Genesis 14:4
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.

Berean Standard Bible
For twelve years they had been subject to Chedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

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

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

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

NASB 1995
Twelve years they had served Chedorlaomer, but the thirteenth year they rebelled.

NASB 1977
Twelve years they had served Chedorlaomer, but the thirteenth year they rebelled.

Amplified Bible
Twelve years they had served Chedorlaomer [the most powerful king in the invading confederacy], but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

Christian Standard Bible
They were subject to Chedorlaomer for twelve years, but 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.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Twelve years they served Kardlaamar; the thirteenth year they rebelled.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Twelve years they served Chodollogomor, and the thirteenth year they revolted.

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

Good News Translation
They had been under the control of Chedorlaomer for twelve years, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled against him.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
[for] twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and the thirteenth year they rebelled.

New American Bible
For twelve years they had served Chedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

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

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

New Heart English Bible
Twelve years they served Kedorlaomer, 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The War of the Kings
3The latter five came as allies to the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea). 4For twelve years they had been subject to Chedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled. 5In the fourteenth year, Chedorlaomer and the kings allied with him went out and defeated the Rephaites in Ashteroth-karnaim, the Zuzites in Ham, the Emites in Shaveh-kiriathaim,…

Cross References
Genesis 14:1
In those days Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim

Genesis 14:3
The latter five came as allies to the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea).

Genesis 14:5
In the fourteenth year, Chedorlaomer and the kings allied with him went out and defeated the Rephaites in Ashteroth-karnaim, the Zuzites in Ham, the Emites in Shaveh-kiriathaim,


Treasury of Scripture

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 unto his brethren…

they rebelled.

Ezekiel 17:15
But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he prosper? shall he escape that doeth such things? or shall he break the covenant, and be delivered?











(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For twelve
שְׁתֵּ֤ים (šə·têm)
Number - fd
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

years
שָׁנָ֔ה (šā·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8141: A year

they had been subject
עָבְד֖וּ (‘ā·ḇə·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

to Chedorlaomer,
כְּדָרְלָעֹ֑מֶר (kə·ḏā·rə·lā·‘ō·mer)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3540: Chedorlaomer -- a king of Elam

but in the thirteenth
וּשְׁלֹשׁ־ (ū·šə·lōš-)
Conjunctive waw | Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

year
שָׁנָ֖ה (šā·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8141: A year

they rebelled.
מָרָֽדוּ׃ (mā·rā·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 4775: To rebel


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