Current Cataloging includes:
• Sodom: All 49 Scriptural Citations
• Gomorrah: All 24 Citations
• Sodomite: All 5 Citations
Genesis 10:1; 6-20
...(1)Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood...
...(6)And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan. (7)And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
(8)And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. (9)He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. (10)And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. (11)Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, (12)And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.
(13)And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, (14)And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.
(15)And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth, (16)And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite, (17)And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, (18)And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad. (19)And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.
(20)These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations....
...(1)And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.
(2)And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. (3)And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai; (4)Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD. (5)And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. (6)And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
(7)And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.
(8)And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. (9)Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
(10)And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. (11)Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
(12)Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.
(13)But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly...
...(1)And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations; (2)That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar. (3)All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.
(4)Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
(5)And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim, (6)And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by the wilderness. (7)And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezontamar. (8)And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim; (9)With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.
(10)And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain. (11)And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way. (12)And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
(13)And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.
(14)And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan. (15)And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus. (16)And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.
(17)And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale.
(18)And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. (19)And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: (20)And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
(21)And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself. (22)And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth, (23)That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich: (24)Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion...
Genesis 18:1-6; 16-33
...(1)And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; (2)And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, (3)And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: (4)Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: (5)And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.
(6)And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth...
...(16)And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
(17)And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; (18)Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? (19)For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
(20)And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; (21)I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.
(22)And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD. (23)And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? (24)Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? (25)That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
(26)And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
(27)And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes: (28)Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.
(29)And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.
(30)And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do, if I find thirty there.
(31)And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.
(32)And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.
(33)And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.
...(1)And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; (2)And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. (3)And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.
(4)But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: (5)And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
(6)And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, (7)And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. (8)Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.
(9)And they said again, Stand back. And they said, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door. (10)But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. (11)And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
(12)And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place: (13)For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.
(14)And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.
(15)And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. (16)And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.
(17)And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed. (18)And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord: (19)Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die: (20)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.
(21)And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken. (22)Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
(23)The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
(24)Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; (25)And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
(26)But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
(27)And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD: (28)And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
(29)And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt...
...(15)Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee: (16)He shall dwell with thee, among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: thou shalt not oppress him.
(17)There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. (18)Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God.
(19)Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury: (20)Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it...
Deuteronomy 29:1; 18-24
...(1)These are the words of the covenant, which the LORD commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, beside the covenant which he made with them in Horeb...
...(18)Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood; (19)And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst: (20)The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven. (21)And the LORD shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law:
(22)So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD hath laid upon it; (23)And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath:
(24)Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger?...
Deuteronomy 32:1; 26-36
...(1)Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth...
...(26)I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men: (27)Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high, and the LORD hath not done all this.
(28)For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.
(29)O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
(30)How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up? (31)For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges. (32)For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter: (33)Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps. (34)Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?
(35)To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste. (36)For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and their is none shut up, or left...
I Kings 14:21-29
...(21)And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD did choose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess. (22)And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done. (23)For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.
(24)And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.
(25)And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem: (26)And he took away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house; he even took away all: and he took away all the shields of gold which Solomon had made. (27)And king Rehoboam made in their stead brasen shields, and committed them unto the hands of the chief of the guard, which kept the door of the king's house. (28)And it was so, when the king went into the house of the LORD, that the guard bare them, and brought them back into the guard chamber.
(29)Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?...
I Kings 15:9-16
...(9)And in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel reigned Asa over Judah. (10)And forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.
(11)And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father.
(12)And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made. (13)And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron. (14)But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa's heart was perfect with the LORD all his days. (15)And he brought in the things which his father had dedicated, and the things which himself had dedicated, into the house of the LORD, silver, and gold, and vessels.
(16)And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days....
I Kings 22:41-50
...(41)And Jehoshaphat the son of Asa began to reign over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab king of Israel. (42)Jehoshaphat was thirty and five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi. (43)And he walked in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned not aside from it, doing that which was right in the eyes of the LORD: nevertheless the high places were not taken away; for the people offered and burnt incense yet in the high places.
(44)And Jehoshaphat made peace with the king of Israel.
(45)Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, and his might that he shewed, and how he warred, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
(46)And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land.
(47)There was then no king in Edom: a deputy was king. (48)Jehoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold: but they went not; for the ships were broken at Eziongeber. (49)Then said Ahaziah the son of Ahab unto Jehoshaphat, Let my servants go with thy servants in the ships. But Jehoshaphat would not.
(50)And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Jehoram his son reigned in his stead...
II Kings 23:1-9
...(1)And the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.
(2)And the king went up into the house of the LORD, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, both small and great: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house of the LORD.
(3)And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.
(4)And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel. (5)And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven.
(6)And he brought out the grove from the house of the LORD, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped It small to powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the children of the people.
(7)And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove. (8)And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba, and brake down the high places of the gates that were in the entering in of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on a man's left hand at the gate of the city. (9)Nevertheless the priests of the high places came not up to the altar of the LORD in Jerusalem, but they did eat of the unleavened bread among their brethren...
Isaiah 1:1; 7-20
...(1)The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah, kings of Judah...
...(7)Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers. (8)And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city. (9)Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
(10)Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. (11)To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
(12)When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
(13)Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. (14)Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. (15)And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. (16)Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; (17)Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
(18)Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
(19)If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: (20)But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it...
...(1)For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water, (2)The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient, (3)The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counseller, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.
(4)And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
(5)And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable. (6)When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand: (7)In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.
(8)For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory. (9)The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
(10)Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
(11)Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him. (12)As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
(13)The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people. (14)The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.
(15)What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts...
...(12)I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
(13)Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger. (14)And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.
(15)Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword. (16)Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished. (17)Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and gold, they shall not delight in it. (18)Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.
(19)And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. (20)It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
(21)But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there. (22)And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged...
...(9)Mine heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of the LORD, and because of the words of his holiness.
(10)For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourneth; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right. (11)For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD. (12)Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the LORD.
(13)And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.
(14)I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
(15)Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land.
(16)Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD. (17)They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.
(18)For who hath stood in the counsel of the LORD, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it?...
...(14)I have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent unto the heathen, saying, Gather ye together, and come against her, and rise up to the battle.
(15)For, lo, I will make thee small among the heathen, and despised among men.
(16)Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.
(17)Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one that goeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof. (18)As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the LORD, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it.
(19)Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?
(20)Therefore hear the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Edom; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the inhabitants of Teman: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitations desolate with them. (21)The earth is moved at the noise of their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was heard in the Red sea.
(22)Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah: and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs...
Jeremiah 50:1; 33-46
...(1)The word that the LORD spake against Babylon and against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet...
...(33)Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The children of Israel and the children of Judah were oppressed together: and all that took them captives held them fast; they refused to let them go. (34)Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name: he shall throughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.
(35)A sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith the LORD, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her wise men. (36)A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed. (37)A sword is upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the mingled people that in the midst of her; and they are shall become as women: a sword is upon her treasures; and they shall be robbed.
(38)A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols. (39)Therefore the wild beasts of the desert with the wild beasts of the islands shall dwell there, and the owls shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited for ever; neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation. (40)As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the LORD; so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein.
(41)Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. (42)They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon. (43)The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble: anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail.
(44)Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong: but I will make them suddenly run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me? (45)Therefore hear ye the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitation desolate with them.
(46)At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved, and the cry is heard among the nations...
...(1)How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street. (2)The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter! (3)Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.
(4)The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them. (5)They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills. (6)For the punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of my people is greater than the punishment of the sin of Sodom, that was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands stayed on her.
(7)Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire: (8)Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick...
Ezekiel 16:1-5; 44-58
...(1)Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, (2)Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,
(3)And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Canaan; thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite. (4)And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all. (5)None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the lothing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born...
...(44)Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter. (45)Thou art thy mother's daughter, that lotheth her husband and her children; and thou art the sister of thy sisters, which lothed their husbands and their children: your mother was an Hittite, and your father an Amorite. (46)And thine elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughters that dwell at thy left hand: and thy younger sister, that dwelleth at thy right hand, is Sodom and her daughters. (47)Yet hast thou not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but, as if that were a very little thing, thou wast corrupted more than they in all thy ways. (48)As I live, saith the Lord GOD, Sodom thy sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters.
(49)Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. (50)And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good. (51)Neither hath Samaria committed half of thy sins; but thou hast multiplied thine abominations more than they, and hast justified thy sisters in all thine abominations which thou hast done. (52)Thou also, which hast judged thy sisters, bear thine own shame for thy sins that thou hast committed more abominable than they: they are more righteous than thou: yea, be thou confounded also, and bear thy shame, in that thou hast justified thy sisters.
(53)When I shall bring again their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, and the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, then will I bring again the captivity of thy captives in the midst of them: (54)That thou mayest bear thine own shame, and mayest be confounded in all that thou hast done, in that thou art a comfort unto them. (55)When thy sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to their former estate, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former estate, then thou and thy daughters shall return to your former estate. (56)For thy sister Sodom was not mentioned by thy mouth in the day of thy pride, (57)Before thy wickedness was discovered, as at the time of thy reproach of the daughters of Syria, and all that are round about her, the daughters of the Philistines, which despise thee round about.
(58)Thou hast borne thy lewdness and thine abominations, saith the LORD...
...(1)Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink. (2)The Lord GOD hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks.
(3)And ye shall go out at the breaches, every cow that at which is before her; and ye shall cast them into the palace, saith the LORD.
(4)Come to Bethel, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply transgression; and bring your sacrifices every morning, and your tithes after three years: (5)And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim and publish the free offerings: for this liketh you, O ye children of Israel, saith the Lord GOD. (6)And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
(7)And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered. (8)So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD. (9)I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
(10)I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword, and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD. (11)I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
(12)Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel. (13)For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name...
...(8)I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon, whereby they have reproached my people, and magnified themselves against their border. (9)Therefore as I live, saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, even the breeding of nettles, and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess them. (10)This shall they have for their pride, because they have reproached and magnified themselves against the people of the LORD of hosts. (11)The LORD will be terrible unto them: for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the isles of the heathen.
(12)Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall be slain by my sword...
...(5)These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: (6)But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (7)And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. (8)Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
(9)Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, (10)Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. (11)And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. (12)And when ye come into an house, salute it. (13)And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. (14)And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. (15)Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
(16)Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves...
...(20)Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:
(21)Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. (22)But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. (23)And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
(24)But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
(25)At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. (26)Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. (27)All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and to whomsoever the Son will reveal.
(28)Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (29)Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
(30)For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light...
...(7)And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; (8)And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse: (9)But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats. (10)And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place. (11)And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
(12)And they went out, and preached that men should repent. (13)And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed...
...(3)Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. (4)Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. (5)And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. (6)And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. (7)And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. (8)And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: (9)And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. (10)But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, (11)Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
(12)But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city...
...(20)And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: (21)Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
(22)And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. (23)And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them. (24)For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. (25)But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.
(26)And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
(27)They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. (28)Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; (29)But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
(30)Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed...
...(25)As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. (26)And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
(27)Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: (28)For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. (29)And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.
(30)What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. (31)But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. (32)Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; (33)As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed...
II Peter 2:1-16
...(1)But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. (2)And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. (3)And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
(4)For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; (5)And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; (6)And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; (7)And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (8)(For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
(9)The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: (10)But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
(11)Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. (12)But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; (13)And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; (14)Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: (15)Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; (16)But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet...
...(3)Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. (4)For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
(5)I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. (6)And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. (7)Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. (8)Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. (9)Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. (10)But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. (11)Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. (12)These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; (13)Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever...
...(1)And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. (2)But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. (3)And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. (4)These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. (5)And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
(6)These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
(7)And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. (8)And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. (9)And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
(10)And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
(11)And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. (12)And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. (13)And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
(14)The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly...