Abram and Lot return out of Egypt.
Genesis 13:1 Then Abram departed out of Egypt, both he and his wife, & al that he had, and Lot with hym vnto the Southe. Genesis 13:2 Abram was verye ryche in cattell, syluer, & golde. Genesis 13:3 And he wente on hys iorney, from the South euen vnto Bethel, & to the place wher hys tent was at the fyrst tyme, betwene Bethel and Ap, Genesis 13:4 and vnto the place of the aulter which he made before. And ther called Abram vpon the name of the Lorde.
Genesis 13:5 Lot also which went with him, had shepe, cattell, and tentes: Genesis 13:6 so that the Land was not able to receyue them, that they myght dwell togither, for the substaunce of theyr riches was so greate, that they coulde not dwel togyther.
By disagreement they part asunder.
Genesis 13:7 And there fell a stryfe betwene the herdmen of Abrams cattell, and the herdmen of Lots cattell. Moreouer the Cananites & the Pheresytes dwelled at that tyme in the land. Genesis 13:8 Then sayd Abram vnto Lot: Let there be no strife (I pray the) betwene the and me, and betwene my herdmen and thine, for we be brethren. Genesis 13:9 Is not al the whole land before the? Departe I praye the fro me. If thou wilte take the lyfte hande, I wyll take the ryght: or if thou take the ryght hand I wyll take the lyfte.
Lot goeth to wicked Sodom.
Genesis 13:10 And Lot lyft vp hys eyes, and beheld al the contry about Iordane, whych was a plentuous contry of water euery wher, before the Lorde destroyed Sodome & Gomorha, euen as the garden of the Lorde, & as the Land of Egypt tyll thou come to Zoar. Genesis 13:11 Then Lot chose al the costes of Iordane, and toke his iorney from the east. And so departed the one brother from the other. Genesis 13:12 Abram dwelled in the lande of Canaan: & Lot in the cities of the playne, & tented tyll he came to Sodome. Genesis 13:13 But the men of Sodome were wicked, & sinned exceadyngly against the Lord.
God reneweth the promise to Abram.
Genesis 13:14 And the Lorde sayd vnto Abraham, after that Lot was departed from hym: Lyfte vp thyne eyes, & loke from the place wher thou art, northward, southward, estward, & westward, Genesis 13:15 for all the Lande whyche thou seest, wyl I gyue vnto the, & to thy sede for euer. Genesis 13:16 And I wyll make thy sede, as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can numbre the duste of the earth, then shall thy sede also be numbred. Genesis 13:17 Aryse, and walke about all the Lande, in the length of it, and in the bredth, for I wil giue it vnto them.
He removeth to Hebron, and there buildeth an altar.
Genesis 13:18 Then Abram toke downe his tent & went & dwelled in the okegroue of Mamre which is in Hebron, and buylded there an aulter vnto the Lorde.