Genesis 14:6 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 14:6, NIV: "and the Horites in the hill country of Seir, as far as El Paran near the desert."

Genesis 14:6, ESV: "and the Horites in their hill country of Seir as far as El-paran on the border of the wilderness."

Genesis 14:6, KJV: "And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by the wilderness."

Genesis 14:6, NASB: "and the Horites on their Mount Seir, as far as El-paran, which is by the wilderness."

Genesis 14:6, NLT: "and the Horites at Mount Seir, as far as El-paran at the edge of the wilderness."

Genesis 14:6, CSB: "and the Horites in the mountains of Seir, as far as El-paran by the wilderness."

What does Genesis 14:6 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The previous verse describes how the four eastern kings, led by Chedorlaomer, went to war against the city-states in the Canaan in response to a rebellion against their rule. Their route took them south through Canaan along a line east of the Jordan River, defeating all in their path, including in this verse the Horites in the hill country of Seir all of the way to the edge of the southern wilderness.

The next verses will describe where their route of destruction took them next as they turned back toward the north. This path will take them through the region occupied by Lot, the nephew of Abram (Genesis 11:31; Genesis 12:4). Their conquest will inspire Abram to take drastic, heroic action.