19:16 When Lot 1 hesitated, the men grabbed his hand and the hands of his wife and two daughters because the Lord had compassion on them. 2 They led them away and placed them 3 outside the city. 19:17 When they had brought them outside, they 4 said, “Run 5 for your lives! Don’t look 6 behind you or stop anywhere in the valley! 7 Escape to the mountains or you will be destroyed!”
1 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Lot) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
2 tn Heb “in the compassion of the
3 tn Heb “brought him out and placed him.” The third masculine singular suffixes refer specifically to Lot, though his wife and daughters accompanied him (see v. 17). For stylistic reasons these have been translated as plural pronouns (“them”).
5 tn Heb “escape.”
7 tn Or “in the plain”; Heb “in the circle,” referring to the “circle” or oval area of the Jordan Valley.