Behold now, your servant has found favor in your eyes, and you have shown me great kindness by saving my life. But I cannot escape to the hill country, lest this disaster overtake me and I die. Bible

“overtake.” The Hebrew is more literally, “cling to, stick to, cleave to.” The essence is that Lot will not be able to escape the destruction and it will cling to him and destroy him too.

Commentary for: Genesis 19:19