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Judges 19
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19In those days, when there was no king in Israel, a certain Levite was sojourning in the remote parts of the hill country of Ephraim, who took to himself a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah.H3117H4428H3478H376H3881H1481H3411H2022H669H3947H802H6370H1035H3063 2And his concubine was unfaithful to him, and she went away from him to her father's house at Bethlehem in Judah, and was there some four months.H6370H2181H3212H1H1004H1035H3063H702H2320H3117 3Then her husband arose and went after her, to speak kindly to her and bring her back. He had with him his servant and a couple of donkeys. And she brought him into her father's house. And when the girl's father saw him, he came with joy to meet him.H376H6965H3212H310H1696H3820H7725H5288H6776H2543H935H1H1004H1H5291H7200H8055H7125 4And his father-in-law, the girl's father, made him stay, and he remained with him three days. So they ate and drank and spent the night there.H2859H5291H1H2388H3427H7969H3117H398H8354H3885 5And on the fourth day they arose early in the morning, and he prepared to go, but the girl's father said to his son-in-law, "Strengthen your heart with a morsel of bread, and after that you may go."H7243H3117H7925H1242H6965H3212H5291H1H559H2860H5582H3820H6595H3899H310H3212 6So the two of them sat and ate and drank together. And the girl's father said to the man, "Be pleased to spend the night, and let your heart be merry."H3427H398H8354H8147H3162H5291H1H559H376H2974H3885H3820H3190 7And when the man rose up to go, his father-in-law pressed him, till he spent the night there again.H376H6965H3212H2859H6484H3885H7725 8And on the fifth day he arose early in the morning to depart. And the girl's father said, "Strengthen your heart and wait until the day declines." So they ate, both of them.H7925H1242H2549H3117H3212H5291H1H559H5582H3824H4102H3117H5186H398H8147 9And when the man and his concubine and his servant rose up to depart, his father-in-law, the girl's father, said to him, "Behold, now the day has waned toward evening. Please, spend the night. Behold, the day draws to its close. Lodge here and let your heart be merry, and tomorrow you shall arise early in the morning for your journey, and go home."H376H6965H3212H6370H5288H2859H5291H1H559H3117H7503H6150H3885H3117H2583H3885H3824H3190H4279H7925H1870H1980H168 10But the man would not spend the night. He rose up and departed and arrived opposite Jebus (that is, Jerusalem). He had with him a couple of saddled donkeys, and his concubine was with him.H376H14H3885H6965H3212H935H5227H2982H3389H6776H2543H2280H6370 11When they were near Jebus, the day was nearly over, and the servant said to his master, "Come now, let us turn aside to this city of the Jebusites and spend the night in it."H2982H3117H3966H7286H5288H559H113H3212H5493H5892H2983H3885 12And his master said to him, "We will not turn aside into the city of foreigners, who do not belong to the people of Israel, but we will pass on to Gibeah."H113H559H5493H5892H5237H1121H3478H5674H1390 13And he said to his young man, "Come and let us draw near to one of these places and spend the night at Gibeah or at Ramah."H559H5288H3212H7126H259H4725H3885H1390H7414 14So they passed on and went their way. And the sun went down on them near Gibeah, which belongs to Benjamin,H5674H3212H8121H935H681H1390H1144 15and they turned aside there, to go in and spend the night at Gibeah. And he went in and sat down in the open square of the city, for no one took them into his house to spend the night.H5493H935H3885H1390H935H3427H7339H5892H376H622H1004H3885 16And behold, an old man was coming from his work in the field at evening. The man was from the hill country of Ephraim, and he was sojourning in Gibeah. The men of the place were Benjaminites.H935H2205H376H4639H7704H6153H376H2022H669H1481H1390H582H4725H1145 17And he lifted up his eyes and saw the traveler in the open square of the city. And the old man said, "Where are you going? And where do you come from?"H5375H5869H7200H732H376H7339H5892H2205H376H559H3212H370H935 18And he said to him, "We are passing from Bethlehem in Judah to the remote parts of the hill country of Ephraim, from which I come. I went to Bethlehem in Judah, and I am going to the house of the Lord, but no one has taken me into his house.H559H5674H1035H3063H3411H2022H669H3212H1035H3063H1980H1004H3068H376H622H1004 19We have straw and feed for our donkeys, with bread and wine for me and your female servant and the young man with your servants. There is no lack of anything."H3426H8401H4554H2543H3899H3196H519H5288H5650H4270H1697 20And the old man said, "Peace be to you; I will care for all your wants. Only, do not spend the night in the square."H2205H376H559H7965H7535H4270H3885H7339 21So he brought him into his house and gave the donkeys feed. And they washed their feet, and ate and drank.H935H1004H1101H2543H7364H7272H398H8354 22As they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, worthless fellows, surrounded the house, beating on the door. And they said to the old man, the master of the house, "Bring out the man who came into your house, that we may know him."H3820H3190H582H5892H582H1121H1100H5437H1004H5437H1849H1817H559H1167H1004H2205H376H559H3318H376H935H1004H3045 23And the man, the master of the house, went out to them and said to them, "No, my brothers, do not act so wickedly; since this man has come into my house, do not do this vile thing.H376H1167H1004H3318H559H408H251H7489H310H376H935H1004H6213H5039 24Behold, here are my virgin daughter and his concubine. Let me bring them out now. Violate them and do with them what seems good to you, but against this man do not do this outrageous thing."H1323H1330H6370H3318H6031H6213H5869H2896H376H6213H2063H5039H1697 25But the men would not listen to him. So the man seized his concubine and made her go out to them. And they knew her and abused her all night until the morning. And as the dawn began to break, they let her go.H582H14H8085H376H2388H6370H3318H2351H3045H5953H3915H1242H7837H5927H7971 26And as morning appeared, the woman came and fell down at the door of the man's house where her master was, until it was light.H935H802H6437H1242H5307H6607H376H1004H113H216 27And her master rose up in the morning, and when he opened the doors of the house and went out to go on his way, behold, there was his concubine lying at the door of the house, with her hands on the threshold.H113H6965H1242H6605H1817H1004H3318H3212H1870H802H6370H5307H6607H1004H3027H5592 28He said to her, "Get up, let us be going." But there was no answer. Then he put her on the donkey, and the man rose up and went away to his home.H559H6965H3212H6030H376H3947H2543H376H6965H3212H4725 29And when he entered his house, he took a knife, and taking hold of his concubine he divided her, limb by limb, into twelve pieces, and sent her throughout all the territory of Israel.H935H1004H3947H3979H2388H6370H5408H6106H8147H6240H5409H7971H1366H3478 30And all who saw it said, "Such a thing has never happened or been seen from the day that the people of Israel came up out of the land of Egypt until this day; consider it, take counsel, and speak."H1961H7200H559H2063H7200H3117H1121H3478H5927H776H4714H3117H7760H5779H1696


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