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Genesis 14:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— All these joined together in the vale of Siddim (the same is the Salt Sea).
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— All these came as allies to the valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea).
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— All these were joined in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— All these, joined together in the valley of the open fields, the same, is the Salt Sea.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— All these have been joined together unto the valley of Siddim, which [is] the Salt Sea;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— All these came together into the woodland vale, which now is the salt sea.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— All these were ioyned together in the vale of Siddim; which is the salt Sea.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— All these met with one consent at the salt valley; this is [now] the sea of salt.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
All x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
these x428
(0428) Complement
Prolonged from H0411; these or those.
were joined together 2266
{2266} Prime
A primitive root; to join (literally or figuratively); specifically (by means of spells) to fascinate.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
in x413
(0413) Complement
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
the vale 6010
{6010} Prime
From H6009; a vale (that is, broad depression).
of iddm שִׂדִּים, 7708
{7708} Prime
Plural from the same as H7704; flats; Siddim, a valley in Palestine.
which 1931
{1931} Prime
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
is the salt 4417
{4417} Prime
From H4414; properly powder, that is, (specifically) salt (as easily pulverized and dissolved).
sea. 3220
{3220} Prime
From an unused root meaning to roar; a sea (as breaking in noisy surf) or large body of water; specifically (with the article) the Mediterranean; sometimes a large river, or an artificial basin; locally, the west, or (rarely) the south.
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Matthew Henry's Commentary

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John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 14:3

All these were (c) joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the (d) salt sea.

(c) Ambition is the chief cause of wars among princes.

(d) Called also the dead sea, or the lake Asphaltite, near Sodom and Gomorrah.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
salt sea:

Genesis 19:24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
Numbers 34:12 And the border shall go down to Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the salt sea: this shall be your land with the coasts thereof round about.
Deuteronomy 3:17 The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast [thereof], from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, [even] the salt sea, under Ashdothpisgah eastward.
Joshua 3:16 That the waters which came down from above stood [and] rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that [is] beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, [even] the salt sea, failed, [and] were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.
Psalms 107:34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
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