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22 But Abram replied to the king of Sodom, “I raise my hand[a] to the Lord, the Most High God, Creator of heaven and earth, and vow[b]

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  1. Genesis 14:22 tn Abram takes an oath, raising his hand as a solemn gesture. The translation understands the perfect tense as having an instantaneous nuance: “Here and now I raise my hand.”
  2. Genesis 14:22 tn The words “and vow” are not in the Hebrew text, but are supplied in the translation for clarification.

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