New Living Translation
Then Abram continued traveling south by stages toward the Negev.
King James Bible
And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.
Darby Bible Translation
And Abram moved onward, going on still toward the south.
World English Bible
Abram traveled, going on still toward the South.
Young's Literal Translation
And Abram journeyeth, going on and journeying towards the south.
Genesis 12:9 Parallel
CommentaryGenesis 12:9 Parallel Commentaries
LibraryI Will Bless Thee, --And Thou Shalt be a Blessing. " --Gen. xii. 2
I will bless thee,--and thou shalt be a blessing."--Gen. xii. 2. Where'er the Patriarch pitch'd his tent, He built an altar to his God, And sanctified, where'er he went, With faith and prayer, the ground he trod. Through all the East, for riches famed, Heaven's gifts, he set his heart on none; Nor, when the dearest was reclaim'd, Withheld his son, his only son. Wherefore, in blessing, he was blest; Friendless, the friend of God became; Long-wandering, every where found rest; Long child-less, nations …
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns
Letter xxi (Circa A. D. 1128) to the Abbot of S. John at Chartres
The vineyard of the Lord
Four Shaping Centuries
So Abram left Egypt and traveled north into the Negev, along with his wife and Lot and all that they owned.
From the Negev, they continued traveling by stages toward Bethel, and they pitched their tents between Bethel and Ai, where they had camped before.
Abraham moved south to the Negev and lived for a while between Kadesh and Shur, and then he moved on to Gerar. While living there as a foreigner,
Meanwhile, Isaac, whose home was in the Negev, had returned from Beer-lahai-roi.
Moses gave the men these instructions as he sent them out to explore the land: "Go north through the Negev into the hill country.
It is time to break camp and move on. Go to the hill country of the Amorites and to all the neighboring regions--the Jordan Valley, the hill country, the western foothills, the Negev, and the coastal plain. Go to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon, and all the way to the great Euphrates River.
This message came to me concerning the animals in the Negev: The caravan moves slowly across the terrible desert to Egypt--donkeys weighed down with riches and camels loaded with treasure--all to pay for Egypt's protection. They travel through the wilderness, a place of lionesses and lions, a place where vipers and poisonous snakes live. All this, and Egypt will give you nothing in return.
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