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But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people even from the outskirts of the city, surrounded the house. Bible

“all the people even from the outskirts.” The word “outskirts” is the Hebrew for “end, extremity,” and some translators think it means, “to the last man” (ESV; NAB), but we feel “to the end of the city” is the more logical meaning (CJB; NASB; NET; NIV; YLT). In either case, this verse explains why God could not find ten righteous people in the city, especially after Lot and his family left Sodom (Gen. 18:32).


Commentary for: Genesis 19:4