- And the two angels came to Sodom at
evening. And Lot sat by the gate of Sodom,
and Lot having seen them, rose up to meet
them, and he worshipped with his face to
the ground, and said,
- Lo! my lords, turn
aside to the house of your servant, and rest
from your journey, and wash your feet, and
having risen early in the morning ye shall
depart on your journey. And they said,
Nay, but we will lodge in the street.
- And he constrained them, and they turned aside
to him, and they entered into his house,
and he made a feast for them, and baked
unleavened cakes for them, and they did
- But before they went to sleep, the
men of the city, the Sodomites, compassed
the house, both young and old, all the people
- And they called out Lot, and
said to him, Where are the men that went
in to thee this night? bring them out to us
that we may be with them.
- And Lot went
out to them to the porch, and he shut the
door after him,
- and said to them, By no
means, brethren, do not act villanously.
- But I have two daughters, who have not
known a man. I will bring them out to
you, and do ye use them as it may please
you, only do not injury to these men, to
avoid which they came under the shelter of
my [a] roof.
- And they said to him, Stand
back there, thou camest in to sojourn, was
it also to judge? Now then we would harm
thee more than them. And they pressed
hard on the man, even Lot, and they drew
nigh to break the door.
- And the men
stretched forth their hands and drew Lot in
to them into the house, and shut the door
of the house.
- And they smote the men
that were at the door of the house with
blindness, both small and great, and they
were wearied with seeking the door.
the men said to Lot, Hast thou here sons-in-law
or sons or daughters, or if thou hast
any other friend in the city, bring them out
of this place.
- [b] For we are going to destroy this place;
for their cry has been raised up before the Lord, and the Lord has sent
us to destroy [c] it.
- And Lot went out,
and spoke to his sons-in-law who had married his daughters, and said, Rise
up, and depart out of this place, for the Lord is
about to destroy the city; but he seemed to
be speaking absurdly before his sons-in-law.
- But when it was morning, the angels
hastened Lot, saying, Arise and take thy
wife, and thy two daughters whom thou
hast, and go forth; lest thou also be destroyed with the iniquities of the city.
- And they were troubled, and the angels
laid hold on his hand, and the hand of his
wife, and the hands of his two danghters, in
that the Lord spared him.
- And it came to pass when they brought
them out, that they said, Save thine own
life by all means; look not round to that
which is behind, nor stay in all the country
round about, escape to the mountain, lest
perhaps thou be overtaken together with
- And Lot said to them, I pray,
- since thy servant has found mercy
before thee, and thou hast magnified thy
righteousness, in what thou doest towards
me that my soul may live,-- but I shall not
be able to escape to the mountain, lest perhaps the calamity overtake me and I die.
- Behold this city is near for me to escape
thither, which is a small one, and there shall
I be preserved, is it not little? and my soul
shall live because of thee.
- And he said to
him, Behold, I have had respect to [d] thee
also about this thing, that I should not
overthrow the city about which thou hast
- Hasten therefore to escape thither,
for I shall not be able to do anything until
thou art come thither; therefore he called
the name of that city, Segor.
- The sun was
risen upon the earth, when Lot entered into
- And the Lord rained on Sodom
and Gomorrha brimstone and fire from the
Lord out of heaven.
- And he overthrew
these cities, and all the country round about,
and all that dwelt in the cities, and the
plants springing out of the ground.
his wife looked back, and she became a pillar
- And Abraam rose up early to go
to the place, where he had stood before the
- And he looked towards Sodom and
Gomorrha, and towards the surrounding
country, and saw, and behold a flame went
up from the earth, as the smoke of a furnace.
- And it came to pass that when God destroyed
all the cities of the region round about, God remembered Abraam, and sent
Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when
the Lord overthrew these cities in which
- And Lot went up out of Segor, and
dwelt in the mountain, he and his two
daughters with him, for he feared to dwell
in Segor; and he dwelt in a cave, he and his
two daughters with him.
- And the elder
said to the younger, Our father is old, and
there is no one on the earth who shall come
in to us, as it is fit in all the earth.
and let us make our father drink wine, and
let us sleep with him, and let us raise up
seed from our father.
- So they made their
father drink wine in that night, and the
elder went in and lay with her father that
night, and he knew not when he slept and
when he rose up.
- And it came to pass on
the morrow that the elder said to the
younger, Behold, I slept yesternight with
our father, let us make him drink wine in
this night also and do thou go in and sleep
with him and let us raise up seed of our
- So they made their father drink
wine in that night also, and the younger
went in and slept with her father, and he
knew not when he slept, nor when he arose.
- And the two daughters of Lot conceived
by their father.
- And the elder bore a son,
and called his name Moab, saying, He is of
my father. This is the father of the Moabites to this present day.
- And the younger
also bore a son, and called his name Amman,
saying, The son of my family. This is the
father of the Ammanites to this present
[a] Lit. beams.
[b] See Note, Lam. 3. 21.
[c] au)th/n. Scil. po/lin.
[d] Gr. thy countenance.
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 1851]