Sunday, January 22, 2012

Genesis: Chapter Fourteen

At the time in Shinar when Amraphel was king,
He was not the only one who was administrating
There was Arioch who was Ellasar’s king
And others of whom we could sing
We could tell of Kedorlaomer, Elam’s king
And whilst we are in the midst of acknowledging
We should name Tidal, Goyim’s king,
All of these kings united together to try and set up a sting,
This operation ‘sting’ was against Bera Sodom’s king.
He’s not the only one they wanted to zing
There was also Birsha Gomorrah’s king
Who they really did want to sling
And Shinab, Admah’s king
A few hits against him they wanted to swing
Also there was Shemeber, Zeboyim’s king
They would have loved to give him more than a bee sting
And then Bella’s king.  This king was called Zoar
He is the last one there is no more
All of these kings they wanted no one to adore
Rather with them they wanted to wipe the floor.

Now all of these latter mentioned kings
Were over being dragged along by a nose ring
They joined forces in Sidim in a valley
There aim to lead these kings into a blind alley
For twelve years they had been subject to Kedorlaomer’s power
But in year thirteen they no longer did cower
They rebelled believing it was time for freedom’s hour.

In year fourteen Kerdoralomer and his allies went out,
And several armies they did successfully rout,
Amongst these he defeated we can list
Those who could not even subsist
First the Rephaites in Ashteroth Karnaim,
This was for him a resounding win,
This is true history, and not a scam,
And so second and next to be wiped was the Zuzites in Ham,
The Emites in Shaveh Kiriathairn, could not avert defeat,
They had to admit they were beat
Next were the Horites in the hill country of Seir,
From as far as El Paran, near the desert was their lair.
They were defeated by the enemy fair and square
They then turned back and went to a place called En Mishphat
It was also known as Kadesh, you may have heard of that
All the territory of the Amelekites they did conquer over
And the Amorites living in Hazezon Tamar laid down like Rover

Then Sodom’s king,
With his army did bring
Gomorrah’s king
To join the fling
And then Admah’s king
Decided to get into the swing
With Zeboyim’s king
Into action was he ready to spring
And finally the king of Bela that is, Zoar
Marched out for battle with a mighty metaphorical roar
This is not playtime they cried this is war!
The valley of Sidim is where they drew the battle lines
Determined to show the strength of their spines
This war was to be fought against Kedorlaomer Elam’s king
This was not a fake war it was the real thing,
Added to him was Tidal Goyim’s king,
Who against his foes was admonishing
Third up was Amraphel Shinar’s king,
Who in a fight would not contemplate abstaining
Finally there was Arioch Ellasar’s king
Now the stage is all set, the battle is about to be in full swing.
Four kings versus five
An outcome you could not contrive
The valley of Sidim was covered in tar pits
And when the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah did quit
Some men fell in to these deadly pits
The rest of them ran for the hills
The consequences of their weak will’s.
These four kings did seize all of Sodom and Gomorrah’s food
And took all their goods before they finished the feud.
And since he was residing in Sodom’s land
Lot and his possessions were taken in the battle stand.
A man who had fled the scene of the battle
Felt it was his duty to go to Abram the Hebrew and tattle
Now Abram was living in the great trees of Mamre the Amrorite
He had some allies who he could count on in a fight.
They were Mamre, and Eshkol and Aner his brothers
Abram called out 318 trained men one after another
He had heard that Lot was a captive taken
And to his core was Abram in anger shaken
He had 318 trained men and a secret plan
These men were born in his household they were his clan
Abram had them cheering yes we can!
So off they chased these foes as far as the region of Dan.
During the night did Abram divided his troops ready to fight
And he routed them as they took flight
He chased them as far as Hobah,
North of Damascus really quite far
All the goods he did recover in the battles
And brought back Lot with all of his chattels
He brought back all the women and other people as well,
All the enemies he surely did quell.

After Abram had returned from his victory over the kings,
Over Kerdolaomer and the allies that he did bring
The king of Sodom paid a visit to him,
Meeting up with him in the midst of a valley,
This place was called Shaweh, and was not like a dingy alley
No indeed this was known to people as the king’s valley

Then Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine,
He was priest of God most high and straight down the line.
Of Abram he did speak of him
Singing praises a blessing, a victory hymn.

Blessed be Abram by the most high God
Creator of Heaven and Earth, every last sod,
And praise to the most high God, he is grand
He delivered your enemies into your hand

And Abram gave him ten percent of all
Of everything he had both great and small.

The king of Sodom said to Abram, the people let me keep
You keep all the goods have the clean sweep.

But Abram spoke to this Sodomite king,
From the depths of his heart he did sing
I swore an oath to the Lord, God most high,
Creator of heaven and earth, I must comply
I would never accept anything from you,
Not even a sandal strap or a thread would I accrue
For you will never be able to make a pitch
That it was you who made Abram rich.
I will accept nothing but what is totally fair
What my men have eaten and of the men who went with me, all of there share.
To Aner, Eshkol, And Marne you must swear
That you will give to them their entire share

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