Bible: Genesis 13:5-18

13:5 Now Lot, who was traveling 1  with Abram, also had 2  flocks, herds, and tents. 13:6 But the land could 3  not support them while they were living side by side. 4  Because their possessions were so great, they were not able to live 5  alongside one another. 13:7 So there were quarrels 6  between Abram’s herdsmen and Lot’s herdsmen. 7  (Now the Canaanites and the Perizzites were living in the land at that time.) 8 

13:8 Abram said to Lot, “Let there be no quarreling between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are close relatives. 9  13:9 Is not the whole land before you? Separate yourself now from me. If you go 10  to the left, then I’ll go to the right, but if you go to the right, then I’ll go to the left.”

13:10 Lot looked up and saw 11  the whole region 12  of the Jordan. He noticed 13  that all of it was well-watered (before the Lord obliterated 14  Sodom and Gomorrah) 15  like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, 16  all the way to Zoar. 13:11 Lot chose for himself the whole region of the Jordan and traveled 17  toward the east.

So the relatives separated from each other. 18  13:12 Abram settled in the land of Canaan, but Lot settled among the cities of the Jordan plain 19  and pitched his tents next to Sodom. 13:13 (Now 20  the people 21  of Sodom were extremely wicked rebels against the Lord.) 22 

13:14 After Lot had departed, the Lord said to Abram, 23 Look 24  from the place where you stand to the north, south, east, and west. 13:15 I will give all the land that you see to you and your descendants 25  forever. 13:16 And I will make your descendants like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone is able to count the dust of the earth, then your descendants also can be counted. 26  13:17 Get up and 27  walk throughout 28  the land, 29  for I will give it to you.”

13:18 So Abram moved his tents and went to live 30  by the oaks 31  of Mamre in Hebron, and he built an altar to the Lord there.

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