The two angels arrived at
Sodom in the evening,
and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city.
When he saw them, he
got up to meet them and bowed down with his face
to the ground.
“My lords,” he said, “please turn aside to your
You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way
early in the morning.”
“No,” they answered,
“we will spend the night
in the square.”
But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house.
He prepared a meal for
them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate.
Before they had gone to
bed, all the men from
every part of the city of Sodom—both young and
They called to Lot, “Where are the men who
came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so
that we can have sex with
Lot went outside to meet
them and shut the door
and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this
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.”
“Get out of our way,”
“This fellow came here as
a foreigner, and now he wants to play the judge!
We’ll treat you worse than them.”
They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break
down the door.
But the men inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house
and shut the door.
Then they struck the men
who were at the door of the house, young and old,
with blindness so that they could not find the
The two men said to Lot,
“Do you have anyone else
or daughters, or anyone
else in the city who belongs to you?
Get them out of here, because we are going to destroy this place.
The outcry to the Lord against its people is so great that he has sent us
to destroy it.”