GENESIS 19:30

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Genesis 19:30 Translation & Meaning

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And Lot ל֨וֹט Lot, Abraham's nephew Lot
went up וַיַּעַל֩ To ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative up
out of Zoar, מִצּ֜וֹעַר Tsoar, a place East of the Jordan out Zoar
and dwelt וַיֵּ֣שֶׁב Properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry dwelt
in the mountain, בָּהָ֗ר A mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively) mountain
and his two וּשְׁתֵּ֤י Two; also (as ordinal) twofold two
daughters בְנֹתָיו֙ A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughters
with עִמּ֔וֹ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
him; for כִּ֥י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed him for
he feared יָרֵ֖א To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten feared
to dwell לָשֶׁ֣בֶת Properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry dwell
in Zoar: בְּצ֑וֹעַר Tsoar, a place East of the Jordan Zoar
and he dwelt וַיֵּ֙שֶׁב֙ Properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry dwelt
in a cave, בַּמְּעָרָ֔ה A cavern (as dark) cave
he ה֖וּא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are he
and his two וּשְׁתֵּ֥י Two; also (as ordinal) twofold two
daughters. בְנֹתָֽיו׃ A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughters

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  • 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.




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