Sodom (Sod´uhm)

Perhaps the best remembered of the “cities of the Plain” referred to in (Gen 13:12; Gen 19:29). The city’s inhabitants joined with neighbors in fighting the marauding Chedorlaomer, the king of Elam (Gen 14:1). Abraham’s nephew, Lot, chose Sodom for his residence (Gen 13:8-13). Sodom is remembered as a wicked city that brought divine wrath upon it. The Genesis narrative records both attempted sexual perversity and gross inhospitality (Gen 19:1-11). Other writers use Sodom as an example of warning (Deut 29:16-28) and sometimes as an accusation against the covenant people (Amos 4:11; Isa 1:9-11). This principle extends into the NT period, where references to the wickedness of Sodom may still be found (Matt 10:15; Luke 10:12; Rom 9:29; quoting Isaiah).

Gen 13:12

12Abram settled in the land of Canaan, while Lot settled among the cities of the Plain and moved his tent as far as Sodom.

Gen 19:29

29So it was that, when God destroyed the cities of the Plain, God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the citi ... View more

Gen 14:1

Lot's Captivity and Rescue
1In the days of King Amraphel of Shinar, King Arioch of Ellasar, King Chedorlaomer of Elam, and King Tidal of Goiim,

Gen 13:8-13

8Then Abram said to Lot, “Let there be no strife between you and me, and between your herders and my herders; for we are kindred.9Is not the whole land before y ... View more

Gen 19:1-11

The Depravity of Sodom
1The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them, and b ... View more

Deut 29:16-28

16You know how we lived in the land of Egypt, and how we came through the midst of the nations through which you passed.17You have seen their detestable things, ... View more

Amos 4:11

11I overthrew some of you,
as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah,
and you were like a brand snatched from the fire;
yet you did not return to me,
says the Lo ... View more

Isa 1:9-11

9If the Lord of hosts
had not left us a few survivors,
we would have been like Sodom,
and become like Gomorrah.
10Hear the word of the Lord,
you rulers of Sodom ... View more

Matt 10:15

15Truly I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.

Luke 10:12

12I tell you, on that day it will be more tolerable for Sodom than for that town.

Rom 9:29

29And as Isaiah predicted,
“If the Lord of hosts had not left survivors to us,
we would have fared like Sodom
and been made like Gomorrah.”

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