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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Genesis 19:1-3

Observe here, 1. There was but one good man in Sodom, and these heavenly messengers soon found him out. Wherever we are, we should enquire out those of the place that live in the fear of God, and should choose to associate ourselves with them. Matt. 10:11; Enquire who is worthy, and there abide. Those of the same country, when they are in a foreign country, love to be together. 2. Lot sufficiently distinguished himself from the rest of his neighbours, at this time, which plainly set a mark... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Genesis 19:1

And there came two angels to Sodom at even ,.... Or "the two angels" F8 שני המלאכים "duo illi angeli", Tigurine version, Cocceius; so Ar. "duobus illis angelis", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. , the two men who were angels in the likeness of men, that had been with Abraham in the heat of the day at Hebron, on the evening of the same day came to Sodom: and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom : not as a civil magistrate to try causes there, being appointed a judge over them, as... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 19:1

Two angels - The two referred to Genesis 18:22 . Sat in the gate - Probably, in order to prevent unwary travelers from being entrapped by his wicked townsmen, he waited at the gate of the city to bring the strangers he might meet with to his own house, as well as to transact his own business. Or, as the gate was the place of judgment, he might have been sitting there as magistrate to hear and determine disputes. Bowed himself - Not through religious reverence, for he did not know... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 19:1

Verse 1 1.And there came two angels to Sodom. The question occurs, why one of the three angels has suddenly disappeared, and two only are come to Sodom? The Jews (with their wonted audacity in introducing fables) pretend that one came to destroy Sodom, the other to preserve Lot. But from the discourse of Moses, this appears to be frivolous: because we shall see that they both assisted in the liberation of Lot. What I have before adduced is more simple; namely, that it was granted to Abraham, as... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 19:1

And there came two angels —literally, the two angels , i.e. the two men of the preceding chapter who accompanied Jehovah to Mature; οἱ δύο ἄγγελλοι ( LXX .)— to Sodom at even (having left the tent of Abraham shortly after noon); and Lot —last heard of in the narrative as captured by the Asiatic kings, and delivered by his uncle ( Genesis 14:12 , Genesis 14:16 )— sat in the gate of Sodom . שַׁעַר , from the idea of opening, signified the gateway or entrance of a camp... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 19:1-11

Warning lights in Sodom. I. THE FLICKERING LIGHT OF LOT 'S PIETY . 1. That the light of Lot's piety was still burning, though he had long been subjected to the moral contamination of the licentious Pentapolis, is apparent from— 2. That the light of Lot's piety, though still burning, was fast fading, may be gathered from the circumstances— II. THE LURID LIGHT OF SODOM 'S IMPIETY . Already well enough known as to its character, the wickedness of Sodom is... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Genesis 19:1-38

- The Destruction of Sodom and Amorah9. גשׁ־<הלאה gesh-hāl'âh, “approach to a distant point,” stand back.11. סנורים sanevērı̂ym, “blindness,” affecting the mental more than the ocular vision.37. מואב mô'āb, Moab; מאב mē'āb, “from a father.” בן־עמי ben-‛amı̂y, Ben-‘ammi, “son of my people.” עמון ‛amôn, ‘Ammon, “of the people.”This chapter is the continuation and conclusion of the former. It records a part of God’s strange work - strange, because it consists in punishment, and because... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Genesis 19:1

Genesis 19:1. There came two angels Probably two of the three that had just before been with Abraham, the two created angels, who were now sent to execute God’s purpose concerning Sodom. Lot sat in the gate of Sodom Waiting for an opportunity of entertaining strangers, in which he imitated Abraham, and set an example of hospitality in the midst of the reigning and abominable vices of the place. For though he was influenced to go thither by improper motives, and continued there with... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Genesis 19:1-38

Sodom and Gomorrah (19:1-38)Meanwhile the two messengers arrived in Sodom. Lot, knowing the danger that strangers faced in the streets of Sodom at night, welcomed them into his house (19:1-3). Although Lot did not agree with the immoral practices of Sodom (2 Peter 2:7-8), he apparently did not have the courage to oppose them. He was even prepared to allow the sexual perverts of the city to rape his daughters, in order to protect his two guests from homosexual assault. In a blinding judgment,... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Genesis 19:1

two. Hebrew the two. With article, viz. two of the three, Genesis 18:16 . Sodom = flaming, burning. even. Note emph. on notes of time in the Structure. gate. The seat of judgment, showing that Lot was a real citizen, Genesis 19:9 ; Genesis 23:10 , Genesis 23:18 ; Genesis 34:20 , Genesis 34:24 .Ruth 4:1 . read more

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