Genesis 12:9
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New International Version
Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.

New Living Translation
Then Abram continued traveling south by stages toward the Negev.

English Standard Version
And Abram journeyed on, still going toward the Negeb.

New American Standard Bible
Abram journeyed on, continuing toward the Negev.

King James Bible
And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Abram journeyed by stages to the Negev.

International Standard Version
Then Abram traveled on, continuing into the Negev.

NET Bible
Abram continually journeyed by stages down to the Negev.

New Heart English Bible
Abram traveled, going on still toward the Negev.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Abram kept moving toward the Negev.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the South.

New American Standard 1977
And Abram journeyed on, continuing toward the Negev.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the Negev (south desert).

King James 2000 Bible
And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the Negeb.

American King James Version
And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.

American Standard Version
And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the South.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Abram went forward, going, and proceeding on to the south.

Darby Bible Translation
And Abram moved onward, going on still toward the south.

English Revised Version
And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the South.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Abram journeyed, going on still towards the south.

World English Bible
Abram traveled, going on still toward the South.

Young's Literal Translation
And Abram journeyeth, going on and journeying towards the south.
Study Bible
The Calling of Abram
8Then he proceeded from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the LORD and called upon the name of the LORD. 9Abram journeyed on, continuing toward the Negev. 10Now there was a famine in the land; so Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land.…
Cross References
Genesis 13:1
So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, he and his wife and all that belonged to him, and Lot with him.

Genesis 13:3
He went on his journeys from the Negev as far as Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai,

Genesis 20:1
Now Abraham journeyed from there toward the land of the Negev, and settled between Kadesh and Shur; then he sojourned in Gerar.

Genesis 24:62
Now Isaac had come from going to Beer-lahai-roi; for he was living in the Negev.

Numbers 13:17
When Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, he said to them, "Go up there into the Negev; then go up into the hill country.

Deuteronomy 1:7
'Turn and set your journey, and go to the hill country of the Amorites, and to all their neighbors in the Arabah, in the hill country and in the lowland and in the Negev and by the seacoast, the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates.

Isaiah 30:6
The oracle concerning the beasts of the Negev. Through a land of distress and anguish, From where come lioness and lion, viper and flying serpent, They carry their riches on the backs of young donkeys And their treasures on camels' humps, To a people who cannot profit them;
Treasury of Scripture

And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.

going on still. Heb. in going and journeying.

Genesis 13:3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, to the …

Genesis 24:62 And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelled …

Psalm 105:13 When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people;

Hebrews 11:13,14 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having …

(9) Toward the south.--The Negeb, or dry land, so called because the soil being a soft white chalk, the rains sink through it, and even in the valleys run below the surface of the ground. Though treeless, it is still rich in flocks and herds, but the water has to be collected in tanks and cisterns (Conder, Tent Work, ii. 87).

Verse 9. - And Abram journeyed (literally, broke up, e. g., his encampment, going on still - literally, going on and breaking up (cf. Genesis 8:3); "going and returning" - towards the south. Negleb, the dry region, from nagabh, to be dried, the southern district of Palestine (Genesis 13:3; Genesis 20:1; Genesis 24:62). The LXX. render, ἐστρατοπέδευσεν ἐν, τῇ ἐρήμῳ. . Of this section vers. 5, 6, 8a are commonly assigned to the Elohist; and 7, 8b, and 9 to the Jehovist.

And Abram journeyed,.... He did not stay long in the mountain between Bethel and Hai, but moved from thence, and kept on journeying in the land of Canaan:

going on still toward the south; the southern part of the land of Canaan, which lay nearest Egypt, into which he is said to go next, the occasion of which follows. 12:6-9 Abram found the country peopled by Canaanites, who were bad neighbours. He journeyed, going on still. Sometimes it is the lot of good men to be unsettled, and often to remove into various states. Believers must look on themselves as strangers and sojourners in this world, Heb 11:8,13,14. But observe how much comfort Abram had in God. When he could have little satisfaction in converse with the Canaanites whom he found there, he had abundance of pleasure in communion with that God, who brought him thither, and did not leave him. Communion with God is kept up by the word and by prayer. God reveals himself and his favours to his people by degrees; before, he had promised to show Abram this land, now, to give it to him: as grace is growing, so is comfort. It should seem, Abram understood it also as a grant of a better land, of which this was a type; for he looked for a heavenly country, Heb 11:16. As soon as Abram was got to Canaan, though he was but a stranger and sojourner there, yet he set up, and kept up, the worship of God in his family. He not only minded the ceremonial part of religion, the offering of sacrifice; but he made conscience of seeking his God, and calling on his name; that spiritual sacrifice with which God is well pleased. He preached concerning the name of the Lord; he taught his family and neighbours the knowledge of the true God, and his holy religion. The way of family worship is a good old way, no new thing, but the ancient usage of the saints. Abram was rich, and had a numerous family, was now unsettled, and in the midst of enemies; yet, wherever he pitched his tent, he built an altar: wherever we go, let us not fail to take our religion along with us.
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