sons of Belial
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.