Genesis 14:20
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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.

Genesis 14:20 Parallel
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Clarke'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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blessed.

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...

which.

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...

tithes.

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...

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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
Hebrews 7:4
Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder!

Genesis 9:26
He also said, "Praise be to the LORD, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem.

Genesis 14:21
The king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give me the people and keep the goods for yourself."

Exodus 18:10
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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