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there with his flocks and servants and parted
company with his uncle Abram. 12 So Abram settled in the land of Canaan, and Lot moved his
tents to a place near Sodom and settled among
the cities of the plain. 13But the people of this
area were extremely wicked and constantly
sinned against the Lord.
14After Lot had gone, the Lord said to Abram,
“Look as far as you can see in every direction—
north and south, east and west. 15I am giving all
this land, as far as you can see, to you and your
descendants as a permanent possession. 16And I
will give you so many descendants that, like the
dust of the earth, they cannot be counted! 17Go
and walk through the land in every direction, for
I am giving it to you.”
18So Abram moved his camp to Hebron and
settled near the oak grove belonging to Mamre.
There he built another altar to the Lord.
Abram Rescues Lot
About this time war broke out in the region. King
Amraphel of Babylonia, King Arioch of Ellasar,
King Kedorlaomer of Elam, and King Tidal of
Goiim 2fought against King Bera of Sodom, King
Birsha of Gomorrah, King Shinab of Admah,
King Shemeber of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela
(also called Zoar).
3 This second group of kings joined forces in
Siddim Valley (that is, the valley of the Dead Sea).
4For twelve years they had been subject to King
Kedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled against him.
5One year later Kedorlaomer and his allies
arrived and defeated the Rephaites at Ashterothkarnaim, the Zuzites at Ham, the Emites at
Shaveh-kiriathaim, 6and the Horites at Mount
Seir, as far as El-paran at the edge of the wilderness. 7 Then they turned back and came to Enmishpat (now called Kadesh) and conquered all
the territory of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites living in Hazazon-tamar.
8Then the rebel kings of Sodom, Gomorrah,
Admah, Zeboiim, and Bela (also called Zoar) prepared for battle in the valley of the Dead Sea.
9 They fought against King Kedorlaomer of Elam,
King Tidal of Goiim, King Amraphel of Babylonia, and King Arioch of Ellasar—four kings
against five. 10As it happened, the valley of the
Dead Sea was filled with tar pits. And as the army
of the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, some
fell into the tar pits, while the rest escaped into
the mountains. 11 The victorious invaders then
plundered Sodom and Gomorrah and headed for
... Genesis 14
Abraham deserved the nicer land,
and he could have just taken it.
Instead, he chose to give it
to his nephew. We can all
make choices like that.
Here’s a way!
• Find a friend.
the treat into
two pieces, one a little
bigger than the other.
• Take the smaller piece
for yourself and give
the bigger piece to
Don’t tell your friend that you chose
the smaller piece—just keep it
between YOU AND GOD.
let Lot choose the land
he wanted. Lot chose
the better land. Then
God blessed Abraham.
How? Read Genesis 13:14-18.
home, taking with them all the spoils of war and
the food supplies. 12 They also captured Lot—
Abram’s nephew who lived in Sodom—and carried off everything he owned.
13But one of Lot’s men escaped and reported
everything to Abram the Hebrew, who was living
near the oak grove belonging to Mamre the
Amorite. Mamre and his relatives, Eshcol and
Aner, were Abram’s allies.
14 When Abram heard that his nephew Lot
had been captured, he mobilized the 318
trained men who had been born into his household. Then he pursued Kedorlaomer’s army
until he caught up with them at Dan. 15 There he
divided his men and attacked during the night.
Kedorlaomer’s army fled, but Abram chased
them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus.
16Abram recovered all the goods that had been
taken, and he brought back his nephew Lot with
his possessions and all the women and other
Melchizedek Blesses Abram
17After Abram returned from his victory over
Kedorlaomer and all his allies, the king of Sodom