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Genesis 14:11

    Genesis 14:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the four kings took all the goods and food from Sodom and Gomorrah and went on their way.

    Webster's Revision

    And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way.

    World English Bible

    They took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their food, and went their way.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way.

    Definitions for Genesis 14:11

    Victuals - Food; sustenance.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 14:11

    They took all the goods, etc. - This was a predatory war, such as the Arabs carry on to the present day; they pillage a city, town, or caravan; and then escape with the booty to the wilderness, where it would ever be unsafe, and often impossible, to pursue them.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 14:11

    The provisions and other movable property of the vanquished are carried away from Sodom and Amorah. For רפשׁ rekush, "goods," the Septuagint has here and in the 21st verse τὴν ἵππσν tēn hippon, "the cavalry." This implies the reading רכב rekeb, which is not supported by other authorities, nor suitable to the context. Among the prisoners is Lot, the son of Abram's brother. This designation prepares us for what is to follow. It is added that he was "dwelling in Sodom," to explain why he was among the captives. "They went away." The invaders were now laden with booty. Their first concern was to transfer this to their native country, and deposit it in a place of safety. It was not prudent to delay while they were encumbered with so much valuable property. The terms on which the conquered tribes were to "serve" them could be settled by negotiation. If these terms were not accepted, they would be quite ready for another predatory incursion.

    This great foray is only incidentally introduced into our narrative, on account of the capture of Lot. It was not the first visit probably of these marauders to the same lands. It is interesting to the historian, as a sample of the mode in which conquest was made. It opens up to the view one of the ancient scenes of human activity. It teaches us that the wave of war often flowed over the lands of the ancient world, and left more or less lasting marks of its disturbing power. Tribes were not unfrequently moved from place to place, intermingled with one another, and enslaved by other tribes. The actual state of things in the land of Abram's pilgrimage is suddenly presented to us under a new light. The Rephaim, including the Zuzim and the Emim, occupy the east of the Jordan, and had once a place on the west. The Perizzites also dwell side by side with the Kenaanites in the western district. The Horites are found in Mount Seir. As none of these were Kenaan's descendants, we have the undeniable traces of a Shemitic population before and along with the Kenaanites. The language of Heber, therefore, was in the country before the latter arrived.