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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Genesis Chapter 19

Genesis 19:1

gen 19:1


(See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).

Lot sat

Compare (Dan 2:49).

Lot the compromiser with Daniel the inflexible. Lot was a great man (Deu 21:19); (Deu 21:20) in a place devoted to judgment.

Compare (Act 17:31).

Genesis 19:9

gen 19:9

And they said

The world's contempt for a worldly believer.

Genesis 19:14

gen 19:14


Lot had utterly lost his testimony. In gaining influence (Gen 19:1) he had lost power, even in his own family.

Genesis 19:15

gen 19:15


(See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).

Genesis 19:29

gen 19:29

when God

(See Scofield) - (Gen 19:36).

Genesis 19:32

gen 19:32


Lot "pitched toward Sodom" (Gen 13:12) for worldly advantage; then became a great man in Sodom (Gen 19:1) at the cost of his daughter's accepting the morals of Sodom.

Genesis 19:36

gen 19:36

Thus were

Abraham and Lot are contrasted characters. Of the same stock (Gen 11:31) subjected to the same environment, and both justified men; (Gen 15:6); (Pe2 2:7); (Pe2 2:8) the contrast in character and career is shown to be the result of their respective choices at the crisis of their lives. Lot "chose him all the plain of Jordan" for present advantage; Abraham "looked for a city which hath foundations"; (Heb 11:10); (Gen 13:18) "came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre (fatness), which is in Hebron" (communion). The men remain types of the worldly and spiritual believer.

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