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And it came to pass when they had brought them out that one of them said, “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you, and do not stop anywhere in the plain. Escape to the hill country or you will be swept away!” Bible

“one of them.” Literally, “he,” referring to one of the angels.

“look.” The word “look” in this verse does not refer to a passing glance, but rather to a fixed gaze. Given Lot’s hesitation to leave, the angels were warning the family not to stop and take time to longingly look back; after all, they were leaving their home and possessions.


Commentary for: Genesis 19:17