New International Version
Now the people of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD.
King James Bible
But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
Darby Bible Translation
And the people of Sodom were wicked, and great sinners before Jehovah.
World English Bible
Now the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinners against Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
and the men of Sodom are evil, and sinners before Jehovah exceedingly.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The men of Sodom were wicked - רעים raim, from רע, ra, to break in pieces, destroy, and afflict; meaning persons who broke the established order of things, destroyed and confounded the distinctions between right and wrong, and who afflicted and tormented both themselves and others. And sinners, חטאים chattaim, from חטא chata, to miss the mark, to step wrong, to miscarry; the same as ἁμαρτανω in Greek, from a, negative, and μαρπτω to hit a mark; so a sinner is one who is ever aiming at happiness and constantly missing his mark; because, being wicked - radically evil within, every affection and passion depraved and out of order, he seeks for happiness where it never can be found, in worldly honors and possessions, and in sensual gratifications, the end of which is disappointment, affliction, vexation, and ruin. Such were the companions Lot must have in the fruitful land he had chosen. This, however, amounts to no more than the common character of sinful man; but the people of Sodom were exceedingly sinful and wicked before, or against, the Lord - they were sinners of no common character; they excelled in unrighteousness, and soon filled up the measure of their iniquities. See Genesis 19.
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"Look from the place where thou art" (Gen. xiii. 14). Let us now see the blessedness of faith. Our own littleness and nothingness sometimes becomes bondage. We are so small in our own eyes we dare not claim God's mighty promises. We say: "If I could be sure I was in God's way I could trust." This is all wrong. Self-consciousness is a great barrier to faith. Get your eyes on Him and Him alone; not on your faith, but on the Author of your faith; not a half look, but a steadfast, prolonged look, with …
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and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless
2 Peter 2:8
(for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)--
Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous
Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom--both young and old--surrounded the house.
No one is greater in this house than I am. My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?"
"But if you fail to do this, you will be sinning against the LORD; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.
The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves.
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