Genesis Chapter 19
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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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Matthew Henry's 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.
Danny's Genesis Chapter 19 comment on 11/08/2013, 10:16am...
The reference to sexual promiscuity symbolized the depravity of the times. Not so different from what we're seeing today. Especially with the advancements in technology which puts even more temptations before us and even our children. Since God judged these other cities you wonder how far His patience will go with us. How many truly righteous people do we have in the U.S.A. today? It begins with believing as Abraham did.
Tbcpastor's Genesis Chapter 19 comment on 9/15/2013, 4:28pm...
Lot's wife looked back because she still had two daughters there.
George Hartwell's Genesis Chapter 19 comment on 9/06/2013, 5:18pm...
To Ed, yes Ed, I am very concerned about the incest in this story. You are right to be offended by it. You should not, however, be at all surprised since the Old Testament is full of stories of incest, adultery, murder, infanticide, slavery, promiscuity and violence.
There are too many of these to mention, but try reading
2 Kings 18 v27
Judges 11 v29-40
Judges 19 v22-30
2 Kings 2 v23-24
Ed's Genesis Chapter 19 comment on 8/13/2013, 9:37pm...
is anyone concerned about the insets in this story?
Sylvia's Genesis Chapter 19 comment on 8/06/2013, 7:00am...
Genesis 19. We need not to over look those in authority; we ought to submit and obey those we are under coz they carry our blessing n the blessing of God flows from the head. I.e when lot separated from Abraham things started to change n he the spirit of compromise came upon him n he even wanted to offer her daughters to the sodomites.
Lauren's Genesis Chapter 19 comment on 6/30/2013, 9:14pm...
@Gilmore, Linton: What happened was, Lot didn't offer his daughters to the angels, he offered his daughters to the homo***ual men who were trying to "know" the angels. Lot's wife got punished because of disobedience. I only think that Lot didn't get punished for getting drunk and impregnating his daughters was, because the daughters gave him the wine then, laid with him.
Gilmore, linton's Genesis Chapter 19 comment on 6/28/2013, 12:11pm...
Can someone explain to me, while wasn't Lot punished for offering his daughters as ***ual pawns to the angels. And for getting drunk with wine from his daughters and impregnating them. His wife was consumed. I'm confused as a christian. HELP.
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