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Genesis 14

The battle of four kings against five.

Genesis 14:1 And it came to pass at that time, that Amraphel, king of Sennaar, and Arioch, king of Pontus, and Chodorlahomor, king of the Elamites, and Thadal, king of nations, Genesis 14:2 Made war against Bara, king of Sodom, and against Bersa, king of Gomorrha, and against Sennaab, king of Adama, and against Semeber, king of Seboim, and against the king of Bala, which is Segor. Genesis 14:3 All these came together into the woodland vale, which now is the salt sea. Genesis 14:4 For they had served Chodorlahomor twelve years, and in the thirteenth year they revolted from him. Genesis 14:5 And in the fourteenth year came Chodorlahomor, and the kings that were with him: and they smote the Raphaim in Astarothcarnaim, and the Zuzim with them, and the Emim in Save of Cariathaim. Genesis 14:6 And the Chorreans in the mountains of Seir, even to the plains of Pharan, which is in the wilderness. Genesis 14:7 And they returned, and came to the fountain of Misphat, the same is Cades: and they smote all the country of the Amalecites, and the Amorrhean that dwelt in Asasonthamar. Genesis 14:8 And the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrha, and the king of Adama, and the king of Seboim, and the king of Bala, which is Segor, went out: and they set themselves against them in battle array, in the woodland vale: Genesis 14:9 To wit, against Chodorlahomor king of the Elamites, and Thadal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Sennaar, and Arioch king of Pontus: four kings against five. Genesis 14:10 Now the woodland vale had many pits of slime. And the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrha turned their backs, and were overthrown there: and they that remained, fled to the mountain.

Lot is taken prisoner.

Genesis 14:11 And they took all the substance of the Sodomites, and Gomorrhites, and all their victuals, and went their way: Genesis 14:12 And Lot also, the son of Abram's brother, who dwelt in Sodom, and his substance.

Genesis 14:13 And behold one, that had escaped, told Abram the Hebrew, who dwelt in the vale of Mambre the Amorrhite, the brother of Escol, and the brother of Aner: for these had made a league with Abram.

Abram rescueth him.

Genesis 14:14 Which when Abram had heard, to wit, that his brother Lot was taken, he numbered of the servants born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, well appointed: and pursued them to Dan. Genesis 14:15 And dividing his company, he rushed upon them in the night, and defeated them: and pursued them as far as Hoba, which is on the left hand of Damascus. Genesis 14:16 And he brought back all the substance, and Lot his brother, with his substance, the women also, and the people.

Genesis 14:17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him, after he returned from the slaughter of Chodorlahomor, and of the kings that were with him in the vale of Save, which is the king's vale.

Melchizedek blesseth Abram.

Genesis 14:18 But Melchisedech, the king of Salem, bringing forth bread and wine, for he was the priest of the most high God, Genesis 14:19 Blessed him, and said: Blessed be Abram by the most high God, who created heaven and earth.

Abram giveth him tithe.

Genesis 14:20 And blessed be the most high God, by whose protection, the enemies are in thy hands. And he gave him the tithes of all. Genesis 14:21 And the king of Sodom said to Abram: Give me the persons, and the rest take to thyself.

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

Genesis 14:22 And he answered him: I lift up my hand to the Lord God the most high, the possessor of heaven and earth, Genesis 14:23 That from the very woof thread unto the shoe latchet, I will not take of any things that are thine, lest thou say: I have enriched Abram. Genesis 14:24 Except such things as the young men have eaten, and the shares of the men that came with me, Aner, Escol, and Mambre: these shall take their shares.

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