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."
But the men yelled, "Get out of the way! This man came here to stay awhile. Now he wants to be our judge! We're going to treat you worse than those men." They pushed hard against Lot and lunged forward to break down the door.
The men [inside] reached out, pulled Lot into the house with them, and shut the door.
Then they struck all the men who were in the doorway of the house, young and old alike, with blindness so that they gave up trying to find the door.
Then the men asked Lot, "Do you have anyone else here--any in-laws, sons, daughters, or any other relatives in the city? Get them out of here
because we're going to destroy this place. The complaints to the LORD against its people are so loud that the LORD has sent us to destroy it."
So Lot went out and spoke to the men engaged to his daughters. He said, "Hurry! Get out of this place, because the LORD is going to destroy the city." But they thought he was joking.