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1 Mosebog 19

Sodomas ondskab

1Samme aften ankom de to engle til Sodoma. Lot sad på torvet lige inden for byporten, og da han fik øje på dem, gik han dem straks i møde og bøjede sig ærbødigt for dem.

„Mine herrer,” sagde han, „kom hjem til mig og få vasket støvet af jeres fødder. I skal være mine gæster, og i morgen tidlig kan I så begive jer videre på rejsen.” „Nej tak,” svarede de. „Vi vil hellere tilbringe natten her på torvet.”

Men Lot pressede på, og til sidst gik de med ham hjem. Han fik bagt noget brød i en fart, selv om der ingen surdej var i huset, og han serverede et måltid mad for dem.

Efter måltidet, da de skulle til at gå til ro, blev huset omringet af byens mænd, både unge og gamle. De råbte til Lot: „Hvor er de mænd, som kom for at overnatte hos dig? Bring dem ud til os, så vi kan have sex med dem!”

Men Lot gik ud til dem og lukkede døren efter sig. „Rolig, venner!” sagde han. „Gør jer ikke skyldig i noget så ondt! Jeg har to døtre, som endnu er jomfruer. Dem kan jeg bringe ud til jer. Så kan I gøre med dem, hvad I vil. Men I må lade disse mænd i fred. De er mine gæster og under min beskyttelse.”

„Flyt dig!” råbte de. „Hvad bilder du dig ind? Vi gav dig lov til at bo iblandt os, og så vil du fortælle os, hvad vi skal gøre eller ikke gøre! Bare vent til vi får fat i dig, så skal vi behandle dig værre end dine gæster!” De nærmede sig truende Lot, parate til at brække døren op om nødvendigt.

10 Da rakte de to mænd hænderne ud efter Lot, trak ham ind i huset og lukkede døren. 11 Samtidig gjorde de mændene udenfor blinde, så de ikke kunne finde døren.

12 „Har du nogen pårørende her i byen, Lot, svigersønner, sønner, døtre eller andre, som hører til din familie?” spurgte englene, „så sørg for at få dem ud af byen hurtigst muligt! 13 Vi har nemlig fået ordre til at tilintetgøre dette sted! Synden her er blevet så himmelråbende, at Herren har besluttet at ødelægge byen.”

14 Lot skyndte sig af sted til de mænd, der var forlovet med hans døtre. „I må forlade byen hurtigst muligt!” sagde han. „For Herren vil ødelægge den!” Men de troede, det var hans spøg.

Sodoma og Gomorra ødelægges

15 Ved daggry næste morgen, skyndede englene på Lot. „Få fat i din kone og dine to døtre og kom af sted, så I ikke skal miste livet på grund af byens synd.”

16 Da Lot tøvede, tog englene ham og hans kone og de to døtre ved hånden og førte dem skyndsomst uden for byen, for Herren ville redde dem.

17 „Løb for livet!” sagde englene. „Se jer ikke tilbage og stands ikke nogen steder i Jordandalen. Flygt op i bjergene, hvis I vil redde livet!” 18 Men Lot indvendte: „Åh nej, herre! 19 I skal have mange tak, fordi I har vist os den nåde at frelse os fra ødelæggelsen. Men vi kan ikke nå op i bjergene, før ulykken indhenter os, og vi dør. 20 Se den lille by derovre. Det er jo bare en lille landsby, som I ikke behøver at ødelægge. Kan vi ikke flygte derhen? Den er jo ikke ret langt væk.”

21 „Godt,” svarede englen, „jeg vil gå ind på dit forslag. Jeg vil sørge for, at den landsby ikke bliver ødelagt. 22 Men skynd dig! Jeg kan nemlig ikke gå i gang, før I er i sikkerhed i landsbyen.” Derfor kom landsbyen til at hedde Zoar.[a]

23 Solen var kommet et stykke op, før Lot ankom til Zoar. 24 Med det samme lod Herren ild og svovl regne ned fra himlen over Sodoma og Gomorra. 25 Han ødelagde byerne totalt tillige med hele Jordandalen, alle der boede der, og alt, hvad der voksede på markerne. 26 Men på vej bort fra byen, havde Lots kone set sig tilbage, og i det samme hun gjorde det, stivnede hun og blev til en saltstøtte.

27 Den næste morgen skyndte Abraham sig ud til det sted, hvor han havde stået og talt med Herren. 28 Da han kiggede ud over sletten i retning af Sodoma og Gomorra, så han en tyk røg stige til vejrs over hele området. 29 Men Gud havde hørt Abrahams bøn og frelst Lot ved at redde ham fra den katastrofe, som ødelagde byerne i dalen.

Lot og hans døtre

30 Senere forlod Lot Zoar, for han var bange for at blive boende der. I stedet tog han op i bjergene med sine to døtre og indrettede sig i en bjerghule. 31 En dag sagde den ældste søster til den yngste: „Der findes ingen mænd i dette øde område, som vi kan gifte os med. Desuden er vores far snart for gammel til selv at avle børn. 32 Lad os få ham til at drikke sig fuld og så ligge med ham, så hans slægt kan fortsætte.” 33 Så drak de ham fuld, og samme nat lå den ældste søster med sin far, men han sansede intet—hverken at hun lagde sig, eller at hun stod op.

34 Næste morgen sagde hun til den yngste: „Jeg lå hos vores far i nat. Lad os drikke ham fuld igen i aften, så du kan gøre det samme. Det er den eneste måde, slægten kan overleve på.” 35 Så drak de ham fuld, og derefter gik den yngste søster ind og lå hos ham, og han sansede hverken, at hun lagde sig, eller at hun stod op igen. 36 Sådan gik det til, at begge døtre blev gravide ved deres far. 37 Den ældste fødte en søn, som hun kaldte Moab.[b] Han blev stamfar til moabitterne. 38 Den yngste fødte også en søn, som kom til at hedde Ben-Ammi.[c] Han blev stamfar til ammonitterne.

Notas al pie

  1. 19,22 Det betyder: „lille by”.
  2. 19,37 Det betyder: „kommet af faderen”.
  3. 19,38 Det betyder: „slægtningens søn”.

King James Version

Genesis 19

1And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.

And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,

And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.

Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.

11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:

13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.

14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.

16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:

19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:

20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.

21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.

22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do anything till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.

24 Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven;

25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord:

28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.

30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:

32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

37 And the first born bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.