13 Now the people of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the Lord.

Other Translations of Genesis 13:13

King James Version

13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.

English Standard Version

13 Now the men of Sodom were wicked, great sinners against the Lord.

The Message

13 The people of Sodom were evil - flagrant sinners against God.

New King James Version

13 But the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinful against the Lord.

New Living Translation

13 But the people of this area were extremely wicked and constantly sinned against the Lord .

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 13:13

Commentary on Genesis 13:10-13

(Read Genesis 13:10-13)

Abram having offered Lot the choice, he at once accepted it. Passion and selfishness make men rude. Lot looked to the goodness of the land; therefore he doubted not that in such a fruitful soil he should certainly thrive. But what came of it? Those who, in choosing relations, callings, dwellings, or settlements, are guided and governed by the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, or the pride of life, cannot expect God's presence or blessing. They are commonly disappointed even in that which they principally aim at. In all our choices this principle should rule, That is best for us, which is best for our souls. Lot little considered the badness of the inhabitants. The men of Sodom were impudent, daring sinners. This was the iniquity of Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness, Ezekiel 16:49. God often gives great plenty to great sinners. It has often been the vexatious lot of good men to live among wicked neighbours; and it must be the more grievous, if, as Lot here, they have brought it upon themselves by a wrong choice.