Genesis 13:13
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New International Version
Now the people of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD.

New Living Translation
But the people of this area were extremely wicked and constantly sinned against the LORD.

English Standard Version
Now the men of Sodom were wicked, great sinners against the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
Now the men of Sodom were wicked exceedingly and sinners against the LORD.

King James Bible
But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now the men of Sodom were evil, sinning greatly against the LORD.

International Standard Version
Now the men of Sodom were particularly evil and sinful in their defiance of the LORD.

NET Bible
(Now the people of Sodom were extremely wicked rebels against the LORD.)

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(The people who lived in Sodom were very wicked. They committed terrible sins against the LORD.)

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

King James 2000 Bible
But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

American King James Version
But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

American Standard Version
Now the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners against Jehovah exceedingly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the men of Sodom were very wicked, and sinners before the face of the Lord, beyond measure.

Darby Bible Translation
And the people of Sodom were wicked, and great sinners before Jehovah.

English Revised Version
Now the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners against the LORD exceedingly.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the men of Sodom were wicked, and sinners before the LORD, exceedingly.

World English Bible
Now the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinners against Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
and the men of Sodom are evil, and sinners before Jehovah exceedingly.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:10-13 Abram having offered Lot the choice, he at once accepted it. Passion and selfishness make men rude. Lot looked to the goodness of the land; therefore he doubted not that in such a fruitful soil he should certainly thrive. But what came of it? Those who, in choosing relations, callings, dwellings, or settlements, are guided and governed by the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, or the pride of life, cannot expect God's presence or blessing. They are commonly disappointed even in that which they principally aim at. In all our choices this principle should rule, That is best for us, which is best for our souls. Lot little considered the badness of the inhabitants. The men of Sodom were impudent, daring sinners. This was the iniquity of Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness, Eze 16:49. God often gives great plenty to great sinners. It has often been the vexatious lot of good men to live among wicked neighbours; and it must be the more grievous, if, as Lot here, they have brought it upon themselves by a wrong choice.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 13. - But (literally, and) the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners their wickedness is more specifically detailed in Genesis 19, q.v.) - before the Lord - literally, to Jehovah = before the face of Jehovah; ἐναντίον τοῦ θεοῦ (LXX.), vide Genesis 10:9; an aggravation of the wickedness of the Sodomites - exceedingly. Their vileness was restrained neither in quantity nor quality. As it passed all height in arrogance., so it burst all bounds in prevalence.

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Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But the men of Sodom were wicked,.... Which either he knew not, and so ignorantly made this bad choice, to take up his abode among such very wicked men, which occasioned a great deal of grief, trouble, and vexation to him; or if he knew it, the pleasing prospect of convenience for his cattle, and of enriching himself, was a temptation to him, and prevailed upon him to take such a step; and so Jarchi interprets it, "although" they were so, Lot was not restrained from dwelling among them:

and sinners before the Lord exceedingly; exceeding great sinners, guilty of the most notorious crimes, and addicted to the most scandalous and unnatural lusts that can be thought of; and these they committed openly and publicly in the sight of God, in the most daring and impudent manner, and in defiance of him, without any fear or shame. The Targum of Jonathan reckons up many of their sins, as defrauding of one another in their substance, sinning in their bodies, incest, unclean copulation, shedding of innocent blood, worshipping of idols, and rebelling against the name of the Lord; see Isaiah 3:9.



Genesis 13:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
Lot Pitches Toward Sodom
12Abram settled in the land of Canaan, while Lot settled in the cities of the valley, and moved his tents as far as Sodom. 13Now the men of Sodom were wicked exceedingly and sinners against the LORD.
Cross References
2 Peter 2:7
and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless

2 Peter 2:8
(for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)--

Genesis 18:20
Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous

Genesis 19:4
Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom--both young and old--surrounded the house.

Genesis 39:9
No one is greater in this house than I am. My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?"

Numbers 32:23
"But if you fail to do this, you will be sinning against the LORD; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.

Isaiah 3:9
The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves.

Ezekiel 16:49
"'Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.

Ezekiel 16:50
They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.
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But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

But the.

Genesis 15:16 But in the fourth generation they shall come here again: for the …

Genesis 18:20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, …

Genesis 19:4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, …

1 Samuel 15:18 And the LORD sent you on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy …

Isaiah 1:9 Except the LORD of hosts had left to us a very small remnant, we …

Isaiah 3:9 The show of their countenance does witness against them; and they …

Ezekiel 16:46-50 And your elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughters that dwell …

Matthew 9:10,13 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold…

Matthew 11:23,24 And you, Capernaum, which are exalted to heaven, shall be brought …

John 9:24,31 Then again called they the man that was blind, and said to him, Give …

Romans 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, …

2 Peter 2:6-8,10 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned …

Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, …

before.

Genesis 6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

Genesis 10:9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: why it is said, Even as Nimrod …

Genesis 38:7 And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and …

2 Kings 21:6 And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and …

Isaiah 3:8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue …

Jeremiah 23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? said …

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