1 Then Abram departed out of Egypt; both he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him unto the south. 2 Abram was very rich in cattle, silver and gold. 3 And he went on his journey from the south even unto Bethel, and unto the place where his tent was at the first time between Bethel and Ai, 4 and unto the place of the altar which he made before. And there called Abram upon the name, of the LORD.
5 Lot also, which went with him, had sheep, cattle and tents: 6 so that the land was not able to receive them that they might dwell together. For the substance of their riches was so great, that they could not dwell together. 7 And there fell a strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle, and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle. Moreover, the Canaanites and the Perizzites dwelled at that time in the land.
8 Then said Abram unto Lot, "Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between thee and me, and between my herdsmen and thine, for we be brethren. 9 Is not all the whole land before thee? Depart, I pray thee, from me. If thou wilt take the lefthand, I will take the right: or if thou take the righthand I will take the left."
10 Then Lot lift up his eyes, and beheld all the country about Jordan: that it was a plenteous country of water. For, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, it was round about Zoar, even as the pleasant garden of the LORD, and as the land of Egypt. 11 Then Lot chose all the coasts of Jordan and took his journey from the east. And so departed the one brother from the other. 12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan: And Lot in the cities of the plain, and tented till he came to Sodom. 13 But the men of Sodom were wicked, and sinned exceedingly against the LORD.
14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was departed from him, "Lift up thine eyes and look from the place where thou art, northward, southward, eastward and westward, 15 for all the land which thou seest will I give unto thee and to thy seed for ever. 16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. 17 Arise, and walk about in the land, in the length of it and in the breadth, for I will give it unto thee."