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Genesis 13:6

    Genesis 13:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So that the land was not wide enough for the two of them: their property was so great that there was not room for them together.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    World English Bible

    The land was not able to bear them, that they might live together: for their substance was great, so that they could not live together.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 13:6

    Their substance was great - As their families increased, it was necessary their flocks should increase also, as from those flocks they derived their clothing, food, and drink. Many also were offered in sacrifice to God.

    They could not dwell together - 1. Because their flocks were great. 2. Because the Canaanites and the Perizzites had already occupied a considerable part of the land. 3. Because there appears to have been envy between the herdsmen of Abram and Lot. To prevent disputes among them, that might have ultimately disturbed the peace of the two families, it was necessary that a separation should take place.

    Wesley's Notes on Genesis 13:6

    13:6 The land was not able to bear them - The place was too strait for them, and they had not room for their flocks.