Genesis 19:26

Overview - Genesis 19
Lot entertains two angels.
The vicious Sodomites are smitten with blindness.
12 Lot is warned, and in vain warns his sons-in-law.
15 He is directed to flee with his family to the mountains, but obtains leave to go into Zoar.
24 Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed.
26 Lot's wife becomes a pillar of salt.
29 Lot dwells in a cave.
31 The incestuous origin of Moab and Ammon.
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Genesis 19:26  (King James Version)
But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

This unhappy woman, says the Rev
T. Scott, "looked back," contrary to God's express command, perhaps with a hope of returning, which latter supposition is favoured by our Lord's words, "Let him not return back: remember Lot's wife." She was, therefore, instantaneously struck dead and petrified, and thus remained to after ages a visible monument of the Divine displeasure.
17 ; Proverbs 14:14 ; Luke 17:31 Luke 17:32 ; Hebrews 10:38

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