Abram returns from Egypt—He and Lot part—The Lord will make Abram’s seed as the dust of the earth in number—Abram settles in Hebron.
1 And 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 arich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to aBeth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and bHai;
4 Unto the place of the aaltar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram bcalled 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 Abram’s cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle: and the aCanaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.
8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no astrife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be bbrethren.
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 aSodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto bZoar.
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 aLot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.
13 But the men of aSodom were bwicked 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 awestward:
15 For all the aland which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
16 And I will make thy aseed as the bdust 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 ain the plain of Mamre, which is in bHebron, and built there an caltar unto the Lord.