Genesis 14:14
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When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan.

King James Bible
And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.

Darby Bible Translation
And Abram heard that his brother was taken captive; and he led out his trained [servants], born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued [them] as far as Dan.

World English Bible
When Abram heard that his relative was taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued as far as Dan.

Young's Literal Translation
And Abram heareth that his brother hath been taken captive, and he draweth out his trained domestics, three hundred and eighteen, and pursueth unto Dan.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He armed his trained servants - These amounted to three hundred and eighteen in number: and how many were in the divisions of Mamre, Eshcol, and Aner, we know not; but they and their men certainly accompanied him in this expedition. See Genesis 14:24.

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his brother.

Genesis 11:27-31 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot...

Genesis 13:8 And Abram said to Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray you, between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen...

Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 24:11,12 If you forbear to deliver them that are drawn to death, and those that are ready to be slain...

Galatians 6:1,2 Brothers, if a man be overtaken in a fault, you which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness...

1 John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists...

armed. or, led forth.

Psalm 45:3-5 Gird your sword on your thigh, O most mighty, with your glory and your majesty...

Psalm 68:12 Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.

Isaiah 41:2,3 Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings...

trained. or, instructed. born.

Genesis 12:5,16 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered...

Genesis 15:3 And Abram said, Behold, to me you have given no seed: and, see, one born in my house is my heir.

Genesis 17:12,27 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house...

Genesis 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD...

Genesis 23:6 Hear us, my lord: you are a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchers bury your dead...

Ecclesiastes 2:7 I got me servants and maidens, and had servants born in my house...

Dan.

Deuteronomy 34:1 And Moses went up from the plains of Moab to the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho...

Judges 18:29 And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel: however...

Judges 20:1 Then all the children of Israel went out, and the congregation was gathered together as one man, from Dan even to Beersheba...

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An Example of Faith
'Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Tithing
"Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in Mine house, and prove Me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it" (Mal. 3:10). Down deep in the heart of every Christian there is undoubtedly the conviction that he ought to tithe. There is an uneasy feeling that this is a duty which has been neglected, or, if you prefer it, a privilege that has not been
Arthur W. Pink—Tithing

Tithing
There are few subjects on which the Lord's own people are more astray than on the subject of giving. They profess to take the Bible as their own rule of faith and practice, and yet in the matter of Christian finance, the vast majority have utterly ignored its plain teachings and have tried every substitute the carnal mind could devise; therefore it is no wonder that the majority of Christian enterprises in the world today are handicapped and crippled through the lack of funds. Is our giving to be
Arthur W. Pink—Tithing

The Holy City; Or, the New Jerusalem:
WHEREIN ITS GOODLY LIGHT, WALLS, GATES, ANGELS, AND THE MANNER OF THEIR STANDING, ARE EXPOUNDED: ALSO HER LENGTH AND BREADTH, TOGETHER WITH THE GOLDEN MEASURING-REED EXPLAINED: AND THE GLORY OF ALL UNFOLDED. AS ALSO THE NUMEROUSNESS OF ITS INHABITANTS; AND WHAT THE TREE AND WATER OF LIFE ARE, BY WHICH THEY ARE SUSTAINED. 'Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God.'-Psalm 87:3 'And the name of the city from that day shall be, THE LORD IS THERE.'-Ezekiel 48:35 London: Printed in the year 1665
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
Genesis 12:5
He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.

Genesis 14:12
They also carried off Abram's nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom.

Genesis 14:16
He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people.

Genesis 15:3
And Abram said, "You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir."

Genesis 17:23
On that very day Abraham took his son Ishmael and all those born in his household or bought with his money, every male in his household, and circumcised them, as God told him.

Genesis 17:27
And every male in Abraham's household, including those born in his household or bought from a foreigner, was circumcised with him.

Genesis 23:6
"Sir, listen to us. You are a mighty prince among us. Bury your dead in the choicest of our tombs. None of us will refuse you his tomb for burying your dead."

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