Matthew Bible

Genesis 19

Lot entertaineth two angels.

Genesis 19:1 And there came .ij. angels to Sodome at euen. And Lot sat at þe gate of the cyte. And Lot sawe them, & rose vp to mete them, & he bowed hym self to the ground with hys face. Genesis 19:2 And he sayde: Se Lordes, turne in I praye you in to youre seruauntes house and tary all nyghte and wash youre fete and ryse vp earlye and go on your wayes. And they sayde: nay, but we wyll byde in the streates all nyghte. Genesis 19:3 And he compelled them excedingly. And they turned in vnto him & entred in to hys house, and he made them a feaste & dyd bake swete cakes, and they ate.

The vicious Sodomites are stricken with blindness.

Genesis 19:4 But before they went to rest, the men of the cyte of Sodome compassed the house rounde about both olde and yonge, al the people from all quarters. Genesis 19:5 And they called vnto Lot & sayd vnto him: where are the men which came in to thy house to nyght? brynge them oute vnto vs þt we maye do our lust with them. Genesis 19:6 And Lot went out at doores vnto them and shut the dore after hym Genesis 19:7 & sayd: nay for goddes sake brethren, do not so wickedly. Genesis 19:8 Behold I haue two doughters whych haue knowne no man, them wyll I brynge out vnto you: do wyth them as it semeth you good: Onlye vnto these men do nothyng, for therfore cam thei vnder the shadowe of my rose. Genesis 19:9 And they sayde: come hyther. And they sayde: camest þu not into soiourne, and wylt thou be nowe a iudge? we wyl suerly deale worse with the than wyth them. And as they preased sore vpon Lot and beganne to breake vp the doore, Genesis 19:10 the men put forth their handes and pulled Lot in to the house to them & shut to the doore. Genesis 19:11 And þe men that were at the doore of þe house, they smotte wyth blyndnesse both small and greate: so that they coulde not fynde the doore.

Lot is sent for safety into the mountains.

Genesis 19:12 And the men sayde moreouer vnto Lot: If thou haue yet here any sonne in law or sonnes or doughters or what so euer thou haste in the cytie, brynge it out of thys place: Genesis 19:13 for we must destroy thys place, because the crye of them is great before the Lorde. Wherfore he hath sent vs to destroy it. Genesis 19:14 And Lot went out & spake vnto hys sonnes in lawe which shuld haue maryed his doughters, & sayde: stonde vp & get you out of thys place, for the Lord wyl destroy the cyte. But he semed as though he had mocked, vnto his sonnes in lawe.

Genesis 19:15 And as the mornynge arose the angels caused Lot to spede him sayinge: Stonde vp, take thy wyfe & thy two doughters & that þt is at hande, lest thou peryshe in the synne of the cyte. Genesis 19:16 And as he prolonged the tyme, the men caught both him, his wyfe & his two doughters by the handes, because the Lord was mercyfull vnto him, and they brought hym forth & sette hym wythout the cyte.

Genesis 19:17 When they had brought them out, they sayde: Saue thy lyfe & loke not behynde the nether tary thou in any place of the countre, but saue thy selfe in the mountayn, lest thou perysshe.

He obtaineth leave to go into Zoar.

Genesis 19:18 Than sayde Lot vnto them: Oh naye my Lord: Genesis 19:19 behold, in as moch as thy seruaunt hath founde grace in thy syghte, nowe make thy mercy great, whyche thou shewest vnto me in sauing my lyfe. For I can not saue my selfe in the mountayns, lest some misfortune fall vpon me and I dye. Genesis 19:20 Beholde, here is a cite by, to flee vnto, and it is a lytle one: let me saue my selfe therin: is it not a lytle one, that my soule may lyue? Genesis 19:21 And he sayd to him: se, I haue receiued thy request as concerning thys thyng, that I wyl not ouerthrowe thys cytie for the which thou hast spoken. Genesis 19:22 Haste the, and saue thy selfe there, for I can do nothyng tyl thou be come in thyther. And therfore the name of the cyte is called Zoar.

Genesis 19:23 And the sunne was vpon the erth when Lot was entred in to Zoar.

Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed.

Genesis 19:24 Than the Lorde rayned vpon Sodome and Gomorra, brymstone and fyre from the Lord out of heauen, Genesis 19:25 & ouerthrewe those cites and al the region, and all that dwelled in the cytes, and that that grewe vpon the erth.

Lot's wife is a pillar of salt.

Genesis 19:26 And Lots wyfe loked behynde her, and was turned into a pyllar of salte.

Genesis 19:27 Abraham rose vp early and got hym to þe place where he stode before the Lorde, Genesis 19:28 and loked toward Sodome and Gomorra and towarde all the lande of that contre. And as he loked: behold þe smoke of the countre arose as it had bene the smoke of a fornace.

Genesis 19:29 But yet when God destroyed the cyties of the region, he thought vpon Abraham: & sent Lot out from the danger of the ouerthrowinge, when he ouerthrewe the cyties where Lot dwelled.

Lot dwelleth in a cave.

Genesis 19:30 And Lot departed out of Zoar & dwelled in the mountayns & his .ij. doughters wt hym for he feared to tary in Zoar: he dwelled therfore in a caue, bothe he & his two doughters also.

The incestuous original of Moab and Ammon.

Genesis 19:31 Than sayd the elder vnto the yonger: our father is olde, and there are no moo men in the erth to come in vnto vs after the maner of al the worlde. Genesis 19:32 Come therfore, let vs geue our father wyne to dryncke, and let vs lye wt hym that we maye saue seed of oure father. Genesis 19:33 And they gaue their father wyne to drynke that same nyghte. And the elder doughter went and laye with her father. And he perceyued it not, nether when she lay doune, nether when she rose vp. Genesis 19:34 And on the morowe the elder sayd vnto þe yonger: beholde yesternyght laye I with my father. Let vs geue him wyne to drynke this nyght also, and go thou and lye wyth hym, & let vs saue seed of oure father. Genesis 19:35 And they gaue their father wyne to dryncke that nyght also. And the yonger arose & laye with hym: and he perceyued it not: nether when she lay doune, nether when she rose vp. Genesis 19:36 Thus were both the doughters of Lot with chylde by their father. Genesis 19:37 And the elder bare a sonne, and called hym Moab, whych is the father of þe Moabytes vnto thys daye. Genesis 19:38 And the yonger bare a sonne, & called hym Ben Ammi, whyche is the father of the chyldren of Ammon vnto thys daye.

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