אחר הדברים האלה שהרג אברהם את המלכים האלה נתירא פן יתאספו עליו שאר אומות כדכתיב ביעקב ונאספו עלי והכוני וגו׳ אמר לו הקב״ה אל תירא אברם מקרובי המלכים אלו אם הצלת את לוט מידם אנכי מגן לך מהם, ולא עוד אלא ששכרך הרבה מאד על שבטחת בי יותר מכמה שרצה מלך סדום לתת לך ועל שטרחת להציל קרוביך. אחר הדברים האלה, after these events,” i.e. after Avram had successfully waged war against the armies under the leadership of Kedorleomer. He had suddenly become very worried that other nations would feel called upon to avenge this defeat of the pagans; we encounter a similar reaction by Yaakov, after his sons Shimon and Levi had killed the males of the city of Sh’chem, and his other sons had looted that town. (Genesis 34,30). G-d had reassured him telling him that not only would He protect him against any other attacks by kings for having saved Lot, but that he would also qualify for additional rewards. You are entitled to this because you demonstrated that you placed more faith in My promises than in those of the King of Sodom, plus in the fact that you went to such length to rescue your relatives.