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Genesis 13:13

    Genesis 13:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners against Jehovah exceedingly.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now the men of Sodom were evil, and great sinners before the Lord.

    Webster's Revision

    Now the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners against Jehovah exceedingly.

    World English Bible

    Now the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinners against Yahweh.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners against the LORD exceedingly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 13:13

    The men of Sodom were wicked - רעים raim, from רע, ra, to break in pieces, destroy, and afflict; meaning persons who broke the established order of things, destroyed and confounded the distinctions between right and wrong, and who afflicted and tormented both themselves and others. And sinners, חטאים chattaim, from חטא chata, to miss the mark, to step wrong, to miscarry; the same as ἁμαρτανω in Greek, from a, negative, and μαρπτω to hit a mark; so a sinner is one who is ever aiming at happiness and constantly missing his mark; because, being wicked - radically evil within, every affection and passion depraved and out of order, he seeks for happiness where it never can be found, in worldly honors and possessions, and in sensual gratifications, the end of which is disappointment, affliction, vexation, and ruin. Such were the companions Lot must have in the fruitful land he had chosen. This, however, amounts to no more than the common character of sinful man; but the people of Sodom were exceedingly sinful and wicked before, or against, the Lord - they were sinners of no common character; they excelled in unrighteousness, and soon filled up the measure of their iniquities. See Genesis 19.

    Wesley's Notes on Genesis 13:13

    13:13 Sinners before the Lord - That is, impudent daring sinners.