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Genesis 19:23

23 By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land.

Read Genesis 19:23 Using Other Translations

The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
The sun had risen on the earth when Lot came to Zoar.
Lot reached the village just as the sun was rising over the horizon.

What does Genesis 19:23 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 19:23

And the sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into
Zoar.
] Which is observed partly to point at the time of his entrance into the city, and of the burning of Sodom, which began at the same time; and partly to show what a fine morning it was, and what little appearance there was of such a tempest rising as quickly did; so that the inhabitants of Sodom, who were up so early, little thought of so sudden a catastrophe, and those that were in their beds were at once surprised with it: it was a morning of light and joy to Lot, who was so wonderfully delivered, but a dreadful one to the men of Sodom and the rest of the cities of the plain, with whom the scene was soon altered; likewise from hence it appeared, that the following tempest was extraordinary, and did not proceed from natural causes.

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