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Genesis 13:1 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the South.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, he and his wife and all that belonged to him, and Lot with him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Abram returned from Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, towards the south.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So Abram came up out of Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, towards the South.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Abram goeth up from Egypt (he and his wife, and all that he hath, and Lot with him) towards the south;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And Abram went up out of Egypt, he and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him into the south.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Abram went vp out of Egypt, he and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the South.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Abram went up out of Mizraim{gr.Egypt}, he and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the wilderness.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Avram went up out of Mitzrayim, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And Avrm אַברָם 87
{0087} Prime
אַבְרָם
'Abram
{ab-rawm'}
Contracted from H0048; high father; Abram, the original name of Abraham.
went up 5927
{5927} Prime
עָלָה
`alah
{aw-law'}
A primitive root; to ascend, intransitively (be high) or active (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literally and figuratively.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
out of Mixrayim מִצרַיִם, 4714
{4714} Prime
מִצְרַיִם
Mitsrayim
{mits-rah'-yim}
Dual of H4693; Mitsrajim, that is, Upper and Lower Egypt.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
he, x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
and his wife, 802
{0802} Prime
אִשָּׁה
'ishshah
{ish-shaw'}
The first form is the feminine of H0376 or H0582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H0582).
and all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
that x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
he had, and L+ לוֹט 3876
{3876} Prime
לוֹט
Lowt
{lote}
The same as H3875; Lot, Abraham's nephew.
with x5973
(5973) Complement
עִם
`im
{eem}
From H6004; adverb or preposition, with (that is, in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English).
him, into the south. 5045
{5045} Prime
נֶגֶב
negeb
{neh'-gheb}
From an unused root meaning to be parched; the south (from its drought); specifically the negeb or southern district of Judah, occasionally, Egypt (as south to Palestine).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 13:1

_ _ Genesis 13:1-18. Return from Egypt.

_ _ went up ... south — Palestine being a highland country, the entrance from Egypt by its southern boundary is a continual ascent.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Genesis 13:1-4

_ _ I. Here is Abram's return out of Egypt, Genesis 13:1. He came himself and brought all his with him back again to Canaan. Note, Though there may be occasion to go sometimes into places of temptation, yet we must hasten out of them as soon as possible. See Ruth 1:6.

_ _ II. His wealth: He was very rich, Ruth 1:2. He was very heavy, so the Hebrew word signifies; for riches are a burden, and those that will be rich do but load themselves with thick clay, Habakkuk 2:6. There is a burden of care in getting them, fear in keeping them, temptation in using them, guilt in abusing them, sorrow in losing them, and a burden of account, at last, to be given up concerning them. Great possessions do but make men heavy and unwieldy. Abram was not only rich in faith and good works, and in the promises, but he was rich in cattle, and in silver and gold. Note, 1. God, in his providence, sometimes makes good men rich men, and teaches them how to abound, as well as how to suffer want. 2. The riches of good men are the fruits of God's blessing. God has said to Abram, I will bless thee; and that blessing made him rich without sorrow, Proverbs 10:22. 3. True piety will very well consist with great prosperity. Though it is hard for a rich man to get to heaven, yet it is not impossible, Mark 10:23, Mark 10:24. Abram was very rich and yet very religious. Nay, as piety is a friend to outward prosperity (1 Timothy 4:8), so outward prosperity, if well-managed, is an ornament to piety, and furnishes an opportunity of doing so much the more good.

_ _ III. His removal to Beth-el, Genesis 13:3, Genesis 13:4. Thither he went, not only because there he had formerly had his tent, and he was willing to go among his old acquaintance, but because there he had formerly had his altar: and, though the altar was gone (probably he himself having taken it down, when he left the place, lest it should be polluted by the idolatrous Canaanites), yet he came to the place of the altar, either to revive the remembrance of the sweet communion he had had with God in that place, or perhaps to pay the vows he had there made to God when he undertook his journey into Egypt. Long afterwards God sent Jacob to this same place on that errand (Genesis 35:1), Go up to Bethel, where thou vowedst the vow. We have need to be reminded, and should take all occasions to remind ourselves, of our solemn vows; and perhaps the place where they were made may help to bring them afresh to mind, and it may therefore do us good to visit it.

_ _ IV. His devotion there. His altar was gone, so that he could not offer sacrifice; but he called on the name of the Lord, as he had done, Genesis 12:8. Note, 1. All God's people are praying people. You may as soon find a living man without breath as a living Christian without prayer. 2. Those that would approve themselves upright with their God must be constant and persevering in the services of religion. Abram did not leave his religion behind him in Egypt, as many do in their travels. 3. When we cannot do what we would we must make conscience of doing what we can in the acts of devotion. When we want an altar, let us not be wanting in prayer, but, wherever we are, call on the name of the Lord.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 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.

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am 2086, bc 1918

the south:
The south of Canaan; as in leaving Egypt, it is said he "came from the south," (
Genesis 13:3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai;
), and the southern part of the promised land lay north-east of Egypt.
Genesis 12:9-20 And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south. ... And Pharaoh commanded [his] men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.
Genesis 20:1 And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.
Genesis 21:33 And [Abraham] planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.
Joshua 10:40 So Joshua smote all the country of the hills, and of the south, and of the vale, and of the springs, and all their kings: he left none remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the LORD God of Israel commanded.
Joshua 18:5 And they shall divide it into seven parts: Judah shall abide in their coast on the south, and the house of Joseph shall abide in their coasts on the north.
1 Samuel 27:10 And Achish said, Whither have ye made a road to day? And David said, Against the south of Judah, and against the south of the Jerahmeelites, and against the south of the Kenites.
2 Samuel 24:7 And came to the strong hold of Tyre, and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites: and they went out to the south of Judah, [even] to Beersheba.
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