And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.
A. M. 2086. B.C. 1918. the south. The south of Canaan; as in leaving Egypt, it is said he "came from the south," (ver. 3,) and the southern part of the promised land lay north-east of Egypt
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 Hai;
Beth-el and Hai
i.e., The place which was afterwards called Bethel by Jacob, and so called when Moses wrote; for its first name was Luz. (ch. 28:19.)
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 together.
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.
i.e., They were there when Abram and Lot came to pitch their tents 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; for we be brethren.
Heb. men, brethren.
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.
if thou wilt
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.
14:2,8 19:20,22-30 Deuteronomy 34:3 Isaiah 15:5 Jeremiah 48:34 Instead of "Zoar," which was situated at the extremity of the plain of Jordan, the Syriac reads "Zoan," which was situated in the south of Egypt, and in a well-watered country.
Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
A. M. 2087. B.C. 1917. chose
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 LORD exceedingly.
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:
For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
12:7 15:18 17:7,8 18:18 24:7 26:3,4 28:4,13 35:12 48:4 Exodus 33:1 Numbers 34:2,12-29 Deuteronomy 26:2-4 34:4 2 Chronicles 20:7 Nehemiah 9:7,8 Psalms 37:22,29 Psalms 105:9-12 112:1,2 Isaiah 63:18 Matthew 5:5 Acts 7:5
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.
12:2,3 15:5 17:6,16,20 18:18 21:13 22:17 25:1-34 26:4 28:3,14 32:12 35:11 36:1-43 46:3 Exodus 1:7 32:13 Numbers 23:10 Deuteronomy 1:10 Judges 6:3,5 1 Kings 3:8 4:20 1 Chronicles 21:5 27:23 2 Chronicles 17:14-18 Isaiah 48:18 Isaiah 48:19 Jeremiah 33:22 Romans 4:16-18 Hebrews 11:12 Revelation 7:9
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.
Heb. plains. Mamre.