Genesis Chapter 19
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 all night.
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 roof.
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 the door.
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.
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.
19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:
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 father.
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Genesis Chapter 19 Bible commentary...
The destruction of Sodom, and the deliverance of Lot. (1-29) The sin and disgrace of Lot. (30-38)1-29 Lot was good, but there was not one more of the same character in the city. All the people of Sodom were very wicked and vile. Care was therefore taken for saving Lot and his family. Lot lingered; he trifled. Thus many who are under convictions about their spiritual state, and the necessity of a change, defer that needful work. The salvation of the most righteous men is of God's mercy, not by their own merit. We are saved by grace. God's power also must be acknowledged in bringing souls out of a sinful state If God had not been merciful to us, our lingering had been our ruin. Lot must flee for his life. He must not hanker after Sodom. Such commands as these are given to those who, through grace, are delivered out of a sinful state and condition. Return not to sin and Satan. Rest not in self and the world. Reach toward Christ and heaven, for that is escaping to the mountain, short of which we must not stop. Concerning this destruction, observe that it is a revelation of the wrath of God against sin and sinners of all ages. Let us learn from hence the evil of sin, and its hurtful nature; it leads to ruin.
30-38 See the peril of security. Lot, who kept chaste in Sodom, and was a mourner for the wickedness of the place, and a witness against it, when in the mountain, alone, and, as he thought, out of the way of temptation, is shamefully overtaken. Let him that thinks he stands high, and stands firm, take heed lest he fall. See the peril of drunkenness; it is not only a great sin itself, but lets in many sins, which bring a lasting wound and dishonour. Many a man does that, when he is drunk, which, when he is sober, he could not think of without horror. See also the peril of temptation, even from relations and friends, whom we love and esteem, and expect kindness from. We must dread a snare, wherever we are, and be always upon our guard. No excuse can be made for the daughters, nor for Lot. Scarcely any account can be given of the affair but this, The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? From the silence of the Scripture concerning Lot henceforward, learn that drunkenness, as it makes men forgetful, so it makes them to be forgotten.
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
Stan's Genesis Chapter 19 comment about verse 5 on 5/24/2015, 9:37pm...
Every one in the town saw these two men walking through the town but no one raped them? Insted they watied till they got to lots home then politlely asked if he would hand them over insted of breaking in and taking them?
Dewey J's Genesis Chapter 19 comment on 5/04/2015, 2:24pm...
Jacques, it is interesting that Lot 's wife was so close to life but looked back and died. Jesus Christ through Scripture stress that Christians must endure until the end. I believe the angel didn 't mention Lot 's daughter-in-laws is because he had no sons. All the trials and test we face in life we must endure until the end for they that endure until the end the same shall be saved Matt.24:13. God bless us all and in the understanding of His Word. Glory be to God in the highest. Amen.
Dewey J's Genesis Chapter 19 comment on 5/04/2015, 1:50pm...
Anonymous, I believe that by recording this Biblical account of Lot 's life the Scripture is confirming that God is no respector of person. All men failures and successes regardless of how great they are or how favored they are in God 's sight. I believe one reason the angel didn 't mention any daughter-in-laws of Lot is because he probably had no sons. I also, believe that like the proverb says necessity is the mother of invention there were no men or no righteous men around to continue the seed or blood line of righteous Lot therefore his daughters devised their plot to carry on his seed. They didn 't have the faith or patience to wait for God to provide. Incest was not frown on as much then as it is today. After all is said and done God allowed the plot to succeed. God bless us al and in the understanding of His Word glory be to God in the highest. Amen.
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