Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from
thy father's house, unto a land that I
will show thee:
will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families
of the earth be blessed.
So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot
went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he
departed out of Haran.
And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered,
and the souls that they had
gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and
into the land of Canaan they came.
And Abram passed through the land unto the place of
Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
And the LORD
appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who
appeared unto him.
And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
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
Unto the place of the
altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.
And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.
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
And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen
of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite
dwelled then in the land.
And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen;
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.
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.
Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and
pitched his tent toward Sodom.
But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the
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,
For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy
seed for ever.
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
Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
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.
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