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Genesis 13 - NIV

Abram and Lot Separate

1 So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, with his wife and everything he had, and Lot went with him.

2 Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold.

3 From the Negev he went from place to place until he came to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had been earlier

4 and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the Lord.

5 Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents.

6 But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together.

7 And quarreling arose between Abram’s herders and Lot’s. The Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land at that time.

8 So Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives.

9 Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll go to the left.”

10 Lot looked around and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan toward Zoar was well watered, like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt. (This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.)

11 So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company:

12 Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot lived among the cities of the plain and pitched his tents near Sodom.

13 Now the people of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the Lord.

14 The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west.

15 All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring[a] forever.

16 I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted.

17 Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.”

18 So Abram went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he pitched his tents. There he built an altar to the Lord.


a. Genesis 13:15 Or seed; also in verse 16

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Lot's Choice
Shared by: Rodney Fry on Sep, 2016
Summary: Consider the cause, course, curse of Lot’s Choice.
Scripture: Genesis 13:11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 82
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Abraham: A Journey of Faith - Setting A Peacemaker Pace
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Sep, 2016
Summary: God's promises make it so that we don't have to cut others off to get ahead. We already have heaven so we can afford to be generous to others.
Scripture: Genesis 13:1-18
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 146
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The Patriarchs Making Choices
Shared by: David Taylor on Aug, 2016
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Shared by: C. Philip Green on May, 2016
Summary: In order to heal broken relationships, give to the relationship; don’t take from it and get all you need and more from God Himself.
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Dangerious Deceit
Shared by: C. Philip Green on May, 2016
Summary: Don't depend on a lie to get you out of trouble; depend on the Lord and trust Him to take you out of "Egypt" as well as take "Egypt" out of you.
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Scripture: Genesis 12:10-13:4
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 2,703
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Shared by: Larry Turner on Feb, 2016
Summary: Abram's nephew Lot tested Abram's heart when Lot found himself in trouble.
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Shared by: Dwayne Dickson on Feb, 2016
Summary: 5 in my series "Our Favorite O.T. Stories. In this sermon I use Abraham's call to become the father of God's nation to look at our own call to evangelize the lost.
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Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2015
Summary: I use a rubber band to illustrate how faith must stretch us... Will we keep doing things the same old way and expect a different outcome. Lot settled for less than what God had planned. Faith reaches beyond...
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Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Nov, 2015
Summary: A sermon that describes the danger of compromise and accommodation with the culture.
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Shared by: Pat Damiani on Sep, 2015
Summary: Authentic relationships are enhanced when I yield my rights in order to prevent unnecessary fights
Scripture: Genesis 13:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 599
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Back to Bethel
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Jun, 2015
Summary: A sermon about the dangers of backsliding
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Don’t sacrifice your walk with God for money or material possessions.
Shared by: James Webster on Apr, 2015
Summary: Be careful where you pitch your tent. Don’t sacrifice your walk with God for money or material possessions. Be careful where you pitch your tent. Lot is a prime example of improper priorities in his life.
Scripture: Genesis 13:8-13
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 578
Mark Mitchell avatar
Returning to your Alter
Shared by: Mark Mitchell on Mar, 2015
Summary: When we get away from our worship (alter) we will find ourselves far away from God
Scripture: Genesis 13:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 411
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Even When Our Faith Falters, God Is There
Shared by: Horace Wimpey on Feb, 2015
Summary: When Abram's faith was challenged and he faltered, God was still there. God is faithful, even when we are not.
Scripture: Genesis 12:10-13:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 577
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Shared by: Pastor Joey Palomin on Dec, 2014
Summary: Choosing the right choice, so you may have a righteous living as God intended.
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“Lessons Learned Along the Journey”
Shared by: David Taylor on Jul, 2014
Summary: Journey of Faith, part 3 “Lessons Learned Along the Journey”
Scripture: Genesis 13:1-18
Views: 432
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Shared by: Jeremy Poling on Jun, 2014
Summary: The grass looks greener on the other side.
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Scripture: Genesis 13:10-12
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,028
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Shared by: Victor Ramlall on Mar, 2014
Summary: As servants of the Lord we need to be on constant watchful guard against the subtle ways the enemy uses to divert us from God's purpose and to nullify any effectiveness we may have had in influencing others for God.
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Scripture: Genesis 13:1-13
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,277
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Shared by: Tim White on Mar, 2014
Summary: Lessons from Abram's rescue of Lot
Scripture: Genesis 13:1-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,070
Maurice McCarthy avatar
A Spiritual Panic Attack
Shared by: Maurice McCarthy on Feb, 2014
Summary: Abraham because of a spiritual panic attack moves to Egypt. You always bring back mementos of your time in Egypt, good and bad. Abraham found God was faithful even when he wasn't. But he also brought Hagar back with him, a bad example to his wife and Lot.
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Scripture: Genesis 12:1-13:4
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 5,044
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The Life of Abraham, Part 3: Lot is not the Heir.
Shared by: Mark A. Barber on Feb, 2014
Summary: Lot makes the wrong choice and sells out his inheritance for the promised riches of this world
Scripture: Genesis 13:1-18
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 326
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Shared by: John McCormack on Jan, 2014
Scripture: Genesis 13:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 254
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Shared by: Mark A. Barber on Dec, 2013
Summary: Choices Have Implications.
Scripture: Genesis 13:1-13
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 693
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Learning a Lot from Lot
Shared by: Greg Nance on Oct, 2013
Summary: Lot's life demonstrates where we go when we look at what we like instead of looking up for the Lord's guidance. Loving God is learned through life's challenges more than life's pleasures.
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When Faith Falters
Shared by: John Lowe on Jul, 2013
Summary: He left a physical famine and found himself in a spiritual famine, a famine that came upon him on the basis of his faltering faith in the Lord’s ability to take care of him.
Scripture: Genesis 12:10-13:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 475
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Abraham was blessed after Lot was gone
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jul, 2013
Summary: To show that we need to stick with same company of the blessed.
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Shared by: John McCormack on Jul, 2013
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Scripture: Genesis 13:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 813
John Shearhart avatar
Genesis 13:5-18
Shared by: John Shearhart on May, 2013
Summary: Abraham’s faith is proven through his treatment of Lot and leads Abraham to worship.
Series: Genesis
Scripture: Genesis 13:5-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 812
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Genesis 12:4-13:4
Shared by: John Shearhart on May, 2013
Summary: Abraham trial in Egypt proves God’s faithfulness and gives Abraham reason to believe.
Series: Genesis
Scripture: Genesis 12:4-13:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 484
Larry Turner avatar
Abraham's Third Test: Bitterness
Shared by: Larry Turner on Jan, 2013
Summary: Lot is in a "lot" of trouble if Abram has any bitterness.
Scripture: Genesis 13:1-14:20
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 530