Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot
When he lived in Sodom, and before, and at the time of the destruction of that city with other neighbouring ones:
they bought, they sold:
they traded among themselves, and with their neighbours; and, as it appears from the text referred to, they had no regard to the poor and needy; they made no conscience of defrauding and oppressing them:
vineyards, and fruit trees; living in a very fruitful soil, like the garden of God, ( Genesis 13:10 )
houses for themselves and posterity; and thus, as a Jewish writer F8 observes of them, in agreement with our Lord's design in all this, being filled with the increase of the earth, they lived in security, peace, and tranquillity.
F8 Pirke Eliezer, c. 25.