1611 King James Bible

Genesis 14

The battle of four kings against five.

Genesis 14:1 And it came to passe in the dayes of Amraphel King of Shinar, Arioch King of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer King of Elam, and Tidal King of nations: Genesis 14:2 That [these] made warre with Bera King of Sodome, and with Birsha King of Gomorrah, Shinab King of Admah, and Shemeber King of Zeboiim, and the King of Bela, which is Zoar. Genesis 14:3 All these were ioyned together in the vale of Siddim; which is the salt Sea. Genesis 14:4 Twelue yeeres they serued Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth yeere they rebelled. Genesis 14:5 And in the fourteenth yeere came Chedorlaomer, and the Kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims, in Ashteroth Karnaim, & the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaueh Kiriathaim; Genesis 14:6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, vnto El-Paran, which is by the wildernesse. Genesis 14:7 And they returned, and came to En-mishpat, which is Kadesh, & smote all the countrey of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar. Genesis 14:8 And there went out the King of Sodome, and the King of Gomorrah, and the King of Admah, and the King of Zeboiim, and the King of Bela, (the same is Zoar) and they ioyned battell with them, in the vale of Siddim, Genesis 14:9 With Chedorlaomer the King of Elam, and with Tidal King of nations, and Amraphel King of Shinar, and Arioch King of Ellasar; foure Kings with fiue. Genesis 14:10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slime-pits: and the Kings of Sodome & Gomorrah fled, and fell there: and they that remained, fled to the mountaine.

Lot is taken prisoner.

Genesis 14:11 And they tooke all the goods of Sodome and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way. Genesis 14:12 And they tooke Lot, Abrams brothers sonne, (who dwelt in Sodome) and his goods, and departed.

Genesis 14:13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew, for hee dwelt in the plaine of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.

Abram rescueth him.

Genesis 14:14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captiue, he armed his trained [seruants] borne in his owne house, three hundred and eighteene, and pursued [them] vnto Dan. Genesis 14:15 And hee diuided himselfe against them, he and his seruants by night, and smote them, and pursued them vnto Hoba, which is on the left hand of Damascus: Genesis 14:16 And hee brought backe all the goods, and also brought againe his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

Genesis 14:17 And the king of Sodome went out to meete him, (after his returne from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the Kings that were with him) at the valley of Saueh, which is the Kings dale.

Melchizedek blesseth Abram.

Genesis 14:18 And Melchizedek King of Salem brought foorth bread and wine: and he was the Priest of the most high God. Genesis 14:19 And hee blessed him, and saide; Blessed bee Abram of the most high God, possessour of heauen and earth,

Abram giveth him tithe.

Genesis 14:20 And blessed bee the most high God, which hath deliuered thine enemies into thy hand: and hee gaue him tithes of all. Genesis 14:21 And the King of Sodome said vnto Abram, giue me the persons, and take the goods 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 Sodome, I haue lift vp my hand vnto the LORD, the most high God, the possessour of heauen and earth, Genesis 14:23 That I wil not take from a threed euen to a shoe latchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I haue made Abram rich: Genesis 14:24 Saue onely that which the yong men haue eaten, and the portion of the men which went with mee, Aner, Eschol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.

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