Genesis 19:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 19:10, NIV: "But the men inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house and shut the door."

Genesis 19:10, ESV: "But the men reached out their hands and brought Lot into the house with them and shut the door."

Genesis 19:10, KJV: "But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door."

Genesis 19:10, NASB: "But the men reached out their hands and brought Lot into the house with them, and shut the door."

Genesis 19:10, NLT: "But the two angels reached out, pulled Lot into the house, and bolted the door."

Genesis 19:10, CSB: "But the angels reached out, brought Lot into the house with them, and shut the door."

What does Genesis 19:10 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

In spite of Lot's questionable efforts to manage the rapacious mob surrounding his house, they refuse to be turned away. Lot has attempted to protect two travelers, who are actually angels in human form. Lot's fears that these two will not be safe overnight on the streets of Sodom are well justified. As soon as the city discovers there are visitors, a crowd of men arrive at Lot's house and demand he send out the strangers so they can be raped.

Lot refused this, and instead went outside in an attempt to reason with the men. Their reaction to his interference is to threaten to do even worse to Lot. As the men of Sodom move to get to Lot and break down his door, the angels inside the house grab Lot, pull him inside, and shut the door. They have saved his life for the moment, and they aren't done saving him.