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Genesis 14:12

12 They also carried off Abram’s nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom.

Read Genesis 14:12 Using Other Translations

And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
They also took Lot, the son of Abram's brother, who was dwelling in Sodom, and his possessions, and went their way.
They also captured Lot—Abram’s nephew who lived in Sodom—and carried off everything he owned.

What does Genesis 14:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 14:12

And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son
The son of Haran, his elder brother, who was now, as the Jews say F24, fifty years of age: who dwelt in Sodom,
or near it, in the country adjacent to it, see ( Genesis 13:12 ) ; and so being a neighbour of the men of Sodom, and a sojourner among them, he partakes of their punishment; and this was a just correction of him for choosing to dwell among such a people: and they took his goods, and departed;
as him and his family, so all his substance, his cattle, wealth, and riches of every sort, and went off with it: Eupolemus F25, an Heathen writer, makes mention of this circumstance in his relation of this war, and says, that the Armenians, as he calls the four kings, baring conquered the Phoenicians, carried away captive the brother's son of Abram.


F24 Shalshalet Hakabala, fol. 77. 1.
F25 Apud Euseb. Evangel. Praepar. l. 9. c. 17. p. 418.
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