Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
Now the men of Sodom were wicked, great sinners against the LORD.
Then the LORD said, "Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomor'rah is great and their sin is very grave,
I will go down to see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry which has come to me; and if not, I will know."
But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house;
and they called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them."
Lot went out of the door to the men, shut the door after him,
and said, "I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly.
Behold, I have two daughters who have not known man; let me bring them out to you, and do to them as you please; only do nothing to these men, for they have come under the shelter of my roof."
But they said, "Stand back!" And they said, "This fellow came to sojourn, and he would play the judge! Now we will deal worse with you than with them." Then they pressed hard against the man Lot, and drew near to break the door.
But the men put forth their hands and brought Lot into the house to them, and shut the door.
And they struck with blindness the men who were at the door of the house, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves groping for the door.
Then the men said to Lot, "Have you any one else here? Sons-in-law, sons, daughters, or any one you have in the city, bring them out of the place;
for we are about to destroy this place, because the outcry against its people has become great before the LORD, and the LORD has sent us to destroy it."
So Lot went out and said to his sons-in-law, who were to marry his daughters, "Up, get out of this place; for the LORD is about to destroy the city." But he seemed to his sons-in-law to be jesting.
When morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, "Arise, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be consumed in the punishment of the city."
Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, surfeit of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.
They were haughty, and did abominable things before me; therefore I removed them, when I saw it.
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you.
Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten.
Your gold and silver have rusted, and their rust will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure for the last days.
Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.
You have lived on the earth in luxury and in pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.