Genesis 14:14-20 (Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council - Vespers)

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Genesis 14:14-20 (Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council - Vespers)

When Abram heard that his kinsman had been taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen of them, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.  And he divided his forces against them by night, he and his servants, and routed them and pursued them to Hobah, north of Damascus.  Then he brought back all the goods, and also brought back his kinsman Lot with his goods, and the women and the people.  After his return from the defeat of Ched-or-lao'mer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley).  And Mel-chiz'edek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was priest of God Most High.  And he blessed him and said, "Blessed be Abram by God Most High, maker of heaven and earth;  and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!" And Abram gave him a tenth of everything.

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