Genesis 14:20
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English Standard Version
and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!” And Abram gave him a tenth of everything.

King James Bible
And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

American Standard Version
and blessed be God Most High, who hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him a tenth of all.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And blessed be the most high God, by whose protection the enemies are in thy hands. And he gace him the tithes of all.

English Revised Version
and blessed be God Most High, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him a tenth of all.

Webster's Bible Translation
And blessed be the most high God, who hath delivered thy enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

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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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Genesis 9:26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

Genesis 24:27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who has not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth...

Psalm 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

Psalm 72:17-19 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him...

Psalm 144:1 Blessed be the LORD my strength which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

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

1 Peter 1:3,4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...


Joshua 10:42 And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because the LORD God of Israel fought for Israel.

Psalm 44:3 For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but your right hand, and your arm...


Genesis 28:22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house...

Leviticus 27:30-32 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD's: it is holy to the LORD...

Numbers 28:26 Also in the day of the first fruits, when you bring a new meat offering to the LORD, after your weeks be out...

Deuteronomy 12:17 You may not eat within your gates the tithe of your corn, or of your wine, or of your oil...

Deuteronomy 14:23,28 And you shall eat before the LORD your God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of your corn...

2 Chronicles 31:5,6,12 And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the first fruits of corn, wine, and oil...

Nehemiah 10:37 And that we should bring the first fruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil...

Nehemiah 13:12 Then brought all Judah the tithe of the corn and the new wine and the oil to the treasuries.

Amos 4:4 Come to Bethel, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply transgression; and bring your sacrifices every morning...

Malachi 3:8,10 Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed me. But you say, Wherein have we robbed you? In tithes and offerings...

Luke 18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God...

Hebrews 7:4-9 Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils...

Cross References
Hebrews 7:4
See how great this man was to whom Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth of the spoils!

Genesis 9:26
He also said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem; and let Canaan be his servant.

Genesis 14:21
And the king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give me the persons, but take the goods for yourself."

Exodus 18:10
Jethro said, "Blessed be the LORD, who has delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians and out of the hand of Pharaoh and has delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.

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