13:1 Abram went up out of Egypt: he, his wife, all that he had, and Lot with him, into the South.
13:2 Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold.
13:3 He went on his journeys from the South even to Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai,
13:4 to the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first. There Abram called on the name of Yahweh.
13:5 Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.
13:6 The land was not able to bear them, that they might live together: for their substance was great, so that they could not live together.
13:7 There was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite lived in the land at that time.
13:8 Abram said to Lot, “Please, let there be no strife between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are relatives.
13:9 Isn’t the whole land before you? Please separate yourself from me. If you go to the left hand, then I will go to the right. Or if you go to the right hand, then I will go to the left.”
13:10 Lot lifted up his eyes, and saw all the plain of the Jordan, that it was well-watered everywhere, before Yahweh destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like the garden of Yahweh, like the land of Egypt, as you go to Zoar.
13:11 So Lot chose the Plain of the Jordan for himself. Lot traveled east, and they separated themselves the one from the other.
13:12 Abram lived in the land of Canaan, and Lot lived in the cities of the plain, and moved his tent as far as Sodom.
13:13 Now the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinners against Yahweh.
13:14 Yahweh said to Abram, after Lot was separated from him, “Now, lift up your eyes, and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward,
13:15 for all the land which you see, I will give to you, and to your offspring forever.
13:16 I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then your seed may also be numbered.
13:17 Arise, walk through the land in its length and in its breadth; for I will give it to you.”
13:18 Abram moved his tent, and came and lived by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and built an altar there to Yahweh.
14:1 It happened in the days of Amraphel, king of Shinar, Arioch, king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, and Tidal, king of Goiim,
14:2 that they 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 (the same is Zoar).
14:3 All these joined together in the valley of Siddim (the same is the Salt Sea).
14:4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year, they rebelled.
14:5 In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer came, and the kings who were with him, and struck the Rephaim in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh Kiriathaim,
14:6 and the Horites in their Mount Seir, to Elparan, which is by the wilderness.
14:7 They returned, and came to En Mishpat (the same is Kadesh), and struck all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that lived in Hazazon Tamar.
14:8 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) went out; and they set the battle in array against them in the valley of Siddim;
14:9 against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings against the five.
14:10 Now the valley of Siddim was full of tar pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and they fell there, and those who remained fled to the hills.
14:11 They took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their food, and went their way.
14:12 They took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son, who lived in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
14:13 One who had escaped came and told Abram, the Hebrew. Now he lived by the oaks of Mamre, the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner; and these were allies of Abram.
14:14 When Abram heard that his relative was taken captive, he led out his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued as far as Dan.
14:15 He divided himself against them by night, he and his servants, and struck them, and pursued them to Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.
14:16 He brought back all the goods, and also brought back his relative, Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.
14:17 The king of Sodom went out to meet him, after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, at the valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley).
14:18 Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine: and he was priest of God Most High.
14:19 He blessed him, and said, “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth:
14:20 and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” Abram gave him a tenth of all.
14:21 The king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people, and take the goods to yourself.”
14:22 Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have lifted up my hand to Yahweh, God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,
14:23 that I will not take a thread nor a sandal strap nor anything that is yours, lest you should say, ‘I have made Abram rich.’
14:24 I will accept nothing from you except that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men who went with me: Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre. Let them take their portion.”
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