Genesis 13

Abram went up from Egypt, into the Negev, with his wife and all that he possessed,
Along with Lot. Now Abram was rich in livestock (cattle and goats with which he’d been blessed),
And in silver and gold. So he journeyed on from the Negev to Bethel, to the place
Where his tent had been previously, between Bethel and Ai, at the site of God’s grace,

The same site of the altar that he had first built. And there Abram called out the Lord’s name.
As for Lot, who had also gone with Abram, he had sheep, oxen, and tents when he came;
The land couldn’t support them both staying together, with property of such extent
That they could not remain and both settle together. So there was a great argument
Between all of the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and all Lot’s herdsman and cattle-hands.
(And it was at that time that the Canaanites and Perizzites were settled in the land.)

Abram said to Lot, “Please, let there not be a quarrel with you and me, your men and mine,
For we are kinsmen. And is not all of the land before you? Part from me at this time.
If you go to the right, I will go to the left, and if you go left, I will go right.”
So Lot lifted his eyes up and saw all the plain of the Jordan, a beautiful sight,
He saw how well-watered it all was, (before God brought ruin to Sodom and Gomorrah,)
Like the garden of God, like the land of Egypt, just as you would be coming towards Zoar.
So Lot chose for himself all the plain of the Jordan. Then Lot journeyed east, and they parted,
Each man left from the other; Abram settled in the land of Canaan, while Lot soon started
To be settled in the cities of the plain, it was near Sodom that he pitched his tent.
Now the men of Sodom were all sinners against God, and sinners of a wicked bent.

So God said to Abram, once Lot parted from him, “Lift your eyes up and see all around
To the north, to the south and Negev, to the east, to the Sea in the west. All the ground
That you see, I give to you and to your offspring, for the ages. I will make your seed
Like the dust of the earth, so if a man could count all the dust of the earth, then indeed
So too could all your offspring be counted. Get up, and now go walk about through the land
Walk throughout its length and walk throughout its breadth, for I am giving it into your hand.”
Abram moved his tent, and the place he came to settle and dwell was upon Hebron’s sod,
Beside the oaks (or the terebinths) of Mamre. There Abram built an altar to God.

Comments (1)

louisaJanuary 1st, 2009 at 7:30 pm

praise be to God.I am a seed of Abraham .so where i am it was already given to me by God.its all mine.Praise the Lord.

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