Abram and Lot return out of Egypt.
Genesis 13:1 And Abram went vp out of Egypt, he and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the South. Genesis 13:2 And Abram was very rich in cattell, in siluer, and in gold. Genesis 13:3 And hee went on his iourneyes from the South, euen to Beth-el, vnto the place where his tent had bene at the beginning, betweene Beth-el and Hai: Genesis 13:4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the Name of the LORD.
Genesis 13:5 And Lot also which went with Abram, had flocks and heards, & tents. Genesis 13:6 And the land was not able to beare them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
By disagreement they part asunder.
Genesis 13:7 And there was a strife betweene the heardmen of Abrams cattell, and the heardmen of Lots cattell: And the Canaanite, and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. Genesis 13:8 And Abram said vnto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, betweene mee and thee, and betweene my heardmen and thy heardmen: for wee bee brethren. Genesis 13:9 Is not the whole land before thee? Separate thy selfe, I pray thee, from mee: if thou [wilt take] the left hand, then I will goe to the right: or if thou [depart] to the right hand, then I will goe to the left.
Lot goeth to wicked Sodom.
Genesis 13:10 And Lot lifted vp his eyes, and beheld all the plaine of Iordane, that it was well watered euery where before the LORD destroyed Sodome and Gomorah, [euen] as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou commest vnto Zoar. Genesis 13:11 Then Lot chose him all the plaine of Iordane: and Lot iourneyed East; and they separated themselues the one from the other. Genesis 13:12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plaine, and pitched his tent toward Sodome. Genesis 13:13 But the men of Sodome were wicked, and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
God reneweth the promise to Abram.
Genesis 13:14 And the LORD said vnto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift vp now thine eyes, and looke from the place where thou art, Northward, and Southward, and Eastward, and Westward. Genesis 13:15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seede for euer. Genesis 13:16 And I will make thy seede as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbred. Genesis 13:17 Arise, walke through the land, in the length of it, and in the breadth of it: for I will giue it vnto thee.
He removeth to Hebron, and there buildeth an altar.
Genesis 13:18 Then Abram remoued his tent, and came and dwelt in the plaine of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar vnto the LORD.