The battle of four kings against five.
Genesis 14:1 And it chaunsed within a while that Amraphel kynge of Synear Arioch kynge of Ellasar Kedorlaomer kynge of Elam and Thydeall kynge of the nations: Genesis 14:2 made warre wyth Bera kynge of Sodoh and with Birsa kynge of Gomorra. And wythe Sineab kynge of Adama and with Semeaber kynge of Zeboim and wyth the kynge of Bela Which Bela is called Zoar. Genesis 14:3 All these came together vnto the vale of siddim which is now the salt see Genesis 14:4 Twelve yere were they subiecte to kinge kedorlaomer and in the .xiij. yere rebelled. Genesis 14:5 Therfore in the .xiiij. yere came kedorlaomer and the kynges that were wyth hym and smote the Raphayms in Astarath Karnaim and the Susims in Hain ad the Emyms in Sabe Kariathaim Genesis 14:6 and the Hozyms in their awne mounte Seir vnto the playne of Pharan which bordreth vpon the wyldernesse. Genesis 14:7 And then turned they and came to the well of iugmente which is Cades and smote all the contre of the Amalechites and also the amorytes that dwell in Hazezon Thamar. Genesis 14:8 Than went out the kynge of Sodome and the kynge of Gomorra and the kinge of Adama and the kynge of Zeboijm and the kynge of Bela now called Zoar. And sette their men in aray to fyghte wyth them in the vale of siddim that is to say Genesis 14:9 wyth kedorlaomer the kynge of Elam and with Thydeall kynge of the Nations and wyth Amraphel kynge of Synear. And with Arioch kynge of Ellasar: foure kynges agenste v. Genesis 14:10 And that vale of siddim was full of slyme pyttes. And the kynges of Sodome and Gomorra fled and fell there. And the resydue fled to the mountaynes.
Lot is taken prisoner.
Genesis 14:11 And they toke all the goodes of Sodome and Gomorra and all their vitalles ad went their waye. Genesis 14:12 And they toke Lot also Abrams brothers sonne and his good (for he dwelled at Sodome) and departed:
Genesis 14:13 Than came one that had escaped and tolde Abram the hebrue which dwelled in the okegrove of Mamre the Amoryte brother of Eschol and Aner: which were confederate wyth Abram.
Abram rescueth him.
Genesis 14:14 When Abram herde that his brother was taken he harnessed his seruantes borne in his owne house .iij. hundred and .xviij. ad folowed tyll they came at Dan. Genesis 14:15 And sette hymselfe ad his seruantes in aray and fell vpon them by nyght and smote them and chased them awaye vnto Hoba: which lyeth on the lefte hande of Damascos Genesis 14:16 and broughte agayne all the goodes and also his brother Lot ad his goodes the weme also and the people.
Genesis 14:17 And as he retourned agayne from the slaughter of kedorlaomer and of the kynges that were with hym than came the kynge of Sodome agaynst hym vnto the vale of Saue which now is called kynges dale.
Melchizedek blesseth Abram.
Genesis 14:18 Than Melchisedech kinge of Salem brought forth breed and wyne. And he beynge the prest of the most hyghest God Genesis 14:19 blessed hym saynge. Blessed be Abram vnto the most hyghest God possessor of heauen and erth.
Abram giveth him tithe.
Genesis 14:20 And blessed be God the most hyghest which hath delyvered thyne enimies in to thy handes. And Abra gaue hym tythes of all. Genesis 14:21 Than sayd the kynge of Sodome vnto Abram: gyue me the soulles 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 answered the kynge of Sodome: I lyfte vpp my hande vnto the LORde God most hygh possessor of heaven ad erth Genesis 14:23 that I will not take of all yt is thyne so moch as a thred or a shoulacher lest thou shuldest saye I haue made Abra ryche. Genesis 14:24 Saue only that which the yonge men haue eaten ad the partes of the men which went wyth me. Aner Escholl and Mamre. Let them take their partes.