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Genesis 14

The battle of four kings against five.

Genesis 14:1 And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel the king of Shinar, Arioch the king of El-lasar, Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and Tidal the king of nations, Genesis 14:2 [that] they made war with Bera the king of Sodom, and with Birsha the king of Gomorrah, Shinab the king of Admah, and Shemeber the king of Zeboim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar. Genesis 14:3 All these were joined in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. Genesis 14:4 Twelve years had they served Chedorlaomer; and in the thirteenth year they rebelled. Genesis 14:5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim, and the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh-Kirjathaim, Genesis 14:6 and the Horites on their mount Seir, to El-Paran, which is by the wilderness. Genesis 14:7 And they returned, and came to En-mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites that dwelt at Hazazon-Tamar. Genesis 14:8 And the king of Sodom and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar, went out, and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim, Genesis 14:9 with Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and Tidal the king of nations, and Amraphel the king of Shinar, and Arioch the king of Ellasar—four kings with the five. Genesis 14:10 And the vale of Siddim was full of pits of asphalt. And the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there: and they that remained fled to the mountain.

Lot is taken prisoner.

Genesis 14:11 And they took all the property of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and departed. Genesis 14:12 And they took Lot and his property, Abram's brother's son, and departed. For he dwelt in Sodom.

Genesis 14:13 And one who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew. And he dwelt by the oaks of Mamre the Amorite, the brother of Eshcol, and the brother of Aner. And these were Abram's allies.

Abram rescueth him.

Genesis 14:14 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. Genesis 14:15 And he divided himself against them by night, he and his servants, and smote them, and pursued them as far as Hobah, which is to the left of Damascus. Genesis 14:16 And he brought back all the property, and brought again his brother Lot and his property, and the women also, and the people.

Genesis 14:17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after he had returned from smiting Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, into the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's valley.

Melchizedek blesseth Abram.

Genesis 14:18 And Melchisedec king of Salem brought out bread and wine. And he was priest of the Most High *God. Genesis 14:19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the Most High *God, possessor of heavens and earth.

Abram giveth him tithe.

Genesis 14:20 And blessed be the Most High *God, who has delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him the tenth of all. Genesis 14:21 And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the souls, and take the property for thyself.

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

Genesis 14:22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand to Jehovah, the Most High *God, possessor of heavens and earth, Genesis 14:23 if from a thread even to a sandal-thong, yes, if of all that is thine, I take [anything] ... ; that thou mayest not say, I have made Abram rich; Genesis 14:24 save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men that went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre, let them take their portion.

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