The expedition of the four kings; the victory of Abram; he is blessed by Melchisedech.
1 And it came to pass at that time, that Amraphel king of Sennaar, and Arioch king of Pontus, and Chodorlahomor king of the Elamites, and Thadal king of nations,
Factum est autem in illo tempore, ut Amraphel rex Senaar, et Arioch rex Ponti, et Chodorlahomor rex Elamitarum, et Thadal rex Gentium
2 Made war against Bara king of Sodom, and against Bersa king of Gomorrha, and against Sennaab king of Adama, and against Semeber king of Seboim, and against the king of Bala, which is Segor.
inirent bellum contra Bara regem Sodomorum, et contra Bersa regem Gomorrhae, et contra Sennaab regem Adamae, et contra Semeber regem Seboim, contraque regem Balae, ipsa est Segor.
3 All these came together into the woodland vale, which now is the salt sea.
Omnes hi convenerunt in vallem Silvestrem, quae nunc est mare salis.
4 For they had served Chodorlahomor twelve years, and in the thirteenth year they revolted from him.
Duodecim enim annis servierunt Chodorlahomor, et tertiodecimo anno recesserunt ab eo.
5 And in the fourteenth year came Chodorlahomor, and the kings that were with him: and they smote the Raphaim in Astarothcarnaim, and the Zuzim with them, and the Emim in Save of Cariathaim.
Igitur quartodecimo anno venit Chodorlahomor, et reges qui erant cum eo : percusseruntque Raphaim in Astarothcarnaim, et Zuzim cum eis, et Emim in Save Cariathaim,
6 And the Chorreans in the mountains of Seir, even to the plains of Pharan, which is in the wilderness.
et Chorraeos in montibus Seir, usque ad Campestria Pharan, quae est in solitudine.
7 And they returned, and came to the fountain of Misphat, the same is Cades: and they smote all the country of the Amalecites, and the Amorrhean that dwelt in Asasonthamar.
Reversique sunt, et venerunt ad fontem Misphat, ipsa est Cades : et percusserunt omnem regionem Amalecitarum, et Amorrhaeum, qui habitabat in Asasonthamar.
8 And the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrha, and the king of Adama, and the king of Seboim, and the king of Bala, which is Segor, went out: and they set themselves against them in battle array in the woodland vale:
Et egressi sunt rex Sodomorum, et rex Gomorrhae, rexque Adamae, et rex Seboim, necnon et rex Balae, quae est Segor : et direxerunt aciem contra eos in valle Silvestri :
9 To wit, against Chodorlahomor king of the Elamites, and Thadal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Sennaar, and Arioch king of Pontus: four kings against five.
scilicet adversus Chodorlahomor regem Elamitarum, et Thadal regem Gentium, et Amraphel regem Sennaar, et Arioch regem Ponti : quatuor reges adversus quinque.
10 Now the woodland vale had many pits of slime. And the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrha turned their backs and were overthrown there: and they that remained fled to the mountain.
Vallis autem Silvestris habebat puteos multos bituminis. Itaque rex Sodomorum, et Gomorrhae, terga verterunt, cecideruntque ibi : et qui remanserant, fugerunt ad montem.
11 And they took all the substance of the Sodomites, and Gomorrhites, and all their victuals, and went their way:
Tulerunt autem omnem substantiam Sodomorum et Gomorrhae, et universa quae ad cibum pertinent, et abierunt :
12 And Lot also, the son of Abram's brother, who dwelt in Sodom, and his substance.
necnon et Lot, et substantiam ejus, filium fratris Abram, qui habitabat in Sodomis.
13 And behold one that had escaped told Abram the Hebrew, who dwelt in the vale of Mambre the Amorrhite, the brother of Escol, and the brother of Aner: for these had made league with Abram.
Et ecce unus, qui evaserat, nuntiavit Abram Hebraeo, qui habitabat in convalle Mambre Amorrhaei, fratris Escol, et fratris Aner : hi enim pepigerant foedus cum Abram.
14 Which when Abram had heard, to wit, that his brother Lot was taken, he numbered of the servants born in his house, three hundred and eighteen well appointed: and pursued them to Dan.
Quod cum audisset Abram, captum videlicet Lot fratrem suum, numeravit expeditos vernaculos suos trecentos decem et octo : et persecutus est usque Dan.
15 And dividing his company, he rushed upon them in the night: and defeated them, and pursued them as far as Hoba, which is on the left hand of Damascus.
Et divisis sociis, irruit super eos nocte : percussitque eos, et persecutus est eos usque Hoba, quae est ad laevam Damasci.
16 And he brought back all the substance, and Lot his brother, with his substance, the women also and the people.
Reduxitque omnem substantiam, et Lot fratrem suum cum substantia illius, mulieres quoque et populum.
17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him, after he returned from the slaughter of Chodorlahomor, and of the kings that were with him in the vale of Save, which is the king's vale.
Egressus est autem rex Sodomorum in occursum ejus postquam reversus est a caede Chodorlahomor, et regum qui cum eo erant in valle Save, quae est vallis regis.
18 But Melchisedech the king of Salem, bringing forth bread and wine, for he was the priest of the most high God,
At vero Melchisedech rex Salem, proferens panem et vinum, erat enim sacerdos Dei altissimi,
19 Blessed him, and said: Blessed be Abram by the most high God, who created heaven and earth.
benedixit ei, et ait : Benedictus Abram Deo excelso, qui creavit caelum et terram :
20 And blessed be the most high God, by whose protection the enemies are in thy hands. And he gave him the tithes of all.
et benedictus Deus excelsus, quo protegente, hostes in manibus tuis sunt. Et dedit ei decimas ex omnibus.
21 And the king of Sodom said to Abram: Give me the persons, and the rest take to thyself.
Dixit autem rex Sodomorum ad Abram : Da mihi animas, cetera tolle tibi.
22 And he answered him: I lift up my hand to the Lord God the most high, the possessor of heaven and earth,
Qui respondit ei : Levo manum meam ad Dominum Deum excelsum possessorem caeli et terrae,
23 That from the very woof thread unto the shoe latchet, I will not take of any things that are thine, lest thou say I have enriched Abram:
quod a filo subtegminis usque ad corigiam caligae, non accipiam ex omnibus quae tua sunt, ne dicas : Ego ditavi Abram :
24 Except such things as the young men have eaten, and the shares of the men that came with me, Aner, Escol, and Mambre: these shall take their shares.
exceptis his, quae comederunt juvenes, et partibus virorum, qui venerunt mecum, Aner, Escol et Mambre : isti accipient partes suas.