GENESIS 19:14

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“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.”

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Genesis 19:14 Translation & Meaning

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And Lot ל֜וֹט Lot, Abraham's nephew Lot
went out, וַיֵּצֵ֨א To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim out
and spake וַיְדַבֵּ֣ר׀ Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue spake
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
his sons in law, חֲתָנָ֣יו׀ A relative by marriage (especially through the bride); figuratively, a circumcised child (as a species of religious espousal) sons law
which married לֹֽקְחֵ֣י To take (in the widest variety of applications) married
his daughters, בְנֹתָ֗יו A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughters
and said, וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ To say (used with great latitude) said
Up, ק֤וּמוּ To rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative) Up
get you out צְּאוּ֙ To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim get out
of מִן Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses of
this הַזֶּ֔ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that this
place; הַמָּק֣וֹם Properly, a standing, i.e., a spot; but used widely of a locality (general or specific); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind) place
for כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
the Lord יְהוָ֖ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
will destroy מַשְׁחִ֥ית To decay, i.e., (causatively) ruin (literally or figuratively) destroy
this city. הָעִ֑יר A city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) city
But he seemed וַיְהִ֥י To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) seemed
as one that mocked כִמְצַחֵ֖ק To laugh outright (in merriment or scorn); by implication, to sport one mocked
unto בְּעֵינֵ֥י An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) unto
his sons in law. חֲתָנָֽיו׃ A relative by marriage (especially through the bride); figuratively, a circumcised child (as a species of religious espousal) sons law

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  • 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.




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