12 Abram [a]settled in the land of Canaan, while Lot [b]settled in (A)the cities of the [c]vicinity of the Jordan, and moved his tents as far as Sodom. 13 Now (B)the men of Sodom were [d]exceedingly wicked (C)sinners against the Lord.

14 The Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “(D)Now raise your eyes and look from the place where you are, (E)northward and southward, and eastward and westward; 15 (F)for all the land which you see (G)I will give to you and to your [e]descendants forever. 16 I will make your [f]descendants (H)as plentiful as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can count the dust of the earth, then your [g]descendants could also be counted. 17 Arise, (I)walk about in the land through its length and width; for (J)I will give it to you.” 18 Then Abram moved his tent and came and lived by the [h](K)oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron; and there he built (L)an altar to the Lord.

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  1. Genesis 13:12 Lit dwelt
  2. Genesis 13:12 Lit dwelt
  3. Genesis 13:12 Lit circle
  4. Genesis 13:13 Lit wicked and sinners exceedingly
  5. Genesis 13:15 Lit seed
  6. Genesis 13:16 Lit seed
  7. Genesis 13:16 Lit seed
  8. Genesis 13:18 Or terebinths