Genesis 19:32 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 19:32, NIV: "Let's get our father to drink wine and then sleep with him and preserve our family line through our father.'"

Genesis 19:32, ESV: "Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve offspring from our father.”"

Genesis 19:32, KJV: "Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father."

Genesis 19:32, NASB: "Come, let’s make our father drink wine, and let’s sleep with him so that we may keep our family alive through our father.'"

Genesis 19:32, NLT: "Come, let's get him drunk with wine, and then we will have sex with him. That way we will preserve our family line through our father.'"

Genesis 19:32, CSB: "Come, let's get our father to drink wine so that we can sleep with him and preserve our father's line.""

What does Genesis 19:32 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Lot's two grown virgin daughters had lost all they had ever known. This included their home, their mother, their wealth and status, and the men to whom they were engaged. The previous verse revealed their state of mind: They could not imagine that they would ever have opportunity to be married or have children after all they had lost. Instead of trusting the God who saved them to provide such things, they hatched a plan to provide them for themselves. This plan is horrific in both its motivation, and its details. However, it's important to remember that these women were raised in a profoundly depraved culture. Their father had even arranged for their marriage to men of that city. These are two desperate women, filled with fear and steeped in a godless environment.

Their plan, as it turns out, is as simple as it is awful: incest. More specifically, the women plan to get their father Lot so drunk with wine that he would not resist (or even be aware of) their coming to have sex with him in the night.