Genesis 13:14-17

14 The LORD said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west.
15 All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring[a] forever.
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 length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.”

Genesis 13:14-17 Meaning and Commentary


This chapter gives an account of the return of Abram from Egypt to the land of Canaan, and to the same place in it he had been before, Ge 13:1-4 and of a strife between the herdsmen of Abram and Lot, and the occasion of it, Ge 13:5-7 which was composed by the prudent proposal of Abram, Ge 13:8,9 upon which they parted; Abram continued in Canaan, and Lot chose the plain of Jordan, and dwelt near Sodom, a place infamous for wickedness, Ge 13:10-13 after which the Lord renewed to Abram the grant of the land of Canaan to him, and to his seed, Ge 13:14-17 and then he removed to the plain of Mamre in Hebron, and there set up the worship of God, Ge 13:18.

Cross References 5

  • 1. Genesis 28:14; Genesis 32:12; Genesis 48:16; Deuteronomy 3:27; Deuteronomy 13:17; Isaiah 54:3
  • 2. S Genesis 12:7; Galatians 3:16*
  • 3. S Genesis 12:2; Genesis 16:10; Genesis 17:20; Genesis 21:13,18; Genesis 25:16; Numbers 23:10
  • 4. ver 15; Numbers 13:17-25
  • 5. S Genesis 12:7; Genesis 15:7

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "seed" ; also in verse 16
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