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Genesis 13

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13:1 And Abram went up out of Egypt with his wife and all he had, and Lot with him, and they came in to the South.

13:2 Now Abram had great wealth of cattle and silver and gold.

13:3 And travelling on from the South, he came to Beth-el, to the place where his tent had been before, between Beth-el and Ai;

13:4 To the place where he had made his first altar, and there Abram gave worship to the name of the Lord.

13:5 And Lot, who went with him, had flocks and herds and tents;

13:6 So that the land was not wide enough for the two of them: their property was so great that there was not room for them together.

13:7 And there was an argument between the keepers of Abram's cattle and the keepers of Lot's cattle: at that time the Canaanites and Perizzites were still living in the land.

13:8 Then Abram said to Lot, Let there be no argument between me and you, and between my herdmen and your herdmen, for we are brothers.

13:9 Is not all the land before you? then let us go our separate ways: if you go to the left, I will go to the right; or if you take the right, I will go to the left.

13:10 And Lot, lifting up his eyes and looking an the valley of Jordan, saw that it was well watered everywhere, before the Lord had sent destruction on Sodom and Gomorrah; it was like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, on the way to Zoar.

13:11 So Lot took for himself all the valley of Jordan, and went to the east, and they were parted from one another.

13:12 Abram went on living in the land of Canaan, and Lot went to the lowland towns, moving his tent as far as Sodom.

13:13 Now the men of Sodom were evil, and great sinners before the Lord.

13:14 And the Lord had said to Abram, after Lot was parted from him, From this place where you are take a look to the north and to the south, to the east and to the west:

13:15 For all the land which you see I will give to you and to your seed for ever.

13:16 And I will make your children like the dust of the earth, so that if the dust of the earth may be numbered, then will your children be numbered.

13:17 Come, go through all the land from one end to the other for I will give it to you.

13:18 And Abram, moving his tent, came and made his living-place by the holy tree of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and made an altar there to the Lord.