Abram returns after defeating the invaders. King of Sodom comes to meet him in the “Valley of Kings.” Melchizedek, King of Salem too comes out to meet Abram. He is the priest of the Most High God. He blesses Abram and says: “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. And blessed be God Most High for putting your enemies into your clutches.”
Abram gives him the tenth of everything. King of Sodom then asks Abram to give him the people and take all the possessions. Abram responds in the negative. He swears. He will never take one thread, or even the strap of a sandal. He do not want the king to say that he made Abram rich. He just claims everything that his troops used and the share his brothers, Eshcol, Aner and Mamre. They were his allies. He just wants them to have their share.