But they said, “Stand aside!” Then they said, “This one came in to live as a foreigner, and he appoints himself as a judge. Now will we deal worse with you than with them!” And they pressed hard on the man Lot, and drew near to break down the door.
“he appoints himself as a judge.” Lot demonstrated this when he sat in the gate of the city (cp. Gen. 19:1; Prov. 1:21).