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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Genesis 13:1-4

I. Here is Abram's return out of Egypt, Gen. 13:1. He came himself and brought all his with him back again to Canaan. Note, Though there may be occasion to go sometimes into places of temptation, yet we must hasten out of them as soon as possible. See Ruth 1:6. II. His wealth: He was very rich, Gen. 13:2. He was very heavy, so the Hebrew word signifies; for riches are a burden, and those that will be rich do but load themselves with thick clay, Hab. 2:6. There is a burden of care in getting... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Genesis 13:1

And Abram went up out of Egypt ,.... That country lying low, and so more easy to be watered by the river Nile, as it was, and Canaan being higher; whither he went, but not till the famine in Canaan ceased: he went out of Egypt, as the Jewish F16 Seder Olam Rabba, p. 2. chronologers say, after he had been there three months; but Artapanus F17 Apud Euseb. Evangel. Praepar. l. 9. c. 18. p. 420. an Heathen writer, says, he stayed there twenty years: he and his wife, and all that... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 13:1

Abram went up out of Egypt - into the south - Probably the south of Canaan, as In leaving Egypt he is said to come from the south, Genesis 13:3 , for the southern part of the promised land lay north-east of Egypt. read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 13:1

Verse 1 1.And Abram went up out of Egypt. In the commencement of the chapter, Moses commemorates the goodness of God in protecting Abram; whence it came to pass, that he not only returned in safety, but took with him great wealth. This circumstance is also to be noticed, that when he was leaving Egypt, abounding in cattle and treasures, he was allowed to pursue his journey in peace; for it is surprising that the Egyptians would suffer what Abram had acquired among them, to be transferred... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 13:1

EXPOSITION And Abram went up out of Egypt, he and his wife. A special mercy that either of them returned, considering the sin they had committed and the peril in which they had been placed. And all that he had . Referring principally to the souls, "domestiei" (Poole), acquired in Haran ( Genesis 12:5 , Genesis 12:16 ), his material wealth being mentioned afterwards. And Lot (who does not appear in the preceding paragraph, no part of which relates to him, but is now... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 13:1-13

The separation between Abram and Lot. Return to Bethel—to the altar. The circumstances of the patriarch were very different. He was very rich. Lot is with him, and the sojourn in Egypt had far more depraving effect upon his weaker character than upon that of his uncle. We should remember when we take the young into temptation that what may be comparatively harmless to us may be ruinous to them. The subsequent misery of Lot's career may be all traced to the sojourn in Egypt. I. The root... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Genesis 13:1-18

- Abram and Lot Separate7. פרזי perı̂zı̂y, Perizzi, “descendant of Paraz.” פרז pārāz, “leader,” or inhabitant of the plain or open country.10. ככר kı̂kar, “circle, border, vale, cake, talent;” related: “bow, bend, go round, dance.” ירדן yardēn, Jardan, “descending.” Usually with the article in prose. צער tso‛ar, Tso‘ar, “smallness.”18. ממרא mamrē', Mamre, “fat, strong, ruler.” חברון chebrôn, Chebron, “conjunction, confederacy.”Lot has been hitherto kept in association with Abram by the... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Genesis 13:1

Genesis 13:1. Into the south That is, the southern part of Canaan, from whence he had come, Genesis 12:9, which, however, was north-east of Egypt. The Scriptures being written principally for the Jews, its language, respecting the situation of places, is accommodated to their manner of speaking. read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Genesis 13:1-18

Journey to Egypt and return (12:10-13:18)A long drought in Canaan must have caused Abram to wonder just how reliable this promised land was. In the end he journeyed to Egypt in search of better pastures (10).Fearing that the Egyptians would kill him in order to take his beautiful wife, he preserved himself by saying she was his sister. This was half true, because Sarai was a daughter of Terah by another wife (see 20:12); but Abram and Sarai did wrong in telling only half the truth in order to... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Genesis 13:1

Up = Palestine an ascent from Egypt. south = Hebrew. the Negeb, S. of Judea, N. from Egypt. Compare Genesis 11:9 . read more

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