Genesis 19

Genesis 19:1

The two angels came to Sodom at evening. Lot sat in the gate of Sodom. Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them. He bowed himself with his face to the earth,

Genesis 19:2

and he said, "See now, my lords, please turn aside into your servant’s house, stay all night, wash your feet, and you can rise up early, and go on your way." They said, "No, but we will stay in the street all night."

Genesis 19:3

He urged them greatly, and they came in with him, and entered into his house. He made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.

Genesis 19:4

But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter.

Genesis 19:5

They called to Lot, and said to him, "Where are the men who came in to you this night? Bring them out to us, that we may have sex with them."

Genesis 19:6

Lot went out to them to the door, and shut the door after him.

Genesis 19:7

He said, "Please, my brothers, don’t act so wickedly.

Genesis 19:8

See now, I have two virgin daughters. Please let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them what seems good to you. Only don’t do anything to these men, because they have come under the shadow of my roof."

Genesis 19:9

They said, "Stand back!" Then they said, "This one fellow came in to live as a foreigner, and he appoints himself a judge. Now will we deal worse with you, than with them!" They pressed hard on the man Lot, and drew near to break the door.

Genesis 19:10

But the men reached out their hand, and brought Lot into the house to them, and shut the door.

Genesis 19:11

They struck the men who were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

Genesis 19:12

The men said to Lot, "Do you have anybody else here? Sons-in-law, your sons, your daughters, and whoever you have in the city, bring them out of the place:

Genesis 19:13

for we will destroy this place, because the outcry against them has grown great before Yahweh that Yahweh has sent us to destroy it."

Genesis 19:14

Lot went out, and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry his daughters, and said, "Get up! Get out of this place, for Yahweh will destroy the city." But he seemed to his sons-in-law to be joking.

Genesis 19:15

When the morning came, then the angels hurried Lot, saying, "Get up! Take your wife, and your two daughters who are here, lest you be consumed in the iniquity of the city."

Genesis 19:16

But he lingered; and the men grabbed his hand, his wife’s hand, and his two daughters’ hands, Yahweh being merciful to him; and they took him out, and set him outside of the city.

Genesis 19:17

It came to pass, when they had taken them out, that he said, "Escape for your life! Don’t look behind you, and don’t stay anywhere in the plain. Escape to the mountains, lest you be consumed!"

Genesis 19:18

Lot said to them, "Oh, not so, my lord.

Genesis 19:19

See now, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have magnified your loving kindness, which you have shown to me in saving my life. I can’t escape to the mountain, lest evil overtake me, and I die.

Genesis 19:20

See now, this city is near to flee to, and it is a little one. Oh let me escape there (isn’t it a little one?), and my soul will live."

Genesis 19:21

He said to him, "Behold, I have granted your request concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow the city of which you have spoken.

Genesis 19:22

Hurry, escape there, for I can’t do anything until you get there." Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar. {Zoar means "little."}

Genesis 19:23


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The sun had risen on the earth when Lot came to Zoar.

Genesis 19:24

Then Yahweh rained on Sodom and on Gomorrah sulfur and fire from Yahweh out of the sky.

Genesis 19:25

He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew on the ground.

Genesis 19:26

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

Genesis 19:27

Abraham got up early in the morning to the place where he had stood before Yahweh.

Genesis 19:28

He looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and looked, and saw that the smoke of the land went up as the smoke of a furnace.

Genesis 19:29

It happened, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the middle of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in which Lot lived.

Genesis 19:30

Lot went up out of Zoar, and lived in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he was afraid to live in Zoar. He lived in a cave with his two daughters.

Genesis 19:31

The firstborn said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in to us in the way of all the earth.

Genesis 19:32

Come, let’s make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve our father’s seed."

Genesis 19:33

They made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father. He didn’t know when she lay down, nor when she arose.

Genesis 19:34

It came to pass on the next day, that the firstborn said to the younger, "Behold, I lay last night with my father. Let us make him drink wine again, tonight. You go in, and lie with him, that we may preserve our father’s seed."

Genesis 19:35

They made their father drink wine that night also. The younger went and lay with him. He didn’t know when she lay down, nor when she got up.

Genesis 19:36

Thus both of Lot’s daughters were with child by their father.

Genesis 19:37

The firstborn bore a son, and named him Moab. He is the father of the Moabites to this day.

Genesis 19:38

The younger also bore a son, and called his name Ben Ammi. He is the father of the children of Ammon to this day.

March 20th, 2009

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