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Genesis 19:20

    Genesis 19:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    This town, now, is near, and it is a little one: O, let me go there (is it not a little one?) so that my life may be safe.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    World English Bible

    See now, this city is near to flee to, and it is a little one. Oh let me escape there (isn't it a little one?), and my soul will live."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Definitions for Genesis 19:20

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 19:20

    It is a little one - Probably Lot wished to have it for an inheritance, and therefore pleaded its being a little one, that his request might be the more readily granted. Or he might suppose, that being a little city, it was less depraved than Sodom and Gomorrah, and therefore not so ripe for punishment; which was probably the case.