19:23 The sun had just risen 1 over the land as Lot reached Zoar. 2 19:24 Then the Lord rained down 3 sulfur and fire 4 on Sodom and Gomorrah. It was sent down from the sky by the Lord. 5 19:25 So he overthrew those cities and all that region, 6 including all the inhabitants of the cities and the vegetation that grew 7 from the ground.
2 tn The juxtaposition of the two disjunctive clauses indicates synchronic action. The first action (the sun’s rising) occurred as the second (Lot’s entering Zoar) took place. The disjunctive clauses also signal closure for the preceding scene.
3 tn The disjunctive clause signals the beginning of the next scene and highlights God’s action.
4 tn Or “burning sulfur” (the traditional “fire and brimstone”).
5 tn Heb “from the
sn The text explicitly states that the sulfur and fire that fell on Sodom and Gomorrah was sent down from the sky by the
6 tn Or “and all the plain”; Heb “and all the circle,” referring to the “circle” or oval area of the Jordan Valley.
7 tn Heb “and the vegetation of the ground.”