Genesis 19:7

7 and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing.

Genesis 19:7 in Other Translations

7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
7 and said, "I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly.
7 “Please, my brothers,” he begged, “don’t do such a wicked thing.
7 and said, "Brothers, please, don't be vile!
7 He said, "Don't do [this] evil, my brothers.

Genesis 19:7 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 19:7

And said, I pray you, brethren
Not by family or nation, for the Sodomites were of the race of Ham, in the line of Canaan, and Lot was a descendant of Shem, in the line of Arphaxad; nor by religion, for the one were idolaters, and the other a worshipper of the true God, but by community of nature; and especially he called them so by reason of their having been neighbours considerable time, and on the score of friendship, see ( 1 Kings 9:13 ) ; and with this soft and loving language Lot hoped to win his neighbours, and to persuade them from pursuing their unlawful measures: for which purpose and that alone he used it, saying to them,

do not so wickedly;
as to use ill a man's guests, to abuse strangers, to break the laws and rules of hospitality, and especially to commit that unnatural sin they were bent upon.

Genesis 19:7 In-Context

5 They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.”
6 Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him
7 and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing.
8 Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.”
9 “Get out of our way,” they replied. “This fellow came here as a foreigner, and now he wants to play the judge! We’ll treat you worse than them.” They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door.
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