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Genesis 12

The First Book of Moses, called Genesis

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Chapter 13

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And Abram goeth up from Egypt (he and his wife, and all that he hath, and Lot with him) towards the south;

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and Abram is exceedingly wealthy in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

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And he goeth on his journeyings from the south, even unto Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the commencement, between Bethel and Hai --

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unto the place of the altar which he made there at the first, and there doth Abram preach in the name of Jehovah.

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And also to Lot, who is going with Abram, there hath been sheep and oxen and tents;

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and the land hath not suffered them to dwell together, for their substance hath been much, and they have not been able to dwell together;

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and there is a strife between those feeding Abram`s cattle and those feeding Lot`s cattle; and the Canaanite and the Perizzite are then dwelling in the land.

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And Abram saith unto Lot, `Let there not, I pray thee, be strife between me and thee, and between my shepherds and thy shepherds, for we are men -- brethren.

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Is not all the land before thee? be parted, I pray thee, from me; if to the left, then I to the right; and if to the right, then I to the left.`

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And Lot lifteth up his eyes, and seeth the whole circuit of the Jordan that it is all a watered country (before Jehovah`s destroying Sodom and Gomorrah, as Jehovah`s garden, as the land of Egypt,) in thy coming toward Zoar,

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and Lot chooseth for himself the whole circuit of the Jordan; and Lot journeyeth from the east, and they are parted -- a man from his companion;

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Abram hath dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot hath dwelt in the cities of the circuit, and tenteth unto Sodom;

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and the men of Sodom are evil, and sinners before Jehovah exceedingly.

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And Jehovah said unto Abram, after Lot`s being parted from him, `Lift up, I pray thee, thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward;

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for the whole of the land which thou are seeing, to thee I give it, and to thy seed -- to the age.

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And I have set thy seed as dust of the earth, so that, if one is able to number the dust of the earth, even thy seed is numbered;

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rise, go up and down through the land, to its length, and to its breadth, for to thee I give it.`

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And Abram tenteth, and cometh, and dwelleth among the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and buildeth there an altar to Jehovah.

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