Genesis 19

Lot takes in two visiting angels

19:1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

(19:1-3) There came two angels to Sodom

(19:1) There came two angels to Sodom ... and Lot seeing them ... bowed himself with his face toward the ground.

19:2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.

(19:2) He said ... my lords, turn ... into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet.

19:3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

(19:3) They ... entered into his house; and he made them a feast ... and they did eat.

The men of Sodom ask to get to know the angels

19:4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

(19:4-) Angels are sexually irrestible to Sodomites.

(19:4) But before they lay down ... the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young.

19:5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

(19:5) Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
Do angels have sex?
What was the sin of Sodom?

Lot offers them his two virgin daughters instead

19:6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,

19:7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.

19:8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

19:9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

(19:6-8)
Lot refuses to give up his angels to the perverted mob, offering his two "virgin daughters" instead. He tells the bunch of angel rapers to "do unto them [his daughters] as is good in your eyes." This is the same man that is called "just" and "righteous" in 2 Peter 2:7-8.
Was Lot a righteous man?
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(19:7) I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.

(19:8) I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes.

The angels blind the Sodomites and tell Lot and his family to flee

19:10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.

19:11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

19:12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:

(19:11-13)
They smote the men ... with blindness.
The angels smite the Sodomites with blindness and tell Lot to grab his family and get the hell out of Sodom because they're about to destroy it.

19:13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.

(19:13) We will destroy this place ... the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.
Who destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah?

19:14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

19:15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.

19:16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

19:17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

19:18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:

19:19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:

(19:14-17) Lot told his two sons in law that God was going to destroy the city, but they thought he was kidding. (His daughters were married, and therefore not likely to be virgins, as he said in verse 8. But, hey, it was a "just and righteous" lie, intended to make his daughters more attractive to the sex-crazed mob.) Then the angels told Lot to take his family and leave the city, warning him not to look back or God would burn him to death, too.

(19:14) Lot ... spake unto his sons in law .. and said ... the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

(19:15-17) The angels hastened Lot, saying ... take thy wife, and thy two daughters ... Look not behind thee ... lest thou be consumed.

19:20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.

19:21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.

19:22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do anything till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

19:23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.

(19:20-21, 30) I will not overthrow this city
Lot and his daughters go to a city called Zoar, which the angels didn't destroy.
Did Lot's daughters think God had killed every man except Lot?

(19:20-21, 30) I will not overthrow this city ... escape thither ... Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar. ... And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him.

God destroys Sodom and Gomorrah with fire and brimstone

19:24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

19:25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

(19:24)
The LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven. God kills everyone (men, women, children, infants, newborns) in Sodom and Gomorrah by raining "fire and brimstone from the Lord out of heaven." Well, almost everyone -- he spares the "just and righteous" Lot and his family.
Who destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah?
God's 3rd Killing
Sodom's sin

Lot's wife looks back and is turned into a pillar of salt

19:26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

19:27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD:

19:28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

19:29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.

(19:26)
But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
Lot's nameless wife looks back, and God turns her into a pillar of salt.
God's 4th Killing

Lot gets drunk and impregnates his daughters
Cf. 2 Peter 2:7-8 - Lot, the just and righteous

19:30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

19:31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:

19:32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

19:33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

19:34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

19:35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

19:36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

19:37 And the first born bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

19:38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

(19:30-38)
Lot and his daughters camp out in a cave for a while. The daughters get their "just and righteous" father drunk, have sexual intercourse with him, and each conceives and bears a son (wouldn't you know it!).
Was Lot a righteous man?
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(19:30) Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him ... and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

(19:31) And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us.

(19:32) Let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

(19:33) And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father.

(19:34) I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him.

(19:35) And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him.

(19:36) Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

(19:37-38) The first born bare a son ... And the younger, she also bare a son.