Genesis 13:13

13 Now the people of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD.

Genesis 13:13 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
English Standard Version (ESV)
13 Now the men of Sodom were wicked, great sinners against the LORD.
New Living Translation (NLT)
13 But the people of this area were extremely wicked and constantly sinned against the LORD .
The Message Bible (MSG)
13 The people of Sodom were evil - flagrant sinners against God.
American Standard Version (ASV)
13 Now the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners against Jehovah exceedingly.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
13 (The people who lived in Sodom were very wicked. They committed terrible sins against the LORD.)
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
13 Now the men of Sodom were evil, sinning greatly against the Lord.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
13 The men of Sodom were evil. They were sinning greatly against the Lord.

Genesis 13:13 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 13:13

But the men of Sodom [were] wicked
Which either he knew not, and so ignorantly made this bad choice, to take up his abode among such very wicked men, which occasioned a great deal of grief, trouble, and vexation to him; or if he knew it, the pleasing prospect of convenience for his cattle, and of enriching himself, was a temptation to him, and prevailed upon him to take such a step; and so Jarchi interprets it, "although" they were so, Lot was not restrained from dwelling among them: and sinners before the Lord exceedingly;
exceeding great sinners, guilty of the most notorious crimes, and addicted to the most scandalous and unnatural lusts that can be thought of; and these they committed openly and publicly in the sight of God, in the most daring and impudent manner, and in defiance of him, without any fear or shame. The Targum of Jonathan reckons up many of their sins, as defrauding of one another in their substance, sinning in their bodies, incest, unclean copulation, shedding of innocent blood, worshipping of idols, and rebelling against the name of the Lord; see ( Isaiah 3:9 ) ( Ezekiel 16:49 ) .

Genesis 13:13 In-Context

11 So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company:
12 Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot lived among the cities of the plain and pitched his tents near Sodom.
13 Now the people of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD.
14 The LORD said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west.
15 All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Genesis 19:4; Isaiah 1:10; Isaiah 3:9
  • 2. Genesis 18:20; Genesis 19:5; Genesis 20:6; Genesis 39:9; Numbers 32:23; 1 Samuel 12:23; 2 Samuel 12:13; Psalms 51:4; Ezekiel 16:49-50; 2 Peter 2:8
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