It happened in the days of Amrafel, king of Shin`ar, Aryokh, king of Ellasar, Kedorla`omer, king of `Elam, and Tid`al, king of Goyim,
that they made war with Bera, king of Sedom, and with Birsha, king of `Amorah, Shin'av, king of Admah, and Shem'ever, king of Tzevoyim, and the king of Bela (the same is Tzo`ar).
All these joined together in the valley of Siddim (the same is the Salt Sea).
Twelve years they served Kedorla`omer, and in the thirteenth year, they rebelled.
In the fourteenth year Kedorla`omer came, and the kings who were with him, and struck the Refa'im in `Ashterot-Karnayim, and the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh-Kiryatayim,
and the Hori in their Mount Se`ir, to El-Paran, which is by the wilderness.
They returned, and came to En-mishpat (the same is Kadesh), and struck all the country of the `Amaleki, and also the Amori, that lived in Hatzatzon-Tamar.
There went out the king of Sedom, and the king of `Amorah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Tzevoyim, and the king of Bela (the same is Tzo`ar); and they set the battle in array against them in the valley of Siddim;
against Kedorla`omer king of `Elam, and Tid`al king of Goyim, and Amrafel king of Shin`ar, and Aryokh king of Ellasar; four kings against the five.
Now the valley of Siddim was full of tar pits; and the kings of Sedom and `Amorah fled, and they fell there, and those who remained fled to the mountain.
They took all the goods of Sedom and `Amorah, and all their victuals, and went their way.
They took Lot, Avram's brother's son, who lived in Sedom, and his goods, and departed.
One who had escaped came and told Avram, the Hebrew. Now he lived by the oaks of Mamre, the Amori, brother of Eshkol, and brother of `Aner; and these were allies of Avram.
When Avram heard that his relative was taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued as far as Dan.
He divided himself against them by night, he and his servants, and struck them, and pursued them to Hovah, which is on the left hand of Dammesek.
He brought back all the goods, and also brought back his relative, Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.
The king of Sedom went out to meet him, after his return from the slaughter of Kedorla`omer and the kings who were with him, at the valley of Shaveh (the same is the King's Valley).
Malki-Tzedek king of Shalem brought forth bread and wine: and he was Kohen of El `Elyon.
He blessed him, and said, "Blessed be Avram of El `Elyon, possessor of heaven and eretz:
and blessed be El `Elyon, who has delivered your enemies into your hand." Avram gave him a tenth of all.
The king of Sedom said to Avram, "Give me the people, and take the goods to yourself."
Avram said to the king of Sedom, "I have lifted up my hand to the LORD, El `Elyon, possessor of heaven and eretz,
that I will not take a thread nor a shoe-latchet nor anything that is yours, lest you should say, 'I have made Avram rich.'
Except only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men who went with me, `Aner, Eshkol, and Mamre: let them take their portion."