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Genesis 14 - NIV

Abram Rescues Lot

1 At the time when Amraphel was king of Shinar,[a] Arioch king of Ellasar, Kedorlaomer king of Elam and Tidal king of Goyim,

2 these kings went to war against Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboyim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar).

3 All these latter kings joined forces in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Dead Sea Valley).

4 For twelve years they had been subject to Kedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

5 In the fourteenth year, Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him went out and defeated the Rephaites in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzites in Ham, the Emites in Shaveh Kiriathaim

6 and the Horites in the hill country of Seir, as far as El Paran near the desert.

7 Then they turned back and went to En Mishpat (that is, Kadesh), and they conquered the whole territory of the Amalekites, as well as the Amorites who were living in Hazezon Tamar.

8 Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboyim and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) marched out and drew up their battle lines in the Valley of Siddim

9 against Kedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal king of Goyim, Amraphel king of Shinar and Arioch king of Ellasar—four kings against five.

10 Now the Valley of Siddim was full of tar pits, and when the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, some of the men fell into them and the rest fled to the hills.

11 The four kings seized all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food; then they went away.

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

13 A man who had escaped came and reported this to Abram the Hebrew. Now Abram was living near the great trees of Mamre the Amorite, a brother[b] of Eshkol and Aner, all of whom were allied with Abram.

14 When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan.

15 During the night Abram divided his men to attack them and he routed them, pursuing them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus.

16 He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people.

17 After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley).

18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High,

19 and he blessed Abram, saying,

“Blessed be Abram by God Most High,
Creator of heaven and earth.

20 And praise be to God Most High,
who delivered your enemies into your hand.”

Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.

21 The king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people and keep the goods for yourself.”

22 But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “With raised hand I have sworn an oath to the Lord, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth,

23 that I will accept nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the strap of a sandal, so that you will never be able to say, ‘I made Abram rich.’

24 I will accept nothing but what my men have eaten and the share that belongs to the men who went with me—to Aner, Eshkol and Mamre. Let them have their share.”


a. Genesis 14:1 That is, Babylonia; also in verse 9
b. Genesis 14:13 Or a relative; or an ally

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Summary: God calls on us to keep reaching to out to help others - just as he has helped us.
Scripture: Genesis 14:1-24
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Shared by: David Taylor on Aug, 2016
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Shared by: C. Philip Green on Jun, 2016
Summary: By faith overcome anger, fear, and the world.
Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Jun, 2016
Scripture: Genesis 14:18-20
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Larry Turner avatar
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Shared by: Larry Turner on Feb, 2016
Summary: Abram's nephew Lot tested Abram's heart when Lot found himself in trouble.
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Shared by: James Webster on Apr, 2015
Summary: Abram had an Old Testament experience with an Old Testament symbol of Christ and he gave to Him first. God wants to be first.
Scripture: Genesis 14:18-23
Denomination: Nazarene
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Shared by: Horace Wimpey on Apr, 2015
Summary: In the rescue of lot, we see a model of special operations and how we can prepare ourselves for the battles of today
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Shared by: Mark Mitchell on Mar, 2015
Summary: Giving to God is an act of worship and faith in Him
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Scripture: Genesis 14:16-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 228
David Taylor avatar
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Shared by: David Taylor on Jul, 2014
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Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on Jun, 2014
Summary: As Christian soldiers, are we shooting our own wounded or are we willing to do what it takes to rescue the prisoners of war and see them restored and ready for battle?
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Shared by: Pastor Dre on May, 2014
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Scripture: Genesis 14:18-20
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 956
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Shared by: Ronnie Miller on Apr, 2014
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Shared by: Tim White on Mar, 2014
Summary: Abram rescues Lot and refuses the booty
Scripture: Genesis 14:17-24
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Views: 449
Mark A. Barber avatar
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Shared by: Mark A. Barber on Feb, 2014
Summary: Just who is this mysterious Melchizedek?
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Shared by: John McCormack on Jan, 2014
Scripture: Genesis 14:21-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 381
Justin Ford avatar
Shared by: Justin Ford on Sep, 2013
Summary: A message considering who Melchizedek, how he is connected to Jesus and why he should matter to us!
Series: Men Of Faith
Scripture: Genesis 14:17-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 691
John Shearhart avatar
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Shared by: John Shearhart on Jun, 2013
Summary: Abraham rescues Lot proving that the Possessor of heaven and earth has delivered our enemies into our hands and is worthy of worship!
Series: Genesis
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Scripture: Genesis 14:1-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,537
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Shared by: bala samson on Mar, 2013
Summary: Lot the nephew of the great man of God Abraham kept erring in his life and made some drastic decisions which not only affected him but also the entire family. Beware!
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Scripture: Genesis 14:10-11
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Views: 434
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Shared by: Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Jan, 2013
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Scripture: Genesis 14:20
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 494
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Shared by: Larry Turner on Jan, 2013
Summary: Lot is in a "lot" of trouble if Abram has any bitterness.
Scripture: Genesis 13:1-14:20
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 530
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Sep, 2012
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Do you want to be prosperous, successful and victorious in everything in your life? Copy Abram's attitude II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To display Abram's inner attitude of prosperity and benefit from it.
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Shared by: bala samson on May, 2012
Summary: id we not read in the Bible that the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour? (1 Peter 5:8) Get ready to read the next attack that the enemy plans on Abraham.
Scripture: Genesis 14:1-17
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 873
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Shared by: bala samson on May, 2012
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Views: 1,851
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Shared by: David C. Seabolt on Apr, 2012
Summary: Sermon on the matter of tithing to the church.
Scripture: Genesis 14:18-20
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Views: 993
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Shared by: Paul Barreca on Apr, 2012
Summary: After his victory in battle, Abraham's faith is tested to see if he will respond to blessing as well as adversity. This story asks us to evaluate how will we respond to God's blessings.
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Scripture: Genesis 14:17-24
Views: 3,235
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Shared by: Paul Barreca on Feb, 2012
Summary: Sodom represents the allurment of the world. It proved deadly for Lot, and it will just as surely destroy our lives if we venture close to the world.
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Scripture: Genesis 14:1-16
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Shared by: Rick Crandall on Dec, 2011
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Scripture: Genesis 14:1-20
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Views: 1,597
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Shared by: Johnny Palmer on Dec, 2011
Summary: The Loyalty of Abram
Scripture: Genesis 14:1-24
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Views: 966
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Shared by: Mike Rickman on Nov, 2011
Summary: We must be willing to go "behind Enemy Lines" in order to recapture those the enemy has stolen.
Scripture: Genesis 14:1-24
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 4,957
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Shared by: David McBeath on Oct, 2011
Summary: The story of Abram and the rescue of Lot. Mountiantop faith: 1. A deep love and commitment to others. 2. A deep love and commitment to God and the people of the place where God has called you. Both bring righteousness and peace to the world. Righteousness
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Scripture: Genesis 14:1-15:1
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Views: 968