Genesis 19
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1And there came two angels to Sodom at evening. And Lot sat in the gate of Sodom. And Lot rose up to meet them when he saw them. And he bowed himself with his face toward the ground, 2And said, "Behold now, my lords, please turn in to your servant's house and stay all night, and wash your feet, and you shall rise up early and go your way." And they said, "No, but we will stay in the street." 3But he urgently pressed upon them, and they turned in to him and entered into his house. And he made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. 4But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both old and young, all the people from every quarter. 5And they called to Lot, and said to him, "Where are the men who came in to you this night? Bring them out to us, that we may know them." 6And Lot went out the door to them, and shut the door after him. 7And he said, "I pray you, brethren, do not act so wickedly! 8Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known a man. I pray you, let me bring them out to you, and you do to them as you see fit. But do nothing to these men, for they have come under the shadow of my roof." 9And they said, "Stand back!" And they said, "This one came in to sojourn, and must he now play the judge? Now we will deal worse with you than with them." And they pressed hard upon the man Lot, and came near to breaking down the door. 10But the men put out their hands and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut the door. 11And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

12And the men said to Lot, "Have you anyone here besides yourself? Bring your sons-in-law, and your sons, and your daughters, and anyone else you have in the city, bring them out of this place, 13For we will destroy this place, because great is the cry of it before the face of the LORD. And the LORD has sent us to destroy it." 14And Lot went out and spoke with his sons-in-law, who married his daughters, and said, "Get up and get out of this place, for the LORD will destroy this city." But to his sons-in-law he seemed to be jesting.

15And when the morning dawned, then the angels hurried Lot, saying, "Rise up! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be consumed in the punishment of the city." 16But he lingered, so the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hands of his two daughters (the LORD being merciful to him), and they brought him forth and set him outside the city. 17And it came to pass, when they brought him outside, they said, "Escape for your life! Do not look behind you, nor stay anywhere in the plain. Escape to the mountain lest you be consumed." 18And Lot said to them, "Oh no, my Lord, 19Behold now, your servant has found grace in your sight, and you have magnified your mercy, which you have shown to me in saving my life. But I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil overtake me and I die. 20Behold now, this city is near to flee to, and it is a little one. Oh let me escape there--is it not a little one?--and my soul shall live." 21And the angel said to him, "See, I have accepted you concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city for which you have spoken. 22Hurry and escape there! For I cannot do anything till you arrive there." Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

23The sun had risen upon the land, and Lot entered into Zoar.

24Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire, from the LORD out of heaven. 25And He overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

26But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

27And Abraham got up early in the morning to the place where he had stood before the LORD. 28And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the lands of the plain, and saw, and lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

29And when God destroyed the cities of the plain, it came to pass that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot lived.

30And Lot went up out of Zoar, and lived in the mountain, and his two daughters with him, for he feared to live in Zoar, and he and his two daughters lived in a cave. 31And the firstborn said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is no man on the earth to come in to us, as is the way of all the earth. 32Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, so that we may preserve the seed of our father." 33And they made their father drink wine that night, and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father. And he did not notice when she lay down nor when she arose. 34And it came to pass on the next day, the firstborn said to the younger, "Behold, I lay last night with my father. Let us make him drink wine this night also, and you go in and lie down with him so that we may preserve the seed of our father." 35And they made their father drink wine that night also, and the younger arose and lay with him. And he did not notice when she lay down nor when she arose. 36So both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father. 37And the firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab; he is the father of the Moabites to this day. 38And the younger also bore a son and called his name Ben-Ammi; he is the father of the children of Ammon to this day.

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