So Abram told Lot, "Please, let's not have strife between you and me, or between your herdsmen and my herdsmen, since we are relatives.
When Abram heard that his nephew had been taken prisoner, he gathered together 318 of his trained men, who had been born in his household, and they went out in pursuit as far as Dan.
King Melchizedek of Salem brought out bread and wine, since he was serving as the priest of God Most High.
Some time later, a message came from the LORD to Abram in a vision. "Stop being afraid, Abram," he said. "I myself your shield am your very great reward."
Abram believed the LORD, and it was credited to him as righteousness.
Later, after a while, Cain brought an offering to the LORD from the fruit that he had harvested,
Now Abram's wife Sarai had not borne a child for him. She had an Egyptian servant girl whose name was Hagar.
Then Sarai told Abram, "My suffering is your fault! I gave you my servant so you could have sex with her, and when she discovered that she was pregnant, she looked on me with contempt. May the LORD judge between you and me!"
When Abram was 99 years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and announced, "I am God Almighty. Live in constant awareness that I'm always with you, and be blameless.
God continued to speak to Abraham, "You and your descendants who are born in the future are to keep my covenant that is, you and your descendants, generation after generation.
God told Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you are not to call her Sarai any longer, because her name is to be Sarah.
And as for Ishmael, I've heard you. I'll bless him, and he'll have many descendants. I will multiply him greatly, he'll father twelve tribal leaders, and I'll cause his descendants to become a great nation.
For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and the other by a free woman.
Later, the LORD appeared to Abraham by the oaks belonging to Mamre. As Abraham was sitting near the entrance to his tent during the hottest part of the day,
After this, the men set out from there and looked out over Sodom. Abraham went with them to send them off.
Abraham went early in the morning to the place where he had stood before the LORD earlier.
And so it was that, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, he remembered Abraham and brought Lot out from the midst of the destruction when he overthrew the cities where Lot had lived.
Abraham traveled from there to the Negev and settled between Kadesh and Shur. While he was living in Gerar as an outsider,
The LORD came to Sarah, just as he had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what he had promised.
Nevertheless, when Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian whom Hagar had borne to Abraham making fun of Isaac,
About that time, Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, told Abraham, "God is with you in everything that you're doing.
Sometime later, God tested Abraham. He called out to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am!" he answered.
Now after these things somebody told Abraham, "Look, Milcah has given birth to sons for your brother Nahor.
Sarah lived for 127 years. That's how long Sarah's life was.
Now Abraham had grown old, was well advanced in age, and the LORD had blessed Abraham in every way.
Abraham had taken another wife whose name was Keturah.