1 So AbramA went upB from Egypt,C he and his wife,D and all that he had, and LotE with him, into the Negeb.F
2 Now Abram was very richG in livestock,H in silver,I and in gold.J
3 He journeyedK on by stagesL from the Negeb as far as Bethel,M
to the placeN where his tentO had beenP at the beginning,Q between Bethel and Ai,R
4 to the place where he had madeS an altarT at the first;U
and there Abram calledV on the nameW of the Lord.X
5 Now Lot, who wentY with Abram, also had flocksZ and herdsAA and tents, 6 so that the landBB could not supportCC both of them livingDD together;EE
for their possessionsFF were so greatGG that they couldHH not live together,
7 and there was strifeII between the herdersJJ of Abram’s livestock and the herders of Lot’s livestock. At that time the CanaanitesKK and the PerizzitesLL lived in the land.
8 Then Abram said to Lot, “Let there be noMM strifeNN between you and me, and between your herders and my herders; for we are kindred.OO
9 Is not the whole land beforePP you? SeparateQQ, RR yourself from me.
If you take the leftSS hand, then I will go to the right;TT or if you take the rightUU hand, then I will go to the left.”VV
10 Lot looked aboutWW him, and sawXX that the plainYY of the JordanZZ was well wateredAAA everywhere like the gardenBBB of the Lord,
like the land of Egypt, in the direction ofCCC Zoar;DDD this was before the Lord had destroyedEEE SodomFFF and Gomorrah.GGG
11 So Lot choseHHH for himself all the plain of the Jordan, and Lot journeyedIII eastward;JJJ thus they separated from eachKKK other.LLL
12 Abram settledMMM in the land of Canaan,NNN while Lot settled among the citiesOOO of the Plain and moved his tentPPP as far as Sodom.
13 Now the peopleQQQ of Sodom were wicked,RRR great sinnersSSS against the Lord.
14 The Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “RaiseTTT your eyesUUU now,VVV
and look from the place where you are, northwardWWW and southwardXXX and eastward and westward;YYY 15 for all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspringZZZ forever.AAAA
16 I will makeBBBB your offspring like the dustCCCC of the earth;DDDD so that if oneEEEE can countFFFF the dust of the earth, your offspring also can be counted.
17 Rise up,GGGG walkHHHH through the lengthIIII and the breadthJJJJ of the land, for I will give it to you.”
18 So Abram moved his tent, and cameKKKK and settled by the oaksLLLL of Mamre,MMMM which are at Hebron;NNNN and there he builtOOOO an altar to the Lord.
Image credit: “Mountain Landscape with Abraham and Lot Separating” by Tobias Verhaecht, 1609.