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 they made war with Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of
Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (which is Zoar).
3 All these joined together in the Valley of Siddim (which is the Salt Sea).
4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
5 In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer and the kings that were with him came and struck the giants in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzim in Ham, the Emim in Shaveh Kirjathaim,
6 and the Horites in their mountains of Seir, as far as El Paran, which is by the wilderness.
7 Then they turned back and came to En Mishpat (which is Kadesh), and struck all the
land of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites who dwelt in Hazezon Tamar.
8 And the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim,
and the king of Bela (which is Zoar) went out and set in battle array in the Valley of
9 against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal king of nations, Amraphel king of Shinar, and
Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings against five.
10 Now the Valley of Siddim was pitted with asphalt pits; and the kings of Sodom and
Gomorrah fled; some fell there, and the remainder fled to the mountains.
11 And they took all the property of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their food, and went
12 They also took Lot, the son of Abram's brother, who dwelt in Sodom, and his
possessions, and departed.
13 And one who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew, for he dwelt by the
plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and brother of Aner; and they were allies
14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he led out his trained three
hundred and eighteen who were born in his own house, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.
15 And they split up by night, he and his servants, and struck them and pursued them as
far as Hobah, which is north of Damascus.
16 And he brought back all the property, and also brought back his brother Lot and his
possessions, as well as the women and the people.
17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (which is the
King's Valley), after his return from smiting Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with
18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; and he was the priest of
the Most High God.
19 And he blessed him and said: Blessed is Abram of the Most High God, Possessor of
Heaven and earth;
20 and blessed is the Most High God, who has delivered your enemies into your hand.
And he gave him a tithe of all.
21 And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the souls, and take the property for
22 But Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have raised my hand to Jehovah the Most
High God, possessor of the heavens and earth,
23 that I will take nothing, from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take anything
that is yours, that you may not say, I have made Abram rich;
24 except only what the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men who went with
me: Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.