Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah,1 the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim2 and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar)3 marched out and drew up their battle lines in the Valley of Siddim49
against Kedorlaomer5 king of Elam,6 Tidal king of Goiim, Amraphel king of Shinar and Arioch king of Ellasar--four kings against five.
Now the Valley of Siddim7 was full of tar8 pits, and when the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah9 fled, some of the men fell into them and the rest fled to the hills.1011
The four kings seized all the goods11 of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food; then they went away.
They also carried off Abram's nephew Lot12 and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom.
One who had escaped came and reported this to Abram the Hebrew.13 Now Abram was living near the great trees of Mamre14 the Amorite, a brothera of Eshcol15 and Aner, all of whom were allied with Abram.
When Abram heard that his relative16 had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained17 men born in his household18 and went in pursuit as far as Dan.1915
During the night Abram divided his men20 to attack them and he routed them, pursuing them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus.2116
He recovered22 all the goods23 and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people.
After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer24 and the kings allied with him, the king of Sodom25 came out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley).2618
Then Melchizedek27 king of Salemb28 brought out bread29 and wine.30 He was priest of God Most High,31