The Bible in Its Traditions

Genesis 13:14–18

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14  And YHWH said unto 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;

14  And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot was divided from him: “Lift up your eyes, and gaze out from the place where you are now, to the north and to the meridian, to the east and to the west.

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15  for all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

15  All the land that you see, I will give to you, and to your offspring even forever.

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.

16  And I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth. If any man is able to number the dust of the earth, he will be able to number your offspring as well.

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17  Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for unto thee will I give it.'

17  Arise and traverse the land, both in the length of it and in the breadth; for to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

17  Arise and walk through the land in its length, and breadth. For I will give it to you.”

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18  And Abram moved his tent, and came and dwelt by the terebinths of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and built there an altar unto YHWH.

18  Therefore, moving his tent, Abram went and dwelt by the steep valley of Mamre, which is in Hebron. And he built an altar there to the Lord.

18  Then Abram removed his tent and came and dwelt by the oak of Mamre which is in Hebron, and built there an altar to the LORD