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 Genesis 19:1 - 29
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   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 19
19:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground.
 
19:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"My lords," he said, "please turn aside to your servant's house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning." "No," they answered, "we will spend the night in the square."
 
19:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate.
 
19:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom - both young and old - surrounded the house.
 
19:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them."
 
19:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him
 
19:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and said, "No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing.
 
19:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don't do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof."
 
19:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Get out of our way," they replied. And they said, "This fellow came here as an alien, and now he wants to play the judge! We'll treat you worse than them." They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door.
 
19:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But the men inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house and shut the door.
 
19:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door.
 
19:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The two men said to Lot, "Do you have anyone else here - sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here,
 
19:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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because we are going to destroy this place. The outcry to the LORD against its people is so great that he has sent us to destroy it."
 
19:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry F90 his daughters. He said, "Hurry and get out of this place, because the LORD is about to destroy the city!" But his sons-in-law thought he was joking.
 
19:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, "Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished."
 
19:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the LORD was merciful to them.
 
19:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, "Flee for your lives! Don't look back, and don't stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!"
 
19:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But Lot said to them, "No, my lords, F91 please!
 
19:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Your F92 servant has found favor in your F93 eyes, and you F94 have shown great kindness to me in sparing my life. But I can't flee to the mountains; this disaster will overtake me, and I'll die.
 
19:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Look, here is a town near enough to run to, and it is small. Let me flee to it - it is very small, isn't it? Then my life will be spared."
 
19:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He said to him, "Very well, I will grant this request too; I will not overthrow the town you speak of.
 
19:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But flee there quickly, because I cannot do anything until you reach it." (That is why the town was called Zoar. F95 )
 
19:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land.
 
19:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah - from the LORD out of the heavens.
 
19:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities - and also the vegetation in the land.
 
19:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But Lot's wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.
 
19:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Early the next morning Abraham got up and returned to the place where he had stood before the LORD.
 
19:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah, toward all the land of the plain, and he saw dense smoke rising from the land, like smoke from a furnace.
 
19:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So when God destroyed the cities of the plain, he remembered Abraham, and he brought Lot out of the catastrophe that overthrew the cities where Lot had lived.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F90 Or were married to
F91 Or No, Lord; or No, my lord
F92 The Hebrew is singular.
F93 The Hebrew is singular.
F94 The Hebrew is singular.
F95 Zoar means small.

 
 

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