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Genesis 14

The battle of four kings against five.

Genesis 14:1 And it chaunsed in the tyme of Amraphel the kynge of Synear, Arioch the kynge of Ellasar, Kedorlaomer the kinge of Elam, & Thy deal the kynge of ye Heithen, Genesis 14:2 That they made warre wt Bera ye kynge of Sodome, and wt Birsa the kynge of Gomorra, & with Sineab the kynge of Adama, & with Semeaber the kynge of Zeboim, and with the kynge of Bela, which is called Zoar. Genesis 14:3 These came all together in to the brode valley, where now the salt see is: Genesis 14:4 for twolue yeares were they subiectes vnto kinge Kedorlaomer, & in the thirtenth yeare they fell from him. Genesis 14:5 Therfore in the fourtenth yeare came Kedorlaomer, and the kynges yt were with him, & smote the Giauntes in Astaroth Karnaim, & Susim at Ham, & Emim in the felde of Kiriathaim, Genesis 14:6 and ye Horites in their owne mount Seir vnto the playne of Pharan, which bordreth vpo the wildernes. Genesis 14:7 And then they turned, & came to the well of iudgment (which is Cades) & smote all the countre of the Amalechites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezon Thamar. Genesis 14:8 Then wente out the kynge of Sodome, & the kynge of Gomorra, & the kynge of Adama, and the kynge of Zeboim, and the kynge of Bela (called Zoar) & prepared them selues to fight in the brode valley Genesis 14:9 wt Kedorlaomer the kynge of Elam, & with Thideal ye kynge of the Heithen, & with Amraphel ye kynge of Synear, & with Arioch the kynge of Ellasar: foure kynges wt fyue. Genesis 14:10 And yt brode valley had many slyme pyttes. But the kynge of Sodoma and Gomorra were put to flight, & fell there, & the residue fled vnto ye mountaynes.

Lot is taken prisoner.

Genesis 14:11 Then toke they all the goodes at Sodoma and Gomorra, & all their vytales, & wente their waye. Genesis 14:12 They toke Lot also Abrams brothers sonne, & his good (for he dwelt at Sodome) and departed.

Genesis 14:13 Then came one that had escaped, and tolde Abram the Aleaunt, which dwelt in the Okegroue of Mamre the Amoryte, which was the brother of Escol & Aner: for these were confederate with Abram.

Abram rescueth him.

Genesis 14:14 Now whan Abram herde yt his brother was taken, he harnessed his bonde seruauntes borne in his owne house, thre hundreth & eightene, & folowed after them vntill Dan, Genesis 14:15 & deuyded the, & fell vpo them by night wt his seruauntes, and smote the, and chased them awaye vnto Hoba, which lieth on ye left hande of the cite of Damascos, Genesis 14:16 and brought agayne all the goodes, and also his brother Lot, and his goodes, ye wemen also and the people.

Genesis 14:17 And as he came agayne from the slaughter of Kedorlaomer & of the kinges that were with him, the kynge of Sodome wente to mete him in to the playne felde, which is called kynges dale.

Melchizedek blesseth Abram.

Genesis 14:18 But Melchisedech the kynge of Salem brought forth bred and wyne. And he beynge the prest of the most hye God, Genesis 14:19 blessed him and sayde: Blessed be thou Abram vnto the most hye God possessor of heauen and earth.

Abram giveth him tithe.

Genesis 14:20 And praysed be God the Hyest, which hath delyuered thine enemies in to thy handes. And Abram gaue him tythes of all. Genesis 14:21 Then sayde the kynge of Sodome vnto Abram: Geue me the soules, and take ye goodes vnto thy self.

The rest of the spoil, his partners having had their portions, he restoreth to the king of Sodom.

Genesis 14:22 But Abram sayde vnto the kinge of Sodome: I lift vp my honde vnto the LORDE the most hye God, possessor of heauen and earth, Genesis 14:23 that I wyll not take of all that is thyne, so moch as a threde or a shue lachet, lest thou shuldest saye: I haue made Abram ryche: Genesis 14:24 Saue onely that which the yonge men haue spent, and the men Aner Escol and Mamre, that wente with me, let them take their parte.

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