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29 And so it was that, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, he remembered Abraham and brought Lot out from the midst of the destruction when he overthrew the cities where Lot had lived.

The Origin of Moab and Ammon

30 Later on, Lot and his two daughters abandoned Zoar and settled in the hills because Lot was afraid to live in Zoar. He lived there in a cave, along with his two daughters. 31 One day the firstborn told the younger one, “Our father is old, and there’s no man in the land to have sex with us,[a] as everybody else throughout all the earth does.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 19:31 Lit. to come in to us

29 So when God destroyed the cities of the plain,(A) he remembered(B) Abraham, and he brought Lot out of the catastrophe(C) that overthrew the cities where Lot had lived.(D)

Lot and His Daughters

30 Lot and his two daughters left Zoar(E) and settled in the mountains,(F) for he was afraid to stay in Zoar. He and his two daughters lived in a cave. 31 One day the older daughter said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man around here to give us children—as is the custom all over the earth.

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