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Genesis 13:5

    Genesis 13:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Lot, who went with him, had flocks and herds and tents;

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Genesis 13:5

    Lot - Portion; destiny; fate.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 13:5

    The collision. Lot now also abounded in the wealth of the East. The two opulent sheiks (elders, heads of houses) cannot dwell together anymore. Their serfs come to strife. The carnal temper comes out among their dependents. Such disputes were unavoidable in the circumstances. Neither party had any title to the land. Landed property was not yet clearly defined or secured by law. The land therefore was in common - wherever anybody availed himself of the best spot for grazing that he could find unoccupied. We can easily understand what facilities and temptations this would offer for the strong to overbear the weak. We meet with many incidental notices of such oppression Genesis 21:25; Genesis 26:15-22; Exodus 2:16-19. The folly and impropriety of quarreling among kinsmen about pasture grounds on the present occasion is enhanced by the circumstance that Abram and Lot are mere strangers among the Kenaanites and the Perizzites, the settled occupants of the country.

    Custom had no doubt already given the possessor a prior claim. Abram and Lot were there merely on sufferance, because the country was thinly populated, and many fertile spots were still unoccupied. The Perizzite is generally associated with, and invariably distinguished from, the Kenaanite Genesis 15:20; Genesis 34:30; Exodus 3:8, Exodus 3:17. This tribe is not found among the descendants of Kenaan in the table of nations. They stand side by side with them, and seem therefore not to be a subject, but an independent race. They may have been a Shemite clan, roaming over the land before the arrival of the Hamites. They seem to have been by name and custom rather wanderers or nomads than dwellers in the plain or in the villages. They dwelt in the mountains of Judah and Ephraim Judges 1:4; Joshua 17:15. They are noticed even so late as in the time of Ezra Ezr 9:1. The presence of two powerful tribes, independent of each other, was favorable to the quiet and peaceful residence of Abram and Lot, but not certainly to their living at feud with each other.