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Reformation Study Bible – Gen 19:1
Gen 19:1

19:1 two angels. See note 18:2 and “Angels” at Zech. 1:9. The two angels continue on to Sodom, but the Lord Himself does not appear after 18:33; He will rain down the judgment from heaven (v. 24).

sitting in the gate. See 14:12 and note. That Lot was sitting in the city gate indicates his status as a respected member of the community. Legal matters were decided at the city gate by community elders such as Lot (Deut. 21:18–21; Amos 5:15).

bowed himself. Throughout the story Lot demonstrated his righteousness by his hospitality to strangers (18:2 and notes; cf. 2 Pet. 2:6, 7).