Genesis 13:6
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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,

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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...

Ecclesiastes 5:10,11 He that loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loves 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...

1 Timothy 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts...

Cross References
Genesis 12:5
And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people that they had acquired in Haran, and they set out to go to the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan,

Genesis 12:16
And for her sake he dealt well with Abram; and he had sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male servants, female servants, female donkeys, and camels.

Genesis 13:2
Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold.

Genesis 36:7
For their possessions were too great for them to dwell together. The land of their sojournings could not support them because of their livestock.

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