The two angels came to Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting in the gateway. When Lot saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed with his face touching the ground.
He said, "Please, gentlemen, why don't you come to my home and spend the night? [You can] wash your feet there. Then early tomorrow morning you can continue your journey." "No," they answered, "we'd rather spend the night in the city square."
But he insisted so strongly that they came with him and went into his home. He prepared a special dinner for them, baked some unleavened bread, and they ate.
Before they had gone to bed, all the young and old male citizens of Sodom surrounded the house.
They called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to [stay with] you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them."
Then Lot went outside and shut the door behind him.
"Please, my friends, don't be so wicked," he said.
"Look, I have two daughters who have never had sex. Why don't you let me bring them out to you? Do whatever you like with them. But don't do anything to these men, since I'm responsible for them."