Genesis 13:4
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English Standard Version
to the place where he had made an altar at the first. And there Abram called upon the name of the LORD.

King James Bible
Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.

American Standard Version
unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the place of the altar which he had made before; and there he called upon the name of the Lord.

English Revised Version
unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
To the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.

Genesis 13:4 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The princes of Pharaoh finding her very beautiful, extolled her beauty to the king, and she was taken to Pharaoh's house. As Sarah was then 65 years old (cf. Genesis 17:17 and Genesis 12:4), her beauty at such an age has been made a difficulty by some. But as she lived to the age of 127 (Genesis 23:1), she was then middle-aged; and as her vigour and bloom had not been tried by bearing children, she might easily appear very beautiful in the eyes of the Egyptians, whose wives, according to both ancient and modern testimony, were generally ugly, and faded early. Pharaoh (the Egyptian ouro, king, with the article Pi) is the Hebrew name for all the Egyptian kings in the Old Testament; their proper names being only occasionally mentioned, as, for example, Necho in 2 Kings 23:29, or Hophra in Jeremiah 44:30. For Sarai's sake Pharaoh treated Abram well, presenting him with cattle and slaves, possessions which constitute the wealth of nomads. These presents Abram could not refuse, though by accepting them he increased his sin. God then interfered (Genesis 12:17), and smote Pharaoh and his house with great plagues. What the nature of these plagues was, cannot be determined; they were certainly of such a kind, however, that whilst Sarah was preserved by them from dishonour, Pharaoh saw at once that they were sent as punishment by the Deity on account of his relation to Sarai; he may also have learned, on inquiry from Sarai herself, that she was Abram's wife. He gave her back to him, therefore, with a reproof for his untruthfulness, and told him to depart, appointing men to conduct him out of the land together with his wife and all his possessions. שׁלּה, to dismiss, to give an escort (Genesis 18:16; Genesis 31:27), does not necessarily denote an involuntary dismissal here. For as Pharaoh had discovered in the plague the wrath of the God of Abraham, he did not venture to treat him harshly, but rather sought to mitigate the anger of his God, by the safe-conduct which he granted him on his departure. But Abram was not justified by this result, as was very apparent from the fact, that he was mute under Pharaoh's reproofs, and did not venture to utter a single word in vindication of his conduct, as he did in the similar circumstances described in Genesis 10:11-12. The saving mercy of God had so humbled him, that he silently acknowledged his guilt in concealing his relation to Sarah from the Egyptian king.

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Unto.

Genesis 13:18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelled in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar to the LORD.

Genesis 12:7,8 And the LORD appeared to Abram, and said, To your seed will I give this land: and there built he an altar to the LORD...

Genesis 35:1-3 And God said to Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar to God...

Psalm 26:8 LORD, I have loved the habitation of your house, and the place where your honor dwells.

Psalm 42:1,2 As the hart pants after the water brooks, so pants my soul after you, O God...

Psalm 84:1,2,10 How amiable are your tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!...

called.

Genesis 4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call on the name of the LORD.

Psalm 65:1,2 Praise waits for you, O God, in Sion: and to you shall the vow be performed...

Psalm 107:1,8,15 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever...

Psalm 116:2,17 Because he has inclined his ear to me, therefore will I call on him as long as I live...

Psalm 145:18 The LORD is near to all them that call on him, to all that call on him in truth.

Isaiah 58:9 Then shall you call, and the LORD shall answer; you shall cry, and he shall say, Here I am...

Jeremiah 29:12 Then shall you call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

Zephaniah 3:9 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call on the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints...

Ephesians 6:18,19 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit...

Cross References
Genesis 12:7
Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, "To your offspring I will give this land." So he built there an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him.

Genesis 12:8
From there he moved to the hill country on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. And there he built an altar to the LORD and called upon the name of the LORD.

Genesis 26:25
So he built an altar there and called upon the name of the LORD and pitched his tent there. And there Isaac's servants dug a well.

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