1 And the two angels came to Sodom at evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of
Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face to
2 And he said, Here now, my lords, please turn in to your servant's house and spend the
night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way. And they said, No,
but we will spend the night in the open square.
3 But he insisted strongly; so they turned in to him and entered his house. And he made
them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.
4 But 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.
5 And they called to Lot and said to him, Where are the men who came to you tonight?
Bring them out to us that we may know them.
6 And Lot went out to them at the entrance and shut the door behind him,
7 and said, Please, my brethren, do not do so wickedly.
8 See now, I have two daughters who have not known a man; please, let me bring them
out to you, and do to them as is good in your eyes; only do nothing to these men, since this
is the reason they have come under the shadow of my roof.
9 And they said, Stand back! And they said, This one came in to sojourn, and he acts as a
judge to condemn; now we will deal worse with you than with them. And they pressed
hard against the man Lot, and came near to break down the door.
10 But the men reached out their hands and brought Lot into the house with them, and
shut the door.
11 And they struck the men who were at the entrance of the house with blindness, both
small and great, so that they became weary trying to find the door.
12 And the men said to Lot, Have you anyone else here? Son-in-law, your sons, your
daughters, and whomever you have in the city; bring them out of this place!
13 For we are destroying this place, because the outcry against them has grown great
before the face of Jehovah, and Jehovah has sent us to destroy it.
14 And Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who had married his daughters, and
said, Get up, get out of this place; for Jehovah is destroying this city! But to his sons-in-law
he seemed to be joking.
15 And when dawn had risen, the angels urged Lot, saying, Arise, take your wife and
your two daughters who are found here, that you not be consumed in the punishment of
16 And while he lingered, the men took hold of his hand, his wife's hand, and the hands
of his two daughters, Jehovah being merciful to him, and they brought him out and set him
down outside the city.
17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them outside, that he said, Escape for
your lives! Do not look behind you nor stay anywhere in the plain. Escape to the
mountains, lest you be destroyed.
18 And Lot said to them, Please, no, my lords!
19 Behold now, your servant has found favor in your eyes, 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, I 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 I cannot do anything until you arrive there. Therefore the
name of the city was called Zoar.
23 The sun had risen upon the earth when Lot entered Zoar.
24 Then Jehovah rained brimstone and fire upon Sodom and Gomorrah, from Jehovah
out of the heavens.
25 And He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and the
plants of the ground.
26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
27 And Abraham went early in the morning to the place where he had stood before
28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain; and
he saw, and behold, the smoke of the land went up like the smoke of a furnace.
29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered
Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in
which Lot had dwelt.
30 And Lot went up out of Zoar and dwelt 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 And the firstborn said to the younger, Our father is old, and there is no man on the
earth to come in to us as is the manner of all the earth.
32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may keep
alive the seed of our father.
33 And 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 And it happened on the next day that the firstborn said to the younger, Behold, 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 keep alive the seed of our father.
35 And 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 And the firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab; he is the father of the
Moabites to this day.
38 And the younger also bore a son and called his name Ben-Ammi; he is the father of the
people of Ammon to this day.