Genesis 14:16 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 14:16, NIV: "He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people."

Genesis 14:16, ESV: "Then he brought back all the possessions, and also brought back his kinsman Lot with his possessions, and the women and the people."

Genesis 14:16, KJV: "And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people."

Genesis 14:16, NASB: "He brought back all the possessions, and also brought back his relative Lot with his possessions, and also the women, and the other people."

Genesis 14:16, NLT: "Abram recovered all the goods that had been taken, and he brought back his nephew Lot with his possessions and all the women and other captives."

Genesis 14:16, CSB: "He brought back all the goods and also his relative Lot and his goods, as well as the women and the other people."

What does Genesis 14:16 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

After learning of Lot's capture by the forces of King Chedorlaomer, Abram and his 318 men and three Amorite allies chased them down, defeated them at Dan, and kept pursuing them until the battle was finished. This was quite a victory, given that Abram's men had taken on a force which had recently routed the armies of five kings, and sacked several cities.

Now Abram returns the victor with all of the spoils. Not only did he save Lot and his possessions, Abram recovered all the possessions of the people of Canaan, including those of the people of Sodom and Gomorrah. By any measure, Abram's actions were heroic. They were especially amazing for a man more than seventy-five years old (Genesis 12:4). As a man of faith, Abram understood it was the Lord who made it possible, something he will make clear in the following verses.