So Abram said to Lot, Let there be no strife, I beg of you, between you and me, or between your herdsmen and my herdsmen, for we are relatives.
When Abram heard that [his nephew] had been captured, he armed (led forth) the 318 trained servants born in his own house and pursued the enemy as far as Dan.
Melchizedek king of Salem [later called Jerusalem] brought out bread and wine [for their nourishment]; he was the priest of God Most High,
After these things, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram, I am your Shield, your abundant compensation, and your reward shall be exceedingly great.
And he [Abram] believed in (trusted in, relied on, remained steadfast to) the Lord, and He counted it to him as righteousness (right standing with God).
And in the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground.
Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. She had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar.
Then Sarai said to Abram, May [the responsibility for] my wrong and deprivation of rights be upon you! I gave my maid into your bosom, and when she saw that she was with child, I was contemptible and despised in her eyes. May the Lord be the judge between you and me.
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, I am the Almighty God; walk and live habitually before Me and be perfect (blameless, wholehearted, complete).
And God said to Abraham, As for you, you shall therefore keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.
And God said to Abraham, As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai; but Sarah [Princess] her name shall be.
And as for Ishmael, I have heard and heeded you: behold, I will bless him and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly; He will be the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.
For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondmaid and one by the free woman.
Now the Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks or terebinths of Mamre; as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day,
The men rose up from there and faced toward Sodom, and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
Abraham went up early the next morning to the place where he [only the day before] had stood before the Lord.
When God ravaged and destroyed the cities of the plain [of Siddim], He [earnestly] remembered Abraham [imprinted and fixed him indelibly on His mind], and He sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow when He overthrew the cities where Lot lived.
Now Abraham journeyed from there toward the South country (the Negeb) and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur; and he lived temporarily in Gerar.
The Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for her as He had promised.
Now Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking [Isaac].
At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his army said to Abraham, God is with you in everything you do.
After these events, God tested and proved Abraham and said to him, Abraham! And he said, Here I am.
Now after these things, it was told Abraham, Milcah has also borne children to your brother Nahor:
Sarah lived 127 years; this was the length of the life of Sarah.
Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years, and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.
Abraham took another wife, and her name was Keturah.