After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!”“Here I am,” he answered.
and I give praise to God Most High
who has handed over your enemies to you.And Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
For this Melchizedek—King of Salem, priest of the Most High God,
who met Abraham and blessed him
as he returned from defeating the kings,
and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything;
first, his name means king of righteousness,
then also, king of Salem,
meaning king of peace;
Now consider how great this man was—even Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth of the plunder to him!
do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,
on the day of testing in the wilderness,
One of the survivors came and told Abram the Hebrew, who lived near the oaks belonging to Mamre the Amorite, the brother of Eshcol and the brother of Aner. They were bound by a treaty with Abram.
Then the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people, but take the possessions for yourself.”
Abraham stepped forward and said, “Will You really sweep away the righteous with the wicked?
Abram believed the Lord, and He credited it to him as righteousness.
Abram was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold.