Ge 13:1
13:1 And {a} Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and
     all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.

     (a) His great riches gotten in Egypt, did not hinder him in
         following his vocation.

Ge 13:3
13:3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to {b}
     Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the
     beginning, between Bethel and Hai;

     (b) He calls the place by the name which was later given to
         it, @Ge 23:19.

Ge 13:6
13:6 And the land was not able to {c} bear them, that they might
     dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they
     could not dwell together.

     (c) This inconvenience came by their riches, which break
         friendships and the bounds of nature.

Ge 13:7
13:7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's
     cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the {d}
     Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.

     (d) Who seeing their contention, might blaspheme God and
         destroy them.

Ge 13:8
13:8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no {e} strife, I pray
     thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy
     herdmen; for we [be] brethren.

     (e) He cuts off the opportunity for contention: therefore
         the evil ceases.

Ge 13:9
13:9 [Is] not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I
     pray thee, from me: if [thou wilt {f} take] the left hand,
     then I will go to the right; or if [thou depart] to the
     right hand, then I will go to the left.

     (f) Abram resigns his own right to buy peace.

Ge 13:10
13:10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of
      Jordan, that it [was] well watered every where, before the
      LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, [even] as the {g}
      garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest
      unto Zoar.

      (g) Which was in Eden, @Ge 2:10.

Ge 13:11
13:11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot
      journeyed east: and they separated themselves the {h} one
      from the other.

      (h) This was done by God's providence, that only Abram and
          his seed might dwell in the land of Canaan.

Ge 13:13
13:13 But the men of Sodom [were] wicked and {i} sinners before
      the LORD exceedingly.

      (i) Lot thinking to get paradise, found hell.

Ge 13:14
13:14 And the LORD said unto {k} Abram, after that Lot was
      separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from
      the place where thou art northward, and southward, and
      eastward, and westward:

      (k) The Lord comforted him, lest he should have taken
          thought for the departure of his nephew.

Ge 13:15
13:15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it,
      and to thy seed for {l} ever.

      (l) Meaning a long time, and till the coming of Christ as
          in @Ex 12:14,21:6, De 15:17 and spiritually this
          refers to the true children of Abram born according to
          the promise, and not according to the flesh, which are
          heirs of the true land of Canaan.

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