Genesis 19 ©

The two angels come in human shape to Sodom, and are lodged and entertained by Lot, vs. 1. The Sodomites surround the house by night, and intend abominably to abuse those guests, 4. Lot goes about to dissuade them, but in vain, and not without danger to himself, 6. From which the angels withdraw him, and strike the Sodomites with blindness, that they had to leave the house, 10. Lot with his wife and two daughters (the sons-in-laws making a mock of it) are led forth out of Sodom, and charged to save themselves on the mountain, 17. But Lot entreats and obtains to shelter himself in Zoar, 18. The four cities and all the territory about, together with the inhabitants and growth thereof, are consumed with fire and brimstone from heaven, 24. The Lord punishes Lot’s wife, 26. Abraham considers the destruction of these cities, 27. Lot retires from Zoar to the mountain, where through drunkenness he is ignorantly abused by both his daughters, 31. From where Moab and Ammon came from, 37.


AND there came 1two angels to Sodom at even; and 2Lot 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;


And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into 3your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and washa your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide 4in the street all night.


And heb pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake 5unleavened bread, and 6they did eat.


¶But before they 7lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, 8both old and young, all the people 9from every quarter:


And they 10called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, 11that we may know them.


And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,


And said, I pray you, 12brethren, do not so wickedly.


Behold now, I have two daughters 13which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and 14do ye to them as is 15good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for 16therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.


And they said, 17Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and 18he will needs be a judge:c now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sored upon the man, evene Lot, and came near to break the door.


But the 19men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.


And they smote the men that were at the door of the house 20with blindness, both small and great: so 21that they wearied themselves to find the door.


¶And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and 22whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:


For we will destroy this place, because the 23cry of them is waxen 24great 25before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.


And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which 26married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed 27as one that mocked unto his sons in law.


¶And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, 28which are here; lest thou be consumed 29in the iniquity of the city.


And while he 30lingered, 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 31merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.


¶And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that 32he said, 33Escape for 34thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.


And Lot said 35unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:


Behold now, thy servant hath found 36grace 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 37mountain, lest 38some evil take me, and I die:


Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and 39it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, 40(is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.


And he said unto him, See, 41I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.


Haste thee, escape thither; 42for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called 43Zoar.


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


Then 44the LORD rainedf upon 45Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstoneg46and fire 47from the LORD out of heaven;


And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.


¶But hish wife looked 48back from 49behind him, and she became 50a pillar of salt.


¶And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place 51where he stood before the LORD:


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.


¶And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God 52remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities 53in the which Lot dwelt.


¶And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; 54for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.


And the firstborn said unto the 55younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man 56in the earth 57to come in unto us 58after the manner of all the earth:


Come, let us make our father drink 59wine, and we will lie 60with him, that we may preserve 61seed of our father.


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.


And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternighti 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.


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.


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


And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of 62the Moabites unto this day.


And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Ben-ammi: the same is the father 63of the children of Ammon unto this day.