Genesis 19
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1And two of the messengers come toward Sodom at evening, and Lot is sitting at the gate of Sodom, and Lot sees, and rises to meet them, and bows himself—face to the earth, 2and he says, “Now behold, my lords, please turn aside to the house of your servant, and lodge, and wash your feet—then you have risen early and gone on your way”; and they say, “No, but we lodge in the broad place.” 3And he presses on them greatly, and they turn aside to him, and come into his house; and he makes a banquet for them, and has baked unleavened things; and they eat. 4Before they lie down, the men of the city—men of Sodom—have surrounded the house, from young even to aged, all the people from the extremity; 5and they call to Lot and say to him, “Where [are] the men who have come to you tonight? Bring them out to us, and we know them.” 6And Lot goes out to them, to the opening, and the door has shut behind him, 7and says, “Please, my brothers, do not do evil; 8now behold, I have two daughters who have not known anyone; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them as [is] good in your eyes; only do nothing to these men, for therefore they have come in within the shadow of my roof.” 9And they say, “Come near here”; they also say, “This one has come to sojourn, and he certainly judges! Now, we do evil to you more than [to] them”; and they press against the man, against Lot greatly, and come near to break the door. 10And the men put forth their hand, and bring in Lot to them, into the house, and have shut the door; 11and the men who [are] at the opening of the house they have struck with blindness, from small even to great, and they weary themselves to find the opening.

12And the men say to Lot, “Whom have you here still? Son-in-law, your sons also, and your daughters, and all whom you have in the city, bring out from this place; 13for we are destroying this place, for their cry has been great [before] the face of YHWH, and YHWH does send us to destroy it.” 14And Lot goes out and speaks to his sons-in-law, those taking his daughters, and says, “Rise, go out from this place, for YHWH is destroying the city”; and he is as [one] mocking in the eyes of his sons-in-law.

15And when the dawn has ascended, then the messengers press on Lot, saying, “Rise, take your wife, and your two daughters who are found present, lest you are consumed in the iniquity of the city.” 16And he lingers, and the men lay hold on his hand, and on the hand of his wife, and on the hand of his two daughters, through the mercy of YHWH to him, and they bring him out, and cause him to rest outside the city. 17And it comes to pass, when he has brought them outside, that he says, “Escape for your life; do not look behind you, nor stand in all the circuit; escape to the mountain, lest you are consumed.” 18And Lot says to them, “Oh not [so], my lord; 19now behold, your servant has found grace in your eyes, and you make great your kindness which you have done with me by saving my life, and I am unable to escape to the mountain, lest the evil cleave [to] me and I have died; 20now behold, this city [is] near to flee there, and it [is] little; please let me escape there (is it not little?) that my soul may live.” 21And he says to him, “Behold, I have also accepted your face for this thing, without overthrowing the city [for] which you have spoken; 22hurry, escape there, for I am not able to do anything until your entering there”; therefore he calls the name of the city Zoar.

23The sun has gone out on the earth, and Lot has entered into Zoar,

24and YHWH has rained on Sodom and on Gomorrah brimstone and fire from YHWH, from the heavens; 25and He overthrows these cities, and all the circuit, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which is shooting up from the ground.

26And his wife looks from behind him, and she becomes a pillar of salt!

27And Abraham rises early in the morning to the place where he has stood [before] the face of YHWH; 28and he looks on the face of Sodom and Gomorrah, and on all the face of the land of the circuit, and sees, and behold, the smoke of the land went up as smoke of the furnace.

29And it comes to pass, in God’s destroying the cities of the circuit, that God remembers Abraham, and sends Lot out of the midst of the overthrow in the overthrowing of the cities in which Lot dwelt.

30And Lot goes up out of Zoar, and dwells in the mountain, and his two daughters with him, for he has been afraid of dwelling in Zoar, and he dwells in a cave, he and his two daughters. 31And the firstborn says to the younger, “Our father [is] old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in to us, as [is] the way of all the earth; 32come, we cause our father to drink wine, and lie with him, and preserve a seed from our father.” 33And they cause their father to drink wine on that night; and the firstborn goes in and lies with her father, and he has not known in her lying down or in her rising up. 34And it comes to pass, on the next day, that the firstborn says to the younger, “Behold, I have lain with my father last night: we also cause him to drink wine tonight, then go in, lie with him, and we preserve a seed from our father.” 35And they cause their father to drink wine on that night also, and the younger rises and lies with him, and he has not known in her lying down or in her rising up. 36And the two daughters of Lot conceive from their father, 37and the firstborn bears a son and calls his name Moab: he [is] father of Moab to this day. 38As for the younger, she has also born a son and calls his name Ben-Ammi: he [is] father of the sons of Ammon to this day.

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