Genesis 19:35 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 19:35, NIV: "So they got their father to drink wine that night also, and the younger daughter went in and slept with him. Again he was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up."

Genesis 19:35, ESV: "So they made their father drink wine that night also. And the younger arose and lay with him, and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose."

Genesis 19:35, KJV: "And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose."

Genesis 19:35, NASB: "So they had their father drink wine that night too, and the younger got up and slept with him; and he did not know when she lay down or got up."

Genesis 19:35, NLT: "So that night they got him drunk with wine again, and the younger daughter went in and had intercourse with him. As before, he was unaware of her lying down or getting up again."

Genesis 19:35, CSB: "That night they again got their father to drink wine, and the younger went and slept with him; he did not know when she lay down or when she got up."

What does Genesis 19:35 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

After losing everything in the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, including the men to whom they were engaged, Lot's two daughters made a plan to attempt to have children of their own. This plot not only reflects a lack of trust in God, it also echoes the deep depravity of their childhood culture. In order to have children, Lot's daughters plan to get Lot so drunk with wine that he would not be aware that they were coming into his bed to have sex with him.

The older daughter went first, and was able to succeed. Lot is so blinded by alcohol that he is not even aware of what's happening, and has intercourse with his own daughter. She then encourages her younger sister to follow the same plan of action. So, on the following night, the younger daughter does the same. Lot appears not to have been aware of what had happened in either case.