19:17 When they had brought them outside, they 1 said, “Run 2 for your lives! Don’t look 3 behind you or stop anywhere in the valley! 4 Escape to the mountains or you will be destroyed!”
19:26 But Lot’s 5 wife looked back longingly 6 and was turned into a pillar of salt.
2 tn Heb “escape.”
4 tn Or “in the plain”; Heb “in the circle,” referring to the “circle” or oval area of the Jordan Valley.
5 tn Heb “his”; the referent (Lot) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
sn Longingly. Lot’s wife apparently identified with the doomed city and thereby showed lack of respect for God’s provision of salvation. She, like her daughters later, had allowed her thinking to be influenced by the culture of Sodom.