Introduction to Genesis Chapter 14

This chapter gives an account of a war that was waged, and a battle fought between four kings on one side, and five on the other, and of the occasion and issue of it, who were the first kings, and this the first battle the Scriptures speak of, Genesis 14:1; Lot and his goods being taken and carried off, with those of Sodom, by the conquerors, Abram hearing of it armed his men, and pursued after them, and overtook and overcame them, and rescued Lot and his goods, with others, and returned, Genesis 14:12; when he was met by the kings of Sodom and Salem, who congratulated him on his victory, Genesis 14:17; and what passed between him, and those great personages, is related,

Genesis 14:20.