And it came to pass after these things, that God tried Abraham, and said to him, Abraham! and he said, Here am I.
And blessed be the Most High God, who has delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him the tenth of all.
For this Melchisedec, King of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from smiting the kings, and blessed him;
to whom Abraham gave also the tenth portion of all; first being interpreted King of righteousness, and then also King of Salem, which is King of peace;
Now consider how great this personage was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth out of the spoils.
harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness;
And one who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew. And he dwelt by the oaks of Mamre the Amorite, the brother of Eshcol, and the brother of Aner. And these were Abram's allies.
And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the souls, and take the property for thyself.
And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also cause the righteous to perish with the wicked?
And he believed Jehovah; and he reckoned it to him as righteousness.
And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
And the sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,