Then Abram said to Lot, "Please, let's not have quarreling between you and me, or between your herdsmen and my herdsmen, since we are relatives.
When Abram heard that his relative had been taken prisoner, he assembled his 318 trained men, born in his household, and they went in pursuit as far as Dan.
Then Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine; he was a priest to God Most High.
After these events, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield; your reward will be very great.
Abram believed the Lord, and He credited it to him as righteousness.
In the course of time Cain presented some of the land's produce as an offering to the Lord.
Abram's wife Sarai had not borne him children. She owned an Egyptian slave named Hagar.
Then Sarai said to Abram, "You are responsible for my suffering! I put my slave in your arms, and ever since she saw that she was pregnant, she has looked down on me. May the Lord judge between me and you."
When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him, saying, "I am God Almighty. Live in My presence and be devout.
God also said to Abraham, "As for you, you and your offspring after you throughout their generations are to keep My covenant.
God said to Abraham, "As for your wife Sarai, do not call her Sarai, for Sarah will be her name.
As for Ishmael, I have heard you. I will certainly bless him; I will make him fruitful and will multiply him greatly. He will father 12 tribal leaders, and I will make him into a great nation.
For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave and the other by a free woman.
Then the Lord appeared to Abraham at the oaks of Mamre while he was sitting in the entrance of his tent during the heat of the day.
The men got up from there and looked out over Sodom, and Abraham was walking with them to see them off.
Early in the morning Abraham went to the place where he had stood before the Lord.
So it was, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, He remembered Abraham and brought Lot out of the middle of the upheaval when He overthrew the cities where Lot had lived.
From there Abraham traveled to the region of the Negev and settled between Kadesh and Shur. While he lived in Gerar,
The Lord came to Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what He had promised.
But Sarah saw the son mocking-the one Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham.
At that time Abimelech, with Phicol the commander of his army, said to Abraham, "God is with you in everything you do.
After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am," he answered.
Now after these things Abraham was told, "Milcah also has borne sons to your brother Nahor:
Now Sarah lived 127 years; [these were all] the years of her life.
Abraham was now old, getting on in years, and the Lord had blessed him in everything.
Now Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah,