Abram and Lot return out of Egypt.
Genesis 13:1 So Abram came up out of Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, towards the South. Genesis 13:2 Now, Abram, was very rich,in cattle, in silver, and in gold. Genesis 13:3 And he went his way, by his removals, from the South, even as far as to Bethel,as far as the place where his tent was at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai: Genesis 13:4 unto the place of the altar, which he made there at first,and Abram called, there, on the name of Yahweh.
Genesis 13:5 Now, Lot also, who was going with Abram, had flocks and herds, and tents. Genesis 13:6 And the land suffered them not to dwell together,because, their substance, had become, great, so that they could not dwell together.
By disagreement they part asunder.
Genesis 13:7 And there arose a strife betwixt the herdmen of Abram, and the herdmen of Lot. Now, the Canaanite and the Perizzite, were then dwelling in the land. Genesis 13:8 So then Abram said unto Lot, Pray let not cause of strife arise betwixt me and thee, or betwixt my herdmen and thy herdmen; for, brethren, are we. Genesis 13:9 Is not, all the land, before thee? I pray thee, separate thyself from me,if to the left hand, then I will go to the right, if to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Lot goeth to wicked Sodom.
Genesis 13:10 So Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the circuit of the Jordan, that, the whole of it, was well-watered,before Yahweh destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like the Garden of Yahweh, like the land of Egypt, as thou enterest into Zoar. Genesis 13:11 And Lot chose for himself all the circuit of the Jordan, so Lot brake up eastwards,and they separated themselves, each man from his brother: Genesis 13:12 Abram, fixed his dwelling in the land of Canaan,but, Lot, fixed his dwelling among the cities of the circuit, and moved his tent as far as Sodom. Genesis 13:13 Now, the men of Sodom, were base and sinful,against Yahweh, exceedingly.
God reneweth the promise to Abram.
Genesis 13:14 And, Yahweh, said unto Abram, after that Lot had separated himself from him, Lift up, I pray thee, thine eyes, and look, from the place where thou art,northward and southward, and eastward and westward; Genesis 13:15 for, all the land which thou art beholdingto thee, will I give it, and to thy seed, unto times age-abiding; Genesis 13:16 and I will make thy seed, as the dust of the earth,so that, if a man can number the dust of the earth, thy seed also, may be numbered. Genesis 13:17 Rise! go up and down in the land, to the length thereof, and to the breadth thereof, for, to thee, will I give it.
He removeth to Hebron, and there buildeth an altar.
Genesis 13:18 So Abram moved his tent, and came in and dwelt among the oaks of Mamre, which were in Hebron,and built there an altar to Yahweh.