Abram and Lot Separate

Genesis 13

1 So Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, a into the Negeb.

2 b Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold. 3 And he journeyed on from the Negeb as far as Bethel to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai, 4 to c the place where he had made an altar at the first. And there Abram called upon the name of the Lord. 5 And Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents, 6 so that d the land could not support both of them dwelling together; for their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together, 7 e and there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock. At that time f the Canaanites and the Perizzites were dwelling in the land.

8 Then Abram said to Lot, g "Let there be no strife between you and me, and between your herdsmen and my herdsmen, h for we are kinsmen. 1 9 i Is not the whole land before you? Separate yourself from me. If you take the left hand, then I will go to the right, or if you take the right hand, then I will go to the left." 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes and saw that the j Jordan Valley was well watered everywhere like k the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, in the direction of l Zoar. (This was before the Lord m destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) 11 So Lot chose for himself all the Jordan Valley, and Lot journeyed east. Thus they separated from each other. 12 Abram settled in the land of Canaan, while Lot settled among the cities of the valley and moved his tent as far as Sodom. 13 Now the men of Sodom n were wicked, great sinners against the Lord.

14 The Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, "Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, o northward and southward and eastward and westward, 15 for all the land that you see I will give p to you and q to your offspring forever. 16 r I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if one can count the dust of the earth, your offspring also can be counted. 17 Arise, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I will give it to you." 18 So Abram moved his tent and came and s settled by the t oaks 2 of Mamre, which u are at Hebron, and there he built an altar to the Lord.

  1. Cross References
    Genesis 12:9
    And Abram journeyed on, still going toward the Negeb.
  2. Cross References
    Genesis 24:35
    The Lord has greatly blessed my master, and he has become great. He has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male servants and female servants, camels and donkeys.
    Psalms 112:1 - 3
    Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments!
    Proverbs 10:22
    The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
  3. Cross References
    Genesis 12:7 - 8
    Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, "To your offspring I will give this land." So he built there an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
  4. Cross References
    Genesis 36:6 - 7
    Then Esau took his wives, his sons, his daughters, and all the members of his household, his livestock, all his beasts, and all his property that he had acquired in the land of Canaan. He went into a land away from his brother Jacob.
  5. Cross References
    Genesis 26:20
    The herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, "The water is ours." So he called the name of the well Esek, because they contended with him.
  6. Cross References
    Genesis 12:6
    Abram passed through the land to the place at Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were in the land.
  7. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 6:1 - 8
    When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints?
  8. Cross References
    Acts 7:26
    And on the following day he appeared to them as they were quarreling and tried to reconcile them, saying, 'Men, you are brothers. Why do you wrong each other?
  9. Cross References
    Genesis 20:15
    And Abimelech said, "Behold, my land is before you; dwell where it pleases you.
    Genesis 34:10
    You shall dwell with us, and the land shall be open to you. Dwell and trade in it, and get property in it.
  10. Cross References
    Genesis 19:17
    And as they brought them out, one said, "Escape...
    Genesis 19:25
    And he overthrew those cities, and all the vall...
    Genesis 19:28
    And he looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah an...
    Deuteronomy 34:3
    The Negeb, and the Plain, that is, the Valley o...
    1 Kings 7:46
    In the plain of the Jordan the king cast them, ...
    Matthew 3:5
    Then Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region...
  11. Cross References
    Genesis 2:8
    And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed.
    Isaiah 51:3
    For the Lord comforts Zion; he comforts all her waste places and makes her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the Lord ; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song.
    Ezekiel 28:13
    You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, emerald, and carbuncle; and crafted in gold were your settings and your engravings. On the day that you were created they were prepared.
    Joel 2:3
    Fire devours before them, and behind them a flame burns. The land is like the garden of Eden before them, but behind them a desolate wilderness, and nothing escapes them.
  12. Cross References
    Genesis 14:2
    These kings made war with Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar).
    Genesis 14:8
    Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) went out, and they joined battle in the Valley of Siddim
    Genesis 19:22
    Escape there quickly, for I can do nothing till you arrive there." Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
  13. Cross References
    Genesis 19:24 - 25
    Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the Lord out of heaven.
  14. Cross References
    Genesis 18:20
    Then the Lord said, "Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is very grave.
    Ezekiel 16:49
    Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.
    2 Peter 2:7 - 8
    And if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked
  15. Cross References
    Genesis 28:14
    Your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south, and in you and your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
  16. Cross References
    Genesis 17:8
    And I will give to you and to your offspring after you the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession, and I will be their God.
    Genesis 28:13
    And behold, the Lord stood above it and said, "I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. The land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring.
    Genesis 35:12
    The land that I gave to Abraham and Isaac I will give to you, and I will give the land to your offspring after you.
    Acts 7:5
    Yet he gave him no inheritance in it, not even a foot's length, but promised to give it to him as a possession and to his offspring after him, though he had no child.
  17. Cross References
    Genesis 12:7
    Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, "To y...
    Genesis 15:18
    On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram...
    Genesis 24:7
    The Lord, the God of heaven, who took me from m...
    Genesis 26:4
    I will multiply your offspring as the stars of ...
    Deuteronomy 34:4
    And the Lord said to him, "This is the land of ...
    2 Chronicles 20:7
    Did you not, our God, drive out the inhabitants...
  18. Cross References
    Genesis 22:17
    I will surely bless you, and I will surely mult...
    Genesis 28:14
    Your offspring shall be like the dust of the ea...
    Genesis 32:12
    But you said, 'I will surely do you good, and m...
    Numbers 23:10
    Who can count the dust of Jacob or number the f...
    1 Kings 3:8
    And your servant is in the midst of your people...
    Genesis 15:5
    And he brought him outside and said, "Look towa...
  19. Cross References
    Genesis 14:13
    Then one who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew, who was living by the oaks of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and of Aner. These were allies of Abram.
  20. Cross References
    Genesis 12:6
    Abram passed through the land to the place at Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were in the land.
  21. Cross References
    Genesis 35:27
    And Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre, or Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had sojourned.
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