0 SAB Genesis 13

The LORD God said unto the serpent ... thou art cursed ... above every beast ... upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat. 3:14

Trivia: Which two Bible books begin with the words "In the beginning"?



Abraham, Sarah, and Lot return to Canaan

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 rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

3 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 Hai;

4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had make there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.

5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.

Abraham, Sarah, and Lot leave Egypt, taking their cattle, silver, and gold south to Bethel.
Abraham and Lot split up

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 Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.

8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.

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.

When Abraham and Lot arrived back in Canaan, they split up, since they had too much stuff to live together.
Lot chooses Sodom for his new home

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 Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

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 Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

Abraham went to the land of Canaan; Lot went to Sodom.

13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

The men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked sinners. [1]

God promises to give Abraham everything else

13:14-18, Cf. Genesis 15:1-7

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 westward:

After Abraham and Lot split up, God said to Abraham,

Look around you. North, south, east, and west.

15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

Everything you see, I will give to you and your descendants forever. [2]

16 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 numbered.

And I'll make your descendants as numerous as the dust of the earth.

17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.

Get up and walk through the land. I will give it to you.

18 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.

After God had finished speaking, Abraham picked up his tent and went to Hebron, where he built an altar to God.
ConnorE3 months ago

Abraham and Lot go their separate ways for a bit, with Lot setting up shop in Sodom. We'll get back to him later, though.

Anyways, with Abraham, God tells him that all the land he can see will be his, inventing the concept of Manifest Destiny.


Copyright © 1999-2024
The Skeptic's Annotated Bible

Send comments to Steve Wells
at swwells(at)gmail.com