Genesis 13:6
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
But the land could not support both Abram and Lot with all their flocks and herds living so close together.

English Standard Version
so that the land could not support both of them dwelling together; for their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together,

New American Standard Bible
And the land could not sustain them while dwelling together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to remain together.

King James Bible
And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the land was unable to support them as long as they stayed together, for they had so many possessions that they could not stay together,

International Standard Version
But the land could not support them living together, because they had so many livestock that they could not stay together.

NET Bible
But the land could not support them while they were living side by side. Because their possessions were so great, they were not able to live alongside one another.

New Heart English Bible
The land was not able to bear them, that they might live together: for their substance was great, so that they could not live together.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There wasn't enough pastureland for both of them. They had so many possessions that they were unable to remain together.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together; for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.

New American Standard 1977
And the land could not sustain them while dwelling together; for their possessions were so great that they were not able to remain together.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the land was not able to bear them that they might dwell together, for their substance was so great that they could not dwell together.

King James 2000 Bible
And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their possessions were great, so that they could not dwell together.

American King James Version
And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.

American Standard Version
And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither was the land able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, and they could not dwell together.

Darby Bible Translation
And the land could not support them, that they might dwell together, for their property was great; and they could not dwell together.

English Revised Version
And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.

World English Bible
The land was not able to bear them, that they might live together: for their substance was great, so that they could not live together.

Young's Literal Translation
and the land hath not suffered them to dwell together, for their substance hath been much, and they have not been able to dwell together;
Study Bible
Abram and Lot Part Ways
5Now Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. 6And the land could not sustain them while dwelling together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to remain together. 7And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock. Now the Canaanite and the Perizzite were dwelling then in the land.…
Cross References
Genesis 12:5
Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his nephew, and all their possessions which they had accumulated, and the persons which they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan; thus they came to the land of Canaan.

Genesis 12:16
Therefore he treated Abram well for her sake; and gave him sheep and oxen and donkeys and male and female servants and female donkeys and camels.

Genesis 13:2
Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver and in gold.

Genesis 36:7
For their property had become too great for them to live together, and the land where they sojourned could not sustain them because of their livestock.
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And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together,.... That part of the country where Abram and Lot were could not afford them room enough for their several tents; or however could not furnish them with sufficient pasturage for their flocks and herds, they were so numerous; at least could not do it so as to be contiguous to each other, that there was a necessity of one of them going further off:

for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together; we have before an account of the substance of each of them, how great it was; and here now is noted an inconvenience which arises from a large increase of riches, that relations and friends are obliged to part, and cannot dwell together; what one would think would make them more comfortable together, is the cause and occasion of their separation. 13:5-9 Riches not only afford matter for strife, and are the things most commonly striven about; but they also stir up a spirit of contention, by making people proud and covetous. Mine and thine are the great make-bates of the world. Poverty and labour, wants and wanderings, could not separate Abram and Lot; but riches did so. Bad servants often make a great deal of mischief in families and among neighbours, by their pride and passion, lying, slandering, and talebearing. What made the quarrel worse was, that the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelt then in the land. The quarrels of professors are the reproach of religion, and give occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme. It is best to keep the peace, that it be not broken; but the next best is, if differences do happen, with all speed to quench the fire that is broken out. The attempt to stay this strife was made by Abram, although he was the elder and the greater man. Abram shows himself to be a man of cool spirit, that had the command of his passion, and knew how to turn away wrath by a soft answer. Those that would keep the peace, must never render railing for railing. And of a condescending spirit; he was willing to beseech even his inferior to be at peace. Whatever others are for, the people of God must be for peace. Abram's plea for peace was very powerful. Let the people of the land contend about trifles; but let not us fall out, who know better things, and look for a better country. Professors of religion should be most careful to avoid contention. Many profess to be for peace who will do nothing towards it: not so Abram. When God condescends to beseech us to be reconciled, we may well beseech one another. Though God had promised Abram to give this land to his seed, yet he offered an equal or better share to Lot, who had not an equal right; and he will not, under the protection of God's promise, act hardly to his kinsman. It is noble to be willing to yield for peace' sake.
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