Genesis 14:20

“And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And blessed bee the most high God, which hath deliuered thine enemies into thy hand: and hee gaue him tithes of all.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand. He gave him a tenth of all."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and blessed be God Most High, who hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him a tenth of all.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And let the Most High God be praised, who has given into your hands those who were against you. Then Abram gave him a tenth of all the goods he had taken.
- Basic English Bible

And blessed be the Most High God, who has delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him the tenth of all.
- Darby Bible

And blessed be the most high God, who hath delivered thy enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
- Webster's Bible

and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand." Abram gave him a tenth of all.
- World English Bible

and blessed [is] God Most High, who hath delivered thine adversaries into thy hand;' and he giveth to him a tenth of all.
- Youngs Literal Bible

and blessed be God the Most High, who hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand.' And he gave him a tenth of all.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 14:20


14:20 And blessed be the most high God - Note, In all our prayers we must praise God, and join hallelujahs with all our hosannas. These are the spiritual sacrifices we must offer up daily, and upon particular occasions. God as the most high God must have the glory of all our victories. In them he shews himself higher than our enemies, and higher than we, for without him we could do nothing. And he gave him tithes of all - That is, of the spoils, #Heb 7:4|. This may be looked upon, As a gratuity presented to Melchizedek, by way of return for his respects. As an offering dedicated to the most high God, and therefore put into the hands of Melchizedek his priest. Jesus Christ, our great Melchizedek, is to be humbly acknowledged by every one of us as our king and priest, and not only the tithe of all, but all we have, must be given up to him.


Discussion for Genesis 14

  • Sonja
    In verse 14 Abram wasted no time to go and get his nephew. He speaks the wisdom of God in verse 23
  • Mwampangirechance
    Nothing good without Our Father the Lord Our GOD
  • Diane
    I was amazed at Abrahams deep concern for the souls to be rescued.The material things were of little use other than refresh the men.It was the people who were the most important items to be rescued like unto our Lord Jesus Christs mission to recue the perishing and care for the dying.
  • Carman Lee
    To comment on Abrahm not receiving goods. because he was content. In this manner. Contentment with Godleness is great gain. He has been blessed by the MOST HIGH GOD. And blessed by someone that is held in high position. Melchisadec. This is enough to both of these men.
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Hello Imrana In addition to my 2 part response to your question, a lot of people do not believe in paying tithes. Some have argued that it was in the Old Testament and not in the New Testament. However, tithes are mentioned in the New Testament as well. Hebrews 7 5 And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham Once again Melchisedec is not Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is God manifested in the flesh, 1 Timothy 3 16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory .
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Part 2 of 2 Jesus Christ is God manifested in the flesh. Melchisedec was a type of shadow of Jesus in that Abraham paid tithes unto him. Melchisedec was not Jesus but represented Jesus as both king and priest. We pay tithes and offering to Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh. We pay a tenth part of every dollar we earn. This is to say one dime out of every dollar. Please read over up under John Chapter 1 my response to Linton concerning paying tithes and offering. Abraham was a type and shadow of us today. He is an example on how we are to pay tithes today. Then you read over in Malachi 3 6 thru 12. So whoever told you that Melchisedec was Jesus Christ is very much incorrect. I hope this answers your question.

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