Genesis 19:32
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New International Version
Let's get our father to drink wine and then sleep with him and preserve our family line through our father."

New Living Translation
Come, let's get him drunk with wine, and then we will have sex with him. That way we will preserve our family line through our father."

English Standard Version
Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve offspring from our father.”

New American Standard Bible
"Come, let us make our father drink wine, and let us lie with him that we may preserve our family through our father."

King James Bible
Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Come, let's get our father to drink wine so that we can sleep with him and preserve our father's line."

International Standard Version
Come on! Let's make our father drink wine, and then we'll have sex with him so we can preserve our father's lineage."

NET Bible
Come, let's make our father drunk with wine so we can have sexual relations with him and preserve our family line through our father."

New Heart English Bible
Come, let's make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve our father's family."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let's give our father wine to drink. Then we'll go to bed with him so that we'll be able to preserve our family line through our father."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.'

New American Standard 1977
“Come, let us make our father drink wine, and let us lie with him, that we may preserve our family through our father.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him that we may preserve the generation of our father.

King James 2000 Bible
Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve descendants of our father.

American King James Version
Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

American Standard Version
come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Come, let us make him drunk with wine, and let us lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

Darby Bible Translation
come, let us give our father wine to drink, and let us lie with him, that we may preserve seed alive of our father.

English Revised Version
come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

Webster's Bible Translation
Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

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

Young's Literal Translation
come, we cause our father to drink wine, and lie with him, and preserve from our father -- a seed.'
Study Bible
Lot and his Daughters
31Then the firstborn said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to come in to us after the manner of the earth. 32"Come, let us make our father drink wine, and let us lie with him that we may preserve our family through our father." 33So 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.…
Cross References
Luke 21:34
But watch yourselves, or your hearts will be weighed down by dissipation, drunkenness, and the worries of life--and that day will spring upon you suddenly like a snare.

Genesis 19:33
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.
Treasury of Scripture

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

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Genesis 11:3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn …

drink.

Genesis 9:21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

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Habakkuk 2:15,16 Woe to him that gives his neighbor drink, that put your bottle to …

seed.

Leviticus 18:6,7 None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to …

Mark 12:19 Master, Moses wrote to us, If a man's brother die, and leave his …

(32) That we may preserve seed of our father.--This was a very strong feeling in ancient times, and affords the sole excuse for the revolting conduct of these women. The utter degradation of Lot and his family is the most painful part of his story, which thus ends in his intense shame.

Verse 32. - Come, let us make our father drink wine, - either, therefore, Lot had not left Sodom totally unprovided (Inglis), or some little time had elapsed after his escaping to the mountain cave, since his daughters are provided with this intoxicating beverage - and we will He with him. Considering the town in which the daughters of Lot had been reared, the mother of whom they were the offspring, and the example they had received from their father (Ver. 8), "we can understand, though we cannot cease to abhor, their incestuous conduct" (Kalisch). Their proposal was revolting and unnatural in the extreme. By subsequent Mosaic legislation a transgression of such enormity was rendered punishable by death. Even in the present instance the perpetrators were not wholly unconscious of the wickedness of their conduct. The fact that they required a stratagem for the attainment of their purpose shows that at least they could not calculate on their father's approbation. The entire story has been regarded as the invention of later Jewish hatred to the Moabites and Ammonites (De Wette), a conjecture believed by some to be " not improbable (Rosenmüller); but if so, how should the same writer exhibit Abraham (Genesis 18:23) as filled with compassionate tenderness towards the cities of the plain? (Havernick). That we may preserve seed of our father. Literally, quicken or vivify seed (cf. Ver. 34). Lot's daughters may be credited with whatever virtue may be supposed to reside in this motive for their conduct. Come, let us make our father drink wine,.... Meaning to excess, so as to be inebriated with it, and not know what he did: this wine might be brought with them from Sodom, with other provisions for their refreshment and support; or it may be rather from Zoar, where they furnished themselves with a quantity for their support in the mountain they betook themselves unto:

and we will lie with him, that we may preserve the seed of our father; have children by him, and propagate and preserve the human species; this they might think lawful, such incestuous copulations being usual among their neighbours the Arabs, as appears from Strabo (s) and other writers, and especially when there seemed to them to be a necessity for it; and it may be this did not arise from a spirit of uncleanness, or a brutish lust prevailing in them, having been religiously educated, and having preserved their chastity among such an impure generation as the men of Sodom: wherefore this might rather arise, as Bishop Patrick and others have thought, from an eager desire after the Messiah, they might hope would spring from them; their father being a descendant of Shem, a son of Abraham's elder brother, and now remarkably saved from Sodom, which they might conclude was for this purpose; and they knew of no way in which it could be brought about but in this they proposed; and the rather this may be thought to be their view, as the above learned commentator observes, when we remark their former chaste life in Sodom; their joining together in this contrivance, which, had it been a lustful business, they would have been ashamed to have communicated their thoughts of it to one another; and their imposition of names on their children to perpetuate the memory of this fact, which they rather gloried in, than were ashamed of: to which may be added, that the ancient Jewish writers (t) interpret this of the Messiah; and they observe,"it is not said a son, but seed, that seed, which is he that comes from another place: and what is this? this is the King Messiah:''and Ruth, the Moabitess, who was of the race of the eldest daughter of Lot, stands in the genealogy of our Lord, Matthew 1:5, however, let the intention be ever so good, it will, not justify an action so monstrously vile.

(s) Geograph. l. 16. p. 538. Vid. Pocock, Specim. Arab. Hist. p. 337, 338. (t) Bereshit Rabba, sect. 51. fol. 46. 1. Midrash Ruth, fol. 35. 4. 19:30-38 See the peril of security. Lot, who kept chaste in Sodom, and was a mourner for the wickedness of the place, and a witness against it, when in the mountain, alone, and, as he thought, out of the way of temptation, is shamefully overtaken. Let him that thinks he stands high, and stands firm, take heed lest he fall. See the peril of drunkenness; it is not only a great sin itself, but lets in many sins, which bring a lasting wound and dishonour. Many a man does that, when he is drunk, which, when he is sober, he could not think of without horror. See also the peril of temptation, even from relations and friends, whom we love and esteem, and expect kindness from. We must dread a snare, wherever we are, and be always upon our guard. No excuse can be made for the daughters, nor for Lot. Scarcely any account can be given of the affair but this, The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? From the silence of the Scripture concerning Lot henceforward, learn that drunkenness, as it makes men forgetful, so it makes them to be forgotten.
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