LITV(i) 1 And it happened in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, and Tidal king of the nations, 2 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, which is Zoar. 3 All these were joined together to the valley of Siddim, which is the Salt Sea. 4 They served Chedorlaomer for twelve years, and the thirteenth year they rebelled. 5 And in the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer and the kings that were with him came and struck the giants in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh Kiriathaim, 6 and the Horites in the hills of Seir, as far as the oak of Paran, which is by the wilderness. 7 And they turned back and came to Enmishpat which is Kadesh, and struck all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites who lived in Hazazon Thamar. 8 And the king of Sodom went out, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar. And they set the battle with them in the valley of Siddim, 9 with Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal the king of the nations, and Amraphel the king of Shinar, and Arioch the king of Ellasar; four kings with the five. 10 And the valley of Siddim was full of asphalt pits, and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there. And they that remained fled to the mountain. 11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their food, and went away. 12 And they took Lot, the son of Abram's brother, and his goods, and left; and he was living in Sodom. 13 And one who had escaped came and told Abraham the Hebrew; for he was living among the oaks of Mamre the Amorite, the brother of Eshcol and Aner. And these had a covenant with Abram. 14 And when Abram heard that his brother was captured, even then he led out his trained men, born of his household, three hundred and eighteen. And they pursued as far as Dan. 15 And he divided against them by night, he and his slaves, and he struck them, and pursued them as far as Hobah, which is on the left of Damascus. 16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought back his brother, and also the women and the people. 17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him, after he returned from smiting Chedorlaomer and the kings which were with him, to the valley of Shaveh, it being the valley of the king 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 be Abram of the most high God, possessor of Heaven and earth; 20 and blessed be 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 persons and take the goods for yourself. 22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand to Jehovah, the most high God, the possessor of Heaven and earth, 23 that I will not take from all that is yours, from a thread to a shoe latchet, and that you may not say, I have made Abram rich. 24 nothing for me; 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.