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

New Living Translation
The king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give back my people who were captured. But you may keep for yourself all the goods you have recovered."

English Standard Version
And the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the persons, but take the goods for yourself.”

Berean Study Bible
The king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people, but take the goods for yourself.”

New American Standard Bible
The king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give the people to me and take the goods for yourself."

King James Bible
And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give me the people, but take the possessions for yourself."

Contemporary English Version
The king of Sodom said to Abram, "All I want are my people. You can keep everything else."

Good News Translation
The king of Sodom said to Abram, "Keep the loot, but give me back all my people."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give me the people, but take the possessions for yourself."

International Standard Version
The king of Sodom told Abram, "Return the people to me, and you take the possessions for yourself."

NET Bible
Then the king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give me the people and take the possessions for yourself."

New Heart English Bible
The king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give me the people, and take the goods to yourself."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give me the people, and keep everything else for yourself."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king of Sodom said unto Abram: 'Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.'

New American Standard 1977
And the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give the people to me and take the goods for yourself.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons and take the goods to thyself.

King James 2000 Bible
And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to yourself.

American King James Version
And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to yourself.

American Standard Version
And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the men, and take the horses to thyself.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king of Sodom said to Abram: Give me the persons, and the rest take to thyself.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the souls, and take the property for thyself.

English Revised Version
And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.

World English Bible
The king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give me the people, and take the goods to yourself."

Young's Literal Translation
And the king of Sodom saith unto Abram, 'Give to me the persons, and the substance take to thyself,'
Study Bible
Melchizedek Blesses Abram
20and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” Then Abram gave Melchizedek a tenth of everything. 21The king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people, but take the goods for yourself.” 22But Abram replied to the king of Sodom, “I have raised my hand to the LORD God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth,…
Cross References
Genesis 14:10
Now the Valley of Siddim was full of tar pits, and as the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, some men fell into the pits, but the survivors fled to the hill country.

Genesis 14:20
and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand." Then Abram gave Melchizedek a tenth of everything.

Genesis 14:22
But Abram replied to the king of Sodom, "I have raised my hand to the LORD God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth,

Treasury of Scripture

And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to yourself.

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Genesis 14:21
And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.







Lexicon
The king
מֶֽלֶךְ־ (me·leḵ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

of Sodom
סְדֹ֖ם (sə·ḏōm)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5467: Sodom -- a Canaanite city near the Dead Sea

said
וַיֹּ֥אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

Abram,
אַבְרָ֑ם (’aḇ·rām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 87: Abram -- 'exalted father', the original name of Abraham

“Give
תֶּן־ (ten-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

me the people,
הַנֶּ֔פֶשׁ (han·ne·p̄eš)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

but take
קַֽח־ (qaḥ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

the goods for yourself.”
וְהָרְכֻ֖שׁ (wə·hā·rə·ḵuš)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7399: Property, goods
(21) Grive me the persons.--To this day it is the rule among the Arabs that, if a camp be plundered, anyone who recovers the booty gives up only the persons, and takes the rest for himself. But Abram, with noble generosity, will accept nothing. The "lifting up of the hand" to give solemnity to an oath is mentioned here for the first time.

Verse 21. - And the king of Sodom (who, though first coming, appears to have retired in favor of the greater personage, Melchisedeck, and to have witnessed the interview between him and Abram, but who now, on its termination, advances - said unto Abram, - perhaps anticipating that like donations from the spoils might be made to him as to Melchisedeck, in which case he evinced a remarkable degree of generosity - Give me the persons - literally, the souls, i.e. those of my people whom you have recovered (cf. Genesis 12:5, in which the term is employed to describe domestic slaves) - and take the goods to thyself (which, Michaelis observes, he was justly entitled to do by right of conquest). 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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