“All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.”
King James Version (KJV)
14:1 We have here an account of the first war that ever we read of in scripture, in which we may observe. [1.] The parties engaged in it. The invaders were four kings; two of them no less than kings of Shinar and Elam - That is, Chaldea and Persia; yet probably not the sovereign princes of those great kingdoms, but rather the heads of some colonies which came out thence, and settled themselves near Sodom, but retained the names of the countries from which they had their original. The invaded were the kings of five cities that lay near together in the plain of Jordan, Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Zoar. [2.] The occasion of this war was, the revolt of the five kings from under the government of Chedorlaomer.
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.
14:5 In the fourteenth year - After some pause and preparation, Chedorlaomer, in conjunction with his allies, set himself to reduce the revolters. [3.] The progress of the war. The four kings laid the neighbouring countries waste, and enriched themselves with the spoil of them, #Ge 14:5|,6,7. Upon the alarm of which, the king of Sodom and his allies went out and were routed.
All these were ioyned together in the vale of Siddim; which is the salt Sea.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
All these came as allies to the valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea).
- New American Standard Version (1995)
All these joined together in the vale of Siddim (the same is the Salt Sea).
- American Standard Version (1901)
All these came together in the valley of Siddim (which is the Salt Sea).
- Basic English Bible
All these were joined in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.
- Darby Bible
All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.
- Webster's Bible
All these joined together in the valley of Siddim (the same is the Salt Sea).
- World English Bible
All these have been joined together unto the valley of Siddim, which [is] the Salt Sea;
- Youngs Literal Bible
All these came as allies unto the vale of Siddim--the same is the Salt Sea.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible