Genesis 14:22
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New International Version
But Abram said to the king of Sodom, "With raised hand I have sworn an oath to the LORD, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth,

New Living Translation
Abram replied to the king of Sodom, "I solemnly swear to the LORD, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth,

English Standard Version
But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have lifted my hand to the LORD, God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth,

New American Standard Bible
Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have sworn to the LORD God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,

King James Bible
And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have raised my hand in an oath to Yahweh, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth,

International Standard Version
But Abram answered the king of Sodom, "I have made an oath to the LORD God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth,

NET Bible
But Abram replied to the king of Sodom, "I raise my hand to the LORD, the Most High God, Creator of heaven and earth, and vow

New Heart English Bible
Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have lifted up my hand to the LORD, God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I now raise my hand and solemnly swear to the LORD God Most High, maker of heaven and earth,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Abram said to the king of Sodom: 'I have lifted up my hand unto the LORD, God Most High, Maker of heaven and earth,

New American Standard 1977
And Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have sworn to the LORD God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of the heavens and of the earth,

King James 2000 Bible
And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

American King James Version
And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up my hand to the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

American Standard Version
And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand unto Jehovah, God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he answered him: I lift up my hand to the Lord God the most high, the possessor of heaven and earth,

Darby Bible Translation
And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand to Jehovah, the Most High God, possessor of heavens and earth,

English Revised Version
And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,

Webster's Bible Translation
And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted my hand to the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

World English Bible
Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have lifted up my hand to Yahweh, God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,

Young's Literal Translation
and Abram saith unto the king of Sodom, 'I have lifted up my hand unto Jehovah, God Most High, possessing heaven and earth --
Study Bible
Melchizedek Blesses Abram
21The king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give the people to me and take the goods for yourself." 22Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have sworn to the LORD God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth, 23that I will not take a thread or a sandal thong or anything that is yours, for fear you would say, 'I have made Abram rich.'…
Cross References
Revelation 10:6
And he swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and everything in it, the earth and everything in it, and the sea and everything in it: "There will be no more delay!

Genesis 14:19
He blessed him and said, "Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth;

Genesis 14:21
The king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give the people to me and take the goods for yourself."

Genesis 24:3
and I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I live,

2 Kings 5:16
But he said, "As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will take nothing." And he urged him to take it, but he refused.

Psalm 24:1
A Psalm of David. The earth is the LORD'S, and all it contains, The world, and those who dwell in it.

Psalm 144:8
Whose mouths speak deceit, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

Psalm 144:11
Rescue me and deliver me out of the hand of aliens, Whose mouth speaks deceit And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
Treasury of Scripture

And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up my hand to the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

lift.

Exodus 6:8 And I will bring you in to the land, concerning the which I did swear …

Deuteronomy 32:40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.

Daniel 12:7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was on the waters of …

Revelation 10:5,6 And the angel which I saw stand on the sea and on the earth lifted …

unto.

Genesis 21:23-31 Now therefore swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely …

Judges 11:35 And it came to pass, when he saw her, that he rent his clothes, and …

the most.

Genesis 14:20 And blessed be the most high God, which has delivered your enemies …

Genesis 17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to …

Psalm 24:1 The earth is the LORD's, and the fullness thereof; the world, and …

Psalm 83:18 That men may know that you, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, are the …

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose …

Daniel 4:34 And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up my eyes to …

Haggai 2:8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, said the LORD of hosts.

possessor.

Genesis 14:19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, …

Genesis 21:33 And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the …

Verse 22. - And Abram said unto the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand - a common form of swearing (Deuteronomy 32:40; Ezekiel 20:5, 6; Daniel 12:7; Revelation 10:5, 6; cf. Virg., 'AEn.,' 12:195) - unto the Lord (Jehovah; which, occurring in the present document, proves the antiquity of its use as a designation of the Deity), the most high God, - El-Elion; thus identifying Jehovah with the God of Melchisedeck, and perhaps of the king of Sodom (vide supra) - the possessor of heaven and earth. And Abram said to the king of Sodom,.... In reply to his request:

I have lifted up mine hand unto the Lord; which was both a gesture of praying and of swearing, and both may be intended here; when he set out on his expedition, it is very probable he prayed to God for success, and swore that if he prospered him, that he would receive no profit or advantage from it to himself; or now in the presence of Melchizedek he lift up his hands and swore that he would take none of the goods he had recovered to his own line; and in this form of praying or swearing, he makes use of the same epithets of God Melchizedek had just used:

the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth: having his heart struck with those just and glorious representations of God, and awed with a sense of such a glorious Being, and being forward to learn and retain everything that tended to make for the glory of God. 14:21-24 Observe the king of Sodom's grateful offer to Abram, Give me the souls, and take thou the substance. Gratitude teaches us to recompense to the utmost of our power, those that have undergone fatigues, run hazards, and been at expense for our service and benefit. Abram generously refused this offer. He accompanies his refusal with a good reason, Lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich: which would reflect upon the promise promise and covenant of God, as if He would not have enriched Abraham without the spoils of Sodom. The people of God must, for their credit's sake, take heed of doing any thing that looks mean or mercenary, or that savors of covetousness and self-seeking. Abraham can trust the Possessor of Heaven and earth to provide for him.
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