GENESIS 19:9

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“And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.”

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Genesis 19:9 Translation & Meaning

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And they said, וַיֹּֽאמְר֣וּ׀ To say (used with great latitude) said
Stand גֶּשׁ To be or come (causatively, bring) near (for any purpose); euphemistically, to lie with a woman; as an enemy, to attack; religious to worship; causatively, to present; figuratively, to adduce an argument; by reversal, to stand back Stand
back. הָ֗לְאָה To the distance, i.e., far away; also (of time) thus far back
And they said וַיֹּֽאמְרוּ֙ To say (used with great latitude) said
again, (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
This one הָֽאֶחָ֤ד Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first one
fellow (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
came in בָּֽא To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) came
to sojourn, לָגוּר֙ Properly, to turn aside from the road (for a lodging or any other purpose), i.e., sojourn (as a guest); also to shrink, fear (as in a strange place); also to gather for hostility (as afraid) sojourn
and he will needs וַיִּשְׁפֹּ֣ט To judge, i.e., pronounce sentence (for or against); by implication, to vindicate or punish; by extenssion, to govern; passively, to litigate (literally or figuratively) needs
be a judge: שָׁפ֔וֹט To judge, i.e., pronounce sentence (for or against); by implication, to vindicate or punish; by extenssion, to govern; passively, to litigate (literally or figuratively) judge
now עַתָּ֕ה At this time, whether adverb, conjunction or expletive now
will we deal worse נָרַ֥ע Properly, to spoil (literally, by breaking to pieces); figuratively, to make (or be) good for nothing, i.e., bad (physically, socially or morally) deal worse
with thee, than with them. And they pressed וַיִּפְצְר֨וּ To peck at, i.e., (figuratively) stun or dull than pressed
sore מְאֹ֔ד Properly, vehemence, i.e., (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication, wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated) sore
upon the man, בָאִ֤ישׁ Properly, a mortal (and thus differing from the more dignified H0120); hence, a man in general (singly or collectively) upon man
even (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
Lot, בְּלוֹט֙ Lot, Abraham's nephew Lot
and came near וַֽיִּגְּשׁ֖וּ To be or come (causatively, bring) near (for any purpose); euphemistically, to lie with a woman; as an enemy, to attack; religious to worship; causatively, to present; figuratively, to adduce an argument; by reversal, to stand back came near
to break לִשְׁבֹּ֥ר To burst (literally or figuratively) break
the door. הַדָּֽלֶת׃ Something swinging, i.e., the valve of a door door

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  • 7  And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.

  • 8  Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

  • 9  And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

  • 10  But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.

  • 11  And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.




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