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Book of Genesis  Chapter 14

War with the kings of Canaanite cities; Abraham and Melchizedek, King of Salem and priest of "the Lord most high (El Elyon, the supreme god).

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 nations;

GENESIS 14:2  That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, 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 joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the  salt sea.

GENESIS 14:4  Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year  they rebelled.

GENESIS 14:5  And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were  with him, and smote the Rephaims(1) in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in  Ham, and the Emins in Shaveh Kiriathaim,

GENESIS 14:6  And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by the  wilderness.

GENESIS 14:7  And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote  all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in  Hazezontamar.

GENESIS 14:8  And there went out the king of Sodom, 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 joined battle 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; four kings with  five.

GENESIS 14:10  And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of Sodom  and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the  mountain.

GENESIS 14:11  And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their  victuals, and went their way.

GENESIS 14:12  And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and  his goods, and departed.

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

GENESIS 14:14  And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed  his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and  pursued them unto Dan.

GENESIS 14:15  And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by  night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand  of Damascus.

GENESIS 14:16  And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his  brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

GENESIS 14:17  And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the  slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley  of Shaveh, which is the king's dale.

GENESIS 14:18  And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he  was the priest of the most high God.

GENESIS 14:19  And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God,  possessor of heaven and earth:

GENESIS 14:20  And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies  into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

GENESIS 14:21  And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take  the goods to thyself.

GENESIS 14:22  And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto  the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

GENESIS 14:23  That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I  will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made  Abram rich:

GENESIS 14:24  Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion  of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their  portion.

(1) Rephaim and Zuzim are plural, and there is no need to add the plural "s" in English.

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