Genesis 14:4
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New International Version
For twelve years they had been subject to Kedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

New Living Translation
For twelve years they had been subject to King Kedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled against him.

English Standard Version
Twelve years they had served Chedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

New American Standard Bible
Twelve years they had served Chedorlaomer, but the thirteenth year they rebelled.

King James Bible
Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They were subject to Chedorlaomer for 12 years, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

International Standard Version
They were subject to Chedorlaomer for twelve years, but they rebelled in the thirteenth year.

NET Bible
For twelve years they had served Kedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

New Heart English Bible
Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year, they rebelled.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
For 12 years they had been subject to Chedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

New American Standard 1977
Twelve years they had served Chedorlaomer, but the thirteenth year they rebelled.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Twelve years they had served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

King James 2000 Bible
Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

American King James Version
Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

American Standard Version
Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they had served Chodorlahomor twelve years, and in the thirteenth year they revolted from him.

Darby Bible Translation
Twelve years had they served Chedorlaomer; and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

English Revised Version
Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

Webster's Bible Translation
Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

World English Bible
Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year, they rebelled.

Young's Literal Translation
twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and the thirteenth year they rebelled.
Study Bible
The War of the Kings
3All these came as allies to the valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea). 4Twelve years they had served Chedorlaomer, but the thirteenth year they rebelled. 5In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer and the kings that were with him, came and defeated the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim and the Zuzim in Ham and the Emim in Shaveh-kiriathaim,…
Cross References
Genesis 14:1
And it came about in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim,

Genesis 14:3
All these came as allies to the valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea).

Genesis 14:5
In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer and the kings that were with him, came and defeated the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim and the Zuzim in Ham and the Emim in Shaveh-kiriathaim,
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Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

they served.

Genesis 9:25,26 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be …

they rebelled.

Ezekiel 17:15 But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, …

(4) They served.--That is, paid a yearly tribute, that they might be exempt from Chedorlaomer's marauding expeditions (see 2Kings 18:7). There must, therefore, have been envoys going from time to time to and from the Jordan valley to Shinar.

Verse 4. - Twelve years - dating from the commencement of his reign (Murphy) - they served - and paid tribute (cf. 2 Kings 18:7) - Chedorlaomer. If the king of Elam was a Shemite prince, this was m accordance with the Noachic prophecy (Genesis 9:26); but according to the monuments the Elamits dynasty was Turanian. And in the thirteenth year - during the whole of the thirteenth year (vide Ewald's 'Hebrews Synt.,' § 300, a; cf. Ver. 5) - they rebelled, or had rebelled. Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer,.... King of Elam, who was of the race of Shem, and so the prophecy of Noah began to be fulfilled, that Canaan should be servant to Shem, Genesis 9:26; for the kings of Sodom, &c. and their subjects, were of the race of Ham in the line of Canaan, who had by violence seized on that part of the earth which was allotted to the sons of Shem, and therefore Chedorlaomer being a descendant of his claimed his right, and made them tributary to him, which they were for the space of twelve years:

and in the thirteenth year they rebelled; refused homage to Chedorlaomer and to pay tribute to him. 14:1-12 The wars of nations make great figure in history, but we should not have had the record of this war if Abram and Lot had not been concerned. Out of covetousness, Lot had settled in fruitful, but wicked Sodom. Its inhabitants were the most ripe for vengeance of all the descendants of Canaan. The invaders were from Chaldea and Persia, then only small kingdoms. They took Lot among the rest, and his goods. Though he was righteous, and Abram's brother's son, yet he was with the rest in this trouble. Neither our own piety, nor our relation to the favourites of Heaven, will be our security when God's judgments are abroad. Many an honest man fares the worse for his wicked neighbours: it is our wisdom to separate, or at least to distinguish ourselves from them, 2Co 6:17. So near a relation of Abram should have been a companion and a disciple of Abram. If he chose to dwell in Sodom, he must thank himself if he share in Sodom's losses. When we go out of the way of our duty, we put ourselves from under God's protection, and cannot expect that the choice made by our lusts, should end to our comfort. They took Lot's goods; it is just with God to deprive us of enjoyments, by which we suffer ourselves to be deprived of the enjoyment of him.
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