Genesis 13:11
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New International Version
So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company:

New Living Translation
Lot chose for himself the whole Jordan Valley to the east of them. He went there with his flocks and servants and parted company with his uncle Abram.

English Standard Version
So Lot chose for himself all the Jordan Valley, and Lot journeyed east. Thus they separated from each other.

New American Standard Bible
So Lot chose for himself all the valley of the Jordan, and Lot journeyed eastward. Thus they separated from each other.

King James Bible
Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Lot chose the entire Jordan Valley for himself. Then Lot journeyed eastward, and they separated from each other.

International Standard Version
So Lot chose for himself all the Jordan plain. Then Lot traveled eastward, and they separated from each other.

NET Bible
Lot chose for himself the whole region of the Jordan and traveled toward the east. So the relatives separated from each other.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Lot chose the whole Jordan Plain for himself. He moved toward the east. They each went their own way.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Lot chose for himself all the plain of the Jordan, and Lot journeyed east; and they separated themselves the one from the other.

King James 2000 Bible
Then Lot chose all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.

American King James Version
Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.

American Standard Version
So Lot chose him all the Plain of the Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Lot chose to himself the country about the Jordan, and he departed from the east: and they were separated one brother from the other.

Darby Bible Translation
And Lot chose for himself all the plain of the Jordan; and Lot went toward the east. And they separated the one from the other:

English Revised Version
So Lot chose him all the Plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.

World English Bible
So Lot chose the Plain of the Jordan for himself. Lot traveled east, and they separated themselves the one from the other.

Young's Literal Translation
and Lot chooseth for himself the whole circuit of the Jordan; and Lot journeyeth from the east, and they are parted -- a man from his companion;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:10-13 Abram having offered Lot the choice, he at once accepted it. Passion and selfishness make men rude. Lot looked to the goodness of the land; therefore he doubted not that in such a fruitful soil he should certainly thrive. But what came of it? Those who, in choosing relations, callings, dwellings, or settlements, are guided and governed by the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, or the pride of life, cannot expect God's presence or blessing. They are commonly disappointed even in that which they principally aim at. In all our choices this principle should rule, That is best for us, which is best for our souls. Lot little considered the badness of the inhabitants. The men of Sodom were impudent, daring sinners. This was the iniquity of Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness, Eze 16:49. God often gives great plenty to great sinners. It has often been the vexatious lot of good men to live among wicked neighbours; and it must be the more grievous, if, as Lot here, they have brought it upon themselves by a wrong choice.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan. Allured by its beauty and fertility, and heedless of other or higher considerations. And Lot journeyed east, מִקֶּדֶס = versus orientem (cf. Genesis 11:2). And they separated themselves the one from the other. Literally, a man from his brother.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan,.... Because of its good pasturage, and because of the plenty of water there; the want of both which was the inconvenience he had laboured under, and had occasioned the strife between his and Abram's servants:

and Lot journeyed east, or "eastward"; for the plain of Jordan, and that part of the land on which Sodom and Gomorrah stood, were to the east of Bethel: the phrase is by some rendered "from the east" (y), and the particle used most commonly so signifies; and Jarchi observes, that he journeyed from east to west; and Aben Ezra says, that Sodom was at the west of Bethel, in which he is most certainly wrong, for it was most clearly in the eastern part of the land; wherefore others, that follow this version, interpret it, that he went from the east of Bethel, or he went into that country situated at the east with respect to the land of Canaan; but it is best to render it as we do, east or eastward, to or towards the east (z):

and they separated themselves the one from the other; that is, Abram and Lot, they parted good friends by consent; and the one went with his family, flocks, and herds, to one place, and settled there; and the other in another place, and so further animosities and contentions were prevented.

(y) "ab Oriente", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus, Tigurine version, Cocceius, Schmidt. (z) "Orientem versus", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Drusius, Cartwrightus.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. Then Lot chose him all the plain—a choice excellent from a worldly point of view, but most inexpedient for his best interests. He seems, though a good man, to have been too much under the influence of a selfish and covetous spirit: and how many, alas! imperil the good of their souls for the prospect of worldly advantage.

Genesis 13:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
Lot Pitches Toward Sodom
10Lot lifted up his eyes and saw all the valley of the Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere-- this was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah-- like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt as you go to Zoar. 11So Lot chose for himself all the valley of the Jordan, and Lot journeyed eastward. Thus they separated from each other. 12Abram settled in the land of Canaan, while Lot settled in the cities of the valley, and moved his tents as far as Sodom.…
Cross References
Genesis 13:10
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.)

Genesis 13:12
Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot lived among the cities of the plain and pitched his tents near Sodom.

Ezekiel 47:18
"On the east side the boundary will run between Hauran and Damascus, along the Jordan between Gilead and the land of Israel, to the Dead Sea and as far as Tamar. This will be the eastern boundary.
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