19:9 “Out of our way!” 1 they cried, and “This man came to live here as a foreigner, 2 and now he dares to judge us! 3 We’ll do more harm 4 to you than to them!” They kept 5 pressing in on Lot until they were close enough 6 to break down the door.
1 tn Heb “approach out there” which could be rendered “Get out of the way, stand back!”
2 tn Heb “to live as a resident alien.”
3 tn Heb “and he has judged, judging.” The infinitive absolute follows the finite verbal form for emphasis. This emphasis is reflected in the translation by the phrase “dares to judge.”
4 tn The verb “to do wickedly” is repeated here (see v. 7). It appears that whatever “wickedness” the men of Sodom had intended to do to Lot’s visitors – probably nothing short of homosexual rape – they were now ready to inflict on Lot.
5 tn Heb “and they pressed against the man, against Lot, exceedingly.”
6 tn Heb “and they drew near.”
7 tn Heb “the men,” referring to the angels inside Lot’s house. The word “inside” has been supplied in the translation for clarity.
8 tn The Hebrew text adds “their hand.” These words have not been translated for stylistic reasons.
9 tn Heb “to them into the house.”