2 Examine me, Lord, and test me: enkindle my temperament and my heart.
3 For your mercy is before my eyes, and I am serene in your truth.
4 I have not sat with the council of emptiness, and I will not enter with those who carry out injustice.
5 I have hated the assembly of the malicious; and I will not sit with the impious.
6 I will wash my hands among the innocent, and I will surround your altar, O Lord,
7 so that I may hear the voice of your praise and describe all your wonders.
8 O Lord, I have loved the beauty of your house and the dwelling place of your glory.
9 O God, do not let my soul perish with the impious, nor my life with the men of blood,
10 in whose hands are iniquities: their right hand has been filled by bribes.
11 But as for me, I have been walking in my innocence. Redeem me, and have mercy on me.
12 My foot has stood firm in the straight path. In the churches, I will bless you, O Lord.
15 And when it was morning, the Angels compelled him, saying, "Arise, take your wife, and the two daughters that you have, lest you also should perish amid the wickedness of the city."
16 And, since he ignored them, they took his hand, and the hand of his wife, as well as that of his two daughters, because the Lord was sparing him.
17 And they brought him out, and placed him beyond the city. And there they spoke to him, saying: "Save your life. Do not look not back. Neither should you stay in the entire surrounding region. But save yourself in the mountain, lest you also should perish."
18 And Lot said to them: "I beg you, my lord,
19 though your servant has found grace before you, and you have magnified your mercy, which you have shown to me in saving my life, I cannot be saved on the mountain, lest perhaps some misfortune take hold of me and I die.
20 There is a certain city nearby, to which I can flee; it is a little one, and I will be saved in it. Is it not a modest one, and will not my soul live?"
21 And he said to him: "Behold, even now, I have heard your petitions about this, not to overturn the city on behalf of which you have spoken.
22 Hurry and be saved there. For I cannot do anything until you enter there." For this reason, the name of that city is called Zoar.
23 The sun had risen over the land, and Lot had entered into Zoar.
24 Therefore, the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah sulphur and fire, from the Lord, out of heaven.
25 And he overturned these cities, and all the surrounding region: all the inhabitants of the cities, and everything that springs from the land.
26 And his wife, looking behind herself, was turned into a statue of salt.
27 Then Abraham, rising up in the morning, in the place where he had stood before with the Lord,
28 looked out toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and the entire land of that region. And he saw embers rising up from the land like smoke from a furnace.
29 For when God overthrew the cities of that region, remembering Abraham, he freed Lot from the overthrow of the cities, in which he had dwelt.
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