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Genesis 13:1

    Genesis 13:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the South.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Abram went up out of Egypt with his wife and all he had, and Lot with him, and they came in to the South.

    Webster's Revision

    And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the South.

    World English Bible

    Abram went up out of Egypt: he, his wife, all that he had, and Lot with him, into the South.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the South.

    Definitions for Genesis 13:1

    Lot - Portion; destiny; fate.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 13:1

    Abram went up out of Egypt - into the south - Probably the south of Canaan, as In leaving Egypt he is said to come from the south, Genesis 13:3, for the southern part of the promised land lay north-east of Egypt.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 13:1

    - Abram and Lot Separate

    7. פרזי perı̂zı̂y, Perizzi, "descendant of Paraz." פרז pārāz, "leader," or inhabitant of the plain or open country.

    10. ככר kı̂kar, "circle, border, vale, cake, talent;" related: "bow, bend, go round, dance." ירדן yardēn, Jardan, "descending." Usually with the article in prose. צער tso‛ar, Tso'ar, "smallness."

    18. ממרא mamrē', Mamre, "fat, strong, ruler." חברון chebrôn, Chebron, "conjunction, confederacy."

    Lot has been hitherto kept in association with Abram by the ties of kinmanship. But it becomes gradually manifest that he has an independent interest, and is no longer disposed to follow the fortunes of the chosen of God. In the natural course of things, this under-feeling comes to the surface. Their serfs come into collision; and as Abram makes no claim of authority over Lot, he offers him the choice of a dwelling-place in the land. This issues in a peaceable separation, in which Abram appears to great advantage. The chosen of the Lord is now in the course of providence isolated from all associations of kindred. He stands alone, in a strange land. He again obeys the summons to survey the land promised to him and his seed in perpetuity.

    Genesis 13:1-4

    Went up out of Mizraim. - Egypt is a low-lying valley, out of which the traveler ascends into Arabia Petraea and the hill-country of Kenaan. Abram returns, a wiser and a better man. When called to leave his native land, he had immediately obeyed. Such obedience evinced the existence of the new power of godliness in his breast. But he gets beyond the land of promise into a land of carnality, and out of the way of truth into a way of deceit. Such a course betrays the struggle between moral good and evil which has begun within him. This discovery humbles and vexes him. Self-condemnation and repentance are at work within him. We do not know that all these feelings rise into consciousness, but we have no doubt that their result, in a subdued, sobered, chastened spirit, is here, and will soon manifest itself.

    And Lot with him. - Lot accompanied him into Egypt, because he comes with him out of it. The south is so called in respect, not to Egypt, but to the land of promise. It acquired this title before the times of the patriarch, among the Hebrew-speaking tribes inhabiting it. The great riches of Abram consist in cattle and the precious metals. The former is the chief form of wealth in the East. Abram's flocks are mentioned in preparation for the following occurrence. He advances north to the place between Bethel and Ai, and perhaps still further, according to Genesis 13:4, to the place of Shekem, where he built the first altar in the land. He now calls on the name of the Lord. The process of contrition in a new heart, has come to its right issue in confession and supplication. The sense of acceptance with God, which he had before experienced in these places of meeting with God, he has now recovered. The spirit of adoption, therefore, speaks within him.