Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah,(A) the king of Admah, the king of Zeboyim(B) and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar)(C) marched out and drew up their battle lines in the Valley of Siddim(D) against Kedorlaomer(E) king of Elam,(F) Tidal king of Goyim, Amraphel king of Shinar and Arioch king of Ellasar—four kings against five. 10 Now the Valley of Siddim(G) was full of tar(H) pits, and when the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah(I) fled, some of the men fell into them and the rest fled to the hills.(J) 11 The four kings seized all the goods(K) of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food; then they went away. 12 They also carried off Abram’s nephew Lot(L) and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom.

13 A man who had escaped came and reported this to Abram the Hebrew.(M) Now Abram was living near the great trees of Mamre(N) the Amorite, a brother[a] of Eshkol(O) and Aner, all of whom were allied with Abram. 14 When Abram heard that his relative(P) had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained(Q) men born in his household(R) and went in pursuit as far as Dan.(S) 15 During the night Abram divided his men(T) to attack them and he routed them, pursuing them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus.(U) 16 He recovered(V) all the goods(W) and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people.

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  1. Genesis 14:13 Or a relative; or an ally

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