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Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

19:22 sons of Belial. “Belial” was a Hebrew epithet meaning “good-for-nothing” or even “evil.” When the writer called these homosexual hooligans “sons of Belial,” he was using one of the most insulting names in the culture. Sodomites (Genesis 19:4,5) also are called “dogs” in Deuteronomy 23:18. See also Romans 1:26,27. It is clear that homosexuality is abhorrent to a holy God.

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