Genesis 14:2

NET ©

went to war against Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar).

NIV ©

went to war against Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar).

NASB ©

that they made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar).

NLT ©

fought against King Bera of Sodom, King Birsha of Gomorrah, King Shinab of Admah, King Shemeber of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (now called Zoar).

MSG ©

went off to war to fight Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, that is, Zoar.

BBE ©

They made war with Bera, king of Sodom, and with Birsha, king of Gomorrah, Shinab, king of Admah, and Shemeber, king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (which is Zoar).

NRSV ©

these kings made war with King Bera of Sodom, King Birsha of Gomorrah, King Shinab of Admah, King Shemeber of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar).

NKJV ©

that they made war with Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar).

KJV
[That these] made
<06213> (8804)
war
<04421>
with
<0854>
Bera
<01298>
king
<04428>
of Sodom
<05467>_,
and with Birsha
<01306>
king
<04428>
of Gomorrah
<06017>_,
Shinab
<08134>
king
<04428>
of Admah
<0126>_,
and Shemeber
<08038>
king
<04428>
of Zeboiim
<06636>_,
and the king
<04428>
of Bela
<01106>_,
which is
<01931>
Zoar
<06820>_.
HEBREW
reu
<06820>
ayh
<01931>
elb
<01106>
Klmw
<04428>
*Myywbu {Myybu}
<06636>
Klm
<04428>
rbamsw
<08038>
hmda
<0126>
Klm
<04428>
bans
<08134>
hrme
<06017>
Klm
<04428>
esrb
<01306>
taw
<0854>
Mdo
<05467>
Klm
<04428>
erb
<01298>
ta
<0854>
hmxlm
<04421>
wve (14:2)
<06213>
LXXM
epoihsan
<4160>  
V-AAI-3P
polemon
<4171>  
N-ASM
meta
<3326>  
PREP
balla
 
N-PRI
basilewv
<935>  
N-GSM
sodomwn
<4670>  
N-GS
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
meta
<3326>  
PREP
barsa
 
N-PRI
basilewv
<935>  
N-GSM
gomorrav
 
N-PRI
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
sennaar
 
N-PRI
basilewv
<935>  
N-GSM
adama
 
N-PRI
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
sumobor
 
N-PRI
basilewv
<935>  
N-GSM
sebwim
 
N-PRI
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
basilewv
<935>  
N-GSM
balak
<904>  
N-PRI
auth
<3778>  
D-NSF
estin
<1510>  
V-PAI-3S
shgwr
 
N-PRI
NET © [draft] ITL
went to war
<04421>
against Bera
<01298>
king
<04428>
of Sodom
<05467>
, Birsha
<01306>
king
<04428>
of Gomorrah
<06017>
, Shinab
<08134>
king
<04428>
of Admah
<0126>
, Shemeber
<08038>
king
<04428>
of Zeboiim
<06636>
, and the king
<04428>
of Bela
<01106>
(that is
<01931>
, Zoar
<06820>
).
NET © Notes

tn Heb “made war.”

sn Went to war. The conflict here reflects international warfare in the Early and Middle Bronze periods. The countries operated with overlords and vassals. Kings ruled over city states, or sometimes a number of city states (i.e., nations). Due to their treaties, when one went to war, those confederate with him joined him in battle. It appears here that it is Kedorlaomer’s war, because the western city states have rebelled against him (meaning they did not send products as tribute to keep him from invading them).

sn On the geographical background of vv. 1-2 see J. P. Harland, “Sodom and Gomorrah,” The Biblical Archaeologist Reader, 1:41-75; and D. N. Freedman, “The Real Story of the Ebla Tablets, Ebla and the Cities of the Plain,” BA 41 (1978): 143-64.