Genesis 13:17-18

17 Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.”
18 So Abram went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he pitched his tents. There he built an altar to the LORD.

Genesis 13:17-18 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS 13

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.

Genesis 13:17-18 In-Context

15 All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring 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.”
18 So Abram went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he pitched his tents. There he built an altar to the LORD.

Cross References 5

  • 1. ver 15; Numbers 13:17-25
  • 2. S Genesis 12:7; Genesis 15:7
  • 3. Genesis 14:13,24; Genesis 18:1; Genesis 23:17,19; Genesis 25:9; Genesis 49:30; Genesis 50:13
  • 4. Genesis 23:2; Genesis 35:27; Genesis 37:14; Numbers 13:22; Joshua 10:3,36; Judges 1:10; 1 Samuel 30:31; 2Sa 2:1,3,11; 1 Chronicles 11:1
  • 5. S Genesis 8:20