And there cametwoangels to Sodom at even; and Lotsat in the gate of Sodom: and Lotseeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;2
And he said , Behold now, my lords, turn in , I pray you, into your servant'shouse, 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 .
And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat .
But before they lay down , the men of the city, even the men of Sodom,compassed the houseround , both old and young, all the people from every quarter:5
And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,7
And said , I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly .
Behold now, I have twodaughters which have not knownman; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto thesemendonothing ; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.9
And they said , Standback. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn , and he will needs be a judge : now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressedsore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.10
But the men put forth their hand, and pulledLot into the house to them, and shut to the door.11
And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.12
And the mensaid unto Lot, Hast thou hereany besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:13
For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen greatbefore the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.
And Lot went out , and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said , Up , get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mockedunto his sons in law.15
And when the morningarose , then the angelshastenedLot,saying , Arise , take thy wife, and thy twodaughters, which are here ;a lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.16
And while he lingered , the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his twodaughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth , and set himwithout the city.17
And it came to pass, when they had brought them forthabroad, that he said , Escapefor thy life;look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain;escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed .
And Lotsaid unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:19
Behold now, thy servant hath foundgrace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannotescape to the mountain, lest some eviltake me, and I die :
Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live .
And he said unto him, See, I have acceptedtheeb concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken .
22Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannotdo any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was calledZoar.c23
The sun was risend upon the earth when Lotentered into Zoar.24
Then the LORDrained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrahbrimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;25
And he overthrewthosecities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.26
But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.27
And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stoodbefore the LORD:28
And he lookedtowardSodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld , and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.29
And it came to pass, when Goddestroyed the cities of the plain, that GodrememberedAbraham, and sentLot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the whichLotdwelt .
And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his twodaughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his twodaughters.31
And the firstbornsaid unto the younger, Our father is old , and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:32Come , let us make our fatherdrinkwine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserveseed of our father.33
And they made their fatherdrinkwine that night: and the firstborn went in , and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down , nor when she arose .
And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstbornsaid unto the younger, Behold, I layyesternight with my father: let us make him drinkwine this night also; and go thou in , and lie with him, that we may preserveseed of our father.35
And they made their fatherdrinkwinethatnight also: and the youngerarose , and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down , nor when she arose .
Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.37
And the firstbornbare a son, and called his nameMoab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.38
And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his nameBenammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.