During the night, Abram divided his forces and routed Chedorlaomer's army, pursuing them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus.
Cross ReferencesActs 9:2
to ask for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any men or women belonging to the Way, he could bring them as prisoners to Jerusalem.
Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could not see a thing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus.
In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord spoke to him in a vision, "Ananias!" "Here I am, Lord," he answered.
But Abram replied, "O Lord GOD, what can You give me, since I remain childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?"
And he divided the three hundred men into three companies and gave each man a trumpet in one hand and a large jar in the other, containing a torch.
1 Kings 15:18
So Asa withdrew all the silver and gold that remained in the treasuries of the house of the LORD and of the royal palace. He entrusted it to his servants and sent them to Ben-hadad son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion king of Aram, who was ruling in Damascus, saying,
For the head of Aram is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin. Within sixty-five years Ephraim will be too shattered to be a people.
This is an oracle concerning Damascus: "Behold, Damascus is no longer a city; it has become a heap of ruins.
Concerning Damascus: "Hamath and Arpad are put to shame, for they have heard a bad report; they are agitated like the sea; their anxiety cannot be calmed.
Because of your many products and your great wealth of goods, Damascus traded with you wine from Helbon, wool from Zahar,
Berothah, and Sibraim (which is between the border of Damascus and of Hamath), as far as Hazer-hatticon, which is on the border of Hauran.
Chapter Outline1. The battle of four kings against the king of Sodom and his allies.
12. Lot is taken prisoner.
14. Abram rescues him.
17. Melchizedek blesses Abram, who gives him tithes.
21. Abram restores the rest of the spoil to the king of Sodom.
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