Bishops' Bible

Genesis 19

Lot entertaineth two angels.

Genesis 19:1 And there came two angels to Sodome at euen, and Lot sate at the gate of Sodome: and Lot seing [them] rose vp to meete them, and he bowed hym selfe with his face towarde the grounde. Genesis 19:2 And he sayde: Oh my Lordes, turne in I praye you, into your seruauntes house, and tary all nyght, and washe your feete, and ye shall ryse vp early to go in your wayes. Whiche sayde, nay: but we wyll byde in the streates all nyght. Genesis 19:3 And he preassed vpon them exceedinglye: and they returnyng in vnto hym, entred into his house, & he made them a feast, and did bake vnleuened bread, and they did eate.

The vicious Sodomites are stricken with blindness.

Genesis 19:4 And before they went to rest, the men of the citie [euen] the men of Sodome compassed the house rounde about, both olde and young, all people fro [all] quarters. Genesis 19:5 And they callyng vnto Lot, sayde vnto hym: Where are the men whiche came in to thee this nyght? bryng them out vnto vs, that we may knowe them. Genesis 19:6 And Lot went out at the doore vnto them, and shut the doores after hym. Genesis 19:7 And sayde: Nay, for Gods sake brethren, do not [so] wickedly. Genesis 19:8 Behold, I haue two daughters whiche haue knowen no man, them wyll I bryng out nowe vnto you, and do with them as it [seemeth] good in your eyes: only vnto these men do nothyng, for therefore came they vnder the shadowe of my roofe. Genesis 19:9 And they sayde, stande backe: And they said agayne, he came in as one to soiourne, and wyll he be nowe a iudge? we wyll surely deale worse with thee then with them. And they preassed sore vpon the man [euen] Lot, and came to breake vp the doore. Genesis 19:10 But the men put foorth their hande, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the doore. Genesis 19:11 And the men that were at the doore of the house they smoke with blyndenesse both small and great, so that they were weryed in sekyng the doore.

Lot is sent for safety into the mountains.

Genesis 19:12 And the men sayde vnto Lot: Hast thou here any besides? sonne in lawe, and thy sonnes, and thy daughters, and whatsoeuer thou hast in the citie, bryng them out of this place: Genesis 19:13 For we wyl destroy this place, because the crye of them is great before the face of God: for the Lorde hath sent vs to destroy it. Genesis 19:14 And Lot went out, and spake vnto his sonnes in lawe which maried his daughters, saying: Stande vp, get ye out of this place, for the Lorde wyll ouerthrowe this citie. But he seemed as though he had mocked, vnto his sonnes in lawe.

Genesis 19:15 And when the mornyng arose, the angels caused Lot to speede him, saying: Stande vp, take thy wyfe, and thy two daughters which be at hande, lest thou perishe in the sinne of the citie. Genesis 19:16 And as he prolonged the tyme, the men caught both him, his wife, and his two daughters by the handes, the Lorde beyng mercyfull vnto hym: and they brought hym foorth, and set hym without the citie.

Genesis 19:17 And when he had brought them out, he sayde: Saue thy selfe, and loke not behynde thee, neither tary thou in all this playne [countrey] Saue thy selfe in the mountaine, lest thou perishe.

He obtaineth leave to go into Zoar.

Genesis 19:18 And Lot sayde vnto them: Oh not so my Lordes. Genesis 19:19 Beholde thy seruaunt hath founde grace in thy syght, and thou hast magnified thy mercy which thou hast shewed vnto me in sauyng my lyfe: Beholde I can not be saued in the mountayne, lest some harme fall vppon me, and I dye. Genesis 19:20 Beholde here is a citie by to flee vnto, euen yonder litle one: Oh let me escape thyther: Is it not a litle one, and my soule shall lyue? Genesis 19:21 And he sayde to hym: See, I haue receaued thy request as concernyng this thing, that I wyll not ouerthrowe this citie for the whiche thou hast spoken. Genesis 19:22 Haste thee, and be saued there: for I can do nothyng tyl thou be come thyther, and therfore the name of the citie is Soar.

Genesis 19:23 And the sonne was nowe rysen vpon the earth, and Lot was entred into Soar.

Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed.

Genesis 19:24 Then the Lorde rayned vpon Sodome and Gomorrhe brymstone and fire, from the Lorde out of heauen: Genesis 19:25 And ouerthrewe those cities, and all that plaine region, and all that dwelled in the cities, and that that grewe vpon the earth.

Lot's wife is a pillar of salt.

Genesis 19:26 But Lots wyfe folowyng him, loked behynde her, & was turned into a piller of salt.

Genesis 19:27 Abraham rysyng vp early, gote hym to the place where he stoode before the presence of God, and loked towarde Sodome and Gomorrhe, and towarde all the lande of that playne countrey, Genesis 19:28 And behelde, and lo the smoke of the countrey arose, as the smoke of a furnesse.

Genesis 19:29 And it came to passe, that when God destroyed the cities of that region, he thought vpon Abraham, and sent Lot out from the middest of the ouerthrow, when he ouerthrewe the cities, in one of the whiche Lot dwelled.

Lot dwelleth in a cave.

Genesis 19:30 And Lot departed out of Soar, and dwelled in the mountayne with his two daughters: for he feared to tary in Soar, but dwelled in a caue, he and his two daughters.

The incestuous original of Moab and Ammon.

Genesis 19:31 And the elder said vnto the younger: our father is olde, and there is not a man in the earth to come in vnto vs after the maner of all the worlde. Genesis 19:32 Come, let vs geue our father wine to drynke, and lye with hym, that we may saue seede of our father. Genesis 19:33 And so they gaue their father wine to drinke that night: and the elder daughter went and lay with her father, and he perceaued it not neither when she laye downe, neyther when she rose vp. Genesis 19:34 And on the morowe the elder sayde vnto the younger: beholde, yesternight lay I with my father: let vs make hym drynke wyne this nyght also, & go thou and lye with hym, that thou mayest rayse vp seede of our father. And they made their father drynke wyne that nyght also. Genesis 19:35 And the younger arose, and laye with hym: & he perceaued it not, neither whe she lay downe, neither whe she rose vp. Genesis 19:36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with chylde by their father. Genesis 19:37 And the elder bare a sonne, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites vnto this day. Genesis 19:38 And the younger bare a sonne also, & called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the chyldren of Ammon vnto this day.

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