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Genesis 19:4 New English Translation (NET Bible)

Before they could lie down to sleep,[a] all the men—both young and old, from every part of the city of Sodom—surrounded the house.[b]

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 19:4 tn The verb שָׁכַב (shakhav) means “to lie down, to recline,” that is, “to go to bed.” Here what appears to be an imperfect is a preterite after the adverb טֶרֶם (terem). The nuance of potential (perfect) fits well.
  2. Genesis 19:4 tn Heb “and the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, from the young to the old, all the people from the end [of the city].” The repetition of the phrase “men of” stresses all kinds of men.
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