Get the free app for more features and content.
Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play

Abram and Lot Separate

1So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, with his wife and everything he had, and Lot went with him. 2Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold.

3From the Negev he went from place to place until he came to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had been earlier 4and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the Lord.

5Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. 6But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together. 7And quarreling arose between Abram’s herders and Lot’s. The Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land at that time.

8So Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives. 9Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll go to the left.”

10Lot looked around and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan toward Zoar was well watered, like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt. (This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) 11So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company: 12Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot lived among the cities of the plain and pitched his tents near Sodom. 13Now the people of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the Lord.

14The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. 15All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever. 16I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. 17Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.”

18So Abram went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he pitched his tents. There he built an altar to the Lord.

Holy Bible, New International Version™, NIV™
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.
Used with permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
The “New International Version” is a trademark registered in the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc. The “NIV”, “Biblica”, “International Bible Society” and the Biblica Logo are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc. Used with permission.
Learn more at www.Biblica.com.

Featured Resources

The Book of Genesis - Part 2

The Book of Genesis - Part 2

In Genesis, God makes a promise that He will bless all nations through Abraha...

BibleProject

John Walton: What is the Ancient Near East?

John Walton: What is the Ancient Near East?

What is the ancient Near East? Is it useful for understanding the Bible? Dr. ...

Seedbed

Introduction to Genesis

Introduction to Genesis

Dr. Oscar García-Johnson introduces Genesis, which testifies to God as the gi...

Fuller Studio

MELCHIZEDEK | Bible Study | Jesus In All of Genesis 13-14

MELCHIZEDEK | Bible Study | Jesus In All of Gen...

This bible study devotional covers Genesis chapters 13-14. Here we see God's ...

Spoken Gospel

Overview: Genesis 12-50

Overview: Genesis 12-50

Watch our overview video on Genesis 12-50, which breaks down the literary des...

BibleProject

Origins Today: Genesis through Ancient Eyes with John Walton

Origins Today: Genesis through Ancient Eyes wit...

http://seedbed.com Dr. John Walton delivers his origins talk on how to und...

Seedbed

Overview: TaNaK / Old Testament

Overview: TaNaK / Old Testament

Watch our overview video on the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew Bible...

BibleProject

Explore Genesis 13