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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
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;

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;
Study Bible
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."…
Word Study

But before they lay down
shakab  (shaw-kab')
to lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose)

the men
'enowsh  (en-oshe')
a mortal; hence, a man in general (singly or collectively)English versions, especially when used in apposition with another word.

of the city
`iyr  (eer)
or (in the plural) par {awr}; or ayar (Judges 10:4) {aw-yar'}; a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) -- Ai (from margin), city, court (from margin), town.

even the men
'enowsh  (en-oshe')
a mortal; hence, a man in general (singly or collectively)English versions, especially when used in apposition with another word.

of Sodom
Cdom  (sed-ome')
burnt (i.e. volcanic or bituminous) district; Sedom, a place near the Dead Sea -- Sodom.

compassed
cabab  (saw-bab')
to revolve, surround, or border; used in various applications, literally and figuratively (as follows)

the house
bayith  (bah'-yith)
a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.)

round
cabab  (saw-bab')
to revolve, surround, or border; used in various applications, literally and figuratively (as follows)

both old
zaqen  (zaw-kane')
old -- aged, ancient (man), elder(-est), old (man, men and...women), senator.

and young
na`ar  (nah'-ar)
babe, boy, child, damsel (from the margin), lad, servant, young (man).

all the people
`am  (am)
a people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock -- folk, men, nation, people.

from every quarter
qatseh  (kaw-tseh')
an extremity -- after, border, brim, brink, edge, end, (in-)finite, frontier, outmost coast, quarter, shore, (out-)side, some, ut(-ter-)most (part).

Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Cross References
Genesis 13:13
Now the men of Sodom were wicked exceedingly and sinners against the LORD.

Genesis 18:20
And the LORD said, "The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave.

Judges 19:22
While they were celebrating, behold, the men of the city, certain worthless fellows, surrounded the house, pounding the door; and they spoke to the owner of the house, the old man, saying, "Bring out the man who came into your house that we may have relations 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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