Genesis 13:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.
ESV
4 to the place where he had made an altar at the first. And there Abram called upon the name of the LORD.
NLT
4 This was the same place where Abram had built the altar, and there he worshiped the LORD again.
MSG
4 and built his first altar. Abram prayed there to God.
CSB
4 to the site where he had built the altar. And Abram worshiped the Lord there.

Genesis 13:4 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 13:4

Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the
first
When he first came to that place, and before he went down to Egypt: it is not said he came to the altar, but "to the place", where it had stood, for it seems now to have been demolished, either having fallen of itself, being made of earth, or had been destroyed by the Canaanites, since Abram left it; or perhaps it might be pulled down by Abram himself before he went from thence, that it might not be used and polluted by the idolatrous Canaanites. And there Abram called on the name of the Lord;
prayed unto him, and gave him thanks for the preservation of him and his wife in Egypt; for the support of himself and his family there during the famine in Canaan; for the increase of his worldly substance, and for the protection of him, and all that belonged to him, in his journey from Egypt thither; and for all the instances of his grace, and the rich experiences of his goodness he had favoured him with; (See Gill on Genesis 12:8) where the same form of expression is used.

Genesis 13:4 In-Context

2 Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold.
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 and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the LORD.
5 Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents.
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.

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