Judges 19:22
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New International Version
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."

King James Bible
Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him.

Darby Bible Translation
They were making their hearts merry, when behold, the men of the city, sons of Belial, surrounded the house, beating at the door; and they spoke to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thy house, that we may know him.

World English Bible
As they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain base fellows, surrounded the house, beating at the door; and they spoke to the master of the house, the old man, saying, "Bring out the man who came into your house, that we may have sex with him!"

Young's Literal Translation
They are making their heart glad, and lo, men of the city, men -- sons of worthlessness -- have gone round about the house, beating on the door, and they speak unto the old man, the master of the house, saying, 'Bring out the man who hath come unto thine house, and we know him.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Sons of Belial - Profligate fellows. See the notes on Deuteronomy 13:13.

That we may know him - See Genesis 19:5. These were genuine sodomites as to their practice; sons of Belial, rascals and miscreants of the deepest dye; worse than brutes, being a compound of beast and devil inseparably blended.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they were

Judges 16:25 And it came to pass, when their hearts were merry, that they said, Call for Samson, that he may make us sport...

the men

Judges 20:5 And the men of Gibeah rose against me, and beset the house round about on me by night, and thought to have slain me...

Genesis 19:4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young...

Hosea 9:9 They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of Gibeah: therefore he will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins.

Hosea 10:9 O Israel, you have sinned from the days of Gibeah: there they stood...

sons of Belial

Deuteronomy 13:13 Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying...

1 Samuel 1:16 Count not your handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken till now.

1 Samuel 2:12 Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD.

1 Samuel 10:27 But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought no presents. But he held his peace.

1 Samuel 25:25 Let not my lord, I pray you, regard this man of Belial, even Nabal: for as his name is, so is he; Nabal is his name...

2 Samuel 23:6,7 But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands...

2 Corinthians 6:15 And what concord has Christ with Belial? or what part has he that believes with an infidel?

Bring forth

Genesis 19:5 And they called to Lot, and said to him, Where are the men which came in to you this night? bring them out to us...

Romans 1:26,27 For this cause God gave them up to vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature...

1 Corinthians 6:9 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters...

Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication...

Library
Renewal of Troubles. Second Exile. Pistus and Gregory, Culmination of Eusebian Intrigue. Rome and Sardica. (337-346).
(1). The stay of Athanasius at Alexandria was brief and troubled. The city was still disturbed by Arian malcontents, who had the sympathy of Jews and Pagans, and it was reported that the monks, and especially the famous hermit Antony, were on their side. This impression, however, was dissipated by the appearance of the great Ascetic himself, who, at the urgent request of the orthodox (pp. 214 sq., 503), consented to shew himself for two days in the uncongenial atmosphere of the city. The mystery
Athanasius—Select Works and Letters or Athanasius

Cross References
2 Corinthians 6:15
What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?

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 19:5
They called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them."

Deuteronomy 13:13
that troublemakers have arisen among you and have led the people of their town astray, saying, "Let us go and worship other gods" (gods you have not known),

Judges 19:6
So the two of them sat down to eat and drink together. Afterward the woman's father said, "Please stay tonight and enjoy yourself."

Judges 20:5
During the night the men of Gibeah came after me and surrounded the house, intending to kill me. They raped my concubine, and she died.

1 Samuel 2:12
Eli's sons were scoundrels; they had no regard for the LORD.

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