The association of sin with evil and against God (Gen 13:13)
is developed further in the periscope of Sodom and Gomorrah. While sin may be committed in private, God is very
aware and attuned to its presence (Gen 18:20).
And the Lord said, "The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is
exceedingly grave." (Gen 18:20)
It appears that God can hear the voices of the victims of sin; moreover, the murder of Abel
implies that it is the soul that cries out to God (Gen 4:9-10).
Sodom and Gomorrah demonstrate that the desire to commit ungodly acts can excite a large group of people to
sin against God (Gen 19:4-5, 9).