Genesis 19:2
New International Version
"My lords," he said, "please turn aside to your servant's house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning." "No," they answered, "we will spend the night in the square."

New Living Translation
"My lords," he said, "come to my home to wash your feet, and be my guests for the night. You may then get up early in the morning and be on your way again." "Oh no," they replied. "We'll just spend the night out here in the city square."

English Standard Version
and said, “My lords, please turn aside to your servant’s house and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you may rise up early and go on your way.” They said, “No; we will spend the night in the town square.”

Berean Study Bible
and said, “My lords, please turn aside into the house of your servant; wash your feet and spend the night. Then you can rise early and go on your way.” “No,” they answered, “we will spend the night in the square.”

New American Standard Bible
And he said, "Now behold, my lords, please turn aside into your servant's house, and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way." They said however, "No, but we shall spend the night in the square."

King James Bible
And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.

Christian Standard Bible
and said, "My lords, turn aside to your servant's house, wash your feet, and spend the night. Then you can get up early and go on your way." "No," they said. "We would rather spend the night in the square."

Contemporary English Version
and said, "Gentlemen, I am your servant. Please come to my home. You can wash your feet, spend the night, and be on your way in the morning." They told him, "No, we'll spend the night in the city square."

Good News Translation
and said, "Sirs, I am here to serve you. Please come to my house. You can wash your feet and spend the night. In the morning you can get up early and go on your way." But they answered, "No, we will spend the night here in the city square."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and said, "My lords, turn aside to your servant's house, wash your feet, and spend the night. Then you can get up early and go on your way."" No," they said. "We would rather spend the night in the square."

International Standard Version
and said, "Look, my lords! Please come inside your servant's house, wash your feet, and spend the night. Then you can get up early and be on your way." But they responded, "No, we would rather spend the night in the town square."

NET Bible
He said, "Here, my lords, please turn aside to your servant's house. Stay the night and wash your feet. Then you can be on your way early in the morning." "No," they replied, "we'll spend the night in the town square."

New Heart English Bible
and he said, "See now, my lords, please turn aside into your servant's house, stay all night, wash your feet, and you will rise up early, and go on your way." They said, "No, but we will stay in the street all night."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said, "Please, gentlemen, why don't you come to my home and spend the night? [You can] wash your feet there. Then early tomorrow morning you can continue your journey." "No," they answered, "we'd rather spend the night in the city square."

JPS Tanakh 1917
and he said: 'Behold now, my lords, turn aside, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your way.' And they said: 'Nay; but we will abide in the broad place all night.'

New American Standard 1977
And he said, “Now behold, my lords, please turn aside into your servant’s house, and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way.” They said however, “No, but we shall spend the night in the square.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
and he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your slave's house and tarry all night and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early and go on your ways. And they said, No, but we will abide in the street all night.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and you shall rise up early, and go on your way. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.

American King James Version
And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and you shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, No; but we will abide in the street all night.

American Standard Version
and he said, Behold now, my lords, turn aside, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your way. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Lo! my lords, turn aside to the house of your servant, and rest from your journey, and wash your feet, and having risen early in the morning ye shall depart on your journey. And they said, Nay, but we will lodge in the street.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And said: I beseech you, my lords, turn in to the house of your servant, and lodge there: wash your feet, and in the morning you shall go on your way. And they said: No, but we will abide in the street.

Darby Bible Translation
and he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and lodge, and wash your feet; and ye shall rise up early, and go on your way. And they said, No; but we will pass the night in the open place.

English Revised Version
and he said, Behold now, my lords, turn aside, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your way. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.

World English Bible
and he said, "See now, my lords, please turn aside into your servant's house, stay all night, wash your feet, and you can rise up early, and go on your way." They said, "No, but we will stay in the street all night."

Young's Literal Translation
and he saith, 'Lo, I pray you, my lords, turn aside, I pray you, unto the house of your servant, and lodge, and wash your feet -- then ye have risen early and gone on your way;' and they say, 'Nay, but in the broad place we do lodge.'
Study Bible
Lot Welcomes the Angels
1The two angels entered Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When Lot saw them, he got up to meet them, bowed with his face to the ground, 2and said, “My lords, please turn aside into the house of your servant; wash your feet and spend the night. Then you can rise early and go on your way.” “No,” they answered, “we will spend the night in the square.” 3But Lot insisted so strongly that they followed him into his house. He prepared a feast for them and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.…
Cross References
Luke 7:44
And turning to the woman, He said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? When I entered your house, you did not give Me water for My feet, but she wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.

John 13:5
After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and dry them with the towel that was around Him.

Genesis 18:4
Let a little water be brought, that you may wash your feet and rest yourselves under the tree.

Genesis 19:1
The two angels entered Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When Lot saw them, he got up to meet them, bowed with his face to the ground,

Genesis 19:3
But Lot insisted so strongly that they followed him into his house. He prepared a feast for them and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.

Genesis 24:31
"Come, you who are blessed by the LORD," said Laban. "Why are you standing out here? I have prepared the house and a place for the camels."

Genesis 43:24
And the steward took the men into Joseph's house, gave them water to wash their feet, and provided food for their donkeys.

Song of Solomon 5:3
I have taken off my robe--must I put it back on? I have washed my feet--must I soil them again?

Treasury of Scripture

And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and you shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, No; but we will abide in the street all night.

turn.

Hebrews 13:2
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

wash.

Genesis 18:4
Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

Nay.

Judges 19:17-21
And when he had lifted up his eyes, he saw a wayfaring man in the street of the city: and the old man said, Whither goest thou? and whence comest thou? …

Luke 24:28,29
And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further…

Acts 16:15
And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.







Lexicon
and said,
וַיֹּ֜אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“My lords,
אֲדֹנַ֗י (’ă·ḏō·nay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 113: Sovereign, controller

please
נָ֠א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

turn aside
ס֣וּרוּ (sū·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5493: To turn aside

into
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the house
בֵּ֨ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

of your servant;
עַבְדְּכֶ֤ם (‘aḇ·də·ḵem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

wash
וְרַחֲצ֣וּ (wə·ra·ḥă·ṣū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7364: To wash, wash off or away, bathe

your feet
רַגְלֵיכֶ֔ם (raḡ·lê·ḵem)
Noun - fdc | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

and spend the night.
וְלִ֙ינוּ֙ (wə·lî·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3885: To stop, to stay permanently, to be obstinate

Then you can rise early
וְהִשְׁכַּמְתֶּ֖ם (wə·hiš·kam·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7925: To load up, to start early in the morning

and go
וַהֲלַכְתֶּ֣ם‪‬ (wa·hă·laḵ·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

on your way.”
לְדַרְכְּכֶ֑ם (lə·ḏar·kə·ḵem)
Preposition-l | Noun - common singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

“No,”
לֹּ֔א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

they answered,
וַיֹּאמְר֣וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“we will spend the night
נָלִֽין׃ (nā·lîn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3885: To stop, to stay permanently, to be obstinate

in the square.”
בָרְח֖וֹב (ḇā·rə·ḥō·wḇ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7339: A broad open place, plaza
(2) In the street.--That is, the broad open space of the city. (Comp. Judges 19:15; Judges 19:20.) In a warm climate there is little hardship in passing the night in the open air; and as at this early date there were no caravanserais, travellers had to lodge in this way unless they found some hospitable entertainer.

Verse 2. - And he said, Beheld new, my lords, - Adonai (vide Genesis 18:3). As yet Lot only recognized them as men - turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet (cf. Genesis 18:4) and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. Though an act of kindness on the part of Lot, his invitation was not accepted by the angels obviously with a view to try his character (cf. Luke 24:28). And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. Literally, for in the broad open spaces (i.e. the streets of the town) we will pass the night; no great hardship in that climax. 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.
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