Bible: Genesis 14:17-24

14:17 After Abram 1  returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet Abram 2  in the Valley of Shaveh (known as the King’s Valley). 3  14:18 Melchizedek king of Salem 4  brought out bread and wine. (Now he was the priest of the Most High God.) 5  14:19 He blessed Abram, saying,

Blessed be Abram by 6  the Most High God,

Creator 7  of heaven and earth. 8 

14:20 Worthy of praise is 9  the Most High God,

who delivered 10  your enemies into your hand.”

Abram gave Melchizedek 11  a tenth of everything.

14:21 Then the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people and take the possessions for yourself.” 14:22 But Abram replied to the king of Sodom, “I raise my hand 12  to the Lord, the Most High God, Creator of heaven and earth, and vow 13  14:23 that I will take nothing 14  belonging to you, not even a thread or the strap of a sandal. That way you can never say, ‘It is I 15  who made Abram rich.’ 14:24 I will take nothing 16  except compensation for what the young men have eaten. 17  As for the share of the men who went with me – Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre – let them take their share.”

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