Veneruntque duo angeli Sodomam vespere, et sedente Lot in foribus civitatis.
And the two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gates of the city.
Qui cum vidisset eos, surrexit, et ivit obviam eis : adoravitque pronus in terram, et dixit : Obsecro, domini, declinate in domum pueri vestri, et manete ibi : lavate pedes vestros, et mane proficiscemini in viam vestram.
When he saw them, he got up and went to meet them: and he bowed down to the ground and said: I beseech you, my lords, return to the house of your children and remain there: wash your feet, and in the morning set out on your way.
Qui dixerunt : Minime, sed in platea manebimus.
They said: No, but we will remain in the street.
Compulit illos oppido ut diverterent ad eum: ingressisque domum illius fecit convivium, et coxit azyma, et comederunt.
He drove them into the town to divert themselves to him: and entering his house he made a feast, and baked bread, and they ate.
Prius autem quam irent cubitum, viri civitatis vallaverunt domum a puero usque ad senem, omnis populus simul.
And before they went to bed, the men of the city surrounded the house, from the boy to the old man, all the people together.
Vocaveruntque Lot, et dixerunt ei: Ubi sunt viri qui introierunt ad te nocte ?
And they called Lot, and said unto him: Where are the men that came in unto thee by night?
educ illos huc, ut cognoscamus eos.
bring them here, that we may know them.
Egressus ad eos Lot, post tergum occludens ostium, ait: Nolite, quæso, fratres mei, nolite malum hoc facere.
Lot went out to them, closing the door behind him, and said: Do not, please, my brothers, do not do this evil.
Habeo duas filias, quæ necdum cognoverunt virum : educam eas ad vos, et abutimini eis sicut vobis placuerit, dummodo viris istis nihil mali faciatis, quia ingressi sunt sub umbra culminis mei.
I have two daughters who have not yet met a husband: I will bring them up to you, and you may abuse them as you please, provided you do no harm to these men, because they have entered under the shadow of my roof.
At illi dixerunt: Recede illuc.
But they said: Go back there.
Et rursus: Ingressus es, inquiunt, ut advena ; numquid ut judices?
And again: You have entered, they say, as a stranger; Do you judge?
te ergo ipsum magis quam hos affligemus.
therefore we will afflict you more than these.
Vimque faciebant Lot vehementissime : jamque prope erat ut effringerent fores.
And they used force against Lot with great violence: and it was almost time to break down the doors.
Et ecce miserunt manum viri, et introduxerunt ad se Lot, clauseruntque ostium : et eos, qui foris erant, percusserunt cæcitate a minimo usque ad maximum, ita ut ostium invenire non possent.
And behold, they sent out the man's hand, and brought Lot to them, and shut the door: and they smote those who were without with blindness, from the least to the greatest, so that they could not find the door.
Dixerunt autem ad Lot: Habes hic quempiam tuorum?
And they said to Lot: Have you any of your own here?
generum, aut filios, aut filias, omnes, qui tui sunt, educ de urbe hac : delebimus enim locum istum, eo quod increverit clamor eorum coram Domino, qui misit nos ut perdamus illos.
Bring out your sons-in-law, or sons, or daughters, all who are yours, from this city: for we will destroy that place, because their cry has increased before the Lord, who sent us to destroy them.
Egressus itaque Lot, locutus est ad generos suos qui accepturi erant filias ejus, et dixit: Surgite, egredimini de loco isto : quia delebit Dominus civitatem hanc.
Lot therefore went out, and spoke to his nobles who were about to receive his daughters, and said: Arise, get out of this place: for the Lord will destroy this city.
Et visus est eis quasi ludens loqui.
And he seemed to speak to them as if playing.
Cumque esset mane, cogebant eum angeli, dicentes: Surge, tolle uxorem tuam, et duas filias quas habes : ne et tu pariter pereas in scelere civitatis.
And when it was morning, the angels urged him, saying: Get up, take your wife and the two daughters you have: lest you also perish in the crime of the city.
Dissimulante illo, apprehenderunt manum ejus, et manum uxoris, ac duarum filiarum ejus, eo quod parceret Dominus illi.
Disguising him, they seized his hand, and the hand of his wife, and of his two daughters, inasmuch as the Lord spared him.
Eduxeruntque eum, et posuerunt extra civitatem : ibique locuti sunt ad eum, dicentes: Salva animam tuam : noli respicere post tergum, nec stes in omni circa regione : sed in monte salvum te fac, ne et tu simul pereas.
And they brought him out, and set him outside the city: and there they spoke to him, saying: Save your soul: do not look behind you, and do not stand in all the surrounding country: but save yourself in the mountain, lest you also perish together.
Dixitque Lot ad eos: Quæso, domine mi, quia invenit servus tuus gratiam coram te, et magnificasti misericordiam tuam quam fecisti mecum, ut salvares animam meam, nec possum in monte salvari, ne forte apprehendat me malum, et moriar : est civitas hæc juxta, ad quam possum fugere, parva, et salvabor in ea : numquid non modica est, et vivet anima mea?
And Lot said to them: Please, my lord, because your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have magnified your mercy, which you have done for me, to save my life, and I cannot be saved on the mountain, lest evil overtake me and I die. , to which I can flee, small, and I will be saved in it: is it not small, and my soul will live?
Dixitque ad eum: Ecce etiam in hoc suscepi preces tuas, ut non subvertam urbem pro qua locutus es.
And he said to him: Behold, even in this I have accepted your prayers, that the city for which you have spoken may not be overthrown.
Festina, et salvare ibi : quia non potero facere quidquam donec ingrediaris illuc.
Make haste, and save there: for I shall not be able to do anything until you enter there.
Idcirco vocatum est nomen urbis illius Segor.
Therefore the name of that city was called Segor.
Sol egressus est super terram, et Lot ingressus est Segor.
The sun rose upon the earth, and Lot entered into Segor.
Igitur Dominus pluit super Sodomam et Gomorrham sulphur et ignem a Domino de cælo : et subvertit civitates has, et omnem circa regionem, universos habitatores urbium, et cuncta terræ virentia.
Therefore the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord from heaven: and he overthrew these cities, and all the surrounding country, all the inhabitants of the cities, and all the green things of the earth.
Respiciensque uxor ejus post se, versa est in statuam salis.
And his wife, looking behind him, turned into a statue of salt.
Abraham autem consurgens mane, ubi steterat prius cum Domino, intuitus est Sodomam et Gomorrham, et universam terram regionis illius : viditque ascendentem favillam de terra quasi fornacis fumum.
And Abraham, rising in the morning, where he had stood before with the Lord, beheld Sodom and Gomorrah, and all the land of that region: and he saw a ember rising from the earth like the smoke of a furnace.
Cum enim subverteret Deus civitates regionis illius, recordatus Abrahæ, liberavit Lot de subversione urbium in quibus habitaverat.
For when God overthrew the cities of that region, he remembered Abraham, and delivered Lot from the overthrow of the cities in which he had dwelt.
Ascenditque Lot de Segor, et mansit in monte, duæ quoque filiæ ejus cum eo (timuerat enim manere in Segor) et mansit in spelunca ipse, et duæ filiæ ejus cum eo.
And Lot went up from Segor, and stayed in the mountain, his two daughters also with him (for he was afraid to stay in Segor), and stayed in the cave himself, and his two daughters with him.
Dixitque major ad minorem: Pater noster senex est, et nullus virorum remansit in terra, qui possit ingredi ad nos juxta morem universæ terræ.
And the elder said to the younger: Our father is old, and there is no man left in the land who can come to us according to the custom of the whole earth.
Veni, inebriemus eum vino, dormiamusque cum eo, ut servare possimus ex patre nostro semen.
Come, let us make him drunk with wine, and sleep with him, that we may save the seed from our father.
Dederunt itaque patri suo bibere vinum nocte illa.
So they gave their father wine to drink that night.
Et ingressa est major, dormivitque cum patre; at ille non sensit, nec quando accubuit filia, nec quando surrexit.
And the elder came in, and slept with his father; but he did not perceive, neither when his daughter lay down, nor when she rose.
Altera quoque die dixit major ad minorem : Ecce dormivi heri cum patre meo, demus ei bibere vinum etiam hac nocte, et dormies cum eo, ut salvemus semen de patre nostro.
The next day also the elder said to the younger: Behold, I slept with my father yesterday;
Dederunt etiam et illa nocte patri suo bibere vinum, ingressaque minor filia, dormivit cum eo : et ne tunc quidem sensit quando concubuerit, vel quando illa surrexerit.
They also gave her father wine to drink that night, and the younger daughter came in and slept with him: and he did not even then realize when he had slept, or when she got up.
Conceperunt ergo duæ filiæ Lot de patre suo.
Then the two daughters of Lot conceived by their father.
Peperitque major filium, et vocavit nomen ejus Moab : ipse est pater Moabitarum usque in præsentem diem.
And the elder gave birth to a son, and called his name Moab: he is the father of the Moabites to this day.
Minor quoque peperit filium, et vocavit nomen ejus Ammon, id est, Filius populi mei : ipse est pater Ammonitarum usque hodie.
Minor also gave birth to a son and called his name Ammon, that is, Son of my people: he is the father of the Ammonites to this day.