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Genesis 19 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And at nightfall the two angels came to Sodom; and Lot was seated at the way into the town: and when he saw them he got up and came before them, falling down on his face to the earth. 1 The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground.
2 And he said, My masters, come now into your servant's house and take your rest there for the night, and let your feet be washed; and early in the morning you may go on your way. And they said, Not so, but we will take our night's rest in the street. 2 "My lords," he said, "please turn aside to your servant's house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning." "No," they answered, "we will spend the night in the square."
3 But he made his request more strongly, so they went with him into his house; and he got food ready for them, and made unleavened bread, of which they took. 3 But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate.
4 But before they had gone to bed, the men of the town, all the men of Sodom, came round the house, young and old, from every part of the town; 4 Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom--both young and old--surrounded the house.
5 And crying out to Lot, they said, Where are the men who came to your house this night? Send them out to us, so that we may take our pleasure with them. 5 They called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them."
6 And Lot went out to them in the doorway, shutting the door after him. 6 Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him
7 And he said, My brothers, do not this evil. 7 and said, "No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing.
8 See now, I have two unmarried daughters; I will send them out to you so that you may do to them whatever seems good to you: only do nothing to these men, for this is why they have come under the shade of my roof. 8 Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don't do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof."
9 And they said, Give way there. This one man, they said, came here from a strange country, and will he now be our judge? now we will do worse to you than to them; and pushing violently against Lot, they came near to get the door broken in. 9 "Get out of our way," they replied. And they said, "This fellow came here as an alien, and now he wants to play the judge! We'll treat you worse than them." They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door.
10 But the men put out their hands and took Lot into the house to them, shutting the door again. 10 But the men inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house and shut the door.
11 But the men who were outside the door they made blind, all of them, small and great, so that they were tired out with looking for the door. 11 Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door.
12 Then the men said to Lot, Are there any others of your family here? sons-in-law or sons or daughters, take them all out of this place; 12 The two men said to Lot, "Do you have anyone else here--sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here,
13 For we are about to send destruction on this place, because a great outcry against them has come to the ears of the Lord; and the Lord has sent us to put an end to the town. 13 because we are going to destroy this place. The outcry to the LORD against its people is so great that he has sent us to destroy it."
14 And Lot went out and said to his sons-in-law, who were married to his daughters, Come, let us go out of this place, for the Lord is about to send destruction on the town. But his sons-in-law did not take him seriously. 14 So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry his daughters. He said, "Hurry and get out of this place, because the LORD is about to destroy the city!" But his sons-in-law thought he was joking.
15 And when morning came, the angels did all in their power to make Lot go, saying, Get up quickly and take your wife and your two daughters who are here, and go, for fear that you come to destruction in the punishment of the town. 15 With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, "Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished."
16 But while he was waiting, the men took him and his wife and his daughters by the hand, for the Lord had mercy on them, and put them outside the town. 16 When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the LORD was merciful to them.
17 And when they had put them out, he said, Go for your life, without looking back or waiting in the lowland; go quickly to the mountain or you will come to destruction. 17 As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, "Flee for your lives! Don't look back, and don't stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!"
18 And Lot said to them, Not so, O my Lord; 18 But Lot said to them, "No, my lords, please!
19 See now, your servant has had grace in your eyes and great is your mercy in keeping my life from destruction, but I am not able to get as far as the mountain before evil overtakes me and death; 19 Your servant has found favor in your eyes, and you have shown great kindness to me in sparing my life. But I can't flee to the mountains; this disaster will overtake me, and I'll die.
20 This town, now, is near, and it is a little one: O, let me go there (is it not a little one?) so that my life may be safe. 20 Look, here is a town near enough to run to, and it is small. Let me flee to it--it is very small, isn't it? Then my life will be spared."
21 And he said, See, I have given you your request in this one thing more: I will not send destruction on this town. 21 He said to him, "Very well, I will grant this request too; I will not overthrow the town you speak of.
22 Go there quickly, for I am not able to do anything till you have come there. For this reason, the town was named Zoar. 22 But flee there quickly, because I cannot do anything until you reach it." (That is why the town was called Zoar.)
23 The sun was up when Lot came to Zoar. 23 By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land.
24 Then the Lord sent fire and flaming smoke raining down from heaven on Sodom and Gomorrah. 24 Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah--from the LORD out of the heavens.
25 And he sent destruction on those towns, with all the lowland and all the people of those towns and every green thing in the land. 25 Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities--and also the vegetation in the land.
26 But Lot's wife, looking back, became a pillar of salt. 26 But Lot's wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.
27 And Abraham got up early in the morning and went to the place where he had been talking with the Lord: 27 Early the next morning Abraham got up and returned to the place where he had stood before the LORD.
28 And looking in the direction of Sodom and Gomorrah and the lowland, he saw the smoke of the land going up like the smoke of an oven. 28 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.
29 So it came about that when God sent destruction on the towns of the lowland, he kept his word to Abraham, and sent Lot safely away when he put an end to the towns where he was living. 29 So when God destroyed the cities of the plain, he remembered Abraham, and he brought Lot out of the catastrophe that overthrew the cities where Lot had lived.
30 Then Lot went up out of Zoar to the mountain, and was living there with his two daughters, for fear kept him from living in Zoar: and he and his daughters made their living-place in a hole in the rock. 30 Lot and his two daughters left Zoar and settled in the mountains, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar. He and his two daughters lived in a cave.
31 And the older daughter said to her sister, Our father is old, and there is no man to be a husband to us in the natural way: 31 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.
32 Come, let us give our father much wine, and we will go into his bed, so that we may have offspring by our father, 32 Let's get our father to drink wine and then lie with him and preserve our family line through our father."
33 And that night they made their father take much wine; and the older daughter went into his bed; and he had no knowledge of when she went in or when she went away. 33 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.
34 And on the day after, the older daughter said to the younger, Last night I was with my father; let us make him take much wine this night again, and do you go to him, so that we may have offspring by our father. 34 The next day the older daughter said to the younger, "Last night I lay with my father. Let's get him to drink wine again tonight, and you go in and lie with him so we can preserve our family line through our father."
35 And that night again they made their father take much wine; and the younger daughter went into his bed; and he had no knowledge of when she went in or when she went away. 35 So they got their father to drink wine that night also, and the younger daughter went and lay with him. Again he was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up.
36 And so the two daughters of Lot were with child by their father. 36 So both of Lot's daughters became pregnant by their father.
37 And the older daughter had a son, and she gave him the name Moab: he is the father of the Moabites to this day. 37 The older daughter had a son, and she named him Moab; he is the father of the Moabites of today.
38 And the younger had a son and gave him the name Ben-ammi: from him come the children of Ammon to this day. 38 The younger daughter also had a son, and she named him Ben-Ammi; he is the father of the Ammonites of today.