Genesis 14:4

“Twelue yeeres they serued Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth yeere they rebelled.”

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Other Translations

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

Twelve years they had served Chedorlaomer, but the thirteenth year they rebelled.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For twelve years they were under the rule of Chedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they put off his control.
- Basic English Bible

Twelve years had they served Chedorlaomer; and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
- Darby Bible

Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
- Webster's Bible

Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year, they rebelled.
- World English Bible

twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and the thirteenth year they rebelled.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 14:4


14:4 Twelve years they served him - The Sodomites were the posterity of Canaan, whom Noah had pronounced a servant to Shem, from whom Elam descended. Thus soon did that prophecy begin to be fulfilled. In the thirteenth year, beginning to be weary of their subjection, they rebelled - Denied their tribute, and attempted to shake off the yoke.


Discussion for Genesis 14

  • A disciple
    Dear BG; You wrote, "You can clearly see Abram's growing dependence upon God to throughout his life. He wasn't perfect but he was learning to trust the Lord more and more." While it is so popular to take up this kind of talk, and apologizing to the ungodly for the Saints; it does not describe Abram! Genesis 6:3 Excusing one's self for failure because of the weakness of the flesh is disobedience!
  • A disciple
    What a world of danger and disaster do the ungodly have to endure! Just a glimpse into the kind of world going on all around "God's Friend Abram;" in which his nephew Lot was accidentally caught up in, because he was not as keen on this life of a pilgrim like his uncle was determined to live. Abram and his 318 men chased and destroyed five Nations' armies, and delivered the captives and the spoil!
  • BG
    Day 5 of the KingJamesBibleonline reading the Bible through in one year. Had to play a little "catch up" but that is ok. You can clearly see Abram's growing dependence upon God to throughout his life. He wasn't perfect but he was learning to trust the Lord more and more.
  • BSP
    Verse 14: Abraham took great measures to go rescue his nephew Lot. Lot chose a dangerous place to live, but Abraham loved Lot and wanted to do all he could to save him.
  • 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???!!!

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