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

  • Irene123
    To Victor on Melchisedec/Jesus - Melchisedec was a theophany of God/Jesus. Jesus is God's N.T. name, just as Jehovah was His O.T. name. I think it's Jn. 1:14 that says God was manifest in the flesh, and the angel in Lk. 2 to Mary said His name was to be Jesus.
  • Victor
    ......but (!!!!) was Melchisedec...an appearance of Jesus taking place in the Old Testament???!!!
  • Irene123
    Melchizdek brought out bread and wine when he met Abraham (Gen. 14:18). His action was a prophetic foreshadowing of the memorials of the body and blood of Jesus in the last supper.
  • Irene123
    God had many 'manifestations' in the O.T. Melchisedec was one, the burning bush another, Jacob's wrestling partner, and many more. God later, in the N.T. manifested Himself as Jesus Christ.
  • 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

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