Abram and Lot return out of Egypt.
Genesis 13:1 And so Abram gat him vp out of Egypte, he & his wyfe, & all that he had, & Lot wyth hym, towarde the south. Genesis 13:2 And Abram was very ryche, in catell in syluer & golde. Genesis 13:3 And he wente furth on hys iourney from the south towarde Bethel, vnto þe place where hys tent had bene at the begynnynge, betwene Bethel & Hai: Genesis 13:4 Euen vnto þe place of the altare which he had made there at the fyrst, and there Abram called on the name of the Lorde.
Genesis 13:5 Lot also whych went with Abram had shepe, cattell & tentes: Genesis 13:6 & the lande was not able to receaue them that they myght dwell together, for the substaunce of their ryches was greate, & they coulde not dwell to gether.
By disagreement they part asunder.
Genesis 13:7 And there fell a stryfe betwene þe herdmen of Abrams catell, & the herdmen of Lots catell. Moreouer the Cananytes and the Pheresytes dwelled at that tyme in the lande. Genesis 13:8 Then sayde Abram vnto Lot: Let there be no stryfe (I praye the) betwene the and me & betwene my herdmen and thyne, for we be brethren. Genesis 13:9 Is not all the hole lande before the? Departe I praye the fro me. If thou wilt take the lefte hande, I will go to the ryght: or yf thou departe to the ryght hande I will go to the left.
Lot goeth to wicked Sodom.
Genesis 13:10 And so Lot lyftynge vp hys eyes, beholde all the contre of Iordane, which was a plenteous contre of water euery where, before þe Lord destroyed Sodome & Gomorra, euen as the garden of the Lorde, lyke the lande of Egypte as thou commest vnto Zoar. Genesis 13:11 Than Lot chose all the playne countrey of Iordane & toke hys iourney from the east. And so departed the one brother from the other. Genesis 13:12 Abram dwelled in þe lande of Canaan: and Lot abode in the cyties of the playne, & tented vntyll Sodome. Genesis 13:13 But the men of Sodome were wicked, and exceadynge synners before the Lorde.
God reneweth the promise to Abram.
Genesis 13:14 And the Lorde sayde vnto Abram, after that Lot was departed from him. Lyfte vp thyne eyes nowe, & loke from the place where þu art, northwarde, southwarde, estwarde & westwarde, Genesis 13:15 for all the lande whyche thou seeste wyll I geue vnto the and to thy seed for euer. Genesis 13:16 And I wyll make thy seed, as the dust of the erth: so that yf a man can nombre the dust of the erth, than shall thy seed also be nombred. Genesis 13:17 Aryse and walke about in the lande, after the length of it & after the bredth therof, for I wyll geue it vnto the.
He removeth to Hebron, and there buildeth an altar.
Genesis 13:18 And Abram takynge downe hys tente, came and dwelled in the okegroue of Mamre, namely in Ebron, and buylded there an alter vnto the Lorde.