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
And the Lord said, "The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave."
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).