Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed
1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and
Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to
meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the
2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray
you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and
wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your
ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street
3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in
unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a
feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.
4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even
the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and
young, all the people from every quarter:
5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are
the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out
unto us, that we may know them.
6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the
door after him,
7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known
man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye
to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do
nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my
9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This
one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge:
now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they
pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break
10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into
the house to them, and shut to the door.
11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the
house with blindness, both small and great: so that they
wearied themselves to find the door.
12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any
besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and
whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this
13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of
them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the
LORD hath sent us to destroy it.
14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law,
which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of
this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he
seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.
15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened
Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters,
which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the
16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his
hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of
his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and
they brought him forth, and set him without the city.
17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth
abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind
thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the
mountain, lest thou be consumed.
18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my LORD:
19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy
sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast
showed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the
mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:
20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is
a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little
one?) and my soul shall live.
21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee
concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this
city, for the which thou hast spoken.
22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do anything
till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city
was called Zoar.
23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered
24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah
brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and
all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon
26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she
became a pillar of salt.
27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place
where he stood before the LORD:
28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward
all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of
the country went up as 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
the which Lot dwelt.
Lot and His Daughters
30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the
mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to
dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two
31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father
is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto
us after the manner of all the earth:
32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will
lie with him, that we may preserve 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
perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn
said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my
father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go
thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our
35 And they made their father drink wine that night
also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he
perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by
37 And the first born bare a son, and called his name
Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.
38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his
name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of
Ammon unto this day.