- And Abram went up out of Egypt, he
and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot
with him, into the wilderness.
- And Abram
was very rich in cattle and silver, and gold.
- And he went to the place whence he came,
into the wilderness as far as Bæthel, as far
as the place where his tent was before, between
Bæthel and Aggai,
- to the place of the altar,
[a] which he built there at first, and
Abram there called on the name of the Lord.
- And Lot who went out with Abram had
sheep, and oxen, and [b] tents.
- And the land
was not large enough for them to live together,
because their possessions were great;
and the land was not large enough for them
to live together.
- And there was a strife
between the herdmen of Abram's cattle, and
the herdmen of Lot's cattle, and the Chananites
and the Pherezites then inhabited the
- And Abram said to Lot, Let there
not be a strife between me and thee, and
between my herdmen and thy herdmen for
we are [c] brethren.
- Lo! is not the whole
land before thee? Separate thyself from me;
if thou goest to the left, I will go to the
right, and if thou goest to the right I will
go to the left.
- And Lot having lifted up
his eyes, observed all the country round
about Jordan, that it was all watered, before
God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrha, as
the garden of the Lord, and as the land of
Egypt, until thou come to Zogora.
Lot chose for himself all the country round
Jordan, and Lot went from the east, and
they were separated each from his brother.
And Abram dwelt in the land of Chanaan.
- And Lot dwelt in a city of the neighbouring
people, and pitched his tent in Sodom.
- But the men of Sodom were evil, and exceedingly
sinful before God.
- And God
said to Abram after Lot was separated from
him, Look up with thine eyes, and behold
from the place where thou now art northward
and southward and eastward and seaward;
- for all the land which thou seest,
I will give it to thee and to thy seed for
- And I will make thy seed like the
[d] dust of the earth;
if any one is able to
number the dust of the earth, then shall
thy seed be numbered.
- Arise and traverse
the land, both in the length of it and in the
breadth; for to thee will I give it, and to
thy seed for ever.
- And Abram having
[e] removed his tent,
came and dwelt by the
oak of Mambre, which was in Chebrom, and
he there built an altar to the Lord.
[a] Alex. where he made or pitched his tent.
[b] Alex. cattle.
[c] Gr. men, brethren.
[d] Gr. sand.
[e] Or, having dwelt at a distance.
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 1851]