1And 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 worshiped with his face to the ground, and said,
2Lo! 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.
3And 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 eat.
4But before they went to sleep, the men of the city, the Sodomites, compassed the house, both young and old, all the people together.
5And 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.
6And Lot went out to them to the porch, and he shut the door after him,
7and said to them, By no means, brethren, do not act villainously.
8But 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 roof.
9And 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.
10And the men stretched forth their hands and drew Lot in to them into the house, and shut the door of the house.
11And 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.
12And 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.
13For 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 it.
14And 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.
15But 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.
16And they were troubled, and the angels laid hold on his hand, and the hand of his wife, and the hands of his two daughters, in that the Lord spared him.
17And 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 them.
18And Lot said to them, I pray, Lord,
19since thy servant has found mercy before thee, and thou hast magnified thy righteousness, in what thou doest toward 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.
20Behold 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.
21And he said to him, Behold, I have had respect to thee also about this thing, that I should not overthrow the city about which thou hast spoken.
22Hasten 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, Zoar.
23The sun was risen upon the earth, when Lot entered into Zoar.
24And the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.
25And 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.
26And his wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.
27And Abraham rose up early to go to the place, where he had stood before the Lord.
28And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward the surrounding country, and saw, and behold a flame went up from the earth, as the smoke of a furnace.
29And it came to pass that when God destroyed all the cities of the region round about, God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when the Lord overthrew those cities in which Lot dwelt.
30And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, he and his two daughters with him, for he feared to dwell in Zoar; and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters with him.
31And 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.
32Come and let us make our father drink wine, and let us sleep with him, and let us raise up seed from our father.
33So 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.
34And 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 father.
35So 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.
36And the two daughters of Lot conceived by their father.
37And 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.
38And the younger also bore a son, and called his name Ammon, saying, The son of my family. This is the father of the Ammonites to this present day.