Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Genesis 14

The battle of four kings against five.

Genesis 14:1 And it came to pass, in the days of Amraphel, king of Shinar, Arioch, king of Ellasar,—Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, and Tidal, king of Goim, Genesis 14:2 that they made war with Bera, king of Sodom, and with Birsha, king of Gomorrah,—Shinab, king of Admah, and Shemeber, king of Zeboim, and the king of Bela—the same, is Zoar. Genesis 14:3 All these, joined together in the valley of the open fields, the same, is the Salt Sea. Genesis 14:4 Twelve years, had they served Chedorlaomer,—but, in the thirteenth year, had they rebelled; Genesis 14:5 and, in the fourteenth year, had Chedorlaomer come in, and the kings who were with him, so they smote the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim, and the Zuzim in Ham,—and the Emim, in Shaveh-kiriathaim; Genesis 14:6 and the Horites in their Mount Seir,—as far as El-paran, which is by the desert. Genesis 14:7 So they returned and came in unto En-mishpat, the same, is Kadish, and smote all the field of the Amalekites,—and the Amorites also, that dwelt in Hazazon-tamar. Genesis 14:8 Thus then went forth the King of Sodom and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah and the king of Zeboim, and the king of Bela, the same, is Zoar—and set themselves in array against them for battle, in the valley of the open fields: Genesis 14:9 against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goim, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar,—four kings, against five. Genesis 14:10 Now, the valley of the open fields, had many pits of bitumen, so the king of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there,—while, they who remained, towards a mountain, fled.

Lot is taken prisoner.

Genesis 14:11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their food, and went their way. Genesis 14:12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, with his goods, and went their way,—he, being a dweller in Sodom.

Genesis 14:13 Then came in a fugitive, and told Abram the Hebrew,—he, having his dwelling among the oaks of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and brother of Aner, they, also having a covenant with Abram.

Abram rescueth him.

Genesis 14:14 So Abram, hearing that his brother had been taken captive, drew forth his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued as far as Dan. Genesis 14:15 And he divided himself against them by night, he, and his servants, and smote them,—and pursued them as far as Hobah, which was on the left of Damascus. Genesis 14:16 So he brought back all the goods,—yea, Lot also his brother, with his goods, did he bring back, and the women also, and the people.

Genesis 14:17 Then came forth the king of Sodom to meet him, after his return from the smiting of Chedorlaomer, and the kings who were with him,—into the vale of Shaveh, the same, was the vale of the king.

Melchizedek blesseth Abram.

Genesis 14:18 Now, Melchizedek king of Salem, had brought forth bread and wine,—he, being priest of GOD Most High. Genesis 14:19 So he blessed him, and said,—Blessed be Abram, of GOD Most High, possessor of [the] heavens and earth;

Abram giveth him tithe.

Genesis 14:20 And blessed be GOD Most High, who hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. So he gave unto him a tenth of all. Genesis 14:21 Then said the king of Sodom unto Abram,—Give unto me the persons, but, the goods, take thou for thyself.

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

Genesis 14:22 And Abram said unto the king of Sodom,—I have lifted up my hand unto Yahweh, GOD Most High, possessor of [the] heavens and earth: Genesis 14:23 That, not from a thread even unto a sandal-thong,—will I take, anything, that is thine,—Lest thou shouldst say, I, enriched Abram! Genesis 14:24 Save only, what the young men have eaten, and the share of the men who went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre, they may take their share.

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