By the time Lot reached Zoar,1 the sun had risen over the land.
Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur2 on Sodom and Gomorrah3--from the LORD out of the heavens.425
Thus he overthrew those cities5 and the entire plain,6 including all those living in the cities--and also the vegetation in the land.726
But Lot's wife looked back,8 and she became a pillar of salt.927
Early the next morning Abraham got up and returned to the place where he had stood before the LORD.1028
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.1129
So when God destroyed the cities of the plain,12 he remembered13 Abraham, and he brought Lot out of the catastrophe14 that overthrew the cities where Lot had lived.15
Lot and his two daughters left Zoar16 and settled in the mountains,17 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.
Let's get our father to drink wine and then lie with him and preserve our family line18 through our father."1933
That night they got their father to drink wine, and the older daughter went in and lay with him. He was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up.20