Genesis 19:25
New International Version
Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land.

New Living Translation
He utterly destroyed them, along with the other cities and villages of the plain, wiping out all the people and every bit of vegetation.

English Standard Version
And he overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.

Berean Study Bible
Thus He destroyed these cities and the entire plain, including all the inhabitants of the cities and everything that grew on the ground.

King James Bible
And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

New King James Version
So He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.

New American Standard Bible
and He overthrew those cities, and all the surrounding area, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.

NASB 1995
and He overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.

NASB 1977
and He overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.

Amplified Bible
and He overthrew (demolished, ended) those cities, and the entire valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and whatever grew on the ground.

Christian Standard Bible
He demolished these cities, the entire plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and whatever grew on the ground.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He demolished these cities, the entire plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and whatever grew on the ground.

American Standard Version
and he overthrew those cities, and all the Plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he overturned these villages and all the plain and all dwellers of the land and the vegetation of the land.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he overthrew these cities, and all the country round about, and all that dwelt in the cities, and the plants springing out of the ground.

Contemporary English Version
He destroyed those cities and everyone who lived in them, as well as their land and the trees and grass that grew there.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he destroyed these cities, and all the country about, all the inhabitants of the cities, and all things that spring from the earth.

English Revised Version
and he overthrew those cities, and all the Plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

Good News Translation
and destroyed them and the whole valley, along with all the people there and everything that grew on the land.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He destroyed those cities, the whole plain, all who lived in the cities, and whatever grew on the ground.

International Standard Version
overthrowing those cities, all of the plain, and everyone who lived in the cities. He also destroyed the plants that grew out of the ground.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and He overthrow those cities, and all the Plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

Literal Standard Version
and He overthrows these cities, and all the circuit, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which is shooting up from the ground.

NET Bible
So he overthrew those cities and all that region, including all the inhabitants of the cities and the vegetation that grew from the ground.

New Heart English Bible
He overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew on the ground.

World English Bible
He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew on the ground.

Young's Literal Translation
and He overthroweth these cities, and all the circuit, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which is shooting up from the ground.

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. 26But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.…

Cross References
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;

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.

Deuteronomy 29:23
All its soil will be a burning waste of sulfur and salt, unsown and unproductive, with no plant growing on it, just like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His fierce anger.

Psalm 107:34
and fruitful land into fields of salt, because of the wickedness of its dwellers.

Isaiah 13:19
And Babylon, the jewel of the kingdoms, the glory of the pride of the Chaldeans, will be overthrown by God like Sodom and Gomorrah.

Jeremiah 20:16
May that man be like the cities that the LORD overthrew without compassion. May he hear an outcry in the morning and a battle cry at noon,

Jeremiah 49:18
As Sodom and Gomorrah were overthrown along with their neighbors," says the LORD, "no one will dwell there; no man will abide there.


Treasury of Scripture

And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew on the ground.

Genesis 13:10
And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

Genesis 14:3
All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.

Psalm 107:34
A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.









(25) Overthrew.--This does not mean submerged, and the agent in the destruction was fire and not water. "The plain" (Heb., the Ciccar) still existed, and when Abraham saw it, was wrapped in smoke.

Verse 25. - And he overthrew - literally, turned over, as a cake'; whence utterly destroyed (cf. Deuteronomy 29:23; κατέστρεψε, LXX.; subvertit, Vulgate). In Arabic "the overthrown' is a title applied, κατ ἐξοχὴν, to Sodom and Gomorrah (Gesenius). From the use of the expression καταστροφή (2 Peter 2:6), Wordsworth thinks an earthquake may have accompanied the burning - those cities, - that they were submerged as well as overthrown (Josephus) is a doubtful inference from Genesis 14:3 (vide infra, Ver. 28, on the site of cities of the plain). The archaic הָאל is again employed (cf. Genesis 19:8) - and all the plain, - kikkar, circle or district (Genesis 13:10) - and all the inhabitants of the cities, - a proof of their entire corruption (Genesis 18:32) - and that which grew upon the ground - literally, that which sprouts forth from the ground, the produce of the soil; thus converting "a fruitful land into barrenness for the wickedness of them that dwell therein" (Psalm 107:34).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Thus He destroyed
וַֽיַּהֲפֹךְ֙ (way·ya·hă·p̄ōḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2015: To turn about, over, to change, overturn, return, pervert

these
הָאֵ֔ל (hā·’êl)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 411: These, those

cities
הֶעָרִ֣ים (he·‘ā·rîm)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5892: Excitement

and the entire
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

plain,
הַכִּכָּ֑ר (hak·kik·kār)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3603: A round, a round district, a round loaf, a round weight, a talent (a measure of weight or money)

including
וְאֵת֙ (wə·’êṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the inhabitants
יֹשְׁבֵ֣י (yō·šə·ḇê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

of the cities
הֶעָרִ֔ים (he·‘ā·rîm)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5892: Excitement

and everything that grew
וְצֶ֖מַח (wə·ṣe·maḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6780: A sprout, growth

on the ground.
הָאֲדָמָֽה׃ (hā·’ă·ḏā·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 127: Ground, land


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