15 When the morning dawned, the angels urged Lot to hurry, saying, w“Arise, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be consumed in the punishment of the city.” 16 And while he lingered, the men xtook hold of his hand, his wife’s hand, and the hands of his two daughters, the yLord being merciful to him, zand they brought him out and set him outside the city. 17 So it came to pass, when they had brought them outside, that 2he said, a“Escape for your life! bDo not look behind you nor stay anywhere in the plain. Escape cto the mountains, lest you be 3destroyed.”
18 Then Lot said to them, “Please, dno, my lords! 19 Indeed now, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have increased your mercy which you have shown me by saving my life; but I cannot escape to the mountains, lest some evil overtake me and I die. 20 See now, this city is near enough to flee to, and it is a little one; please let me escape there (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.”
21 And he said to him, “See, eI have favored you concerning this thing also, in that I will not overthrow this city for which you have spoken. 22 Hurry, escape there. For fI cannot do anything until you arrive there.”
23 The sun had risen upon the earth when Lot entered Zoar. 24 Then the Lord rained hbrimstone and ifire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 So He 5overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and jwhat grew on the ground.
26 But his wife looked back behind him, and she became ka pillar of salt.
27 And Abraham went early in the morning to the place where lhe had stood before the Lord. 28 Then he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain; and he saw, and behold, mthe smoke of the land which went up like the smoke of a furnace. 29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God nremembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot had dwelt.
30 Then Lot went up out of Zoar and odwelt in the mountains, and his two daughters were with him; for he was afraid to dwell in Zoar. And he and his two daughters dwelt in a cave. 31 Now the firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man on the earth pto come in to us as is the custom of all the earth. 32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we qmay preserve the 6lineage of our father.” 33 So they made their father drink wine that night. And the firstborn went in and lay with her father, and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose.
34 It happened on the next day that the firstborn said to the younger, “Indeed I lay with my father last night; let us make him drink wine tonight also, and you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve the 7lineage of our father.” 35 Then they made their father drink wine that night also. And the younger arose and lay with him, and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose.
36 Thus both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father. 37 The firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab; rhe is the father of the Moabites to this day. 38 And the younger, she also bore a son and called his name Ben-Ammi; she is the father of the people of Ammon to this day.
LXX, Syr., Vg. they
Lit. swept away
Lit. Little or Insignificant