10 But the men stretched out their hand and brought Lot into the house to them and shut the door.
11 And they struck the men who were at the entrance of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves trying to find the entrance.
12 And the men said to Lot, Whom else do you have here? A son-in-law or your sons and your daughters or anyone you have in the city – bring them out of the place.
13 For we are about to destroy this place, because their outcry has become so great before Jehovah that Jehovah has sent us to destroy it.
14 And Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were to marry his daughters, and said, Rise up; go forth from this place, for Jehovah will destroy the city. But it seemed to his sons-in-law as though he were joking.
15 And when the morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, Rise up; take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be destroyed in the iniquity of the city.
16 But he lingered; so the men seized his hand and the hand of his wife and the hand of his two daughters, Jehovah being merciful to him, and they brought him out and set him outside the city.
17 And when they had brought them outside, He said, Escape for your life. Do not look behind you, neither stay anywhere in the plain. Escape to the hills, lest you be destroyed.
18 And Lot said to them, May it not be so, Lord;
19 Even though Your servant has found favor in Your sight, and You have magnified Your lovingkindness, which You have showed to me in preserving my life; I cannot escape to the mountain, lest the disaster overtake me and I die.
20 Here, this city is nearby to flee to, and it is a little one. Please let me escape there – is it not a little one? – and I shall live.
21 And He said to him, I now grant you this request also, that I will not overthrow the city concerning which you have spoken.
22 Hurry, escape there; for I cannot do anything until you arrive there. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
23 The sun had risen over the earth when Lot came to Zoar.
24 Then Jehovah rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Jehovah out of heaven.
25 And He overthrew those cities and all the plain and all the inhabitants of the cities and what grew on the ground.
26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
27 And Abraham rose up early in the morning and went to the place where he had stood before Jehovah.
28 And he looked down upon Sodom and Gomorrah and upon all the land of the plain. And as he looked, there it was: the smoke of the land was going up like the smoke of a furnace.
29 And when God destroyed the cities of the plain, God remembered Abraham and sent Lot out from the middle of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities among which Lot dwelt.