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Genesis 14

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Abram Rescues Lot
1Four kings, Amraphel of Babylonia, Arioch of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer of Elam, and Tidal of Goiim, 2went to war against five other kings: Bera of Sodom, Birsha of Gomorrah, Shinab of Admah, Shemeber of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (or Zoar). 3These five kings had formed an alliance and joined forces in the Valley of Siddim, which is now the Dead Sea. 4They had been under the control of Chedorlaomer for twelve years, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled against him. 5In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer and his allies came with their armies and defeated the Rephaim in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzim in Ham, the Emim in the plain of Kiriathaim, 6and the Horites in the mountains of Edom, pursuing them as far as Elparan on the edge of the desert. 7Then they turned round and came back to Kadesh (then known as Enmishpat). They conquered all the land of the Amalekites and defeated the Amorites who lived in Hazazon Tamar.
8Then the kings of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Bela drew up their armies for battle in the Valley of Siddim and fought 9against the kings of Elam, Goiim, Babylonia, and Ellasar, five kings against four. 10The valley was full of tar pits, and when the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah tried to run away from the battle, they fell into the pits; but the other three kings escaped to the mountains. 11The four kings took everything in Sodom and Gomorrah, including the food, and went away. 12Lot, Abram's nephew, was living in Sodom, so they took him and all his possessions.
13But a man escaped and reported all this to Abram, the Hebrew, who was living near the sacred trees belonging to Mamre the Amorite. Mamre and his brothers Eshcol and Aner were Abram's allies. 14When Abram heard that his nephew had been captured, he called together all the fighting men in his camp, 318 in all, and pursued the four kings all the way to Dan. 15There he divided his men into groups, attacked the enemy by night, and defeated them. He chased them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus, 16and recovered the loot that had been taken. He also brought back his nephew Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other prisoners.
Melchizedek Blesses Abram
17When Abram came back from his victory over Chedorlaomer and the other kings, the king of Sodom went out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (also called the King's Valley). 18#Heb 7.1–10And Melchizedek, who was king of Salem and also a priest of the Most High God, brought bread and wine to Abram, 19blessed him, and said, “May the Most High God, who made heaven and earth, bless Abram! 20May the Most High God, who gave you victory over your enemies, be praised!” And Abram gave Melchizedek a tenth of all the loot he had recovered.
21The king of Sodom said to Abram, “Keep the loot, but give me back all my people.”
22Abram answered, “I solemnly swear before the LORD, the Most High God, Maker of heaven and earth, 23that I will not keep anything of yours, not even a thread or a sandal strap. Then you can never say, ‘I am the one who made Abram rich.’ 24I will take nothing for myself. I will accept only what my men have used. But let my allies, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre, take their share.”
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1And it came to pass in the days of Amrafel king of Shin’ar, Aryokh king of Elasar, K’dorla’omer king of ‘‘Eilam [eternity] (Hidden; Young Man or Always), and Tid’al king of Goyim [nations];
2 [That these] made war with Bera king of S’dom (burning, denotes penal constrictions around the ankles), and with Birsha king of ‘Amora (submersion, Tyrants, bind sheaves, People of Fear), Shin’av king of Admah, and Shem’ever king of Tzvoyim, and the king of Bela (destruction), which is Tzo’ar (little place).
3All these were joined together in the valley of Siddim (Plains, place of plowing a field) [Siddim Valley], which is the salt sea [Dead Sea].
4Twelve years they served K’dorla’omer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
5And in the fourteenth year came K’dorla’omer, and the kings that [were] with him, and struck the Refa’im (giants, old tribe of giants; fearful; dead) in ‘Asht’rot-Karnayim, and the Zuzim in Ham (hot, heat, brown), and the Emim in Shaveh-Kiryatayim,
6And the Hori (cave dwellers; freeborn prince) in their mount Se’ir (hairy, shaggy; The Hairy Guys; riding the storm), unto El-Pa’ran [place of caverns] (place of caves), which [is] by the wilderness.
7And they returned, and came to ‘Ein-Mishpat, which is Kadesh (to be consecrated, consecrated, sanctified), and struck all the country of the ‘‘Amalek [Dweller in a Valley] i, and also the Emorim (The Talkers) that dwelt in Hatzatzon-Tamar [palm-tree] (bitterness, palm tree).
8And there went out the king of S’dom (burning, denotes penal constrictions around the ankles), and the king of ‘Amora (submersion, Tyrants, bind sheaves, People of Fear), and the king of Admah, and the king of Tzvoyim, and the king of Bela (destruction) and they joined battle with them in the valley of Siddim (Plains, place of plowing a field);
9With K’dorla’omer the king of ‘‘Eilam [eternity] (Hidden; Young Man or Always), and with Tid’al king of nations [Goyim], and Amrafel king of Shin’ar, and Aryokh king of Elasar; four kings with five.
10And the valley of Siddim (Plains, place of plowing a field) [was full of] clay pits; and the kings of S’dom (burning, denotes penal constrictions around the ankles) and ‘Amora (submersion, Tyrants, bind sheaves, People of Fear) fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.
11And they took all the goods of S’dom (burning, denotes penal constrictions around the ankles) and ‘Amora (submersion, Tyrants, bind sheaves, People of Fear), and all their victuals (food for humans), and went their way.
12And they took Lot (Covering), Avram’s (Exalted Father; Father Of Elevation) brother’s son, who dwelt in S’dom (burning, denotes penal constrictions around the ankles), and his goods, and departed.
13And there came one that had escaped, and told Avram (Exalted Father; Father Of Elevation) the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre (firmness; fatling (fat cattle) offering) the Emori (The Talkers), brother of Eshkol (bunch, cluster [of grapes, etc.]), and brother of Aner: and these [were] confederate with Avram (Exalted Father; Father Of Elevation).
14And when Avram (Exalted Father; Father Of Elevation) 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 (Judge).
15And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and struck them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which [is] on the left hand of Dammesek (Damascus) [silent is the sackcloth weaver].
16And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot (Covering), and his goods, and the women also, and the people.
17And the king of S’dom (burning, denotes penal constrictions around the ankles) went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of K’dorla’omer, and of the kings that [were] with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which [is] the king’s Valley.
18And Malki-Tzedek king of Shalem brought forth bread and wine: and he [was] the priest of the most high God- El ‘Elyon [The Most High and Powerful Living Word].
19And he Blessed (Favored by God; happy; prosperous) him, and said, Blessed (Favored by God; happy; prosperous) be Avram (Exalted Father; Father Of Elevation) of the most high God- El ‘Elyon [The Most High and Powerful Living Word], possessor of heaven and earth:
20And Blessed (Favored by God; happy; prosperous) be the most high God- El ‘Elyon which has delivered youi enemies into youri hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
21And the king of S’dom (burning, denotes penal constrictions around the ankles) said unto Avram (Exalted Father; Father Of Elevation), Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.
22And Avram (Exalted Father; Father Of Elevation) said to the king of S’dom (burning, denotes penal constrictions around the ankles), I have lift up my hand unto the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate), the most high God-El ‘Elyon, the possessor of heaven and earth,
23That I will not [take] from a thread even to a shoe sandal lace, and that I will not take anything that [is] yoursi, lest youi should say, I have made Avram (Exalted Father; Father Of Elevation) rich:
24Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me –‘Aner (answer; song; affliction), Eshkol (bunch, cluster [of grapes, etc.]), and Mamre (firmness; fatling (fat cattle) offering); let them take their portion.