Abram went north out of Egypt to the southern part of Canaan with his wife and everything he owned, and Lot went with him.
Abram was a very rich man, with sheep, goats, and cattle, as well as silver and gold.
Then he left there and moved from place to place, going toward Bethel. He reached the place between Bethel and Ai where he had camped before
and had built an altar. There he worshiped the Lord.
Lot also had sheep, goats, and cattle, as well as his own family and servants.
And so there was not enough pasture land for the two of them to stay together, because they had too many animals.
So quarrels broke out between the men who took care of Abram's animals and those who took care of Lot's animals. (At that time the Canaanites and the Perizzites were still living in the land.)
Then Abram said to Lot, "We are relatives, and your men and my men shouldn't be quarreling.
So let's separate. Choose any part of the land you want. You go one way, and I'll go the other."
Lot looked around and saw that the whole Jordan Valley, all the way to Zoar, had plenty of water, like the Garden of the Lord or like the land of Egypt. (This was before the Lord had destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.) 1