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Version 0.32.54, 16 November 2022

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Genesis Chapter 14

1Now it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam and Tidal king of nations, 2that they made war on Bera king of Sodom, and Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar. 3All these joined forces at the Valley of Siddim, which is the Salt Sea. 4For twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled. 5And in the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him came and attacked the Rephaim in Ashteroth-Karnaim, and the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emites in Shaveh-Kiriathaim, 6and the Horites in their Mount Seir, up to El-Paran which is by the desert. 7Then they returned and came to En-Mishpat, which is Kadesh and attacked all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites who were living in Hazezon-Tamar. 8And the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah and the king of Zeboiim and the king of Bela which is Zoar came out and arrayed themselves in battle against them in the Valley of Siddim, 9against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar – four kings against five. 10Now the Valley of Siddim consisted of bitumen pit after bitumen pit, and the king of Sodom and the king of Gomorrah fled, and they fell there, and the rest fled to a mountain. 11And they took all the property of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their food, and they went away. 12And they took Lot, the son of Abram's brother who dwelt in Sodom, and his property, and they went their way. 13Now an escapee came and told Abram the Hebrew about it, while he was living in the oak woods of Mamre the Amorite, the brother of Eshcol and the brother of Aner, and they were party to a covenant with Abram. 14And when Abram heard that his brother had been taken captive, he led out his trained men, born in the household – three hundred and eighteen of them – and he pursued them as far as Dan. 15And he divided himself against them at night – he and his servants – and he attacked them and pursued them to Hobah which is to the left of Damascus. 16And he recovered all the property, and he also recovered Lot his brother and his property, and also the women and the people. 17Then the king of Sodom came out to confront him, after he had returned from attacking Chedorlaomer and the kings with him, to the Valley of Shaveh, which is the Valley of the King. 18And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. Now he is a priest to the Most High God. 19And he blessed him and said,

“Blessed be Abram to the Most High God,

Who possesses heaven and earth.

20And blessed be the Most High God,

Who has disarmed your adversaries by your hand.”

And he gave him a tithe of everything. 21And the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people but keep the property.” 22But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “As I raise my hand to the Lord, the Most High God, possessor of heaven and earth, 23I most certainly will not take as much as a thread or a shoe-latchet, or anything that is yours, so that you cannot say, ‘I made Abram rich’, 24except for just what the lads have eaten, and the contingent of the men who went with me – Aner, Eshcol and Mamre – they may take their portion.”

Reference(s) in Chapter 14: v.18 ↔ Ps 110:4, Hebrews 5:6, Hebrews 7:1, Hebrews 7:17, Hebrews 7:21.

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