Genesis 19 ©

1 Lot entertaineth two angels. 4 The vicious Sodomites beset the house, and are stricken with blindness. 12 Lot is directed to flee with his family to the mountain, but obtaineth leave to retire into Zoar. 24 Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed. 26 Lot's wife is made a pillar of salt. 27 Abraham seeth the dreadful overthrow. 30 Lot retireth from Zoar to a cave in the mountain. 31 The incestuous origin of Moab and Ammon.


AND there came atwo angels to Sodom at even; and Lot bsat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he cbowed himself with his face toward the ground;


And he said, Behold now, my lords, dturn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and ewash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, fNay; but we will abide in the street all night.


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


¶But ibefore they lay down, the men jof the city, even the men of Sodom, *compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:


And kthey 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 lmay know them.


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


And said, I pray you, mbrethren, do not so wickedly.


Behold now, nI 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; ofor therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.


And they said, pStand back. And they said again, This qone fellow came in to *sojourn, and rhe 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.


But the men 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 with sblindness, both small and great: so that they twearied themselves to find the door.


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

v 2Pe. 2.7,9.

For wwe 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.


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


¶And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, zArise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which 1are here; lest thou be consumed in the 2iniquity of the city.


And awhile 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 bbeing merciful 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 he said, cEscape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.


And Lot said unto them, dOh, not so, my Lord:


Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou ehast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest fsome evil take me, and I die:

e Ps. 18; 40; 103; 106; 107; 116.

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.


And he said unto him, gSee, I have accepted 3thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.


Haste thee, escape thither; for hI cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore ithe name of the city was called 4Zoar.

i ch. 14.2,8.

¶The jsun was 5risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.


Then kthe LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah *brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;


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


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


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


And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the osmoke 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 premembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.


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

q v.17,19-23.

And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is snot a man in the earth tto come in unto us after the *manner of all the earth:


Come, let us make our father udrink wine, and we will vlie with him, that we may preserve seed 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, wI 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.


And they made their father drink wine xthat night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.


Thus ywere 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 the zMoabites unto this day.


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