But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young…
The Scriptural signs that the judgment is near are: —
1. That God abandons men or communities to out-breaking and presumptuous sins.
2. That warnings and chastisements fail to produce their effect, and especially when the person grows harder under them.
3. That God removes the good from any community — so, before the flood, so before the destruction of Jerusalem.
4. The deep, undisturbed security of those over whom it is suspended.
Parallel VersesKJV: 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: