Genesis 19:38
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English Standard Version
The younger also bore a son and called his name Ben-ammi. He is the father of the Ammonites to this day.

King James Bible
And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

American Standard Version
And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Ben-ammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The younger also bore a son, and called his name Ammon, that is, the son of my people: he is the father of the Ammonites unto this day.

English Revised Version
And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Ben-ammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the younger, she also bore a son, and called his name Ben-ammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon to this day.

Genesis 19:38 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

From Zoar Lot removed with his two daughters to the (Moabitish) mountains, for fear that Zoar might after all be destroyed, and dwelt in one of the caves (מערה with the generic article), in which the limestone rocks abound (vid., Lynch), and so became a dweller in a cave. While there, his daughters resolved to procure children through their father; and to that end on two successive evenings they made him intoxicated with wine, and then lay with him in the might, one after the other, that they might conceive seed. To this accursed crime they were impelled by the desire to preserve their family, because they thought there was no man on the earth to come in unto them, i.e., to marry them, "after the manner of all the earth." Not that they imagined the whole human race to have perished in the destruction of the valley of Siddim, but because they were afraid that no man would link himself with them, the only survivors of a country smitten by the curse of God. If it was not lust, therefore, which impelled them to this shameful deed, their conduct was worthy of Sodom, and shows quite as much as their previous betrothal to men of Sodom, that they were deeply imbued with the sinful character of that city. The words of Genesis 19:33 and Genesis 19:35, "And he knew not of her lying down and of her rising up," do not affirm that he was in an unconscious state, as the Rabbins are said by Jerome to have indicated by the point over בּקוּמה: "quasi incredibile et quod natura rerum non capiat, coire quempiam nescientem." They merely mean, that in his intoxicated state, though not entirely unconscious, yet he lay with his daughters without clearly knowing what he was doing.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Ben-ammi. i.e., Son of my people, from ben, a son, and ammi, my people.

children.

Deuteronomy 2:9,19 And the LORD said to me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle...

Deuteronomy 23:3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD...

Judges 10:6-18 And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and the gods of Syria...

Judges 11:1-40 Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valor, and he was the son of an harlot: and Gilead begat Jephthah...

1 Samuel 11:1-15 Then Nahash the Ammonite came up, and encamped against Jabeshgilead: and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, Make a covenant with us...

2 Samuel 10:1-19 And it came to pass after this, that the king of the children of Ammon died, and Hanun his son reigned in his stead...

Nehemiah 13:1-3,23-28 On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and therein was found written...

Psalm 83:4-8 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance...

Isaiah 11:14 But they shall fly on the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together...

Zephaniah 2:9 Therefore as I live, said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 2:19
And when you approach the territory of the people of Ammon, do not harass them or contend with them, for I will not give you any of the land of the people of Ammon as a possession, because I have given it to the sons of Lot for a possession.'

Genesis 20:1
From there Abraham journeyed toward the territory of the Negeb and lived between Kadesh and Shur; and he sojourned in Gerar.

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