September 27, 2023

Daily Study

Genesis Chapter 19

  1. And the two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom, and Lot saw and arose toward them, and he prostrated himself on his face to the ground.
  2. And he said, “Behold now my lords, please turn to your servant’s house and stay overnight and wash your feet, and you shall arise early and go on your way.” And they said, “No, but we will stay overnight in the street.”
  3. And he urged them strongly, and they turned in to him, and came into his house, and he made them a feast, and he baked unleavened cakes, and they ate.
  4. When they had not yet retired, and the people of the city, the people of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, the entire populace from every end [of the city].
  5. And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, and let us be intimate with them.”
  6. And Lot came out to them to the entrance, and he shut the door behind him.
  7. And he said, “My brethren, please do not do evil.
  8. Behold now I have two daughters who were not intimate with a man. I will bring them out to you, and do to them as you see fit; only to these men do nothing, because they have come under the shadow of my roof.”
  9. But they said, “Back away.” And they said, “This one came to sojourn, and he is judging! Now, we will deal even worse with you than with them.” And they pressed hard upon the man Lot, and they drew near to break the door.
  10. And the men stretched forth their hands, and they brought Lot to them to the house, and they shut the door.
  11. And the men who were at the entrance of the house they struck with blindness, both small and great, and they toiled in vain to find the entrance.
  12. And the men said to Lot, “Whom else do you have here? A son-in-law, your sons, and your daughters, and whomever you have in the city, take out of the place.
  13. For we are destroying this place, because their cry has become great before the Lord, and the Lord has sent us to destroy it.”
  14. So Lot went forth and spoke to his sons-in-law, the suitors of his daughters, and he said, “Arise, go forth from this place, for the Lord is destroying the city,” but he seemed like a comedian in the eyes of his sons-in-law.
  15. And as the dawn rose, the angels pressed Lot, saying, “Get up, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you perish because of the iniquity of the city.”
  16. But he tarried, and the men took hold of his hand and his wife’s hand, and the hand of his two daughters, out of the Lord’s pity for him, and they took him out and placed him outside the city.
  17. And it came to pass, when they took them outside, that he said, “Flee for your life, do not look behind you, and do not stand in the entire plain. Flee to the mountain, lest you perish.”
  18. And Lot said to them, “Please, do not, O Lord.
  19. Behold now, your servant has found favor in Your eyes, and You have increased Your kindness, which You have done with me, to sustain my soul. But I cannot flee to the mountain, lest the evil overtake me, and I die.
  20. Behold now, this city is near to flee there, and it is small. Let me please flee there. Is it not small? And my soul will survive.”