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Genesis 19

Lot entertaineth two angels.

Genesis 19:1 And in the euening there came two Angels to Sodom: and Lot sate at the gate of Sodom, and Lot sawe them, and rose vp to meete them, and he bowed himselfe with his face to the ground. Genesis 19:2 And he saide, See my Lords, I pray you turne in nowe into your seruants house, and tarie all night, and wash your feete, & ye shall rise vp early and goe your wayes. Who saide, Nay, but we will abide in the streete all night. Genesis 19:3 Then he preassed vpon them earnestly, and they turned in to him, and came to his house, and he made them a feast, and did bake vnleauened bread, and they did eate.

The vicious Sodomites are stricken with blindness.

Genesis 19:4 But before they went to bed, the men of the citie, euen the men of Sodom compassed the house rounde about from the yong euen to the olde, all the people from all quarters. Genesis 19:5 Who crying vnto Lot said to him, Where are the men, which came to thee this night? Bring them out vnto vs that we may knowe them. Genesis 19:6 Then Lot went out at the doore vnto them, and shut the doore after him, Genesis 19:7 And said, I pray you, my brethren, do not so wickedly. Genesis 19:8 Beholde nowe, I haue two daughters, which haue not knowen man: them will I bring out now vnto you, and doe to them as seemeth you good: onely vnto these men doe nothing: for therefore are they come vnder the shadowe of my roofe. Genesis 19:9 Then they said, Away hence, and they said, He is come alone as a stranger, and shall he iudge and rule? We will nowe deale worse with thee then with them. So they preassed sore vpon Lot himselfe, and came to breake the doore. Genesis 19:10 But the men put forth their hand and pulled Lot into the house to them & shut to ye doore. Genesis 19:11 Then they smote the men that were at the doore of the house with blindnes both small and great, so that they were wearie in seeking the doore.

Lot is sent for safety into the mountains.

Genesis 19:12 Then the men said vnto Lot, Whom hast thou yet here? Either sonne in lawe, or thy sonnes, or thy daughters, or whatsoeuer thou hast in the citie, bring it out of this place. Genesis 19:13 For we will destroy this place, because the crye of them is great before the Lorde, and the Lord hath sent vs to destroy it. Genesis 19:14 Then Lot went out and spake vnto his sonnes in lawe, which maried his daughters, and said, Arise, get you out of this place: for the Lord will destroy the citie: but he seemed to his sonnes in lawe as though he had mocked.

Genesis 19:15 And when the morning arose, the Angels hasted Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife and thy two daughters which are here, lest thou be destroyed in the punishment of the citie. Genesis 19:16 And as he prolonged the time, the men caught both him and his wife, and his two daughters by the hands (the Lord being mercifull vnto him) and they brought him foorth, and set him without the citie.

Genesis 19:17 And when they had brought them out, the Angel said, Escape for thy life: looke not behinde thee, neither tarie thou in all the plaine: escape into ye mountaine, least thou be destroyed.

He obtaineth leave to go into Zoar.

Genesis 19:18 And Lot saide vnto them, Not so, I pray thee, my Lord. Genesis 19:19 Behold now, thy seruant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercie, which thou hast shewed vnto me in sauing my life: and I cannot escape in the mountaine, least some euill take me, and I die. Genesis 19:20 See nowe this citie hereby to flee vnto, which is a litle one: Oh let me escape thither: is it not a litle one, and my soule shall liue? Genesis 19:21 Then he said vnto him, Beholde, I haue receiued thy request also concerning this thing, that I will not ouerthrow this citie, for the which thou hast spoken. Genesis 19:22 Haste thee, saue thee there: for I can doe nothing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the citie was called Zoar.

Genesis 19:23 The sunne did rise vpon the earth, when Lot entred into Zoar.

Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed.

Genesis 19:24 Then the Lord rained vpon Sodom and vpon Gomorah brimstone, & fire from the Lord out of heauen, Genesis 19:25 And ouerthrewe those cities and all the plaine, and all the inhabitants of the cities; and that that grewe vpon the earth.

Lot's wife is a pillar of salt.

Genesis 19:26 Now his wife behind him looked backe, and she became a pillar of salt.

Genesis 19:27 And Abraham rising vp earely in ye morning went to the place, where he had stand before the Lord, Genesis 19:28 And looking towarde Sodom and Gomorah and toward all the land of the plaine, behold, he sawe the smoke of the lande mounting vp as the smoke of a fornace.

Genesis 19:29 But yet when God destroyed the cities of the plaine, God thought vpon Abraham, and sent Lot out from the middes of the destruction, when he ouerthrewe the cities, wherein Lot dwelled.

Lot dwelleth in a cave.

Genesis 19:30 Then Lot went vp from Zoar, & dwelt in the mountaine with his two daughters: for he feared to tarie in Zoar, but dwelt in a caue, he, and his two daughters.

The incestuous original of Moab and Ammon.

Genesis 19:31 And the elder saide vnto the yonger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth, to come in vnto vs after the maner of all ye earth. Genesis 19:32 Come, wee will make our father drinke wine, and lie with him, that we may preserue seede of our father. Genesis 19:33 So they made their father drinke wine that night, and the elder went and lay with her father: but he perceiued not, neither whe she lay downe, neither when she rose vp. Genesis 19:34 And on the morowe the elder saide to the yonger, Behold, yester night lay I with my father: let vs make him drinke wine this night also, and goe thou and lie with him, that we may preserue seede of our father. Genesis 19:35 So they made their father drinke wine that night also, and the yonger arose, & lay with him, but he perceiued not, when she lay downe, neither when she rose vp. Genesis 19:36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with childe by their father. Genesis 19:37 And the elder bare a sonne, and she called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites vnto this day. Genesis 19:38 And the yonger bare a sonne also, and she called his name Ben-ammi: the same is the father of the Ammonites vnto this day.

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