Abram Rescues Lot
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;
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.
3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim,
which is the salt sea.
4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the
thirteenth year they rebelled.
5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the
kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaim in Ashteroth
Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emins in Shaveh
6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan,
which is by the wilderness.
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.
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;
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.
10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slime pits; and
the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and
they that remained fled to the mountain.
11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah,
and all their victuals, and went their way.
12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt
in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and
wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.
19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the
most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath
delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him
tithes of all.
21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the
persons, and take the goods to thyself.
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,
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:
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.