12 They also carried off Abram's nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom.
12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
12 They also took Lot, the son of Abram's brother, who was dwelling in Sodom, and his possessions, and went their way.
12 They captured Lot, Abram's nephew who was living in Sodom at the time, taking everything he owned with them.
12 They also took Lot, Abram's brother's son who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
12 They also captured Lot-Abram's nephew who lived in Sodom-and carried off everything he owned.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 14:12
Commentary on Genesis 14:1-12
(Read Genesis 14:1-12)
The wars of nations make great figure in history, but we should not have had the record of this war if Abram and Lot had not been concerned. Out of covetousness, Lot had settled in fruitful, but wicked Sodom. Its inhabitants were the most ripe for vengeance of all the descendants of Canaan. The invaders were from Chaldea and Persia, then only small kingdoms. They took Lot among the rest, and his goods. Though he was righteous, and Abram's brother's son, yet he was with the rest in this trouble. Neither our own piety, nor our relation to the favourites of Heaven, will be our security when God's judgments are abroad. Many an honest man fares the worse for his wicked neighbours: it is our wisdom to separate, or at least to distinguish ourselves from them, 2 Corinthians 6:17. So near a relation of Abram should have been a companion and a disciple of Abram. If he chose to dwell in Sodom, he must thank himself if he share in Sodom's losses. When we go out of the way of our duty, we put ourselves from under God's protection, and cannot expect that the choice made by our lusts, should end to our comfort. They took Lot's goods; it is just with God to deprive us of enjoyments, by which we suffer ourselves to be deprived of the enjoyment of him.