Genesis 13:13

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

Read Genesis 13:13 Using Other Translations

But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
Now the men of Sodom were wicked, great sinners against the LORD.
But the people of this area were extremely wicked and constantly sinned against the LORD .

What does Genesis 13:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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 ) .

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