n he had saved the captive Sodomites, who had been taken
by the Assyrians, and Lot also, his kinsman, returned home in peace. Now
the king of Sodom met him at a certain place, which they called The King's
Dale, where Melchisedec, king of the city Salem, received him. That name
signifies, the righteous king: and such he was, without dispute,
insomuch that, on this account, he was made the priest of God: however,
they afterward called Salem Jerusalem. Now this Melchisedec supplied
Abram's army inSalem Jerusalem. Now this Melchisedec supplied
Abram's army in an hospitable manner, and gave them provisions in abundance;
and as they were feasting, he began to praise him, and to bless God for
subduing his enemies under him. And when Abram gave him the tenth part
of his prey, he accepted of the gift: but the king of Sodom desired Abram
to take the prey, but entreated that he might have those men restored to
him whom Abram had saved from the Assyrians, because they belonged to him.
But Abram would not do so; nor would make any other advantage of that pr
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r as Dan.
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
He brought back all the goods, and also brought
back his relative, Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the
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 (the same is the King's Valley).
Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was
priest of God Most High.
He blessed him, and said, "Blessed be
Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth:
blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your
Abram gave him a tenth of all.
The king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give me the people, and
take the goods to yourself."
Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have lifted up my hand
to Yahweh, God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,