Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed
1The 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. 2“My lords,” he said, “please turn aside to your servant’s house. 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.”
3But 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. 4Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. 5They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.”
6Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him 7and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. 8Look, 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.”
9“Get out of our way,” they replied. “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.
10But the men inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house and shut the door. 11Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door.
12The two men said to Lot, “Do you have anyone else here—sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here, 13because 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.”
14So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry19:14 Or were married to his daughters. He said, “Hurry and get out of this place, because the Lord is about to destroy the city!” But his sons-in-law thought he was joking.
15With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished.”
16When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the Lord was merciful to them. 17As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!”
18But Lot said to them, “No, my lords,19:18 Or No, Lord; or No, my lord please! 19Your19:19 The Hebrew is singular. servant has found favor in your19:19 The Hebrew is singular. eyes, and you19:19 The Hebrew is singular. have shown great kindness to me in sparing my life. But I can’t flee to the mountains; this disaster will overtake me, and I’ll die. 20Look, here is a town near enough to run to, and it is small. Let me flee to it—it is very small, isn’t it? Then my life will be spared.”
21He said to him, “Very well, I will grant this request too; I will not overthrow the town you speak of. 22But flee there quickly, because I cannot do anything until you reach it.” (That is why the town was called Zoar.19:22 Zoar means small.)
23By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. 24Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens. 25Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land. 26But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.
27Early the next morning Abraham got up and returned to the place where he had stood before the Lord. 28He looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah, toward all the land of the plain, and he saw dense smoke rising from the land, like smoke from a furnace.
29So when God destroyed the cities of the plain, he remembered Abraham, and he brought Lot out of the catastrophe that overthrew the cities where Lot had lived.
Lot and His Daughters
30Lot and his two daughters left Zoar and settled in the mountains, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar. He and his two daughters lived in a cave. 31One day the older daughter said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man around here to give us children—as is the custom all over the earth. 32Let’s get our father to drink wine and then sleep with him and preserve our family line through our father.”
33That night they got their father to drink wine, and the older daughter went in and slept with him. He was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up.
34The next day the older daughter said to the younger, “Last night I slept with my father. Let’s get him to drink wine again tonight, and you go in and sleep with him so we can preserve our family line through our father.” 35So they got their father to drink wine that night also, and the younger daughter went in and slept with him. Again he was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up.
36So both of Lot’s daughters became pregnant by their father. 37The older daughter had a son, and she named him Moab19:37 Moab sounds like the Hebrew for from father.; he is the father of the Moabites of today. 38The younger daughter also had a son, and she named him Ben-Ammi19:38 Ben-Ammi means son of my father’s people.; he is the father of the Ammonites19:38 Hebrew Bene-Ammon of today.
Sodomu ne Ggomola
119:1 a Lub 18:22 b Lub 18:1Bamalayika ababiri ne batuuka mu Sodomu akawungeezi; Lutti yali atudde mu mulyango gwa Sodomu. Lutti bwe yabalaba n’agolokoka okubasisinkana, n’avuunama, 219:2 Lub 18:4; Luk 7:44n’agamba nti, “Bakama bange mukyame mu nnyumba y’omuddu wammwe munaabe ku bigere, mbegayiridde n’okusula musule. Munaazuukuka mangu ku makya ne mukwata ekkubo lyammwe.”
Ne bagamba nti, “Nedda tunaasula mu luguudo.”
319:3 Lub 18:6Naye n’abawaliriza nnyo; awo ne bakyama ne bajja gy’ali ne bayingira mu nnyumba ye, n’abategekera ekijjulo n’emigaati egitali mizimbulukuse ne balya. 4Naye nga tebannaba kugenda kwebaka, abasajja ab’omu kibuga, abasajja ba Sodomu, abakulu n’abato, abantu bonna ne beetooloola ennyumba; 519:5 Bal 19:22; Is 3:9; Bar 1:24-27ne bayita Lutti nga bagamba nti, “Abasajja abazze gy’oli ekiro kino bali ludda wa? Batufulumize twebake nabo.”
619:6 Bal 19:23Lutti n’afuluma gye bali, n’aggalawo oluggi, 7n’abagamba nti, “Baganda bange mbasaba temukola kibi kifaanana bwe kityo. 819:8 Bal 19:24Laba, nnina bawala bange embeerera babiri, ka mbabafulumize, mubakole kye mwagala; naye temubaako kye mukola basajja bano, bagenyi bange era nze mbalabirira.” 919:9 Kuv 2:14; Bik 7:27Naye ne bamugamba nti, “Tuviire! Omusajja omugwira ono, ate kati y’atulagira eky’okukola! Nedda, tujja kukukolako n’okusinga abagenyi bo.” Awo ne banyigiriza nnyo Lutti, era kaabula kata bamenye n’oluggi.
10Naye abasajja ababiri abaali mu nnyumba ne bagolola emikono gyabwe ne bakwata Lutti ne bamuyingiza mu nnyumba ne baggalawo oluggi. 1119:11 Ma 28:28-29; 2Bk 6:18; Bik 13:11Ne baziba amaaso g’abasajja abaali ebweru ku luggi lw’ennyumba, abato n’abakulu, ne bakoowa nga bawammanta oluggi.
1219:12 Lub 7:1Awo abasajja bali ababiri ne babuuza Lutti nti, “Olina abantu bo abalala wano, batabani bo, oba bakoddomi bo, oba bawala bo, oba omuntu omulala yenna mu kibuga? Bafulumye mu kifo kino; 1319:13 1By 21:15kubanga tuli kumpi okukizikiriza. Kubanga okukaaba olw’abantu baamu eri Mukama kuyitiridde, era Mukama atutumye okukizikiriza.”
1419:14 a Kbl 16:21 b Kuv 9:21; Luk 17:28Awo Lutti n’afuluma n’ategeeza bakoddomi be abaali ab’okuwasa bawala be ng’agamba nti, “Musituke, muve mu kifo kino, kubanga Mukama ali kumpi kukizikiriza.” Naye yafaanana ng’abalaata eri bakoddomi be. Lutti n’ab’ennyumba ye ne badduka.
1519:15 a Kbl 16:26 b Kub 18:4Naye obudde bwe bwali bunaatera okukya, bamalayika ne balagira Lutti nga bagamba nti, “Golokoka, otwale mukazi wo ne bawala bo ababiri abali wano muleme okuzikirira ng’ekibuga kibonerezebwa.”
16Naye bwe yali akyekunya, abasajja ne bamukwata omukono, n’emikono gya mukazi we, n’emikono gy’abawala be bombi, Mukama ng’abakwatirwa ekisa, ne babafulumya ne babateeka ebweru w’ekibuga. 1719:17 a Yer 48:6 b nny 26Bwe baabafulumya ne babagamba nti, “Mudduke muwonye obulamu bwammwe, temutunula mabega wadde okuyimirira mu kiwonvu; muddukire ku nsozi, muleme okuzikirizibwa.”
18Awo Lutti n’abagamba nti, “Nedda bakama bange; 19Laba, omuddu wammwe alabye ekisa mu maaso gammwe, era mundaze ekisa kingi nga muwonya obulamu bwange; naye siyinza kuddukira ku nsozi akabi tekalwa kunzingiza ne nfa. 20Laba, ekibuga kiri ekitono ekiri okumpi, kirungi okuddukira omwo. Leka nzirukire eyo. Era n’obulamu bwange bujja kuwona!” 21N’amuddamu nti, “Laba, era nnyongedde okukukwatirwa ekisa, sijja kumalawo kibuga ky’oyogeddeko. 22Yanguwa tolwa, ddukira eyo; kubanga siriiko kye nnaakola nga tonnatuuka eyo.” Erinnya ly’ekibuga kyeryava liba Zowaali.
23Lutti we yatuukira mu Zowaali enjuba yali evuddeyo, Sodomu ne Ggomola ne bizikirizibwa. 2419:24 a Ma 29:23; Is 1:9; 13:19 b Luk 17:29; 2Pe 2:6; Yud 7Awo Mukama n’atonnyesa ku Sodomu ne Ggomola omuliro n’obuganga okuva mu ggulu; 2519:25 Zab 107:34; Ez 16:48n’azikiriza ebibuga ebyo, n’ekiwonvu kyonna n’abantu bonna abaali mu bibuga, ne buli kintu ekyalimu. 2619:26 a nny 17 b Luk 17:32Naye mukazi wa Lutti bwe yatunula emabega, n’afuuka empagi ey’omunnyo. 2719:27 Lub 18:22Awo ku makya ennyo Ibulayimu n’agenda mu kifo mwe yayimiririra mu maaso ga Mukama; 2819:28 Kub 9:2; 18:9n’atunula wansi okwolekera Sodomu ne Ggomola n’okwolekera ekitundu kyonna eky’olusenyi, n’alaba, era laba, ekitundu kyonna nga kijjudde omukka.
2919:29 2Pe 2:7Bwe kityo bwe kyali Katonda bwe yazikiriza ebibuga eby’omu kiwonvu. Katonda n’ajjukira Ibulayimu n’afulumya Lutti ebweru n’amuggya wakati mu kuzikirizibwa, bwe yazikiriza ebibuga Lutti mwe yabeeranga.
Ekibi kya Bawala ba Lutti
3019:30 nny 19Awo Lutti n’ava mu Zowaali, n’abeera mu nsozi wamu ne bawala be, kubanga yatya okubeera mu Zowaali. Ye ne bawala be ne babeera mu mpuku. 31Olunaku lumu omuwala omukulu n’agamba muto we nti, “Kitaffe akaddiye era tewali na musajja ku nsi ajja kutwagala ng’empisa y’ensi bw’eri. 32Jjangu tunywese kitaffe omwenge, tulyoke twebake naye, tusobole okufuna ezzadde nga liva mu kitaffe.”
33Ne batamiiza kitaabwe ekiro ekyo, omukulu n’agenda ne yeebaka ne kitaawe, Lutti n’atamanya bwe yeebaka yadde bwe yagolokoka.
34Ku lunaku olwaddirira, omuwala omukulu n’agamba omuto nti, “Laba, ekiro neebase ne kitange; Leka tumunywese omwenge ekiro kino, oyingire gy’ali weebake naye, tulyoke tusobole okukuuma ezzadde mu kitaffe.” 35Awo ne batamiiza kitaabwe ekiro ekyo, omuwala omuto n’asituka ne yeebaka naye, Lutti n’atamanya bwe yeebase ne bw’agolokose.
36Bwe batyo bawala ba Lutti bombi buli omu n’aba olubuto nga lwa kitaabwe. 3719:37 Ma 2:9Omuwala omukulu n’azaala omwana wabulenzi n’amutuuma Mowaabu, ye jjajja w’Abamowaabu abaliwo kaakano. 3819:38 Ma 2:19Omuto naye n’azaala omwana mulenzi n’amutuuma Benami, ye yavaamu Abamoni abaliwo ne kaakano.