Genesis 13:9
New International Version
Is not the whole land before you? Let's part company. If you go to the left, I'll go to the right; if you go to the right, I'll go to the left."

New Living Translation
The whole countryside is open to you. Take your choice of any section of the land you want, and we will separate. If you want the land to the left, then I’ll take the land on the right. If you prefer the land on the right, then I’ll go to the left.”

English Standard Version
Is not the whole land before you? Separate yourself from me. If you take the left hand, then I will go to the right, or if you take the right hand, then I will go to the left.”

Berean Study Bible
Is not the whole land before you? Now separate yourself from me. If you go to the left, I will go to the right; if you go to the right, I will go to the left.”

King James Bible
Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

New King James Version
Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me. If you take the left, then I will go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I will go to the left.”

New American Standard Bible
Is the entire land not before you? Please separate from me; if you choose the left, then I will go to the right; or if you choose the right, then I will go to the left.”

NASB 1995
"Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me; if to the left, then I will go to the right; or if to the right, then I will go to the left."

NASB 1977
“Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me: if to the left, then I will go to the right; or if to the right, then I will go to the left.”

Amplified Bible
Is not the entire land before you? Please separate [yourself] from me. If you take the left, then I will go to the right; or if you choose the right, then I will go to the left.”

Christian Standard Bible
Isn’t the whole land before you? Separate from me: if you go to the left, I will go to the right; if you go to the right, I will go to the left.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Isn't the whole land before you? Separate from me: if you go to the left, I will go to the right; if you go to the right, I will go to the left."

American Standard Version
Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me. If thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right. Or if thou take the right hand, then I will go to the left.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold, all the land is before you. Separate from me; if you are to the right, I am to the left, and if you are to the left, I am to the right.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Lo! is not the whole land before thee? Separate thyself from me; if thou goest to the left, I will go to the right, and if thou goest to the right, I will go to the left.

Contemporary English Version
There is plenty of land for you to choose from. Let's separate. If you go north, I'll go south; if you go south, I'll go north."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold the whole land is before thee: depart from me I pray thee: if thou wilt go to the left hand, I will take the right: if thou choose the right hand, I will pass to the left.

English Revised Version
Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou take the right hand, then I will go to the left.

Good News Translation
So let's separate. Choose any part of the land you want. You go one way, and I'll go the other."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Isn't all this land yours also? Let's separate. If you go to the left, I'll go to the right, and if you go to the right, I'll go to the left."

International Standard Version
Isn't the whole land available to you? Let's separate: If you go to the left, then I will go to the right; if you go to the right, then I will go to the left."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me; if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou take the right hand, then I will go to the left.'

Literal Standard Version
Is not all the land before you? Please be parted from me; if to the left, then I to the right; and if to the right, then I to the left.”

NET Bible
Is not the whole land before you? Separate yourself now from me. If you go to the left, then I'll go to the right, but if you go to the right, then I'll go to the left."

New Heart English Bible
Isn't the whole land before you? Please separate yourself from me. If you go to the left hand, then I will go to the right. Or if you go to the right hand, then I will go to the left."

World English Bible
Isn't the whole land before you? Please separate yourself from me. If you go to the left hand, then I will go to the right. Or if you go to the right hand, then I will go to the left."

Young's Literal Translation
Is not all the land before thee? be parted, I pray thee, from me; if to the left, then I to the right; and if to the right, then I to the left.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Abram and Lot Part Ways
8So Abram said to Lot, “Please let there be no contention between you and me, or between your herdsmen and my herdsmen. After all, we are brothers. 9Is not the whole land before you? Now separate yourself from me. If you go to the left, I will go to the right; if you go to the right, I will go to the left.”

Cross References
Genesis 13:8
So Abram said to Lot, "Please let there be no contention between you and me, or between your herdsmen and my herdsmen. After all, we are brothers.

Genesis 13:10
And Lot looked out and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan, all the way to 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 20:15
And Abimelech said, "Look, my land is before you. Settle wherever you please."

Genesis 34:10
You may settle among us, and the land will be open to you. Live here, move about freely, and acquire your own property."

Jeremiah 40:4
But now, behold, I am freeing you today from the chains that were on your wrists. If it pleases you to come with me to Babylon, then come, and I will take care of you. But if it seems wrong to you to come with me to Babylon, go no farther. Look, the whole land is before you. Wherever it seems good and right to you, go there."


Treasury of Scripture

Is not the whole land before you? separate yourself, I pray you, from me: if you will take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if you depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

Is not.

Genesis 20:15
And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.

Genesis 34:10
And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein.

if thou wilt.

Psalm 120:7
I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.

Romans 12:18
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

1 Corinthians 6:7
Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?









Verse 9. - Is not the whole land before thee? The Bethel plateau commands an extensive view of Palestine (vide on ver. 10). Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me. Thus giving Lot the choice of the country. If thou wilt take the left hand (literally, if to the left hand (sc. thou wilt go), the Hebrew term being in the accusative after a verb of motion (Kalisch, p. 344) - then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

CHAPTER 13:10-13

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Is not
הֲלֹ֤א (hă·lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

the whole
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

land
הָאָ֙רֶץ֙ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

before you?
לְפָנֶ֔יךָ (lə·p̄ā·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

Now
נָ֖א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

separate yourself
הִפָּ֥רֶד (hip·pā·reḏ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 6504: To break through, spread, separate

from me.
מֵעָלָ֑י (mê·‘ā·lāy)
Preposition-m | first person common singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

If
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you go to the left,
הַשְּׂמֹ֣אל (haś·śə·mōl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8040: Dark, the north, the left hand

I will go to the right;
וְאֵימִ֔נָה (wə·’ê·mi·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 3231: To go to or choose the right, to use the right hand

if
וְאִם־ (wə·’im-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you go to the right,
הַיָּמִ֖ין (hay·yā·mîn)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3225: The right hand, side, the south

I will go to the left.”
וְאַשְׂמְאִֽילָה׃ (wə·’aś·mə·’î·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 8041: To use the left hand, pass in that direction)


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