שְׂרוֹךְ Strong’s #8288 serok

That I will not take a thread nor a shoe-latchet nor aught that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich.

Genesis 14:23

A serok is a cord or string that is used to attach the sandal to the foot by twisting it around the foot, ankle and lower leg. This word comes from the verbal root sarak (Strongs #8308) meaning “to twist” and is only used twice in the Hebrew Bible, Isaiah 5:27 and in Genesis 14:23, where Abraham refused to owe even a sandal lace to another, a far cry from our credit-driven society of today.