Genesis 13:6
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,

Berean Study Bible
But the land was unable to support both of them while they stayed together, for they had so many possessions that they were unable to coexist.

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.

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,

Good News Translation
And so there was not enough pasture land for the two of them to stay together, because they had too many animals.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the land was not large enough for them to live together, because their possessions were great; and the land was not large enough for them to live 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 was traveling with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. 6But the land was unable to support both of them while they stayed together, for they had so many possessions that they were unable to coexist. 7And there was discord between the herdsmen of Abram and the herdsmen of Lot. At that time the Canaanites and the Perizzites were also living in the land.…
Cross References
Genesis 12:5
And Abram took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, and all the possessions and people they had acquired in Haran, and set out for the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan,

Genesis 12:16
He treated Abram well on her account, and Abram acquired sheep and cattle, male and female donkeys, menservants and maidservants, and camels.

Genesis 13:2
And Abram had become extremely wealthy in livestock and silver and gold.

Genesis 36:7
For their possessions were too great for them to dwell together; the land where they stayed could not support them because of their livestock.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

Genesis 36:6,7
And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance, which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob…

Ecclesiastes 5:10,11
He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity…

Luke 12:17,18
And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? …







Lexicon
But the land
הָאָ֖רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

was unable
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

to support
נָשָׂ֥א (nā·śā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

[both of] them
אֹתָ֛ם (’ō·ṯām)
Direct object marker | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

while they stayed
לָשֶׁ֣בֶת (lā·še·ḇeṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

together,
יַחְדָּ֑ו (yaḥ·dāw)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3162: A unit, unitedly

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

they had
הָיָ֤ה (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

so many
רָ֔ב (rāḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

possessions
רְכוּשָׁם֙ (rə·ḵū·šām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7399: Property, goods

that they were unable
יָֽכְל֖וּ (yā·ḵə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3201: To be able, have power

to coexist.
לָשֶׁ֥בֶת (lā·še·ḇeṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry
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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