NASB — Genesis 19 — KJV

The Doom of Sodom

1 Now the atwo angels came to Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When bLot saw [them], he rose to meet them and Ibowed down [with his] face to the ground. 2 And he said, “Now behold, my lords, please turn aside into your servant’s house, and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way.” They said however, “No, but we shall spend the night in the square.” 3 Yet he urged them strongly, so they turned aside to him and entered his house; aand he prepared a feast for them, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. 4 Before they lay down, athe men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people Ifrom every quarter; 5 and they called to Lot and said to him, “aWhere are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may Ihave relations with them.” 6 But Lot went out to them at the doorway, and shut the door behind him, 7 and said, “Please, my brothers, do not act wickedly. 8 Now behold, aI have two daughters who have not Ihad relations with man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them IIwhatever you like; only do nothing to these men, inasmuch as they have come under the IIIshelter of my roof.” 9 But they said, “Stand aside.” Furthermore, they said, “This one came in Ias an alien, and already ahe is acting like a judge; now we will treat you worse than them.” So they pressed hard against IILot and came near to break the door. 10 But athe men reached out their Ihands and brought Lot into the house IIwith them, and shut the door. 11 aThey Istruck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied [themselves trying] to find the doorway.

[1] ILit bowed himself aGn 18:2, 22 bGn 18:2-5
[3] aGn 18:6-8
[4] IOr without exception; lit from every end aGn 13:13; 18:20
[5] II.e. have intercourse aLv 18:22; Jg 19:22
[8] II.e. had intercourse IILit as is good in your sight IIILit shadow aJg 19:24
[9] ILit to sojourn IILit the man, against Lot aEx 2:14
[10] ILit hand IILit to aGn 19:1
[11] ILit smote aDt 28:28, 29; 2K 6:18; Ac 13:11

12 ¶ Then the [two] men said to Lot, “Whom else have you here? A son-in-law, and your sons, and your daughters, and whomever you have in the city, bring [them] out of the place; 13 for we are about to destroy this place, because atheir outcry has become so great before the LORD that bthe LORD has sent us to destroy it.” 14 Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who Iwere to marry his daughters, and said, “Up, aget out of this place, for the LORD will destroy the city.” bBut he appeared to his sons-in-law IIto be jesting.

[13] aGn 18:20 bLv 26:30-33; Dt 4:26; 28:45; 1Ch 21:15
[14] IOr had married; lit were taking IILit like one who was jesting aNu 16:21, 45; Rv 18:4 bJr 43:1, 2

15 ¶ When morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Up, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away in the Ipunishment of the city.” 16 But he hesitated. So the men aseized his hand and the hand of his wife and the Ihands of his two daughters, for bthe compassion of the LORD [was] upon him; and they brought him out, and put him outside the city. 17 When they had brought them outside, Ione said, “aEscape for your life! bDo not look behind you, and do not stay IIanywhere in the cvalley; escape to dthe IIImountains, or you will be swept away.” 18 But Lot said to them, “Oh no, my lords! 19 Now behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have magnified your lovingkindness, which you have shown me by saving my life; but I cannot escape to the Imountains, for the disaster will overtake me and I will die; 20 now behold, this town is near [enough] to flee to, and it is small. Please, let me escape there (is it not small?) Ithat my life may be saved.” 21 He said to him, “Behold, I grant you this Irequest also, not to overthrow the town of which you have spoken. 22 Hurry, escape there, for I cannot do anything until you arrive there.” Therefore the name of the town was called IaZoar.

[15] IOr iniquity
[16] ILit hand aDt 5:15; 6:21; 7:8; 2P 2:7 bEx 34:7; Ps 32:10; 33:18, 19
[17] ILit he IILit in all the circle IIILit mountain aJr 48:6 bGn 19:26 cGn 13:10 dGn 14:10
[19] ILit mountain
[20] ILit and my soul will live
[21] ILit thing
[22] II.e. small aGn 13:10; 14:2

23 ¶ The sun had risen over the earth when Lot came to Zoar. 24 Then the LORD arained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven, 25 and aHe overthrew those cities, and all the Ivalley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. 26 But his wife, from behind him, alooked [back], and she became a pillar of salt.

[24] aDt 29:23; Ps 11:6; Is 13:19; Ezk 16:49, 50; Lk 17:29; Jde 7
[25] ILit circle aDt 29:23; Ps 107:34; Is 13:19; Lm 4:6; 2P 2:6
[26] aGn 19:17; Lk 17:32

27 ¶ Now Abraham arose early in the morning [and went] to athe place where he had stood before the LORD; 28 and he looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the Ivalley, and he saw, and behold, athe smoke of the land ascended like the smoke of a IIfurnace.

[27] aGn 18:22
[28] ILit circle IILit kiln aRv 9:2; 18:9

29 ¶ Thus it came about, when God destroyed the cities of the Ivalley, that aGod remembered Abraham, and bsent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot lived.

[29] ILit circle aDt 7:8; 9:5, 27 b2P 2:7

Lot Is Debased

30 ¶ Lot went up from Zoar, and Iastayed in the IImountains, and his two daughters with him; for he was afraid to IIIstay in Zoar; and he Istayed in a cave, he and his two daughters. 31 Then the firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is not a man Ion earth to acome in to us after the manner of the earth. 32 Come, alet us make our father drink wine, and let us lie with him that we may preserve Iour family through our father.” 33 So they made their father drink wine that night, and the firstborn went in and lay with her father; and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose. 34 On the following day, the firstborn said to the younger, “Behold, I lay last night with my father; let us make him drink wine tonight also; then you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve Iour family through our father.” 35 So they made their father drink wine that night also, and the younger arose and lay with him; and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose. 36 Thus both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father. 37 The firstborn bore a son, and called his name aMoab; he is the father of the Moabites to this day. 38 As for the younger, she also bore a son, and called his name Ben-ammi; he is the father of the Isons of aAmmon to this day.

[30] ILit dwelt IILit mountain IIILit dwell aGn 19:17, 19
[31] IOr in the land aGn 16:2, 4; 38:8; Dt 25:5
[32] ILit seed from our father aLk 21:34
[34] ILit seed from our father
[37] aDt 2:9
[38] IHeb Bene-Ammon aDt 2:19


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Lot entertaineth two angels.

1 ¶ And there came¬ two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat¬ in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing¬ [them] rose up¬ to meet¬ them; and he bowed¬ himself with his face toward the ground; 2 And he said,¬ Behold now, my lords, turn in,¬ I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night,¬ and wash¬ your feet, and ye shall rise up early,¬ and go¬ on your ways. And they said,¬ Nay; but we will abide¬ in the street all night.¬ 3 And he pressed¬ upon them greatly; and they turned in¬ unto him, and entered¬ into his house; and he made¬ them a feast, and did bake¬ unleavened bread, and they did eat.¬

[1] Gn 18:1, 2, 22; Jb 31:32; He 13:2.
[2] Gn 18:4; Jg 19:17; Lk 24:28; Ac 16:15; He 13:2.
[3] Gn 18:6; 21:8; Ex 12:15, 39; Jg 6:19; 1S 28:24; 2K 4:8; Lk 5:29; 11:8; 14:23; 24:28; Jn 12:2; 1Co 5:8; 2Co 5:14; He 13:2.

The vicious Sodomites are stricken with blindness.

4 ¶ But before they lay down,¬ the men of the city, [even] the men of Sodom, compassed¬ the house round,¬ both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 5 And they called¬ unto Lot, and said¬ unto him, Where [are] the men which came in¬ to thee this night? bring them out¬ unto us, that we may know¬ them. 6 And Lot went out¬ at the door unto them, and shut¬ the door after him, 7 And said,¬ I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.¬ 8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known¬ man; let me, I pray you, bring them out¬ unto you, and do¬ ye to them as [is] good in your eyes: only unto these men do¬ nothing; for therefore came¬ they under the shadow of my roof. 9 And they said,¬ Stand¬ back. And they said¬ [again], This one [fellow] came in¬ to sojourn,¬ and he will needs¬ be a judge:¬ now will we deal worse¬ with thee, than with them. And they pressed¬ sore upon the man, [even] Lot, and came near¬ to break¬ the door. 10 But the men put forth¬ their hand, and pulled¬ Lot into the house to them, and shut¬ to the door. 11 And they smote¬ the men that [were] at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied¬ themselves to find¬ the door.

[4] Gn 13:13; 18:20; Ex 16:2; 23:2; Pv 4:16; 6:18; Jr 5:1, 31; Mi 7:3; Mt 27:20; Ro 3:15.
[5] Lv 18:22; 20:13; Jg 19:22; Is 1:9; 3:9; Jr 3:3; 6:15; Ezk 16:49, 51; Mt 11:23; Ro 1:23, 26; 1Co 6:9; 1Ti 1:10; 2Ti 3:13; Jde 1:7.
[6] Jg 19:23.
[7] Gn 19:4; Lv 18:22; 20:13; Dt 23:17; Jg 19:23; 1S 30:23; Ac 17:26; Ro 1:24; 1Co 6:9; Jde 1:7.
[8] Gn 18:5; 19:31; 42:37; Ex 32:22; Jg 9:15; 19:24; Is 58:7; Mk 9:6; Ro 3:8.
[9] Gn 11:6; 13:12; Ex 2:14; 1S 2:16; 17:44; 25:17; Pv 9:7; 14:16; 17:12; 27:3; Ec 9:3; 10:13; Is 65:5; Jr 3:3; 6:15; 8:12; Dn 3:19; Mt 7:6; Ac 7:26; 2P 2:7.
[11] 2K 6:18; Ec 10:15; Is 57:10; Jr 2:36; Ac 13:11.

Lot is sent for safety into the mountains.

12 ¶ And the men said¬ unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring [them] out¬ of this place: 13 For we will destroy¬ this place, because the cry of them is waxen great¬ before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent¬ us to destroy¬ it. 14 And Lot went out,¬ and spake¬ unto his sons in law, which married¬ his daughters, and said,¬ Up,¬ get you out¬ of this place; for the LORD will destroy¬ this city. But he seemed as one that mocked¬ unto his sons in law.

[12] Gn 7:1; 19:14, 17, 22; Nu 16:26; Jsh 6:22; Jr 32:39; 2P 2:7, 9; Rv 18:4.
[13] Gn 13:13; 18:20; 1Ch 21:15; Ps 11:5; Is 3:11; 36:10; 37:36; Ezk 9:5; Mt 13:41, 49; Ac 12:23; Ro 3:8; Jm 5:4; Jde 1:7; Rv 16:1.
[14] Gn 19:17, 22; Ex 9:21; 12:31; Nu 16:21, 26, 45; 2Ch 30:10; 36:16; Pv 29:1; Is 28:22; Jr 5:12; 20:7; 51:6; Ezk 20:49; Mt 1:18; 9:24; Lk 9:42; 17:28; 24:11; Ac 17:32; 1Th 5:3; Rv 18:4.

15 ¶ And when the morning arose,¬ then the angels hastened¬ Lot, saying,¬ Arise,¬ take¬ thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here;¬ lest thou be consumed¬ in the iniquity of the city. 16 And while he lingered,¬ the men laid hold¬ upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth,¬ and set him¬ without the city.

[15] Gn 19:17, 22; Nu 16:24; Pv 6:4; Lk 13:24; 2Co 6:2; He 3:7; Rv 18:4.
[16] Ex 34:6; Nu 14:18; Dt 4:31; Jsh 6:22; 1Ch 16:34; Ps 34:12; 86:5, 15; 103:8, 13; 106:1, 8; 107:1; 111:4; 118:1; 119:60; 136:1; Is 63:9; Lm 3:22; Mi 7:18; Lk 6:35; 18:13; Jn 6:44; Ro 9:15, 18; 2Co 1:3; Ep 2:4; Tit 3:5; 2P 2:9.

17 ¶ And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth¬ abroad, that he said,¬ Escape¬ for thy life; look¬ not behind thee, neither stay¬ thou in all the plain; escape¬ to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.¬

[17] Gn 18:22; 19:14, 22, 26; 1S 19:11; 1K 19:3; Ps 121:1; Mt 3:7; 24:16; Lk 9:62; 17:31; Php 3:13; He 2:3.

He obtaineth leave to go into Zoar.

18 And Lot said¬ unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord: 19 Behold now, thy servant hath found¬ grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified¬ thy mercy, which thou hast shewed¬ unto me in saving¬ my life; and I cannot¬ escape¬ to the mountain, lest some evil take¬ me, and I die:¬ 20 Behold now, this city [is] near to flee¬ unto, and it [is] a little one: Oh, let me escape¬ thither, ([is] it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.¬ 21 And he said¬ unto him, See, I have accepted¬ thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow¬ this city, for the which thou hast spoken.¬ 22 Haste¬ thee, escape¬ thither; for I cannot¬ do¬ any thing till thou be come¬ thither. Therefore the name of the city was called¬ Zoar.

[18] Gn 32:26; 2K 5:11; Is 45:11; Jn 13:6; Ac 9:13; 10:14.
[19] Gn 12:13; Dt 31:17; 1S 27:1; 1K 9:9; Ps 18:1; 40:1; 77:7; 103:1; 106:1; 116:1, 11; Mt 8:25; Mk 9:19; Ro 8:31; 1Ti 1:14.
[20] Gn 12:13; 19:30; Ps 119:175; Pv 3:5; Is 55:3; Am 3:6.
[21] Gn 4:7; 12:2; 18:24; Jb 42:8; Ps 34:15; 102:17; 145:19; Jr 14:10; Mt 12:20; Lk 11:8; He 2:17; 4:15.
[22] Gn 13:10; 14:2; 19:20; 32:25; Ex 32:10; Dt 9:14; Ps 91:1; Is 15:5; 65:8; Jr 48:34; Mk 6:5; 2Ti 2:13; Tit 1:2.

23 ¶ The sun was risen¬ upon the earth when Lot entered¬ into Zoar.

[23] Gn 19:23.

Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed.

24 Then the LORD rained¬ upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; 25 And he overthrew¬ those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants¬ of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

[24] Dt 29:23; Jb 18:15; Ps 11:6; Is 1:9; 13:19; Jr 20:16; 49:18; 50:40; Lm 4:6; Ezk 16:49; Ho 11:8; Am 4:11; Zp 2:9; Mt 11:23; Lk 17:28; 2P 2:6; Jde 1:7.
[25] Gn 13:10; 14:3; Ps 107:34.

Lot's wife is a pillar of salt.

26 ¶ But his wife looked back¬ from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

[26] Gn 19:17; Nu 16:38; Pv 14:14; Lk 17:31; He 10:38.

27 ¶ And Abraham gat up early¬ in the morning to the place where he stood¬ before the LORD: 28 And he looked¬ toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld,¬ and, lo, the smoke of the country went up¬ as the smoke of a furnace.

[27] Gn 18:22; Ps 5:3; Ezk 16:49; Hab 2:1; He 2:1.
[28] Ps 107:34; 2P 2:7; Jde 1:7; Rv 14:10; 18:9, 18; 19:3; 21:8.

29 ¶ And it came to pass, when God destroyed¬ the cities of the plain, that God remembered¬ Abraham, and sent¬ Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew¬ the cities in the which Lot dwelt.¬

[29] Gn 8:1; 12:2; 18:23; 30:22; Dt 9:5; Ne 13:14, 22; Ps 25:7; 105:8, 42; 106:4; 136:23; 145:20; Ezk 36:31; Ho 11:8.

Lot dwelleth in a cave.

30 ¶ And Lot went up¬ out of Zoar, and dwelt¬ in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared¬ to dwell¬ in Zoar: and he dwelt¬ in a cave, he and his two daughters.

[30] Gn 13:10; 14:22; 19:17; 49:4; Dt 34:3; Is 15:5; Jr 2:36; 48:34; Jm 1:8.

The incestuous original of Moab and Ammon.

31 And the firstborn said¬ unto the younger, Our father [is] old,¬ and [there is] not a man in the earth to come in¬ unto us after the manner of all the earth: 32 Come,¬ let us make¬ our father drink¬ wine, and we will lie¬ with him, that we may preserve¬ seed of our father. 33 And they made¬ their father drink¬ wine that night: and the firstborn went in,¬ and lay¬ with her father; and he perceived¬ not when she lay down,¬ nor when she arose.¬ 34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said¬ unto the younger, Behold, I lay¬ yesternight with my father: let us make him drink¬ wine this night also; and go thou in,¬ [and] lie¬ with him, that we may preserve¬ seed of our father. 35 And they made¬ their father drink¬ wine that night also: and the younger arose,¬ and lay¬ with him; and he perceived¬ not when she lay down,¬ nor when she arose.¬ 36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child¬ by their father. 37 And the firstborn bare¬ a son, and called¬ his name Moab: the same [is] the father of the Moabites unto this day. 38 And the younger, she also bare¬ a son, and called¬ his name Benammi: the same [is] the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

[31] Gn 4:1; 6:4; 16:2, 4; 19:28; 38:8, 14; Dt 25:5; Is 4:1; Mk 9:6.
[32] Gn 9:21; 11:3; Lv 18:6; Pv 23:31; Hab 2:15; Mk 12:19.
[33] Lv 18:6; Pv 20:1; 23:29; Hab 2:15.
[34] Is 3:9; Jr 3:3; 5:3; 6:15; 8:12.
[35] Ps 8:4; Pv 24:16; Ec 7:26; Lk 21:34; 1Co 10:11; 1P 4:7.
[36] Gn 19:8; Lv 18:6; Jg 1:7; 1S 15:33; Hab 2:15; Mt 7:2.
[37] Nu 21:29; 22:1; 24:1; Dt 2:9, 19; 23:3; Jg 3:1; Ru 4:10; 2S 8:1; 2K 3:1.
[38] Dt 2:9, 19; 23:3; Jg 10:6; 11:1; 1S 11:1; 2S 10:1; Ne 13:1, 23; Ps 83:4; Is 11:14; Zp 2:9.


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