Genesis 19

Thomson(i) 1 Now in the evening the two angels came to Sodom, and Lot was sitting at the gate of Sodom, and upon seeing them, Lot arose to meet them, and made obeisance with his face to the ground, 2 and said, I intreat you, my lords, turn aside to the house of your servant and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and rising early in the morning, you may proceed on your journey. And they said, No, we will lodge in the street. 3 Then he pressed them, and they went home with him. And when they came to his house, he made an entertainment for them; and baked for them unleavened cakes, and they did eat. 4 But before they went to rest, the men of the city, the Sodomites, surrounded the house, both young and old; all the people in a body. 5 And they called out Lot and said to him, Where are the men who came to thee this night? Bring them out to us that we may know them. 6 Whereupon Lot went out to them into the porch and shut the door after him: 7 And he said to them, You must not brethren, commit such wickedness. 8 I have two daughters who have not known man; Let me bring out these to you, and use them as you please; only do no injury to these men in as much as they have come under the shelter of my roof. 9 And they said to him, Begone there! Thou camest to sojourn, didst thou also, to be our judge? Now therefore we will treat thee worse than them. And they pressed violently against the man, Lot; and came near to break open the door. 10 Then the men stretched forth their hands and pulled Lot to them into the house and shut the door of the house, 11 and smote with blindness the men who were at the door of the house, both small and great, so that they were tired seeking the door. 12 Then the men said to Lot, Hast thou here sons in law, or sons or daughters? or if thou hast any other in this city take them out of this place, for we are going to destroy this place. 13 For their cry is come up before the Lord, and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it. 14 Upon this Lot went out and spoke to his sons in law, who had bethrothed his daughters and said, Arise and depart from this place; for the Lord is going to destroy this city. But he seemed to his sons in law to be mocking. 15 Now when it was break of day the angels hurried Lot, saying, Arise and take thy wife and thy two daughters whom thou hast, and get away, lest thou also perish for the iniquities of this city. 16 But they were confounded. So the angels took hold of his hand, and the hand of his wife, and the hands of his two daughters, as the Lord spared him. 17 And having led them out they said, Escape for thy life. Look not back, nor stop in any part of the plain around. Escape to the mountains, lest peradventure thou be overtaken. 18 Thereupon Lot said to them, I beseech thee, Lord, 19 since thy servant hath found favour in thy sight and thou hast magnified thy kindness in what thou dost for me to save my life. I cannot escape to the mountains. Peradventure the calamity may overtake me and I shall die. 20 Behold that city is nigh for me to flee to. It is little and thither I can escape. Is it not little? And my soul shall live by thy means. 21 And he said, Behold I have indulged thee also in this matter, so as not to destroy that city of which thou hast spoken. 22 Haste therefore to escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou get there. For this cause he called the name of that city, Segor. 23 The sun was risen on the earth when Lot entered Segor; 24 and the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorra brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven. 25 And he overthrew these cities, and all the circumjacent country, and all the inhabitants of those cities, and all the productions of the ground. 26 And Lot's wife having looked back was turned into a pillar of salt. 27 And Abraham went early in the morning to the place, where he had stood before the Lord, 28 and he looked towards Sodom and Gomorra and towards the circumjacent plain, and he beheld and lo! a flame ascended out of the earth like the smoke of a furnace. 29 But when God destroyed all the cities of that neighbourhood he remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out from that destruction. Now when the Lord had destroyed those cities in which Lot had dwelt, 30 Lot went up out of Segor, and he and his two daughters with him settled in the mountains; for he was afraid to dwell in Segor. So he and his two daughters with him took up their abode in a cave. 31 And the elder said to the younger, Our father is old and there is none in this land who will come in unto us, as is customary in all the earth. 32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him that we may raise up seed from our father. 33 So they made their father drink wine that very night, and the elder having gone in lay with her father that night, and he knew not when she lay down, nor when she arose. 34 And on the next night the elder said to the younger, Lo! I lay with our father last night, let us make him drink wine this night also, and do thou go in and lie with him and let us raise up seed from our father. 35 So they made their father drink wine that night also, and the younger went in and lay with her father; and he knew not when she lay down, nor when she arose. 36 Thus the two daughters of Lot conceived by their father. 37 And the eldest bore a son and called his name Moab, saying From my father. He is the father of the present Moabites. 38 And the youngest also bore a son and called his name Amman saying, Son of the same as I. He is the father of the present Ammanites.