Bible: Gen 19:15-26

19:15 At dawn 1  the angels hurried Lot along, saying, “Get going! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, 2  or else you will be destroyed when the city is judged! 3  19:16 When Lot 4  hesitated, the men grabbed his hand and the hands of his wife and two daughters because the Lord had compassion on them. 5  They led them away and placed them 6  outside the city. 19:17 When they had brought them outside, they 7  said, “Run 8  for your lives! Don’t look 9  behind you or stop anywhere in the valley! 10  Escape to the mountains or you will be destroyed!

19:18 But Lot said to them, “No, please, Lord! 11  19:19 Your 12  servant has found favor with you, 13  and you have shown me great 14  kindness 15  by sparing 16  my life. But I am not able to escape to the mountains because 17  this disaster will overtake 18  me and I’ll die. 19  19:20 Look, this town 20  over here is close enough to escape to, and it’s just a little one. 21  Let me go there. 22  It’s just a little place, isn’t it? 23  Then I’ll survive.” 24 

19:21Very well,” he replied, 25 I will grant this request too 26  and will not overthrow 27  the town you mentioned. 19:22 Run there quickly, 28  for I cannot do anything until you arrive there.” (This incident explains why the town was called Zoar.) 29 

19:23 The sun had just risen 30  over the land as Lot reached Zoar. 31  19:24 Then the Lord rained down 32  sulfur and fire 33  on Sodom and Gomorrah. It was sent down from the sky by the Lord. 34  19:25 So he overthrew those cities and all that region, 35  including all the inhabitants of the cities and the vegetation that grew 36  from the ground. 19:26 But Lot’s 37  wife looked back longingly 38  and was turned into a pillar of salt.

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