Genesis 14
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The War of the Kings

1And it chaunsed in the tyme of Amraphel the kynge of Synear, Arioch the kynge of Ellasar, Kedorlaomer the kinge of Elam, & Thy deal the kynge of ye Heithen, 2That they made warre wt Bera ye kynge of Sodome, and wt Birsa the kynge of Gomorra, & with Sineab the kynge of Adama, & with Semeaber the kynge of Zeboim, and with the kynge of Bela, which is called Zoar. 3These came all together in to the brode valley, where now the salt see is: 4for twolue yeares were they subiectes vnto kinge Kedorlaomer, & in the thirtenth yeare they fell from him. 5Therfore in the fourtenth yeare came Kedorlaomer, and the kynges yt were with him, & smote the Giauntes in Astaroth Karnaim, & Susim at Ham, & Emim in the felde of Kiriathaim, 6and ye Horites in their owne mount Seir vnto the playne of Pharan, which bordreth vpo the wildernes. 7And then they turned, & came to the well of iudgment (which is Cades) & smote all the countre of the Amalechites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezon Thamar. 8Then wente out the kynge of Sodome, & the kynge of Gomorra, & the kynge of Adama, and the kynge of Zeboim, and the kynge of Bela (called Zoar) & prepared them selues to fight in the brode valley 9wt Kedorlaomer the kynge of Elam, & with Thideal ye kynge of the Heithen, & with Amraphel ye kynge of Synear, & with Arioch the kynge of Ellasar: foure kynges wt fyue.

Abram Rescues Lot

10And yt brode valley had many slyme pyttes. But the kynge of Sodoma and Gomorra were put to flight, & fell there, & the residue fled vnto ye mountaynes. 11Then toke they all the goodes at Sodoma and Gomorra, & all their vytales, & wente their waye. 12They toke Lot also Abrams brothers sonne, & his good (for he dwelt at Sodome) and departed.

13Then came one that had escaped, and tolde Abram the Aleaunt, which dwelt in the Okegroue of Mamre the Amoryte, which was the brother of Escol & Aner: for these were confederate with Abram. 14Now whan Abram herde yt his brother was taken, he harnessed his bonde seruauntes borne in his owne house, thre hundreth & eightene, & folowed after them vntill Dan, 15& deuyded the, & fell vpo them by night wt his seruauntes, and smote the, and chased them awaye vnto Hoba, which lieth on ye left hande of the cite of Damascos, 16and brought agayne all the goodes, and also his brother Lot, and his goodes, ye wemen also and the people.

Melchizedek Blesses Abram
(Psalm 110:1–7; Hebrews 7:1–10)

17And as he came agayne from the slaughter of Kedorlaomer & of the kinges that were with him, the kynge of Sodome wente to mete him in to the playne felde, which is called kynges dale. 18But Melchisedech the kynge of Salem brought forth bred and wyne. And he beynge the prest of the most hye God,

19blessed him and sayde: Blessed be thou Abram vnto the most hye God possessor of heauen and earth.

20And praysed be God the Hyest, which hath delyuered thine enemies in to thy handes. And Abram gaue him tythes of all.

21Then sayde the kynge of Sodome vnto Abram: Geue me the soules, and take ye goodes vnto thy self. 22But Abram sayde vnto the kinge of Sodome: I lift vp my honde vnto the LORDE the most hye God, possessor of heauen and earth, 23that I wyll not take of all that is thyne, so moch as a threde or a shue lachet, lest thou shuldest saye: I haue made Abram ryche: 24Saue onely that which the yonge men haue spent, and the men Aner Escol and Mamre, that wente with me, let them take their parte.

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Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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