New International Version

Genesis 14:1-24

Abram Rescues Lot

1At the time when Amraphel was king of Shinar,14:1 That is, Babylonia; also in verse 9 Arioch king of Ellasar, Kedorlaomer king of Elam and Tidal king of Goyim, 2these kings went to war against Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboyim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar). 3All these latter kings joined forces in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Dead Sea Valley). 4For twelve years they had been subject to Kedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

5In the fourteenth year, Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him went out and defeated the Rephaites in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzites in Ham, the Emites in Shaveh Kiriathaim 6and the Horites in the hill country of Seir, as far as El Paran near the desert. 7Then they turned back and went to En Mishpat (that is, Kadesh), and they conquered the whole territory of the Amalekites, as well as the Amorites who were living in Hazezon Tamar.

8Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboyim and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) marched out and drew up their battle lines in the Valley of Siddim 9against Kedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal king of Goyim, Amraphel king of Shinar and Arioch king of Ellasar—four kings against five. 10Now the Valley of Siddim was full of tar pits, and when the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, some of the men fell into them and the rest fled to the hills. 11The four kings seized all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food; then they went away. 12They also carried off Abram’s nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom.

13A man who had escaped came and reported this to Abram the Hebrew. Now Abram was living near the great trees of Mamre the Amorite, a brother14:13 Or a relative; or an ally of Eshkol and Aner, all of whom were allied with Abram. 14When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan. 15During the night Abram divided his men to attack them and he routed them, pursuing them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus. 16He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people.

17After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley).

18Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, 19and he blessed Abram, saying,

“Blessed be Abram by God Most High,

Creator of heaven and earth.

20And praise be to God Most High,

who delivered your enemies into your hand.”

Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.

21The king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people and keep the goods for yourself.”

22But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “With raised hand I have sworn an oath to the Lord, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth, 23that I will accept nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the strap of a sandal, so that you will never be able to say, ‘I made Abram rich.’ 24I will accept nothing but what my men have eaten and the share that belongs to the men who went with me—to Aner, Eshkol and Mamre. Let them have their share.”

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

創世記 14:1-24

亞伯蘭救回羅得

1-2那時,示拿暗拉非以拉撒亞略以攔基大老瑪戈印提達聯合攻打以下五王:所多瑪比拉蛾摩拉比沙押瑪示納洗扁善以別比拉王,即瑣珥王。 3五王會師西訂谷,即鹽海。 4他們受基大老瑪王統治十二年,在第十三年叛變了。 5第十四年,基大老瑪聯合其他王在亞特律·加寧打敗利乏音人,在哈麥打敗蘇西人,在沙微·基列亭打敗以米人, 6西珥山打敗住在那裡的何利人,直殺到靠近曠野的伊勒·巴蘭7然後,他們返回安·密巴,即加低斯,征服了亞瑪力全境以及住在哈洗遜·他瑪亞摩利人。 8那時,所多瑪王、蛾摩拉王、押瑪王、洗扁王和比拉王,即瑣珥王,在西訂谷擺開陣勢, 9抵抗以攔基大老瑪戈印提達示拿暗拉非以拉撒亞略:四王跟五王交戰。 10西訂谷有許多柏油坑,所多瑪王和蛾摩拉王敗走的時候,有些人掉進坑裡,其他人都往山上逃命。 11四王把所多瑪蛾摩拉所有的財物和糧食洗劫一空, 12並劫走亞伯蘭的侄兒羅得和他的財物,那時羅得正住在所多瑪

13有一個逃出來的人把這件事情告訴了希伯來亞伯蘭。那時,亞伯蘭住在亞摩利幔利的橡樹那裡。幔利以實各亞乃的兄弟,三人都是亞伯蘭的盟友。 14亞伯蘭聽見侄兒被擄的消息,便率領家中三百一十八名訓練有素的壯丁去追趕他們,一直追到但。 15夜裡,亞伯蘭和他的隨從分頭出擊,大敗敵人,一直追殺到大馬士革北面的何巴, 16奪回所有被劫的財物,並救出他侄兒羅得和他的財物、婦女及其他人。

麥基洗德祝福亞伯蘭

17亞伯蘭大敗基大老瑪及其盟軍後凱旋歸來,所多瑪王到沙微谷來迎接他們。沙微谷即王谷。 18撒冷麥基洗德也帶著餅和酒出來相迎,他是至高上帝的祭司。 19他祝福亞伯蘭說:

「願創造天地的主、至高的上帝賜福給亞伯蘭

20將敵人交在你手中的至高上帝當受稱頌!」

於是,亞伯蘭把所得的十分之一給麥基洗德21所多瑪王對亞伯蘭說:「請把我的人民交還給我,你可以把財物拿去。」 22亞伯蘭對他說:「我向創造天地的主、至高的上帝耶和華起誓, 23凡是你的東西,就是一根線、一條鞋帶,我都不會拿,免得你說,『我使亞伯蘭發了財!』 24除了我的隨從已經吃用的以外,我什麼也不要。至於我的盟友亞乃以實各幔利所應得的戰利品,請分給他們。」