Genesis 14:19
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English Standard Version
And he blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth;

King James Bible
And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

American Standard Version
And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed him, and said: Blessed be Abram by the most high God, who created heaven and earth.

English Revised Version
And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth:

Webster's Bible Translation
And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

A fugitive (lit., the fugitive; the article denotes the genus, Ewald, 277) brought intelligence of this to Abram the Hebrew (העברי, an immigrant from beyond the Euphrates). Abram is so called in distinction from Mamre and his two brothers, who were Amorites, and had made a defensive treaty with him. To rescue Lot, Abram ordered his trained slaves (חניכיו, i.e., practised in arms) born in the house (cf. Genesis 17:12), 318 men, to turn out (lit., to pour themselves out); and with these, and (as the supplementary remark in Genesis 14:24 shows) with his allies, he pursued the enemy as far as Dan, where "he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night," - i.e., he divided his men into companies, who fell upon the enemy by night from different sides - "smote them, and pursued them to Hobah, to the left (or north) of Damascus." Hobah has probably been preserved in the village of Noba, mentioned by Troilo, a quarter of a mile to the north of Damascus. So far as the situation of Dan is concerned, this passage proves that it cannot have been identical with Leshem or Laish in the valley of Beth Rehob, which the Danites conquered and named Dan (Judges 18:28-29; Joshua 19:47); for this Laish-Dan was on the central source of the Jordan, el Leddan in Tell el Kady, which does not lie in either of the two roads, leading from the vale of Siddim or of the Jordan to Damascus.

(Note: One runs below the Sea of Galilee past Fik and Nowa, almost in a straight line to Damascus; the other from Jacob's Bridge, below Lake Merom. But if the enemy, instead of returning with their booty to Thapsacus, on the Euphrates, by one of the direct roads leading from the Jordan past Damascus and Palmyra, had gone through the land of Canaan to the sources of the Jordan, they would undoubtedly, when defeated at Laish-Dan, have fled through the Wady et Teim and the Bekaa to Hamath, and not by Damascus at all (vid., Robinson, Bibl. Researches).)

This Dan belonged to Gilead (Deuteronomy 34:1), and is no doubt the same as the Dan-Jaan mentioned in 2 Samuel 24:6 in connection with Gilead, and to be sought for in northern Peraea to the south-west of Damascus.

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he blessed.

Genesis 27:4,25-29 And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless you before I die...

Genesis 47:7,10 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh...

Genesis 48:9-16 And Joseph said to his father, They are my sons, whom God has given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray you, to me...

Genesis 49:28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their father spoke to them, and blessed them...

Numbers 6:23-27 Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, On this wise you shall bless the children of Israel, saying to them...

Mark 10:16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands on them, and blessed them.

Hebrews 7:6,7 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises...

Blessed be.

Ruth 3:10 And he said, Blessed be you of the LORD, my daughter: for you have showed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning...

2 Samuel 2:5 And David sent messengers to the men of Jabeshgilead, and said to them, Blessed be you of the LORD...

Ephesians 1:3,6 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ...

high.

Micah 6:6 With which shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings...

Acts 16:17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God...

possessor.

Genesis 14:22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up my hand to the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

Psalm 24:1 The earth is the LORD's, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

Psalm 50:10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.

Psalm 115:16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's: but the earth has he given to the children of men.

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

Luke 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

Cross References
Genesis 14:22
But Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have lifted my hand to the LORD, God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth,

Genesis 24:3
that I may make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell,

1 Samuel 15:13
And Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said to him, "Blessed be you to the LORD. I have performed the commandment of the LORD."

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