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Destruction of Sodom revealed: CHAP. XIX. Abrahain intercedes for it.

9. And they said unto him, Where 18 27 And Abraham answered and said, Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in Behold now, I have taken upon me to the tent.

speak unto the Lord, which am but dust 10 And he said, I will certainly return and ashes : unto thee according to the time of life ;) 28 Peradventure there shall lack five and lo, Saral thy wife shall have a son. of the fifty righteous : wilt thou destroy And Sarab heard it in the tent-door, which all the city for lack of five ? And he said, was behind him.

If I find there forty and five, I will not de11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old stroy it. and well stricken in age; and it ceased 29 And he spake unto bim yet again, to be with Sarah after the manner of and said, Peradventure there shall be fora women,

ty found there. And he said, I will not 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within do it for forty's sake. herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall 30 And he said unto him, Oh, let not I bave pleasure, my lord being old also ? the LORD be angry, and I will speak:

13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, Peradventure there shall thirty be found Wherefore did Sarab laugh, saying, Shall there. And he said, I will not do it, if I I of a surety bear a child, which am old ? find thirty there.

14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? 31 And he said, Behold now, I have At the time appointed I wili return unto taken upor me to speak unto the LORD : thee, according to the time of life, and Peradventure there shall be twenty found Sarab shall have a son.

there. And he said, I will not destroy it 15 Tben Sarah denied, saying, I laugh- for twenty's sake. ed not; for she was afraid. And he said, 32 And he said, Oh, let not the LORD Nay; but thou didst laugh.

be angry, and I will speak yet but this 16' And the men rose up from thence, once : Peradventure ten shall be found and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham there. And he said, I will not destroy it went with them to bring them on the way. for ten's sake.

17 | And the LORD said, Shall I hide 33 And the LORD went his way, as soon from Abraham that thing which I do ; as he had left communing with Abraham :

18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely and Abraham returned unto his place. become a great and mighty nation, and

CHAP. XIX. all the nations of the earth shall be blessed A Nap ethere cande duro saugelsche Sadom

19 For I know him, that he will com- Sodoir. ; and Lot,seeing them, rose up to mand his children and his household after meet them ; and he bowed himself with bim, and they shall keep the way of the his face toward the ground ; LORD, to do justice and judgment; that 2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, the LORD may bring upon Abraham that turn in, I pray you, into your servant's which he hath spoken of him.

house, and tarry all night, and wash your 20 And the LORD said, Because the cry feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and be on your ways. And they said, Nay; but cause their sin is very grievous,

we will abide in the street all night. 21 I will go down now, and see whether 3 And he pressed upon them greatly ; they have done altogether according to the and they turned in unto him, and entered cry of it, which is come unto me, and if into his house; and he made them a feast, not, I will know.

and did bake unleavened bread, and they 22 And the men turned their faces from did eat. thence, and went toward Sodom : but 4 | But before they lay down, the men Abraham stood yet before the LORD. of the city, even the men of Sodom, com

23 | And Abraham drew near, and passed the house round, both old and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous young, all the people from every quarter: with the wicked ?

5 And they called unto Lot, and said 24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous untu him, Where are the men which came within the city : wilt thou also destroy in to thee this night ? bring thein out unto and not spare the place for the fifty right- us, that we may know them. eous that are therein ?

6 And Lot went out at the door unto 25 That be far from thee to do after them, and shut the door after him, this manner, to slay the righteous with the 7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do wicked; and that the righteous should be not so wickedly. as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall 8 Behold now, I have two daughters not the Judge of all the earth do right? which have not known man ; let me, !

26 And the LORD said, If I find in So- pray you, bring them out unto you, and dom fifty righteous within the city, then I do ye to them as is good in your eyes: will spare all the place for their sakes. Tonly unto these men do nothing. ; for

my roof.

Lot entertaineth two angels.

GENESIS. Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed therefore came they under the shadow of thịther; therefore the name of the city

was called Zoar. 9 And they said, Stand back. And 23 | The sun was risen upon the earth they said again, This one fellow came in when Lot entered into Zoar. to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge : 24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom Now will we deal worse with thee than and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire with them. And they pressed sore upon from the LORD out of heaven ; the man, even Lot, and came near to break 25 And he overthrew those cities, and the door.

all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the 10 But the men put forth their hand, cities, and that which grew upon the and pulled Lot into the house to them, ground. and shut to the door.

26 | But his wife looked back from be11 And they smote the men that were hind him, and she became a pillar of salt. at the door of the house with blirdness, 27 And Abraham gat up early in the both small and great: so that they wea- morning, to the place where he stood beried themselves to find the door.

fore the LORD: 12 | And the men said unto Lot, Hast 28 And he looked toward Sodom and thou here any besides ? son-in-law, and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatso-plain, and beheld, and lo, the smoke of the ever thou hast in the city, bring them out country went up as the smoke of a furnace. of this place :

29 T And it came to pass, when God 13 For we wi'l destroy this place, be destroyed the cities of the plain, that God cause the cry of them is waxen great be- remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out fore the face of the LORD; and the LORD of the midst of the overthrow,when he overhath sent us to destroy it.

threw the cities in the which Lot dwelt. 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto : 30 T And Lot went up out of Zoar, and his sons-in-law, which married his daugh- dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this ters with him ; for be feared to dwell in place ; for the LORD will destroy this city : Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he, and. but he seemed as one that mocked unto his two daughters. his sons-in-law.

31 | And the first-born said unto the 15 And when the morning arose, younger, Our father is old, and there is then the angels hastened Lot, saying, not a man in the earth to come in unto us Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daugh- after the manner of all the earth : ters which are here, lest thou be consum 32 Come, let us make our father drink ed in the iniquity of the city.

wine, and we will lie with him, that we 16 And while he lingered, the men laid may preserve seed of our father. hold

upon his hand, and upon the hand of 33 And they made their father drink his wife, and upon the hand of his two wine that night: and the first-born went daughters ; the LORD being merciful unto in,and lay with her father; and he perbim; and they brought him forth, and set ceived not when she lay down, nor when him without the city.

she arose. 17 And it came to pass, when they had 34 And it came to pass on the morrow, brought them forth abroad, that he said, that the first-born said unto the younger, Escape for thy life : look not behind thee, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: neither stay thou in all the plain : escape let us make him drink wine this night to the mountain, lest thou be consumed. also ; and go thou in, and lie with him, 18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, that we may preserve seed of our father.

35 And they made their father drink *19 Behold now, thy servant bath found wine that night also : and the younger grace in thy sight, and thou hast magni- arose, and lay with him; and he perceive fied thy mercy, which thou hast shewed ed not when she lay down, nor when she unto me in saving my life: and I cannot arose. escape to the mountain, lest some evil 36 Thus were both the daughters of take me, and I die :

Lot with child by their father. 20 Behold now, this city is near to flee 37 And the first-born bare a son, and unto, and it is a little one : Oh, let me called his name Moab : the same is the escape thither! (is it not a little one ?) father of the Moabites unto this day. and my soul shall live.

38 And the younger, she also bare a 21 And he said unto him, See, I have son, and called his name Ben-ammi : the accepted thee concerning this thing also, same is the father of the children of Amthat I will not overthrow this city, for the mon unto this day, which thou hast spoken.

CHAP. XX.

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