Abram went up out of Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and aLot
with him, into the Negev.
Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver and in gold.
he continued on his journey from the Negev as far as 1aBethel
, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai,
the place of the aaltar
, which he had made there formerly; and there Abram bcalled
on the name of Jehovah.
The brother's striving
, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents.
the land could not support them that they might dwell together, for their apossessions
were so great that they could not dwell together.
there was 1strife
between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock. And at that time the Canaanites and the Perizzites dwelt in the land.
Abram said to Lot, Let there please be no strife between me and you and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are brothers.
not the whole land before you? Please separate yourself from me. If you go to
the left, then I will go to the right. Or if you go to
the right, then I will go to the left.
Lot lifted up his eyes and saw the entire plain of the Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere — this was
before Jehovah had destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah — like the agarden
of Jehovah, like the land of Egypt, as you go to Zoar.
Lot chose for himself the entire plain of the Jordan, and Lot journeyed east; and they separated themselves from each other.
dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain and moved his tent aas
far as Sodom.
the men of aSodom
were very wicked and sinful toward Jehovah.
said to Abram after Lot had separated from him, Now lift up your eyes, and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward;
all the land that you see I will give to you and to your aseed
I will make your seed as the 1adust
of the earth, so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then your seed can also be numbered.
up; walk through the land according to its length and its breadth, for I will give it to you.
Abram moved his 1atent
and came and dwelt by the oaks of 2Mamre
, which are in 3bHebron
, and there he built an caltar