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

New Living Translation
But before they retired for the night, all the men of Sodom, young and old, came from all over the city and surrounded the house.

English Standard Version
But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house.

New American Standard Bible
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;

King James Bible
But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Before they went to bed, the men of the city of Sodom, both young and old, the whole population, surrounded the house.

International Standard Version
Before they could lie down, all the men of Sodom and its outskirts, both young and old, surrounded the house.

NET Bible
Before they could lie down to sleep, all the men--both young and old, from every part of the city of Sodom--surrounded the house.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Before they had gone to bed, all the young and old male citizens of Sodom surrounded the house.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter;

King James 2000 Bible
But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

American King James Version
But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

American Standard Version
But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both young and old, all the people from every quarter;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But before they went to bed, the men of the city beset the house both young and old, all the people together.

Darby Bible Translation
Before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, from the youngest to the oldest -- all the people from every quarter.

English Revised Version
But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both young and old, all the people from every quarter;

Webster's Bible Translation
But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
Before they lie down, the men of the city -- men of Sodom -- have come round about against the house, from young even unto aged, all the people from the extremity;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

19:1-29 Lot was good, but there was not one more of the same character in the city. All the people of Sodom were very wicked and vile. Care was therefore taken for saving Lot and his family. Lot lingered; he trifled. Thus many who are under convictions about their spiritual state, and the necessity of a change, defer that needful work. The salvation of the most righteous men is of God's mercy, not by their own merit. We are saved by grace. God's power also must be acknowledged in bringing souls out of a sinful state If God had not been merciful to us, our lingering had been our ruin. Lot must flee for his life. He must not hanker after Sodom. Such commands as these are given to those who, through grace, are delivered out of a sinful state and condition. Return not to sin and Satan. Rest not in self and the world. Reach toward Christ and heaven, for that is escaping to the mountain, short of which we must not stop. Concerning this destruction, observe that it is a revelation of the wrath of God against sin and sinners of all ages. Let us learn from hence the evil of sin, and its hurtful nature; it leads to ruin.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter. i.e. of the town, as in Jeremiah 51:31 (Lange); from the extremity, or extremities, of the town (Kalisch); from the extremities, i.e. all the population contained within the extremities (Rosenmüller); all the citizens to the last man (Keil). The text probably conveys the writer's idea.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But before they lay down,.... Upon their beds to sleep; it was between supper time and bedtime that the following affair happened, while the angels were talking to Lot about the men of Sodom, and inquiring what sort of men they were, as the Jewish writers (l) suggest:

the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round about; the house of Lot, where the angels were:

both old and young: the males of the city of every age; some that were past committing the sin they were so infamous for, as well as those that burned with that unnatural lust; some that could not be actors were willing to be spectators; and all were curious to see the lovely persons, that it was reported all over the city were seen to go into Lot's house:

all the people from every quarter; all from one end of the city to the other, and from every corner in it: which shows the general corruption and depravity of the city, that it was so far from having ten righteous persons in it, that of the proper inhabitants of it, there was not, as Jarchi notes, one righteous person, no, not one.

(l) Bereshit Rabba, ut supra. (sect. 50. fol. 44. 4.)

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4. men of Sodom, compassed the house—Appalling proofs are here given of their wickedness. It is evident that evil communications had corrupted good manners; otherwise Lot would never have acted as he did.

Genesis 19:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
Lot Welcomes the Angels
3Yet he urged them strongly, so they turned aside to him and entered his house; and he prepared a feast for them, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. 4Before 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; 5and they called to Lot and said to him, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have relations with them."…
Cross References
Genesis 13:13
Now the people of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD.

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

Judges 19:22
While they were enjoying themselves, some of the wicked men of the city surrounded the house. Pounding on the door, they shouted to the old man who owned the house, "Bring out the man who came to your house so we can have sex with him."
Treasury of Scripture

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

But.

Proverbs 4:16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep …

Proverbs 6:18 An heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in …

Micah 7:3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, …

Romans 3:15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:

all.

Genesis 13:13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

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

Exodus 16:2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against …

Exodus 23:2 You shall not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shall you speak …

Jeremiah 5:1-6,31 Run you to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, …

Matthew 27:20-25 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they …

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