CLV(i) 1 And coming is it in the days of the reign of Amraphel, king of Shinar, and Arioch, king of Ellasar, and Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, and Tidal, king of nations, 2 that they make war with Bera, king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, and Shinab, king of Admah, and Shemeber, king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela. (It is now Zoar.. 3 All these are joined at the vale of the salt fields. (It is now the salt sea.) 4 Twelve years they serve Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they revolt. 5 And in the fourteenth year comes Chedorlaomer, and the kings which are with him, and smiting are they the Rephaim in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the strong nations with them and the Emim in Shaveh towns, 6 and the Horites in the mountains of Seir, as far as the terebinth of Paran, which is at the wilderness. 7 And returning are they and coming to En-Mishphat (It is now Kadesh). And smiting are they all the chiefs of the Amalekites and, moreover, the Amorites dwelling in Hazezon-tamar. 8 And forth is faring the king of Sodom and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah and the king of Zeboiim and the king of Bela (It is now Zoar). And arranging themselves are they for battle in the vale of the salt fields, 9 with Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, and Tidal, king of nations, and Amraphel, king of Shinar, and Arioch, king of Ellasar--four kings with five. 10 And the vale of salt fields had wells, asphalt wells. And fleeing are the king of Sodom and the king of Gomorrah, and falling are they there, and the remainder flee toward the mountain. 11 And taking are they all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food, and are going. 12 And taking are they Lot, Abram's brother's son, and all his goods, for he was dwelling in Sodom, and they are going. 13 And coming is one who was delivered, and he is telling Abram, the Hebrew. Now he is tabernacling among the oaks of Mamre, the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and brother of Aner. And they are possessors of a covenant with Abram. 14 And hearing is Abram that Lot, his brother, is captured. And numbering is he those dedicated to him, born in his household, three hundred and eighteen, and is pursuing them as far as Dan. 15 And, being apportioned, falling is his force on them by night, he and his servants. And smiting them is he, and pursuing them as far as Hobah, which is to the left of Damascus. 16 And restoring is he all the goods of Sodom, and, moreover, he restored Lot, his brother, and his goods, and moreover, the women and the people. 17 And forth is faring the king of Sodom to meet him, after his return from smiting Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, at the vale Shaveh (It is now the vale of the king). 18 And Melchizedek, king of Salem, brings forth bread and wine. 19 And he is a priest for the El Supreme. And blessing is he Abram, and is saying, "Blessed is Abram by the El Supreme, Owner of the heavens and the earth. 20 And blessed is the El Supreme, Who awards your foes into your hands.And giving is he to him tithes from all. 21 And saying is the king of Sodom to Abram, "Give to me the souls, yet the goods you take. 22 And saying is Abram to the king of Sodom, "High hold I my hand to swear to Yahweh, the El Supreme, Owner of the heavens and the earth. 23 If it be more than a thread or even a sandal lacing, or if taking am I from anything which is yours, then will you not say, `I enrich Abram'? 24 But, apart is this from what the lads eat, and the portion of the mortals who went with me: Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre. They shall take their portion.