Lot was tormented (2 Pet 2:8)

“This righteous man,

Lived among them

Day after day.

Lot was tormented

In his righteous soul

By their lawless deeds

That he saw

And heard.”

βλέμματι γὰρ καὶ ἀκοῇ ὁ δίκαιος ἐνκατοικῶν ἐν αὐτοῖς ἡμέραν ἐξ ἡμέρας ψυχὴν δικαίαν ἀνόμοις ἔργοις ἐβασάνιζεν,

This author said, “This righteous man (ὁ δίκαιος) lived (ἐνκατοικῶν) among them (ἐν αὐτοῖς) day after day (ἡμέραν ἐξ ἡμέρας).  Lot was tormented (ἐβασάνιζεν) in his righteous soul (ψυχὴν δικαίαν) by their lawless deeds (ἀνόμοις ἔργοις) that he saw (βλέμματι γὰρ) and heard (καὶ ἀκοῇ).”  Among the canonical Greek New Testament writings, this is the only time that this word appeared in 2 Peter, βλέμματι, that means a look, glance, or sight, and the word ἐνκατοικῶν, that means to settle down in a place, reside, or dwell among.  This author continued to elaborate on the situation of Lot in Genesis, chapter 19.  Lot was a righteous man who lived daily with these unrestrained lawless criminals.  His soul was distressed and tormented by the various criminal lawless deeds that he saw and heard every day.  Not only was Lot a good man, but he was forced to live with these criminals with their lawless behavior.  Thus, he was upset by what he saw and heard on a daily basis.  Do lawless people bother you every day?

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