Genesis 19:13

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.”

Read Genesis 19:13 Using Other Translations

For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.
For we are about to destroy this place, because the outcry against its people has become great before the LORD, and the LORD has sent us to destroy it."
For we are about to destroy this city completely. The outcry against this place is so great it has reached the LORD, and he has sent us to destroy it.”

What does Genesis 19:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 19:13

For we will destroy this place
Or "we are destroying it" {p}, are about to do it, and will quickly and immediately do it: because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord;
the cry of the sins of the inhabitants of it, which were many, and openly, and daringly committed, and reached to heaven, and called for immediate vengeance and punishment: and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it;
by which they discovered themselves to be angels, and what their business was, to destroy Sodom; and which confutes the notion of the Jews, that they were sent on different errands; whereas it is clear from hence, these two were sent to do one and the same thing; (See Gill on Genesis 18:2).


FOOTNOTES:

F16 (wnxna Mytxvm) "disperdentes nos", Montanus; "nos perdituri mox sumus", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; so Drusius, Schmidt.
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