Lot went outside to meet them(A) and shut the door behind him and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.”(B)

“Get out of our way,” they replied. “This fellow came here as a foreigner,(C) and now he wants to play the judge!(D) We’ll treat you worse than them.” They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door.

10 But the men(E) inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house and shut the door. 11 Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness(F) so that they could not find the door.

12 The two men said to Lot, “Do you have anyone else here—sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you?(G) Get them out of here, 13 because we(H) are going to destroy this place. The outcry to the Lord against its people is so great(I) that he has sent us to destroy it.”(J)

14 So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry[a] his daughters. He said, “Hurry and get out of this place, because the Lord is about to destroy the city!(K)” But his sons-in-law thought he was joking.(L)

15 With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away(M) when the city is punished.(N)

16 When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters(O) and led them safely out of the city, for the Lord was merciful to them.(P) 17 As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives!(Q) Don’t look back,(R) and don’t stop anywhere in the plain!(S) Flee to the mountains(T) or you will be swept away!”

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  1. Genesis 19:14 Or were married to

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