4275 Sodom and Gomorrah
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Two neighbouring cities, probably located at the eastern or south-eastern end of the Dead Sea, noted for their sinfulness. God's response in wrath and judgment serves as a warning to subsequent generations.

Sodom and Gomorrah's location

Genesis 10:19; Genesis 13:10-12

Sodom became Lot's home

Genesis 13:10-12

Sodom and Gomorrah at war

Sodom and Gomorrah, with other cities of the plain, defeated by the alliance of four kings

Genesis 14:1-12

Abram rescues Lot and is honoured by the king of Sodom and his allies

Genesis 14:13-24

The wickedness of Sodom and Gomorrah

Genesis 13:13 See also Genesis 18:20-21; Genesis 19:1-9

Abraham pleads for the righteous in Sodom and Gomorrah

Genesis 18:16-32

God's judgment against Sodom and Gomorrah

Genesis 19:13 See also Genesis 19:23-29; Deuteronomy 29:23; Luke 17:29

The story of Sodom and Gomorrah becomes a picture of human sinfulness and divine judgment

Jude 7 See also Isaiah 3:9; Isaiah 13:19; Jeremiah 23:14; Lamentations 4:6; Ezekiel 16:44-58; Amos 4:11; Matthew 10:15 pp Luke 10:12; Matthew 11:23-24; Luke 17:28-30; 2 Peter 2:6-9

See also

1025  God, anger of
4224  cities of the plain
4369  sulphur
4828  hail
4848  smoke
5295  destruction
5484  punishment by God
6026  sin, judgment on
6125  condemnation, divine
6236  sexual sin
6738  rescue
9210  judgment, God's

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