Genesis 19:4
New International Version
Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house.

New Living Translation
But before they retired for the night, all the men of Sodom, young and old, came from all over the city and surrounded the house.

English Standard Version
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.

Berean Study Bible
Before they had gone to bed, all the men of the city of Sodom, both young and old, surrounded the house.

King James Bible
But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

New King James Version
Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house.

New American Standard Bible
Before they lay down, the men of the city—the men of Sodom—surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter;

NASB 1995
Before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter;

NASB 1977
Before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter;

Amplified Bible
But before they lay down [to sleep], the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, surrounded the house, all the men from every quarter;

Christian Standard Bible
Before they went to bed, the men of the city of Sodom, both young and old, the whole population, surrounded the house.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Before they went to bed, the men of the city of Sodom, both young and old, the whole population, surrounded the house.

American Standard Version
But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both young and old, all the people from every quarter;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And yet they did not sleep, and the men of the city, the men of Sadom, surrounded the house, the young men to the old men, and all the people from its limits.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But before they went to sleep, the men of the city, the Sodomites, compassed the house, both young and old, all the people together.

Contemporary English Version
Before Lot and his guests could go to bed, every man in Sodom, young and old, came and stood outside his house

Douay-Rheims Bible
But before they went to bed, the men of the city beset the house both young and old, all the people together.

English Revised Version
But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both young and old, all the people from every quarter;

Good News Translation
Before the guests went to bed, the men of Sodom surrounded the house. All the men of the city, both young and old, were there.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Before they had gone to bed, all the young and old male citizens of Sodom surrounded the house.

International Standard Version
Before they could lie down, all the men of Sodom and its outskirts, both young and old, surrounded the house.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both young and old, all the people from every quarter.

Literal Standard Version
Before they lie down, the men of the city—men of Sodom—have surrounded the house, from young even to aged, all the people from the extremity;

NET Bible
Before they could lie down to sleep, all the men--both young and old, from every part of the city of Sodom--surrounded the house.

New Heart English Bible
But before they could lie down to sleep, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter.

World English Bible
But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter.

Young's Literal Translation
Before they lie down, the men of the city -- men of Sodom -- have come round about against the house, from young even unto aged, all the people from the extremity;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Lot Welcomes the Angels
3But Lot insisted so strongly that they followed him into his house. He prepared a feast for them and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. 4Before they had gone to bed, all the men of the city of Sodom, both young and old, surrounded the house. 5They called out to Lot, saying, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Send them out to us so we can have relations with them!”…

Cross References
Genesis 13:13
But the men of Sodom were wicked, sinning greatly against the LORD.

Genesis 18:20
Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great. Because their sin is so grievous,

Judges 19:22
While they were enjoying themselves, suddenly the wicked men of the city surrounded the house. Pounding on the door, they said to the old man who owned the house, "Bring out the man who came to your house, so we can have relations with him!"


Treasury of Scripture

But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

But.

Proverbs 4:16
For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

Proverbs 6:18
An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

Micah 7:3
That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up.

all.

Genesis 13:13
But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

Genesis 18:20
And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;

Exodus 16:2
And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:









(4) From every quarter.--Heb., from the end. This may mean, either, "to the last man." or "from the very end of the town." In either case it shows that there were not in Sodom the ten righteous men who would have availed to save it (Genesis 18:32).

Verse 4. - But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter. i.e. of the town, as in Jeremiah 51:31 (Lange); from the extremity, or extremities, of the town (Kalisch); from the extremities, i.e. all the population contained within the extremities (Rosenmüller); all the citizens to the last man (Keil). The text probably conveys the writer's idea.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Before
טֶרֶם֮ (ṭe·rem)
Adverb
Strong's 2962: Non-occurrence, not yet, before

they had gone to bed,
יִשְׁכָּבוּ֒ (yiš·kā·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7901: To lie down

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

the men
וְאַנְשֵׁ֨י (wə·’an·šê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 582: Man, mankind

of the city
הָעִ֜יר (hā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

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

both young
מִנַּ֖עַר (min·na·‘ar)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

and
וְעַד־ (wə·‘aḏ-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

old,
זָקֵ֑ן (zā·qên)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2205: Old

surrounded
נָסַ֣בּוּ (nā·sab·bū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5437: To turn about, go around, surround

the house.
הַבַּ֔יִת (hab·ba·yiṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house


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