And he said to him, “Behold, I will grant you this request too, and I will not overthrow the city of which you have spoken. Bible see other translations

“I will grant you this request too.” The Hebrew is more literally, “I have lifted up your face,” but the meaning is a request that will be granted. The Hebrew language is very concrete and graphic, and this is a perfect example. Lot was sad and hurt over the destruction of his city and his house, and the loss of the men who were engaged to his daughters. His face was downcast and sad. The angels, in granting his request, “lifted up his face,” a beautiful idiom. The simple meaning is, “I have granted your request.”

Commentary for: Genesis 19:21