New International Version
But flee there quickly, because I cannot do anything until you reach it." (That is why the town was called Zoar.)
King James Bible
Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
Darby Bible Translation
Haste, escape thither; for I cannot do anything until thou art come there. Therefore the name of the city is called Zoar.
World English Bible
Hurry, escape there, for I can't do anything until you get there." Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
Young's Literal Translation
haste, escape thither, for I am not able to do anything till thine entering thither;' therefore hath he calleth the name of the city Zoar.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither - So these heavenly messengers had the strictest commission to take care of Lot and his family; and even the purposes of Divine justice could not be accomplished on the rebellious, till this righteous man and his family had escaped from the place. A proof of Abraham's assertion, The Judge of all the earth will do right.
The name of the city was called Zoar - צוער Tsoar, Little, its former name being Bela.
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Zoar. i.e., little.
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'And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest them be consumed in the iniquity of the city. And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city. And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that He said, Escape for thy life; look not …
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Lot looked around and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan toward Zoar was well watered, like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.)
these kings went to war against Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboyim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar).
He said to him, "Very well, I will grant this request too; I will not overthrow the town you speak of.
By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land.
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