Ark of the Covenant - Bible History Online
Bible History Online
Picture Study Bible with Maps and Background Information

Genesis 19:2 And he said, "Now behold, my lords, please turn aside into your servant's house, and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way." They said however, "No, but we shall spend the night in the square."

< Genesis 19:1
Genesis 19:3 >

      2. turn in, I pray you . . . tarry all night--offer of the same generous hospitalities as described in Ge 18:2-8, and which are still spontaneously practised in the small towns.
      And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night--Where there are no inns and no acquaintance, it is not uncommon for travellers to sleep in the street wrapped up in their cloaks.

JFB.


Questions Related to this Verse

Dynamically load content in Bootstrap Modal with AJAX

Select a Chapter

Genesis 19 Images and Notes

Brief Summary: Lot entertains visitors who are angels, the men of Sodom desire to abuse Lot's guests and they are smitten with blindness, Lot is told to flee from Sodom, The Lord rains fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot's seed is preserved in the land by his incestuous daughters.

Genesis Chapter 19

Genesis 19:24-26 - Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Outline
The Two Angels Visit Lot (Genesis 19:1-3)
The Wicked Men of Sodom (Genesis 19:4-11)
Lot is protected and Flees to Zoar (Genesis 19:12-23)
The LORD Rained Fire and Brimstone (Genesis 19:24-25)
Lot's Wife Looks Back (Genesis 19:26)
Abraham Sees the Smoke of Destruction (Genesis 19:27-29)
Lot's Daughters and the Incest (Genesis 19:30-38)

Summary
1 Lot entertaineth two angels
4 The vicious Sodomites are stricken with blindness
12 Lot is sent for safety into the mountains
18 He obtaineth leave to go into Zoar
24 Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed
26 Lot's wife becomes a pillar of salt
30 Lot dwelleth in a cave
31 The incestuous origin of Moab and Ammon

Painting of Sodom by Gustave Dore
Painting by Sodom by Gustave Dore

Topics for Bible Study
The Two Angels
Lot Sat in the Gate of Sodom
Lot Bowed with his Face Toward the Ground
Lot's Hospitality
The Angels Insisted on Staying in the Street
Lot Insisted that they Come into his House
The Angels Agreed
The Men of Sodom Surrounded the House
Men Old and Young
They Wanted to Have Relations with the 2 Men
Lot Offered His Two Virgin Daughters
They Refused and Threatened Lot
The Angels Smote the Men with Blindness
The Angels Told Lot to Gather his Family
They Told Lot They were about to Destroy the City
The Sons-in-Law
The Angels Took the Family Out
Lot, His Wife, and 2 Daughters
The Angels Warned them
Do Not Look Back
Do Not Stay in the Plain
Escape to the Mountain Lest thou be Consumed
Lot Pleads to Stay in Zoar
The Angel Agrees
The Angel Was Told to Protect Lot
The LORD Rained Fire and Brimstone
From the LORD out of Heaven
Abraham Woke up Early and Saw Smoke
The Smoke of a Furnace
Lot Feared to Stay in Zoar
They Escaped to the Mountain
They Hid in a Cave
The Women Thought the Whole World was Smitten
They Agreed to Lie with their Father to Re-Populate
They made their Father Drink Wine
The Firstborn Woman Bore Moab
The Younger Woman Bore BenAmmi
Moabites
Ammonites

Painting of Sodom and Gomorrah
Painting by Raphael of Lot and His Daughters Fleeing from Sodom and Gomorrah

Historical Background
Lot entertains visitors who are angels, the men of Sodom desire to abuse Lot's guests and they are smitten with blindness, Lot is told to flee from Sodom, The Lord rains fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot's seed is preserved in the land by his incestuous daughters.

Ancient Customs
Hospitality
Kneading Bread
Bowing toward the Ground
Washing the Feet

Tents
How Tents Were Made
Living in Tents

Ancient Peoples
The Moabites - The Ancient Moabites in the Bible
The Ammonites - The Ancient Ammonites in the Bible
The Ancient Moabites - Background Bible Study

Geography
The Plains of Mamre - Old Testament Israel
Sodom - Ancient Sodom in the Bible
Gomorrah - Ancient Gomorrah in the Bible
Ancient Sodom and Gomorrah - Background Bible Study

Map of Sodom and Gomorrah
Map of Sodom and Gomorrah Possibly
Map of the Supposed Locations of Sodom and Gomorrah

Maps
Map of the Giants and Early Inhabitants of Ancient Israel - Bible Map Collection
Map of the Canaanite Nations - Bible Maps
Map of the World of Abraham - Bible Map Collection
Map of the Journeys of Abraham - Bible Map Collection
Map of Sodom and Gomorrah - - Background Bible Study
Map of the Moabites - Old Testament Israel

Quick Reference Map
Quick Reference Map of Sodom and Gomorrah
Map of the Jordan River (Click to Enlarge)

Remember Lot's Wife
Dead Sea Strange Pillar

Photograph of a strange looking rock pillar at the Dead Sea

The Shores of the Dead Sea
Photo of the colorful shores of the Dead Sea

The Old Testament

The Old Testament

Genesis Resources

Creation
Adam and Eve
The Flood
The Tower of Babel
Abraham the First Hebrew
Isaac, Son of Promise
Jacob and the 12 Tribes
Joseph and Egypt