Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot
with him, into the south.
2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in
silver, and in gold.
3 And he went on his journeys from the south even
to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning,
between Bethel and Hai;
4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had made
there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.
5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks,
and herds, and tents.
6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they
might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could
not dwell together.
7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of
Abrams cattle and the herdmen of Lots cattle: and the Canaanite and
the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.
8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife,
I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen;
for we be brethren.
9 Is not the whole land before thee?
separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left
hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right
hand, then I will go to the left.
10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the
plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the
LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD,
like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and
Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot
dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward
13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and
sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was
separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where
thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will
I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
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, then
shall thy seed also be numbered.
17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it
and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and
dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an
altar unto the LORD.