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Genesis 13

Abram and Lot return out of Egypt.

Genesis 13:1 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him into the south. Genesis 13:2 And he was very rich in possession of gold and silver. Genesis 13:3 And he returned by the way, that he came, from the south to Bethel, to the place where before he had pitched his tent between Bethel and Hai, Genesis 13:4 In the place of the altar which he had made before, and there he called upon the name of the Lord.

Genesis 13:5 But Lot also, who was with Abram, had flocks of sheep, and herds of beasts, and tents. Genesis 13:6 Neither was the land able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, and they could not dwell together.

By disagreement they part asunder.

Genesis 13:7 Whereupon also there arose a strife between the herdsmen of Abram and of Lot. And at that time the Chanaanite and the Pherezite dwelled in that country. Genesis 13:8 Abram therefore said to Lot: Let there be no quarrel, I beseech thee, between me and thee, and between my herdsmen and thy herdsmen: for we are brethren. Genesis 13:9 Behold the whole land is before thee: depart from me, I pray thee: if thou wilt go to the left hand, I will take the right: if thou choose the right hand, I will pass to the left.

Lot goeth to wicked Sodom.

Genesis 13:10 And Lot lifting up his eyes, saw all the country about the Jordan, which was watered throughout, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrha, as the paradise of the Lord, and like Egypt as one comes to Segor. Genesis 13:11 And Lot chose to himself the country about the Jordan, and he departed from the east: and they were separated one brother from the other. Genesis 13:12 Abram dwelt in the land of Chanaan: and Lot abode in the towns, that were about the Jordan, and dwelt in Sodom. Genesis 13:13 And the men of Sodom were very wicked, and sinners before the face of the Lord beyond measure.

God reneweth the promise to Abram.

Genesis 13:14 And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot was separated from him: Lift up thy eyes, and look from the place wherein thou now art, to the north and to the south, to the east and to the west. Genesis 13:15 All the land which thou seest, I will give to thee, and to thy seed for ever. Genesis 13:16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: if any man be able to number the dust of the earth, he shall be able to number thy seed also. Genesis 13:17 Arise and walk through the land in the length, and the breadth thereof: for I will give it to thee.

He removeth to Hebron, and there buildeth an altar.

Genesis 13:18 So Abram removing his tent, came, and dwelt by the vale of Mambre, which is in Hebron: and he built there an altar to the Lord.

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