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But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

19:4 all the people. The enormity of Sodom’s wickedness is indicated by the eagerness with which not a few degenerates, but all the men of the city desired to commit the crime of homosexual rape, probably leading to murder, on two unknown visitors to their city. Lot’s desire to protect them demonstrates his basically godly character (II Peter 2:8) even though his carnality had led him into this compromising association.

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