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Genesis 14

The battle of four kings against five.

Genesis 14:1 And in the dayes of Amraphel King of Shinar, Arioch King of Ellasar, Chedor-laomer King of Elam, and Tidal king of the nations: Genesis 14:2 These men made warre with Bera King of Sodom, and with Birsha King of Gomorah, Shinab King of Admah, and Shemeber King of Zeboiim, and the King of Bela, which is Zoar. Genesis 14:3 All these ioyned together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt Sea. Genesis 14:4 Twelue yeere were they subiect to Chedor-laomer, but in the thirteenth yeere they rebelled. Genesis 14:5 And in the fourteenth yeere came Chedor-laomer, and the Kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaueh Kiriathaim, Genesis 14:6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, vnto the plaine of Paran, which is by the wildernesse. Genesis 14:7 And they returned and came to En-mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the countrey of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites that dwelled in Hazezon-tamar. Genesis 14:8 Then went out the King of Sodom, and the King of Gomorah, and the King of Admah, and the King of Zeboiim, and the King of Bela, which is Zoar: and they ioyned battell with them in the vale of Siddim: Genesis 14:9 To wit, with Chedor-laomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar: foure Kings against fiue. Genesis 14:10 Now the vale of Siddim was full of slime pits, & the Kings of Sodom & Gomorah fled and fell there: and ye residue fled to the mountaine.

Lot is taken prisoner.

Genesis 14:11 Then they tooke all the substance of Sodom and Gomorah, and al their vitailes and went their way. Genesis 14:12 They tooke Lot also Abrams brothers sonne and his substance (for he dwelt at Sodom) and departed.

Genesis 14:13 Then came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Ebrew, which dwelt in the plaine of Mamre ye Amorite, brother of Eshcol, & brother of Aner, which were confederat with Abram.

Abram rescueth him.

Genesis 14:14 When Abram heard that his brother was taken, he brought forth of them that were borne and brought vp in his house, three hundreth and eighteene, and pursued them vnto Dan. Genesis 14:15 Then he, and his seruants deuided them selues against them by night, & smote them and pursued them vnto Hobah, which is on the left side of Damascus, Genesis 14:16 And he recouered all the substance, and also brought againe his brother Lot, & his goods, and the women also and the people.

Genesis 14:17 After that he returned from the slaughter of Chedor-laomer, and of the Kings that were with him, came the King of Sodom foorth to meete him in the valley of Shaueh, which is the Kings dale.

Melchizedek blesseth Abram.

Genesis 14:18 And Melchi-zedek King of Shalem brought foorth bread and wine: and he was a Priest of the most high God. Genesis 14:19 Therefore he blessed him, saying, Blessed art thou, Abram, of God most high possessour of heauen and earth,

Abram giveth him tithe.

Genesis 14:20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath deliuered thine enemies into thine hand. And Abram gaue him tythe of all. Genesis 14:21 Then the King of Sodom saide to Abram, Giue me the persons, and take the goodes to thy selfe.

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 haue lift vp mine hand vnto the Lorde the most hie God possessor of heauen and earth, Genesis 14:23 That I will not take of all that is thine, so much as a threde or shoolatchet, lest thou shouldest say, I haue made Abram riche, Genesis 14:24 Saue onely that, which the yong men haue eaten, and the partes of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre: let them take their partes.

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