Genesis 19:24
New International Version
Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the LORD out of the heavens.

New Living Translation
Then the LORD rained down fire and burning sulfur from the sky on Sodom and Gomorrah.

English Standard Version
Then the LORD rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the LORD out of heaven.

Berean Study Bible
Then the LORD rained down sulfur and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the LORD out of the heavens.

King James Bible
Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

New King James Version
Then the LORD rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the LORD out of the heavens.

New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah from the LORD out of heaven,

NASB 1995
Then the LORD rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven,

NASB 1977
Then the LORD rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven,

Amplified Bible
Then the LORD rained down brimstone (flaming sulfur) and fire on Sodom and on Gomorrah from the LORD out of heaven,

Christian Standard Bible
Then out of the sky the LORD rained on Sodom and Gomorrah burning sulfur from the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then out of the sky the LORD rained burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah from the LORD.

American Standard Version
Then Jehovah rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Jehovah out of heaven;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And LORD JEHOVAH sent down on Sadom and upon Amora brimstone and fire from before LORD JEHOVAH from Heaven.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrha brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.

Contemporary English Version
and the LORD sent burning sulfur down like rain on Sodom and Gomorrah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrha brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.

English Revised Version
Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

Good News Translation
Suddenly the LORD rained burning sulfur on the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the LORD made burning sulfur and fire rain out of heaven on Sodom and Gomorrah.

International Standard Version
Then the LORD rained sulfur and fire out of the sky from the LORD on Sodom and Gomorrah,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then the LORD caused to rain upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

Literal Standard Version
and YHWH has rained on Sodom and on Gomorrah brimstone and fire from YHWH, from the heavens;

NET Bible
Then the LORD rained down sulfur and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah. It was sent down from the sky by the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
Then the LORD rained on Sodom and on Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the sky.

World English Bible
Then Yahweh rained on Sodom and on Gomorrah sulfur and fire from Yahweh out of the sky.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah hath rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Jehovah, from the heavens;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
24Then the LORD rained down sulfur and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah— from the LORD out of the heavens. 25Thus He destroyed these cities and the entire plain, including all the inhabitants of the cities and everything that grew on the ground.…

Cross References
Luke 10:12
I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town.

Luke 17:29
But on the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.

2 Peter 2:6
if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction, reducing them to ashes as an example of what is coming on the ungodly;

Jude 1:7
In like manner, Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, who indulged in sexual immorality and pursued strange flesh, are on display as an example of those who sustain the punishment of eternal fire.

Revelation 14:10
he too will drink the wine of God's anger, poured undiluted into the cup of His wrath. And he will be tormented in fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb.

Genesis 13:10
And Lot looked out and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan, all the way to Zoar, was well watered like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.)

Genesis 13:12
Abram lived in the land of Canaan, but Lot settled in the cities of the plain and pitched his tent toward Sodom.


Treasury of Scripture

Then the LORD rained on Sodom and on Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

the Lord.

Deuteronomy 29:23
And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath:

Job 18:15
It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his: brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.

Psalm 11:6
Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

brimstone.









(24) The Lord (Jehovah) rained . . . from the Lord (from Jehovah).--Many commentators, following the Council of Sirmium, see in this repetition of the name of Jehovah an indication of the Holy Trinity, as though God the Son rained down fire from God the Father. More correctly Calvin takes it as an emphatic reiteration of its being Jehovah's act. Jehovah had mysteriously manifested Himself upon earth by the visit of the three angels to Abraham, but His activity on earth is one with His willing in heaven.

Brimstone and fire.--Though God used natural agencies in the destruction of the Ciccar cities, yet what was in itself a catastrophe of nature became miraculous by the circumstances which surrounded it. It was thus made the means not merely of executing the Divine justice, of strengthening Abraham's faith, and of warning Lot, but also of giving moral and religious instruction throughout all time. Seen by its light, events of history, for which sufficient secondary causes may be discovered, are nevertheless shown to be direct manifestations of the Divine justice, and to have moral causes as their real basis. We lose the benefit of the teaching of the Bible if we suppose that the events recorded there were different in kind from those which take place now. A certain limited number of events were so; but of most it is simply the curtain that is drawn back, and we see God's presence no longer veiled, as with us, but openly revealed. As for the catastrophe itself, it was not a mere thunderstorm which set the earth, saturated with naphtha, on fire; but, in a region where earthquakes are still common, there was apparently an outburst of volcanic violence, casting forth blazing bitumen and brimstone. This falling down upon the houses, and upon the soil charged with combustible matter, caused a conflagration so sudden and widespread that few or none could escape. Sulphur and nitre are still found as natural products on the shores of the Dead Sea.

Verse 24. - Then the Lord rained - literally, and Jehovah caused it to rain; καὶ κύριος ἔβρεξε (LXX.), which latter term is adopted by Luke in describing this event (Genesis 17:29) - upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah - and also upon Admah and Zeboim (Deuteronomy 29:23; Hosea 11:8), Bela, or Zoar, of the five cities of the Jordan circle (Genesis 14:2, 8) being exempted - brimstone and fire - גָּפְרִית; properly pitch, though the name was afterwards transferred to other inflammable materials (Gesenius); וָאֵשׁ, and fire, which, though sometimes used of lightning, as in 1 Kings 18:38; 2 Kings 1:10, 12, 14; Job 1:16, may here describe a different sort of igneous agency. Whether this Divinely-sent rain was "burning pitch" (Keil), of lightning which ignited the bituminous soil (Clericus), or a volcanic eruption which overwhelmed all the region (Lynch, Kitto), it was clearly miraculous in its nature, and designed as a solemn punitive infliction on the cities of the plain - from the Lord - i.e. Jehovah (the Son) rained down from Jehovah (the Father), as if suggesting a distinction of persons in the Godhead (Justin Martyr, Tertullian, Athanasius, et alii, Delitzsch, Lunge, Wordsworth); otherwise the phrase is regarded as "an elegancy of speech" (Aben Ezra), "an emphatic repetition" (Calvin), a more exact characterization of the storm (Clericus, Rosenmüller) as being out of heaven.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the LORD
וַֽיהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

rained down
הִמְטִ֧יר (him·ṭîr)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4305: To rain

brimstone
גָּפְרִ֣ית (gā·p̄ə·rîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1614: Cypress-resin, sulphur

and fire
וָאֵ֑שׁ (wā·’êš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common singular
Strong's 784: A fire

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Sodom
סְדֹ֛ם (sə·ḏōm)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 5467: Sodom -- a Canaanite city near the Dead Sea

and Gomorrah—
עֲמֹרָ֖ה (‘ă·mō·rāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6017: Gomorrah -- a city in the Jordan Valley

from the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

out of
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

the heavens.
הַשָּׁמָֽיִם׃ (haš·šā·mā·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky


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