Genesis 19:17

17 As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!”

Read Genesis 19:17 Using Other Translations

And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
And as they brought them out, one said, "Escape for your life. Do not look back or stop anywhere in the valley. Escape to the hills, lest you be swept away."
When they were safely out of the city, one of the angels ordered, “Run for your lives! And don’t look back or stop anywhere in the valley! Escape to the mountains, or you will be swept away!”

What does Genesis 19:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 19:17

And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad,
&c.] Into the fields of Sodom, or the suburbs of it: that he said, escape for thy life;
not one of the two men or angels that had been with him all the night past, for they had now left him, and were gone back to the city: but Jehovah the Son of God, who had been communing with Abraham, and now came to Sodom, and appeared to Lot, just at the time the two angels left him, and bid him escape with all haste, if he had any regard for his life, and that of those with him: look not behind thee;
as showing any concern for his goods and substance he had left behind him, or for his sons-in-law, who refused to come with him, and much less for the wicked inhabitants of the city; and this command was not given to Lot only, but to his wife and daughters, as appears by the sequel: neither stay thou in all the plain:
in the plain of Jordan, for the whole plain, and the cities in it, were to be destroyed: escape to the mountain, lest thou be destroyed, lest thou be consumed;
the same mountain the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah, and they that were with them after the battle of the kings, fled to, ( Genesis 14:10 ) ; here only he and his could be safe from the conflagration of the plain.

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