Genesis 19:12-23New American Standard Bible (NASB)
12 Then the two men said to Lot, “Whom else have you here? A son-in-law, and your sons, and your daughters, and whomever you have in the city, bring them out of the place;13 for we are about to destroy this place, because their outcry has become so great before the Lord that the Lord has sent us to destroy it.”14 Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who [a]were to marry his daughters, and said, “Up, get out of this place, for the Lord will destroy the city.” But he appeared to his sons-in-law [b]to be jesting.
15 When morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Up, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away in the [c]punishment of the city.”16 But he hesitated. So the men seized his hand and the hand of his wife and the [d]hands of his two daughters, for the compassion of the Lordwas upon him; and they brought him out, and put him outside the city.17 When they had brought them outside, [e]one said, “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you, and do not stay [f]anywhere in the valley; escape to the [g]mountains, or you will be swept away.”18 But Lot said to them, “Oh no, my lords!19 Now behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have magnified your lovingkindness, which you have shown me by saving my life; but I cannot escape to the [h]mountains, for the disaster will overtake me and I will die;20 now behold, this town is near enough to flee to, and it is small. Please, let me escape there (is it not small?) [i]that my life may be saved.”21 He said to him, “Behold, I grant you this [j]request also, not to overthrow the town of which you have spoken.22 Hurry, escape there, for I cannot do anything until you arrive there.” Therefore the name of the town was called [k]Zoar.
23 The sun had risen over the earth when Lot came to Zoar.
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