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Genesis 19:4-9 Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from all parts of town. They called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may be intimate with them.”[a]

Lot went out to them and shut the door behind him. He said, “Please, my brothers, do not act so wickedly. See now, I have two daughters who have not had relations with a man. Please let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them whatever seems good to you. Only do not do anything to these men, because they have come under the protection[b] of my roof.”

They said, “Get out of our way!” They also said, “This fellow came to live here as an alien, and now he appoints himself as a judge. Now we will treat you worse than them!” They kept pushing Lot back and were ready to break down the door.


  1. Genesis 19:5 Literally that we may know them. Shocking as the crime is, the text places a euphemism into the mouths of the perpetrators. The next verses make their intentions clear.
  2. Genesis 19:8 Literally the shadow
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