He said to him, "Very well, I will grant this request1 too; I will not overthrow the town you speak of.
But flee there quickly, because I cannot do anything until you reach it." (That is why the town was called Zoar.a2)
By the time Lot reached Zoar,3 the sun had risen over the land.
Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur4 on Sodom and Gomorrah5--from the LORD out of the heavens.625
Thus he overthrew those cities7 and the entire plain,8 including all those living in the cities--and also the vegetation in the land.926
But Lot's wife looked back,10 and she became a pillar of salt.1127
Early the next morning Abraham got up and returned to the place where he had stood before the LORD.1228
He looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah, toward all the land of the plain, and he saw dense smoke rising from the land, like smoke from a furnace.1329
So when God destroyed the cities of the plain,14 he remembered15 Abraham, and he brought Lot out of the catastrophe16 that overthrew the cities where Lot had lived.17
Lot and his two daughters left Zoar18 and settled in the mountains,19 for he was afraid to stay in Zoar. He and his two daughters lived in a cave.
One day the older daughter said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is no man around here to lie with us, as is the custom all over the earth.