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Genesis 13

Overview

Genesis 13:1, Abram and Lot return with great riches out of Egypt; Genesis 13:6, Strife arises between Abram’s herdsmen and those of Lot; Genesis 13:8, Abram meekly refers it to Lot to choose his part of the country, Genesis 13:10, and Lot goes to Sodom; Genesis 13:14, God renews the promise to Abram; Genesis 13:18, He removes to Hebron, and there builds an altar.

Verse 1

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the south: The south of Canaan; as in leaving Egypt, it is said he "came from the south," - Genesis 13:3, and the southern part of the promised land lay north-east of Egypt. Genesis 12:9-20, Genesis 20:1, Genesis 21:33, Joshua 10:40, Joshua 18:5, 1 Samuel 27:10, 2 Samuel 24:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 11:27 - Lot Numbers 13:17 - southward Deuteronomy 8:13 - General

Verse 2

Genesis 24:35, Genesis 26:12, Genesis 26:13, Deuteronomy 8:18, 1 Samuel 2:7, Job 1:3, Job 1:10, Job 22:21-25, Psalms 112:1-3, Proverbs 3:9, Proverbs 3:10, Proverbs 10:22, Matthew 6:33, 1 Timothy 4:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 12:16 - And he Genesis 23:6 - prince Genesis 24:1 - blessed Genesis 26:14 - had possession Genesis 30:43 - General Numbers 32:1 - the place 1 Samuel 25:2 - three thousand 2 Kings 3:4 - a sheepmaster 2 Chronicles 17:5 - he had riches 2 Chronicles 32:29 - possessions Ecclesiastes 2:7 - also Ecclesiastes 5:11 - they 1 Timothy 6:17 - rich

Verse 3

from: Genesis 12:6, Genesis 12:8, Genesis 12:9

Bethel and Hai: i.e., The place which was afterwards called Bethel by Jacob, and so called when Moses wrote; for its first name was Luz - Genesis 28:19.

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:1 - the south Genesis 35:1 - Bethel Leviticus 13:3 - deeper Hebrews 11:9 - dwelling

Verse 4

Unto: Genesis 13:18, Genesis 12:7, Genesis 12:8, Genesis 35:1-3, Psalms 26:8, Psalms 42:1, Psalms 42:2, Psalms 84:1, Psalms 84:2, Psalms 84:10

called: Genesis 4:26, Psalms 65:1, Psalms 65:2, Psalms 107:1, Psalms 107:8, Psalms 107:15, Psalms 116:2, Psalms 116:17, Psalms 145:18, Isaiah 58:9, Jeremiah 29:12, Zephaniah 3:9, 1 Corinthians 1:2, Ephesians 6:18, Ephesians 6:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 8:20 - builded

Verse 5

tents: Genesis 4:20, Genesis 25:27, Jeremiah 49:29

Reciprocal: Numbers 32:1 - the place Ecclesiastes 5:11 - they Ecclesiastes 5:13 - riches Mark 10:22 - for

Verse 6

Genesis 36:6, Genesis 36:7, Ecclesiastes 5:10, Ecclesiastes 5:11, Luke 12:17, Luke 12:18, 1 Timothy 6:9

Reciprocal: Job 1:3 - substance

Verse 7

a strife: Genesis 21:25, Genesis 26:20, Exodus 2:17, 1 Corinthians 3:3, Galatians 5:20, Titus 3:3, James 3:16, James 4:1

Canaanite: Genesis 10:19, Genesis 12:6, Genesis 15:18-21, Genesis 34:30, Nehemiah 5:9, Philippians 2:14, Philippians 2:15, Colossians 4:5, 1 Thessalonians 4:12, 1 Peter 2:12

dwelled: i.e., They were there when Abram and Lot came to pitch their tents in the land.

Reciprocal: Genesis 21:26 - I wot Genesis 50:11 - the Canaanites Joshua 17:15 - the Perizzites 1 Samuel 21:7 - herdmen Matthew 18:7 - unto Mark 3:25 - General John 13:35 - General 1 Corinthians 6:6 - brother 1 Timothy 6:1 - that the Hebrews 12:14 - Follow

Verse 8

Let: Proverbs 15:1, Matthew 5:9, 1 Corinthians 6:6, 1 Corinthians 6:7, Philippians 2:14, Hebrews 12:14, James 3:17, James 3:18

brethren: Heb. men

brethren: Genesis 11:27-31, Genesis 45:24, Exodus 2:13, Psalms 133:1, Acts 7:26, Romans 12:10, Ephesians 4:2, Ephesians 4:3, 1 Thessalonians 4:9, Hebrews 13:1, 1 Peter 1:22, 1 Peter 2:17, 1 Peter 3:8, 1 Peter 4:8, 2 Peter 1:7, 1 John 2:9-11, 1 John 3:14-19, 1 John 4:7, 1 John 4:20, 1 John 4:21

Reciprocal: Genesis 14:14 - his brother Genesis 16:6 - Abram Genesis 24:27 - of my Genesis 29:12 - brother Genesis 29:14 - art my Genesis 31:23 - General Genesis 31:32 - before Exodus 2:14 - a prince Judges 9:26 - brethren Judges 14:3 - thy brethren 1 Samuel 21:7 - herdmen 2 Chronicles 11:4 - against Nehemiah 5:9 - reproach Proverbs 15:18 - he Proverbs 17:14 - leave Mark 3:25 - General John 13:35 - General 1 Corinthians 1:2 - call 1 Timothy 6:1 - that the 1 Peter 2:12 - among

Verse 9

Is not: Genesis 20:15, Genesis 34:10

if thou wilt: Psalms 120:7, Romans 12:18, 1 Corinthians 6:7, Hebrews 12:14, James 3:13-18, 1 Peter 3:8-12

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:11 - they Genesis 16:6 - Abram Genesis 47:6 - is Proverbs 15:18 - he Proverbs 17:14 - leave Ezekiel 21:16 - either Romans 12:10 - in honour

Verse 10

and beheld: Genesis 3:6, Genesis 6:2, Numbers 32:1-42, 1 John 2:15, 1 John 2:16

the plain: Genesis 19:17, Genesis 19:24, Genesis 19:25, Deuteronomy 34:3, 1 Kings 7:46, Psalms 107:34, 1 John 2:15

the garden: Genesis 2:9, Genesis 2:10, Isaiah 51:3, Ezekiel 28:13, Ezekiel 31:8, Joel 2:3

Zoar: Genesis 14:2, Genesis 14:8, Genesis 19:20, Genesis 19:22-30, Deuteronomy 34:3, Isaiah 15:5, Jeremiah 48:34, Instead of "Zoar," which was situated at the extremity of the plain of Jordan, the Syriac reads "Zoan," which was situated in the south of Egypt, and in a well-watered country.

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:8 - a garden Genesis 10:19 - as thou comest Genesis 13:14 - Lift Genesis 19:30 - Zoar Genesis 25:18 - as thou Numbers 24:6 - as gardens Numbers 32:19 - we will Numbers 34:12 - the salt sea Deuteronomy 3:17 - the sea Judges 6:4 - till thou come Job 40:23 - Jordan Proverbs 24:1 - neither Proverbs 28:22 - and Ezekiel 16:49 - fulness Ezekiel 36:35 - like the Ezekiel 47:18 - Jordan Habakkuk 2:9 - that coveteth an evil covetousness Matthew 13:22 - the care 1 Timothy 6:9 - they

Verse 11

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chose: Genesis 19:17

they: Genesis 13:9, Genesis 13:14, Psalms 16:3, Psalms 119:63, Proverbs 27:10, Hebrews 10:25, 1 Peter 2:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 11:2 - from the east Genesis 36:6 - went Genesis 36:7 - their riches Numbers 32:1 - the place Ezekiel 16:46 - thy younger sister

Verse 12

Lot dwelled: Genesis 19:29

pitched: Genesis 14:12, Genesis 19:1, Psalms 26:5, 1 Corinthians 15:33, 2 Peter 2:7, 2 Peter 2:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 10:19 - And the Genesis 19:9 - This Proverbs 13:20 - but

Verse 13

But the: Genesis 15:16, Genesis 18:20, Genesis 19:4-11, 1 Samuel 15:18, Isaiah 1:9, Isaiah 3:9, Ezekiel 16:46-50, Matthew 9:10, Matthew 9:13, Matthew 11:23, Matthew 11:24, John 9:24, John 9:31, Romans 1:27, 2 Peter 2:6-8, 2 Peter 2:10, Jude 1:7

before: Genesis 6:11, Genesis 10:9, Genesis 38:7, 2 Kings 21:6, Isaiah 3:8, Jeremiah 23:24, Hebrews 4:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:5 - God Genesis 14:12 - who Genesis 19:13 - cry Judges 2:11 - did evil 1 Samuel 2:17 - before Ezra 9:6 - our iniquities Job 8:4 - he have cast Psalms 107:34 - a fruitful Proverbs 13:20 - but Isaiah 1:4 - Ah sinful Isaiah 1:10 - Sodom Jeremiah 23:14 - Sodom Ezekiel 16:50 - and committed Joel 3:13 - for their Luke 17:28 - General Romans 5:13 - until 1 Peter 4:18 - the sinner 2 Peter 2:7 - vexed Revelation 11:8 - Sodom

Verse 14

was: Genesis 13:11

Lift: Genesis 13:10, Isaiah 49:18, Isaiah 60:4

northward: Genesis 28:14, Deuteronomy 3:27

Reciprocal: Genesis 28:4 - which Genesis 35:12 - the land Exodus 3:8 - unto a good Exodus 33:1 - Unto Deuteronomy 1:8 - which Joshua 2:9 - that the Lord Psalms 105:42 - For he Isaiah 51:2 - for Acts 7:3 - the land Hebrews 7:6 - had

Verse 15

Genesis 12:7, Genesis 15:18, Genesis 17:7, Genesis 17:8, Genesis 18:18, Genesis 24:7, Genesis 26:3, Genesis 26:4, Genesis 28:4, Genesis 28:13, Genesis 35:12, Genesis 48:4, Exodus 33:1, Numbers 34:2, Numbers 34:12-29, Deuteronomy 26:2-4, Deuteronomy 34:4, 2 Chronicles 20:7, Nehemiah 9:7, Nehemiah 9:8, Psalms 37:22, Psalms 37:29, Psalms 105:9-12, Psalms 112:1, Psalms 112:2, Isaiah 63:18, Matthew 5:5, Acts 7:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:7 - to give Genesis 31:3 - land Genesis 46:3 - I will Genesis 50:24 - sware Exodus 3:8 - unto a good Exodus 32:13 - I will multiply Leviticus 10:15 - for ever Numbers 10:29 - the Lord Numbers 11:12 - the land Deuteronomy 1:8 - which Deuteronomy 3:27 - lift up Deuteronomy 6:10 - land Deuteronomy 9:5 - that he may Joshua 21:43 - General 1 Kings 8:34 - which thou gavest 1 Chronicles 16:18 - Unto thee 2 Chronicles 6:25 - which thou Nehemiah 9:23 - which thou Psalms 105:11 - Unto thee Jeremiah 32:22 - which Ezekiel 47:14 - lifted up mine hand Galatians 3:16 - to Hebrews 11:8 - which

Verse 16

Genesis 12:2, Genesis 12:3, Genesis 15:5, Genesis 17:6, Genesis 17:16, Genesis 17:20, Genesis 18:18, Genesis 21:13, Genesis 22:17, Genesis 25:1-34, Genesis 26:4, Genesis 28:3, Genesis 28:14, Genesis 32:12, Genesis 35:11, Genesis 36:1-43, Genesis 46:3, Exodus 1:7, Exodus 32:13, Numbers 23:10, Deuteronomy 1:10, Judges 6:3, Judges 6:5, 1 Kings 3:8, 1 Kings 4:20, 1 Chronicles 21:5, 1 Chronicles 27:23, 2 Chronicles 17:14-18, Isaiah 48:18, Isaiah 48:19, Jeremiah 33:22, Romans 4:16-18, Hebrews 11:12, Revelation 7:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:3 - Behold Genesis 17:4 - a father Genesis 26:24 - fear Genesis 47:27 - grew Genesis 48:4 - Behold I Numbers 1:46 - General Numbers 22:5 - they cover Deuteronomy 6:3 - that ye may 2 Samuel 17:11 - as the sand 2 Kings 13:23 - because of his covenant 2 Chronicles 1:9 - like the dust Psalms 105:24 - And he Psalms 115:14 - Lord Isaiah 26:15 - increased Ezekiel 12:16 - a few men Hosea 1:10 - the number Galatians 3:16 - to

Verse 17

Reciprocal: Genesis 17:8 - And I Genesis 26:3 - unto thee Genesis 50:24 - sware Leviticus 14:34 - which I Joshua 18:8 - Go 2 Kings 13:23 - because of his covenant Zechariah 6:7 - the bay

Verse 18

plain: Heb. plains

Mamre: Genesis 14:13, Genesis 18:1

Hebron: Genesis 23:2, Genesis 35:27, Genesis 37:14, Numbers 13:22, Joshua 14:13

altar: Genesis 13:4, Genesis 8:20, Genesis 12:7, Genesis 12:8, Psalms 16:8, 1 Timothy 2:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 26:25 - builded Genesis 33:20 - altar Exodus 6:3 - Jehovah Joshua 10:36 - Hebron Hebrews 11:9 - dwelling

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Genesis 13". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/genesis-13.html.