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Genesis 19

Lot entertaineth two angels.

Genesis 19:1 In the euenynge came the two angels vnto Sodome. And Lot sat vnder the gate of the cite. And whe he sawe them, he rose vp for to mete them, and bowed him self downe to the grounde vpon his face, Genesis 19:2 & sayde: Se lordes, turne in (I praye you) in to youre seruauntes house, and tarye all night: let youre fete be wasshen, so maye ye ryse tomorow by tymes, and go youre waye. Neuertheles they sayde: Nay, but we wyll byde in the stretes all night. Genesis 19:3 Then compelled he them sore: and they turned in vnto him, and came in to his house. And he made them a feast, and baked swete cakes, and they ate.

The vicious Sodomites are stricken with blindness.

Genesis 19:4 But before they wente to rest, the men of the cite of Sodome came and compased the house rounde aboute, yonge and olde, all the people from all quarters, Genesis 19:5 and called Lot, and sayde vnto him: Where are the me that came vnto the to night? Bringe them out here vnto vs, that we maye knowe them. Genesis 19:6 And Lot wente out at the dore vnto the, and shut the dore after him, Genesis 19:7 and sayde: O brethren, do not so wickedly. Genesis 19:8 Beholde, I haue two doughters, which yet haue knowne no man: them will I brynge out vnto you, do with them as it liketh you. Onely do nothinge vnto these men of God, for therfore are they come vnder the shadowe of my rofe. Genesis 19:9 But they sayde: Come thou hither. Then sayde they: Camest not thou onely herin as a straunger, and wilt thou now be a iudge? Wel, we will deale worse with the the with them. And they pressed sore vpon ye man Lot. And whan they ranne to, and wolde haue broken vp the dore, Genesis 19:10 the men put out their hondes, and pulled Lot vnto them in to the house, and shut to the dore. Genesis 19:11 And the men at ye dore of the house were smytte with blyndnesse both small and greate, so that they coude not fynde the dore.

Lot is sent for safety into the mountains.

Genesis 19:12 And ye men saide vnto Lot: Hast thou yet here eny sonne in lawe, or sonnes or doughters? Who so euer belongeth vnto the in the cite, brynge him out of this place: Genesis 19:13 for we must destroye this place, because the crye of them is greate before the LORDE, which hath sent vs to destroye them. Genesis 19:14 Then wente Lot forth, and spake to his sonnes in lawe, which shulde haue maried his doughters, and sayde: O stonde vp, and get you out of this place, for the LORDE wyll destroye this cite. Neuertheles they toke it but for a sporte.

Genesis 19:15 Now whan the mornynge arose, the angels caused Lot to spede him, and sayde: Stonde vp, take thy wife & thy two doughters which are at hande, that thou also perishe not in the synne of this cite. Genesis 19:16 But whyle he prolonged the tyme, the men caught him and his wife, and his two doughters by the hande (because the LORDE was mercifull vnto him,) and brought him forth, & set him without the cite.

Genesis 19:17 And whe they had brought him out, they sayde: Saue thy soule, and loke not behynde the, nether stonde thou in all this countre: Saue thy self vpon the mountayne, that thou perish not.

He obtaineth leave to go into Zoar.

Genesis 19:18 Then sayde Lot vnto the: Oh no my LORDE, Genesis 19:19 beholde, in as moch as thy seruaut hath founde grace in thy sight, now make ye mercy greate, which thou hast shewed vnto me, in that thou sauest my soule alyue. I can not saue my self vpon the mountayne. There might some mysfortune fall vpon me, that I shulde dye. Genesis 19:20 Beholde, here is a cite by, that I maye flye vnto, and it is a litle one: let me saue myself there in. Is it not a litle one, that my soule maye lyue? Genesis 19:21 Then sayde he vnto him: Beholde, I haue loked vpon the in this poynte also, that I will not ouerthrowe the cite, wherof thou hast spoken. Genesis 19:22 Haist the, and saue thy self there: for I can do nothinge tyll thou be come thither. Therfore is the cite called Zoar.

Genesis 19:23 And the Sonne was vp vpon the earth, whan Lot came in to Zoar.

Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed.

Genesis 19:24 Then the LORDE caused brymstone and fyre to rayne downe from the LORDE out of heauen vpon Sodoma and Gomorra, Genesis 19:25 and ouerthrew those cities, the whole region, and all that dwelt in the cities, and that that grew vpon the earth.

Lot's wife is a pillar of salt.

Genesis 19:26 And his wife loked behynde her, and was turned into a pillar of salt.

Genesis 19:27 Abraham rose vp early in the mornynge, and gat him vnto the place, where he had stonde before the LORDE, Genesis 19:28 and turned his face towarde Sodoma and Gomorra, and all ye londe of that countre, and loked. And beholde, there rose vp a smoke from ye countre, as it had bene ye smoke of a fornace.

Genesis 19:29 For whan God destroyed ye cities of the region, he thought vpon Abraham, and conueyed Lot out of the cities which he ouerthrew, wherin Lot dwelt.

Lot dwelleth in a cave.

Genesis 19:30 And Lot departed out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountaynes with both his daughters (for he was afrayed to tary at Zoar) and so remayned he in a caue wt both his daughters.

The incestuous original of Moab and Ammon.

Genesis 19:31 Then sayde ye elder vnto the yonger: Oure father is olde, and there is not a man more vpon earth, that can come in vnto vs after the maner of all the worlde. Genesis 19:32 Come therfore, let vs geue oure father wyne to drynke, and lye with him, that we maye saue sede of oure father. Genesis 19:33 So they gaue their father wyne to drynke that same night. And the elder doughter wente in, and laye with hir father: and he perceaued it not, nether when she laye downe, ner when she rose vp. Genesis 19:34 On the morow the elder sayde vnto the yonger: Beholde, yesternight laye I with my father: let vs geue him wyne to drynke this night also: that thou mayest go in and lye with him, that we maye saue sede of oure father. Genesis 19:35 So they gaue their father wyne to drynke that night also: And the yonger arose like wyse, and laye with him: & he perceaued it not, nether when she laye downe, ner when she rose vp. Genesis 19:36 Thus were both the doughters of Lot with childe by their father. Genesis 19:37 And the elder bare a sonne, and called him Moab, of whom come ye Moabytes vnto this daye. Genesis 19:38 And ye yonger bare a sonne also, and called him the sonne Ammi, of whom come the children of Ammon vnto this daye.

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