Suppose Ten Are Found There?

Lot must have had five daughters, three had married. Lot spoke to his sons-in-law and they thought he was joking, see 19:14. (It does not say he spoke to his sons.) They didn’t leave the city.

Abraham knew there were 10 in Lot’s family. He assumed they were all righteous. That’s why he stopped asking at 10.

Genesis 18:32, “Then he said, ‘Let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak only once more. Suppose ten will be found there?’ Then He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of ten.’ ” Modern English Version

There was only 4 righteous found in the city and God destroyed it.

I’ve heard many sermons about Lot’s wife looking back because of things. I think she was looking for her married daughters, too. In Luke 17:28-32, Jesus said, “Remember Lot’s wife.” When the Jesus returns, we won’t go back for things or people. We pray that all our family members are found righteous.

I also understand Lot’s daughters who survived. Lot didn’t have sons. He would have taken care of his daughters until they married. When their husband’s died, they would be cared for by their sons. If they never married or had no sons, they were at the mercy of their brothers or uncles. (Women were not allowed to work.)

They may have assumed that Abraham was dead. They doubted Lot would find husbands for them in the mountains.They were thinking of survival after their father’s death. They each needed a son.

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