1 And Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him,
into the South.
2 And Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold.
3 And he went on his journey from the South as far as Bethel, to the place where his tent
had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai,
4 to the place of the altar which he had made there at first. And there Abram called upon
the name of Jehovah.
5 Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks and herds and tents.
6 And the land was not able to support them, that they might dwell together, for their
possessions were so great that they could not dwell together.
7 And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of
Lot's livestock. The Canaanites and the Perizzites then dwelt in the land.
8 And Abram said to Lot, Please let there be no strife between me and you, and between
my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we men are brothers.
9 Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me. If you take the left, then I
will go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I will go to the left.
10 And Lot lifted up his eyes and saw all the area around Jordan, that it was well watered
everywhere (before Jehovah destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah) like the garden of Jehovah,
like the land of Egypt as you go toward Zoar.
11 Then Lot chose for himself all the area around Jordan, and Lot journeyed east. And
they separated each from the other.
12 Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt around the cities, and pitched his
tent even as far as Sodom.
13 But the men of Sodom were exceedingly evil and sinful before Jehovah.
14 And after Lot had separated from him, Jehovah said to Abram: Lift up your eyes now
and look from the place where you are, northward, southward, eastward, and westward;
15 for all the land which you see I give to you and your seed in perpetuity.
16 And I will make your seed as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could count the
dust of the earth, then your seed also could be numbered.
17 Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you.
18 Then Abram moved his tent, and went and dwelt by the plain of Mamre in Hebron,
and built an altar there unto Jehovah.