Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed

19 The two angels(A) arrived at Sodom(B) in the evening, and Lot(C) was sitting in the gateway of the city.(D) When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground.(E)

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10 Ephron the Hittite was sitting among his people and he replied to Abraham in the hearing of all the Hittites(A) who had come to the gate(B) of his city.

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18 to Abraham as his property(A) in the presence of all the Hittites(B) who had come to the gate(C) of the city.

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20 So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city(A) to speak to the men of their city.

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24 All the men who went out of the city gate(A) agreed with Hamor and his son Shechem, and every male in the city was circumcised.

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Boaz Marries Ruth

Meanwhile Boaz went up to the town gate(A) and sat down there just as the guardian-redeemer[a](B) he had mentioned(C) came along. Boaz said, “Come over here, my friend, and sit down.” So he went over and sat down.

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Footnotes

  1. Ruth 4:1 The Hebrew word for guardian-redeemer is a legal term for one who has the obligation to redeem a relative in serious difficulty (see Lev. 25:25-55); also in verses 3, 6, 8 and 14.

12 Those who sit at the gate(A) mock me,
    and I am the song of the drunkards.(B)

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By faith he made his home in the promised land(A) like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents,(B) as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.(C)

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