- And it came to pass in the reign of Amarphal
king of Sennaar, and Arioch king of
Ellahsar, that Chodollogomor king of Elam,
and Thargal king of nations,
- made war with
Balla king of Sodom, and with Barsa king
of Gomorrha, and with Sennaar, king of
Adama, and with Symobor king of Seboim
and the king of Balac, this is Segor.
- All these [a]
met with one consent at the salt valley;
this is now the sea of salt.
- Twelve years they served Chodollogomor, and the
thirteenth year they revolted.
- And in the
fourteenth year came Chodollogomor, and
the kings with him, and cut to pieces the
giants in Astaroth, and Carnain, and strong
nations with them, and the Ommæans in
the city Save.
- And the Chorrhæans in the
mountains of Seir, to the turpentine tree of
Pharan, which is in the desert.
- And having turned back they came to the well of
judgment; this is Cades, and they cut in
pieces all the princes of Amalec, and the
Amorites dwelling in Asasonthamar.
- And the king of Sodom went out, and the king of
Gomorrha, and king of Adama, and king of
Seboim, and king of Balac, this is Segor, and
they set themselves in array against them
for war in the salt valley,
- against Chodollogomor king of Elaan, and Thargal king of
nations and Amarphal king of Sennaar, and
Arioch king of Ellasar, the four kings against
- Now the salt valley consists of
slime-pit. And the king of Sodom fled and
the king of Gomorrha and they fell in there:
and they that were left fled to the mountain
- And they took all the cavalry of
Sodom and Gomorrha, and all their provisions,
- And they took also
Lot the son of Abram's brother, and his
baggage, and departed, for he dwelt in Sodom.
- And one of them that had been rescued
came and told Abram the [b] Hebrew; and
he dwelt by the oak of Mamre the Amorite
the brother of Eschol, and the brother of
Aunan, who were confederates with Abram.
- And Abram having heard that Lot his
nephew had been taken captive, numbered
his own home-born servants three hundred
and eighteen, and pursued after them to
- And he came up on them by night,
he and his servants, and he smote them and
pursued them as far as Choba, which is on
the left of Damascus.
- And he recovered
all the cavalry of Sodom, and he recovered
Lot his nephew, and all his possessions, and
the women and the people.
- And the king
of Sodom went out to meet him, after he
returned from the slaughter of Chodollogomor,
and the kings with him, to the valley
of Saby; this was the plain of the kings.
- And Melchisedec king of Salem brought
forth loaves and wine, and he was the priest
of the most high God.
- And he blessed
Abram, and said, Blessed be Abram of the
most high God, who made heaven and earth,
- and blessed be the most high God who
delivered thine enemies into thy [c] power.
And Abram gave him the tithe of all.
the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me
the men and take the [d] horses to thyself.
- And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I
will stretch out my hand to the Lord the
most high God, who made the heaven and
- that I will not take from all thy
goods from a string to a shoe-latchet, lest
thou shouldest say, I have made Abram
- Except what things the young men
have eaten, and the portion of the men that
went with me, Eschol, Aunan, Mambre,
these shall take a portion.
[a] Gr. agreed.
[b] Gr. passer. Heb. [Heb. here]
[c] Gr. under hand to thee.
[d] Or, cavary. Heb. [Heb. here]
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 1851]