Abram Rescues Lot
1 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.
13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.
14 And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
K.J.V. Bible Text
It is very difficult for me to follow all the names of kings and places recounted in these passages. However, I understand that at the time Lot was living near Sodom, a number of kings fought with one another.
Among the four kings on one side of the battle was Kedorlaomer king of Elam. (Kedorlaomer is translated as Chedorlaomer in the King James version of the bible.) This was a king who had held the other five kings subject for twelve years until they rebelled. The five kings then fought against the other four in the Valley of Siddim.
The kings of Sodom and Gomorrah were defeated and their men either fell into tar pits as they retreated or ran to the hills. Then the four victorious kings carried off all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah. At this time, Lot was living in Sodom and the kings also carried him away along with all his possessions.
Abram heard of this and gathered an army and went in pursuit of the kings holding Lot captive and rescued Lot, recovered the goods and also the women and other people who had been taken.
Not only did Abram give Lot the choice of land when they separated, he went to battle to save him. He was indeed very good to Lot.
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