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Gênesis 14

1 And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king ofThat is, of Babylon: by kings here, meaning, them that were governors of cities.Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king ofOf a people gathered from various countries.nations;

2 These men made warre with Bera King of Sodom, and with Birsha King of Gomorah, Shinab King of Admah, and Shemeber King of Zeboiim, and the King of Bela, which is Zoar.

3 All these wereAmbition is the chief cause of wars among princes.joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is theCalled also the dead sea, or the lake Asphaltite, near Sodom and Gomorrah.salt sea.

4 Twelue yeere were they subiect to Chedor-laomer, but in the thirteenth yeere they rebelled.

5 And in the fourteenth yeere came Chedor-laomer, and the Kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaueh Kiriathaim,

6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, vnto the plaine of Paran, which is by the wildernesse.

7 And they returned and came to En-mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the countrey of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites that dwelled in Hazezon-tamar.

8 Then went out the King of Sodom, and the King of Gomorah, and the King of Admah, and the King of Zeboiim, and the King of Bela, which is Zoar: and they ioyned battell with them in the vale of Siddim:

9 To wit, with Chedor-laomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar: foure Kings against fiue.

10 And theAnd afterward was overwhelmed with water, and so was called the salt sea.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.

11 Then they tooke all the substance of Sodom and Gomorah, and al their vitailes and went their way.

12 And theyThe godly are plagued many times with the wicked: therefore their company is dangerous.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]God removed them to join Abram, and preserves him from their idolatry and superstitions.confederate with Abram.

14 When Abram heard that his brother was taken, he brought forth of them that were borne and brought vp in his house, three hundreth and eighteene, and pursued them vnto Dan.

15 Then he, and his seruants deuided them selues against them by night, & smote them and pursued them vnto Hobah, which is on the left side of Damascus,

16 And he recouered all the substance, and also brought againe his brother Lot, & his goods, and the women also and the people.

17 After that he returned from the slaughter of Chedor-laomer, and of the Kings that were with him, came the King of Sodom foorth to meete him in the valley of Shaueh, which is the Kings dale.

18 And Melchizedek king of SalemFor Abram and his soldiers refreshment, not to offer sacrifice.brought forth bread and wine: and he [was] the priest of the most high God.

19 And heMelchizedek fed Abram, declared himself to represent a king, and he blessed him as the high priest.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 deliuered thine enemies into thine hand. And Abram gaue him tythe of all.

21 Then the King of Sodom saide to Abram, Giue me the persons, and take the goodes to thy selfe.

22 And Abram said to the King of Sodom, I haue lift vp mine hand vnto the Lorde the most hie God possessor of heauen and earth,

23 That I will not take of all that is thine, so much as a threde or shoolatchet, lest thou shouldest say, I haue made Abram riche,

24 He did not want his liberality to be hurtful to others.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.

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