New International Version
And praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand." Then 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And blessed be the Most High God, who has delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him the tenth of all.
World English Bible
and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand." Abram gave him a tenth of all.
Young's Literal Translation
and blessed is God Most High, who hath delivered thine adversaries into thy hand;' and he giveth to him a tenth of all.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And he gave him tithes - A tenth part of all the spoils he had taken from the confederate kings. These Abram gave as a tribute to the most high God, who, being the possessor of heaven and earth, dispenses all spiritual and temporal favors, and demands the gratitude, and submissive, loving obedience, of all his subjects. Almost all nations of the earth have agreed in giving a tenth part of their property to be employed in religious uses. The tithes were afterwards granted to the Levites for the use of the sanctuary, and the maintenance of themselves and their families, as they had no other inheritance in Israel.
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'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
The Holy City; Or, the New Jerusalem:
Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder!
He also said, "Praise be to the LORD, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem.
The king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give me the people and keep the goods for yourself."
He said, "Praise be to the LORD, who rescued you from the hand of the Egyptians and of Pharaoh, and who rescued the people from the hand of the Egyptians.
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