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“And 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;”

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Genesis 19:1 Translation & Meaning

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And there came וַ֠יָּבֹאוּ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) came
two שְׁנֵ֨י Two; also (as ordinal) twofold two
angels הַמַּלְאָכִ֤ים A messenger; specifically, of God, i.e., an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher) angels
to Sodom סְדֹ֙מָה֙ Sedom, a place near the Dead Sea Sodom
at even; בָּעֶ֔רֶב Dusk even
and Lot וְל֖וֹט Lot, Abraham's nephew Lot
sat יֹשֵׁ֣ב Properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry sat
in the gate בְּשַֽׁעַר An opening, i.e., door or gate gate
of Sodom: סְדֹ֑ם Sedom, a place near the Dead Sea Sodom
and Lot לוֹט֙ Lot, Abraham's nephew Lot
seeing וַיַּרְא To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) seeing
them (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
rose up וַיָּ֣קָם To rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative) rose up
to meet לִקְרָאתָ֔ם An encountering, accidental, friendly or hostile (also adverbially, opposite) meet
them; and he bowed וַיִּשְׁתַּ֥חוּ To depress, i.e., prostrate (especially reflexive, in homage to royalty or God) bowed
himself with his face אַפַּ֖יִם Properly, the nose or nostril; hence, the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire himself face
toward the ground; אָֽרְצָה׃ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) toward ground

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  • 1  And 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;

  • 2  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.

  • 3  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.


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