OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS
Key Biblical passages concerning Sodom

Genesis 13: 1–18

  1. And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.

  2. And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

  3. And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai;

  4. Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the Lord.

  5. And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.

  6. And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.

  7. And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.

  8. And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.

  9. Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

  10. And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

  11. Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.

  12. Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

  13. But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.

  14. And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:

  15. For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

  16. And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

  17. Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.

  18. Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the Lord.

Genesis 13: 1–24

  1. And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations;

  2. That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.

  3. All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.

  4. Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

  5. And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Courts in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim,

  6. And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by the wilderness.

  7. And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezontamar.

  8. And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim;

  9. With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.

  10. And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.

  11. And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way.

  12. And they took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.

  13. And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.

  14. And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.

  15. And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.

  16. And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

  17. And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king’s dale.

  18. And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.

  19. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

  20. And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

  21. And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.

  22. And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the Lord, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

  23. That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich:

  24. Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.

Genesis 18: 11–33

  1. Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

  2. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

  3. And the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?

  4. Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

  5. Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

  6. And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

  7. And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;

  8. Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

  9. For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

  10. And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;

  11. I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

  12. And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the Lord.

  13. And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?

  14. Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?

  15. That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

  16. And the Lord said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

  17. And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:

  18. Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.

  19. And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty’s sake.

  20. And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.

  21. And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty’s sake.

  22. And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake.

  23. And the Lord went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.

    Genesis 13: 1–38

  1. And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

  2. And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.

  3. And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

  4. But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

  5. And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

  6. And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,

  7. And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.

  8. Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

  9. And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

  10. But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.

  11. And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

  12. And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:

  13. For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.

  14. And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

  15. And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.

  16. 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.

  17. And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

  18. And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:

  19. Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:

  20. Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.

  21. And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.

  22. Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

  23. The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.

  24. Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven;

  25. And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

  26. But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

  27. And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord:

  28. And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

  29. And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.

  30. And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

  31. And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:

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

  33. And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

  34. And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

  35. 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.

  36. Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

  37. And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

  38. And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

    Isaiah 1: 1–31

  1. The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

  2. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

  3. The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.

  4. Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.

  5. Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

  6. From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.

  7. Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

  8. And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.

  9. Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

  10. Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.

  11. To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.

  12. When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?

  13. Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

  14. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.

  15. And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.

  16. Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;

  17. Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

  18. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

  19. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

  20. But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

  21. How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.

  22. Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:

  23. Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

  24. Therefore saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:

  25. And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:

  26. And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellers as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

  27. Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness

  28. And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the Lord shall be consumed.

  29. For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen.

  30. For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water.

  31. And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.

    Isaiah 13: 1–22

  1. The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.

  2. Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.

  3. I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.

  4. The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the Lord of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.

  5. They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the Lord, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.

  6. Howl ye; for the day of the Lord is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.

  7. Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt:

  8. And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.

  9. Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

  10. For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

  11. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

  12. I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.

  13. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

  14. And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.

  15. Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.

  16. Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.

  17. Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.

  18. Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.

  19. And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

  20. It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.

  21. But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and Satyrs shall dance there.

  22. And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.

    Jeremiah 23: 14–15

  1. I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness; they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.

  2. Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land.

    Genesis 49: 13–33

  1. For I have sworn by myself, saith the Lord, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.

  2. I have heard a rumour from the Lord, and an ambassador is sent unto the heathen, saying, Gather ye together, and come against her, and rise up to the battle.

  3. For, lo, I will make thee small among the heathen, and despised among men.

  4. Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the Lord.

  5. Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one that goeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof.

  6. As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the Lord, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it.

  7. Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?

  8. Therefore hear the counsel of the Lord, that he hath taken against Edom; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the inhabitants of Teman: surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitations desolate with them.

  9. The earth is moved at the noise of their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was heard in the Red sea.

  10. Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah: and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.

  11. Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.

  12. Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail.

  13. How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy!

  14. Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the Lord of hosts.

  15. And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Benhadad.

  16. Concerning Kedar, and concerning the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon shall smite, thus saith the Lord; Arise ye, go up to Kedar, and spoil the men of the east.

  17. Their tents and their flocks shall they take away: they shall take to themselves their curtains, and all their vessels, and their camels; and they shall cry unto them, fear is on every side.

  18. Flee, get you far off, dwell deep, O ye inhabitants of Hazor, saith the Lord; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken counsel against you, and hath conceived a purpose against you.

  19. Arise, get you up unto the wealthy nation, that dwelleth without care, saith the Lord, which have neither gates nor bars, which dwell alone.

  20. And their camels shall be a booty, and the multitude of their cattle a spoil: and I will scatter into all winds them that are in the utmost corners; and I will bring their calamity from all sides thereof, saith the Lord.

  21. And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons, and a desolation for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor any son of man dwell in it.

    Zephaniah 2: 9

  1. Therefore as I live, saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, even the breeding of nettles, and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess them.

    Matthew 10: 11–15, 20–24

  1. And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.

  2. And when ye come into an house, salute it.

  3. And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

  4. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.

  5. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

  1. Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:

  2. Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

  3. But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.

  4. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

  5. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

    Second Epistle of St Peter 2: 1–17

  1. But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

  2. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

  3. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

  4. For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

  5. And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

  6. And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

  7. And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:

  8. (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)

  9. The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

  10. But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

  11. Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.

  12. But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

  13. And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;

  14. Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:

  15. Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

  16. But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet.

  17. These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

    Jude 1: 7–8

  1. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

  2. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.

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