Genesis 14
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1And it comes to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations, 2they have made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboim, and the king of Bela, which [is] Zoar. 3All these have been joined together to the Valley of Siddim, which [is] the Salt Sea; 4[for] twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and the thirteenth year they rebelled. 5And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings who [are] with him, and they strike the Rephaim in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh Kiriathaim, 6and the Horites in their Mount Seir, to El-Paran, which [is] by the wilderness; 7and they turn back and come to En-Mishpat, which [is] Kadesh, and strike the whole field of the Amalekite, and also the Amorite who is dwelling in Hazezon-Tamar. 8And the king of Sodom goes out, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboim, and the king of Bela, which [is] Zoar; and they set in array [for] battle with them in the Valley of Siddim, 9with Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with the five.

10And the Valley of Siddim [is] full of bitumen-pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah flee, and fall there, and those left have fled to the mountain. 11And they take the whole substance of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the whole of their food, and go away; 12and they take Lot, Abram’s brother’s son (seeing he is dwelling in Sodom), and his substance, and go away.

13And one who is escaping comes and declares to Abram the Hebrew, and he is dwelling among the oaks of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner, and they [are] Abram’s allies. 14And Abram hears that his brother has been taken captive, and he draws out his trained servants, three hundred and eighteen, and pursues to Dan. 15And he divides himself against them by night, he and his servants, and strikes them, and pursues them to Hobah, which [is] at the left of Damascus; 16and he brings back the whole of the substance, and he has also brought back his brother Lot and his substance, and also the women and the people.

17And the king of Sodom goes out to meet him (after his turning back from the striking of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings who [are] with him), to the Valley of Shaveh, which [is] the king’s valley. 18And Melchizedek king of Salem has brought out bread and wine, and he [is] priest of God Most High;

19and he blesses him and says, “Blessed [is] Abram to God Most High, possessing the heavens and earth;

20and blessed [is] God Most High, who has delivered your adversaries into your hand”; and he gives to him a tenth of all.

21And the king of Sodom says to Abram, “Give to me the persons, and take the substance to yourself,” 22and Abram says to the king of Sodom, “I have lifted up my hand to YHWH, God Most High, possessing the heavens and earth— 23from a thread even to a shoe-strap I do not take of anything which you have, that you do not say, I have made Abram rich; 24save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men who have gone with me—Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre—they take their portion.”


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