Genesis 19:1-3

Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed

1 The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground.
2 “My lords,” he said, “please turn aside to your servant’s house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning.” “No,” they answered, “we will spend the night in the square.”
3 But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate.

Genesis 19:1-3 Meaning and Commentary


The contents of this chapter are Lot's entertainment of two angels that came to Sodom, Ge 19:1-3; the rude behaviour of the men of Sodom towards them, who for it were smote with blindness, Ge 19:4-11; the deliverance of Lot, his wife and two daughters, by means of the angels he entertained, Ge 19:12-17; the sparing of the city of Zoar at the entreaty of Lot, to which he was allowed to flee, Ge 19:18-22; the burning of Sodom and Gomorrah, Ge 19:23-25; Lot's wife turned into a pillar of salt for looking back, Ge 19:26; Abraham's view of the conflagration of the cities, Ge 19:28,29; Lot's betaking himself to a mountain, and dwelling in a cave with his two daughters, by whom he had two sons, the one called Moab, and the other Benammi, Ge 19:30-38.

Cross References 11

  • 1. S Genesis 18:2; Hebrews 13:2
  • 2. Genesis 18:22
  • 3. S Genesis 11:27
  • 4. S Genesis 18:1
  • 5. S Genesis 17:3; Genesis 48:12; Ruth 2:10; 1 Samuel 25:23; 2 Samuel 14:33; 2 Kings 2:15
  • 6. S Genesis 18:4; Luke 7:44
  • 7. Judges 19:15,20
  • 8. Genesis 33:11
  • 9. Job 31:32
  • 10. Exodus 12:39
  • 11. S Genesis 18:6
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