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Genesis 19:1–14

Sodom’s Depravity

19 Now athe two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and bLot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground. And he said, “Here now, my lords, please cturn in to your servant’s house and spend the night, and dwash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way.”

And they said, e“No, but we will spend the night in the open square.”

But he insisted strongly; so they turned in to him and entered his house. fThen he made them a feast, and baked gunleavened bread, and they ate.

Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house. hAnd they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? iBring them out to us that we jmay know them carnally.”

So kLot went out to them through the doorway, shut the door behind him, and said, “Please, my brethren, do not do so wickedly! lSee now, I have two daughters who have not known a man; please, let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them as you wish; only do nothing to these men, msince this is the reason they have come under the shadow of my roof.”

And they said, “Stand back!” Then they said, “This one ncame in to 1stay here, oand he keeps acting as a judge; now we will deal worse with you than with them.” So they pressed hard against the man Lot, and came near to break down the door. 10 But the men reached out their hands and pulled Lot into the house with them, and shut the door. 11 And they pstruck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they became weary trying to find the door.

Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed

12 Then the men said to Lot, “Have you anyone else here? Son-in-law, your sons, your daughters, and whomever you have in the city—qtake them out of this place! 13 For we will destroy this place, because the routcry against them has grown great before the face of the Lord, and sthe Lord has sent us to destroy it.”

14 So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, twho had married his daughters, and said, u“Get up, get out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city!” vBut to his sons-in-law he seemed to be joking.

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