Melchizedek blessed Abram with this blessing: "Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth.
And blessed be God Most High, who has helped you conquer your enemies." Then Abram gave Melchizedek a tenth of all the goods he had recovered.
The king of Sodom told him, "Give back my people who were captured. But you may keep for yourself all the goods you have recovered."
Abram replied, "I have solemnly promised the LORD, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth,
that I will not take so much as a single thread or sandal thong from you. Otherwise you might say, 'I am the one who made Abram rich!'
All I'll accept is what these young men of mine have already eaten. But give a share of the goods to my allies -- Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre."
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)