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13:12 Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot dwelt in the cities of the Plain, having migrated as far as Sodom.
Avram yashav be'erets-Kena'an veLot yashav be'arey hakikar vaye'ehal ad-Sedom.
13:13 But the people of Sodom were very wicked, and they sinned against God.
Ve'anshey Sedom ra'im vechata'im l'Adonay me'od.


cities of the Plain
  Sodom and its associated cities.

  Literally, 'having moved his tents' (Radak, Sherashim). Others translate it, 'pitching his tents until Sodom,' or 'setting up his tents near Sodom.' See Genesis 10:19.

were very wicked and...
  (Ralbag; Septuagint). Or, 'were very evil and sinful to God' (following cantellation). 'This was the sin of your sister Sodom: pride, lots of bread, and the careless ease that she and her sattelites had. She did not support the poor and those in need' (Ezekiel 16:49).

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