Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were to marry his daughters, and said, “Up, get out of this place, for the Lord will destroy the city.” But he appeared to his sons-in-law to be jesting.
“ Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them instantly.”
“ Get away from among this congregation, that I may consume them instantly.” Then they fell on their faces.
but he who paid no regard to the word of the Lord left his servants and his livestock in the field.
and he spoke to the congregation, saying, “ Depart now from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing that belongs to them, or you will be swept away in all their sin.”
Flee from the midst of Babylon, And each of you save his life! Do not be destroyed in her punishment, For this is the Lord’s time of vengeance; He is going to render recompense to her.
When they had brought them outside, one said, “ Escape for your life! Do not look behind you, and do not stay anywhere in the valley; escape to the mountains, or you will be swept away.”
Hurry, escape there, for I cannot do anything until you arrive there.” Therefore the name of the town was called Zoar.
Then he called for Moses and Aaron at night and said, “Rise up, get out from among my people, both you and the sons of Israel; and go, worship the Lord, as you have said.
So the couriers passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh, and as far as Zebulun, but they laughed them to scorn and mocked them.
but they continually mocked the messengers of God, despised His words and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against His people, until there was no remedy.
A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.
And now do not carry on as scoffers, Or your fetters will be made stronger; For I have heard from the Lord God of hosts Of decisive destruction on all the earth.
They have lied about the Lord And said, “ Not He; Misfortune will not come on us, And we will not see sword or famine.
O Lord, You have deceived me and I was deceived; You have overcome me and prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all day long; Everyone mocks me.
Then I said, “Ah Lord God! They are saying of me, ‘Is he not just speaking parables?’”
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.
He said, “Leave; for the girl And they began laughing at Him. has not died, but is asleep.”
While he was still approaching, the demon slammed him to the ground and threw him into a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy and gave him back to his father.
It was the same as happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building;
But these words appeared to them as nonsense, and they would not believe them.
Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some began to sneer, but others said, “We shall hear you again concerning this.”
While they are saying, “ Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.
I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “ Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues;