Abram Rescues Lot1 And it came to pass in the kingdom of Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar, and Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations, 2 they made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, and with Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and king Bela -- this is Zoar. 3 All these joined in harmony upon the [2ravine 1salty], this being the sea of salts. 4 Twelve years they slaved to Chedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they revolted. 5 And in the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer came and the kings with him. And they cut in pieces the giants, of the ones in Astaroth Karnaim, and [2nations 1the strong] together with them, and the Emim in Shaveh the city, 6 and the Horites, the ones in the mountains of Seir, unto the terebinth tree of El-paran, which is in the wilderness. 7 And returning, they came upon the Spring of Judgment, this is Kadesh. And they cut in pieces all the rulers of Amalek, and the Amorites, of the ones dwelling in Hazezon-tamar. 8 And came forth the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela -- this is Zoar. And they deployed themselves for war in the [2valley 1salty] 9 against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar -- the four kings against the five. 10 And the [2valley 1salty] had wells of asphalt, [4fled 1and 2the king 3of Sodom], and the king of Gomorrah, and they fell in there; and the ones being left behind fled into the mountainous area. 11 And they took [2the 3cavalry 1all] of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their foods, and they went forth. 12 And they took also Lot, the son of the brother of Abram, and his belongings, and moved -- for he was dwelling in Sodom. 13 [5coming 1And 3of the 4ones being rescued 2a certain person], reported to Abram, to the traveler. And he dwelt at the oak of Mamre the Amorite of the brother of Eshcol, and the brother of Aner, who were confederates of Abram. 14 [3having heard 1And 2Abram] that [4has been captured 1Lot 2the son 3of his brother], counted out [2own 3native-born servants 1his], three hundred ten and eight. And he pursued unto Dan. 15 And he fell upon them at night, he and his manservants. And he struck them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is at the left of Damascus. 16 And he returned all the cavalry of Sodom; and [2Lot 3the son 4of his brother 1he returned], and all his possessions, and the women, and the people. 17 [4came forth 1And 2the king 3of Sodom] to meet him, after his returning from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and the kings with him, into the valley of Shaveh -- this was the plain of the king.
Melchisedek King of Salem18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread loaves and wine. And he was priest of God the highest. 19 And he blessed him. And he said, Abram, a blessing to God the highest, who created the heaven and the earth. 20 And blessed be God the highest who delivered up your enemies under your hands to you. And [2gave 3to him 1Abram] a tenth from all. 21 And said the king of Sodom to Abram, Give to me the men, but the cavalry you take to yourself! 22 [3said 1And 2Abram] to the king of Sodom, I will stretch out my hand to the lord God the highest, who created the heaven and the earth, 23 that not [2from 3the string 4unto 5the knob 6of the shoe 1will I take for myself] from all of your things, that you should not have said that, I enriched Abram; 24 except what [3ate 1the 2young men] and the portion of the men, of the ones going with me, Eshcol, Aner, Mamre; these will take for themselves a portion.
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