1And Abram went up out of Egypt, he and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the wilderness.
2And Abram was very rich in cattle, and silver, and gold.
3And he went to the place whence he came, into the wilderness as far as Bethel, as far as the place where his tent was before, between Bethel and Ai,
4to the place of the altar, which he built there at first, and Abram there called on the name of the Lord.
5And Lot who went out with Abram had sheep, and oxen, and tents.
6And the land was not large enough for them to live together, because their possessions were great; and the land was not large enough for them to live together.
7And there was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s cattle, and the herdsmen of Lot’s cattle, and the Canaanites and the Perizzites then inhabited the land.
8And Abram said to Lot, Let there not be a strife between me and thee, and between my herdsmen and thy herdsmen, for we are brethren.
9Lo! is not the whole land before thee? Separate thyself from me; if thou goest to the left, I will go to the right, and if thou goest to the right, I will go to the left.
10And Lot having lifted up his eyes, observed all the country round about Jordan, that it was all watered, before God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, as the garden of the Lord, and as the land of Egypt, until thou come to Zoar.
11And Lot chose for himself all the country round Jordan, and Lot went from the east, and they were separated each from his brother. And Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan.
12And Lot dwelt in a city of the neighboring people, and pitched his tent in Sodom.
13But the men of Sodom were evil, and exceedingly sinful before God.
14And God said to Abram after Lot was separated from him, Look up with thine eyes, and behold from the place where thou now art northward and southward, and eastward and seaward;
15for all the land which thou seest, I will give it to thee and to thy seed forever.
16And I will make thy seed like the dust of the earth; if anyone is able to number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed be numbered.
17Arise and traverse the land, both in the length of it and in the breadth; for to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever.
18And Abram having removed his tent, came and dwelt by the oak of Mamre, which was in Hebron, and he there built an altar to the Lord.