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Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Genesis 13:14

Genesis 13:14. And the Lord, &c.— No sooner was Lot separated from Abram, than the Lord appears again to him, both to console him, to renew his promise with him, and to assure him that his posterity should certainly inherit this country: accordingly, he commands him to look every way, from the place where he was, that is, most probably from the mountain, where he pitched his tent before he went into AEgypt, ch. Genesis 12:8. and to which he returned from thence, see Genesis 12:3-4. and from... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Genesis 13:14

14, 15. Lift up now thine eyes . . . all the land which thou seest—So extensive a survey of the country, in all directions, can be obtained from no other point in the neighborhood; and those plains and hills, then lying desolate before the eyes of the solitary patriarch, were to be peopled with a mighty nation "like the dust of the earth in number," as they were in Solomon's time ( :-). read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Genesis 13:14-17

Abram was now without an heir. However, Yahweh appeared to him at this crucial time (Genesis 13:14) and reconfirmed the promise of land that, He said, He would give to Abram’s offspring (Genesis 13:15).Abram "lifted up his eyes" also (Genesis 13:14), but he saw the whole land as far as he could see in every direction. God repeated His promise to give him and his descendants all the land he saw. This promise was more specific than God’s previous promises regarding the seed and the land (Genesis... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 13:1-18

The Return of Abraham from Egypt, and his Separation from Lot1. Into the south] see on Genesis 12:9.5, 6. There was not sufficient pasturage and water (especially after the recent famine and drought) for the two encampments with their flocks and herds, which doubtless numbered many thousands.7. The Perizzite] ’dweller in open villages.’ It is thought by some that they were the original inhabitants of the country who had been subdued by Canaanite invaders. The words dwelled then in the land... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Genesis 13:14

(14) The Lord said unto Abram.—The departure of Lot was certainly a great grief to Abram; for he lost thereby the companionship of the relative who had shared his abandonment of his country, and whom, probably, in his childless state, he had regarded as his heir. Jehovah, therefore, consoles him by a more definite promise of the possession of the whole land of which he had so generously given Lot the choice, and by the assurance that his own seed should be numerous as the dust of the earth. We... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Genesis 13:1-18

Genesis 13:10-11 The lesson to be gained from the history of Abraham and Lot is obviously this that nothing but a clear apprehension of things unseen, a simple trust in God's promises, and the greatness of mind thence arising, can make us act above the world indifferent, or almost so, to its comforts, enjoyments, and friendships, or in other words, that its goods corrupt the common run even of religious men who possess them.... Could we not easily persuade ourselves to support Antichrist, I... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Genesis 13:1-18

LOT’S SEPARATION FROM ABRAMGenesis 13:1-18ABRAM left Egypt thinking meanly of himself, highly of God. This humble frame of mind is disclosed in the route he chooses; he went straight back "unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, unto the altar which he had made there at the first." With a childlike simplicity he seems to own that his visit to Egypt had been a mistake. He had gone there supposing that he was thrown upon his own resources, and that, in order to keep himself and... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Genesis 13:1-18

CHAPTER 13 The Return from Egypt and Separation from Lot 1. Back to Bethel (Genesis 13:1-4 ) 2. The strife (Genesis 13:5-7 ) 3. The separation. Lot in Sodom (Genesis 13:8-13 ) 4. The third communication of Jehovah (Genesis 13:14-18 ) Abram is graciously brought back. Abram could not have remained in Egypt forever. So the believer who has wandered away from the Lord will be restored. How precious the altar at Bethel must have been to him. Dispensationally Abram’s going down to Egypt... read more

John Calvin

Geneva Study Bible - Genesis 13:14

13:14 And the LORD said unto {k} Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:(k) The Lord comforted him, lest he should have taken thought for the departure of his nephew. read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 13:1-18

RECOVERY At last Abram "went up," leaving Egypt behind and coming into the south of the land of Canaan. Again Lot is mentioned as accompanying his uncle Abram. But Abram had been greatly enriched in Egypt (v.2), and Lot also had been prospered. There are two distinct lessons here. Typically speaking, God will use even the history of our failure to result in spiritual blessing. Such is His sovereign grace. But on the other hand, literally speaking, temporal blessings do not mean spiritual... read more

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