Abram and Lot return out of Egypt.
Genesis 13:1 Then Abram went vp from Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him toward the South. Genesis 13:2 And Abram was very rich in cattell, in siluer and in golde. Genesis 13:3 And he went on his iourney from ye South toward Beth-el, to the place where his tent had bene at ye beginning, betweene Beth-el & Haai, Genesis 13:4 Vnto 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, who went with Abram, had sheepe, and cattell and tentes, Genesis 13:6 So that the land coulde not beare them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they coulde not dwell together.
By disagreement they part asunder.
Genesis 13:7 Also there was debate betweene ye heardmen of Abrams cattell, & the heardmen of Lots cattell. (and the Canaanites and the Perizzites dwelled at that time in the land.) Genesis 13:8 Then saide Abram vnto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, betweene thee and me, neither betweene mine heardmen & thine heardmen: for we be brethren. Genesis 13:9 Is not the whole land before thee? depart I pray thee from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will goe to the right: or if thou goe to the right hand, then I will take the left.
Lot goeth to wicked Sodom.
Genesis 13:10 So when Lot lifted vp his eyes, he saw that all the plaine of Iorden was watered euery where: (for before the Lorde destroyed Sodom and Gomorah, it was as the garden of the Lorde, like the land of Egypt, as thou goest vnto Zoar) Genesis 13:11 Then Lot chose vnto him all the plaine of Iorden, and tooke his iourney from the East: and they departed the one from the other. Genesis 13:12 Abram dwelled in the lande of Canaan, and Lot abode in the cities of the plaine, and pitched his tent euen to Sodom. Genesis 13:13 Now the men of Sodom were wicked and exceeding sinners against the Lord.
God reneweth the promise to Abram.
Genesis 13:14 Then the Lord saide vnto Abram, (after that Lot was departed from him) Lift vp thine eyes nowe, and looke from the place where thou art, Northward, and Southward, and Eastwarde, and Westward: Genesis 13:15 For all the land, which thou seest, will I giue vnto thee 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 seede be numbred. Genesis 13:17 Arise, walke through the land, in ye length thereof, and breadth thereof: 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 dwelled in the plaine of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and builded there an altar vnto ye Lorde.