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Judges 19
New American Standard Bible
19Now it came about in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite staying in the remote part of the hill country of Ephraim, who took a concubine for himself from Bethlehem in Judah.H3117H4428H3478H376H3881H1481H3411H2022H669H3947H802H6370H1035H3063 2But his concubine played the harlot against him, and she went away from him to her father's house in Bethlehem in Judah, and was there for a period of four months.H6370H2181H3212H1H1004H1035H3063H702H2320H3117 3Then her husband arose and went after her to speak tenderly to her in order to bring her back, taking with him his servant and a pair of donkeys. So she brought him into her father's house, and when the girl's father saw him, he was glad to meet him.H376H6965H3212H310H1696H3820H7725H5288H6776H2543H935H1H1004H1H5291H7200H8055H7125 4And his father-in-law, the girl's father, detained him; and he remained with him three days. So they ate and drank and lodged there.H2859H5291H1H2388H3427H7969H3117H398H8354H3885 5Now it came about on the fourth day that they got up early in the morning, and he prepared to go; and the girl's father said to his son-in-law, "Sustain yourself with a piece of bread, and afterward you may go."H7243H3117H7925H1242H6965H3212H5291H1H559H2860H5582H3820H6595H3899H310H3212 6So both of them sat down and ate and drank together; and the girl's father said to the man, "Please be willing to spend the night, and let your heart be merry."H3427H398H8354H8147H3162H5291H1H559H376H2974H3885H3820H3190 7Then the man arose to go, but his father-in-law urged him so that he spent the night there again.H376H6965H3212H2859H6484H3885H7725 8And on the fifth day he arose to go early in the morning, and the girl's father said, "Please sustain yourself, and wait until afternoon"; so both of them ate.H7925H1242H2549H3117H3212H5291H1H559H5582H3824H4102H3117H5186H398H8147 9When the man arose to go along with his concubine and servant, his father-in-law, the girl's father, said to him, "Behold now, the day has drawn to a close; please spend the night. Lo, the day is coming to an end; spend the night here that your heart may be merry. Then tomorrow you may arise early for your journey so that you may go home."H376H6965H3212H6370H5288H2859H5291H1H559H3117H7503H6150H3885H3117H2583H3885H3824H3190H4279H7925H1870H1980H168 10But the man was not willing to spend the night, so he arose and departed and came to [a place] opposite Jebus (that is, Jerusalem). And there were with him a pair of saddled donkeys; his concubine also was with him.H376H14H3885H6965H3212H935H5227H2982H3389H6776H2543H2280H6370 11When they [were] near Jebus, the day was almost gone; and the servant said to his master, "Please come, and let us turn aside into this city of the Jebusites and spend the night in it."H2982H3117H3966H7286H5288H559H113H3212H5493H5892H2983H3885 12However, his master said to him, "We will not turn aside into the city of foreigners who are not of the sons of Israel; but we will go on as far as Gibeah."H113H559H5493H5892H5237H1121H3478H5674H1390 13And he said to his servant, "Come and let us approach one of these places; and we will spend the night in Gibeah or Ramah."H559H5288H3212H7126H259H4725H3885H1390H7414 14So they passed along and went their way, and the sun set on them near Gibeah which belongs to Benjamin.H5674H3212H8121H935H681H1390H1144 15And they turned aside there in order to enter [and] lodge in Gibeah. When they entered, they sat down in the open square of the city, for no one took them into [his] house to spend the night.H5493H935H3885H1390H935H3427H7339H5892H376H622H1004H3885 16Then behold, an old man was coming out of the field from his work at evening. Now the man was from the hill country of Ephraim, and he was staying in Gibeah, but the men of the place were Benjamites.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 part of the hill country of Ephraim, [for] I am from there, and I went to Bethlehem in Judah. But I am [now] going to my house, and no man will take me into his house.H559H5674H1035H3063H3411H2022H669H3212H1035H3063H1980H1004H3068H376H622H1004 19"Yet there is both straw and fodder for our donkeys, and also bread and wine for me, your maidservant, and the young man who is with your servants; there is no lack of anything."H3426H8401H4554H2543H3899H3196H519H5288H5650H4270H1697 20And the old man said, "Peace to you. Only let me [take care of] all your needs; however, do not spend the night in the open square."H2205H376H559H7965H7535H4270H3885H7339 21So he took him into his house and gave the donkeys fodder, and they washed their feet and ate and drank.H935H1004H1101H2543H7364H7272H398H8354 22While they were making merry, behold, the men of the city, certain worthless fellows, surrounded the house, pounding the door; and they spoke to the owner of the house, the old man, saying, "Bring out the man who came into your house that we may have relations with him."H3820H3190H582H5892H582H1121H1100H5437H1004H5437H1849H1817H559H1167H1004H2205H376H559H3318H376H935H1004H3045 23Then the man, the owner of the house, went out to them and said to them, "No, my fellows, please do not act so wickedly; since this man has come into my house, do not commit this act of folly.H376H1167H1004H3318H559H408H251H7489H310H376H935H1004H6213H5039 24"Here is my virgin daughter and his concubine. Please let me bring them out that you may ravish them and do to them whatever you wish. But do not commit such an act of folly against this man."H1323H1330H6370H3318H6031H6213H5869H2896H376H6213H2063H5039H1697 25But the men would not listen to him, so the man seized his concubine and brought [her] out to them. And they raped her and abused her all night until morning, then let her go at the approach of dawn.H582H14H8085H376H2388H6370H3318H2351H3045H5953H3915H1242H7837H5927H7971 26As the day began to dawn, the woman came and fell down at the doorway of the man's house where her master was, until [full] daylight.H935H802H6437H1242H5307H6607H376H1004H113H216 27When her master arose in the morning and opened the doors of the house and went out to go on his way, then behold, his concubine was lying at the doorway of the house, with her hands on the threshold.H113H6965H1242H6605H1817H1004H3318H3212H1870H802H6370H5307H6607H1004H3027H5592 28And he said to her, "Get up and let us go," but there was no answer. Then he placed her on the donkey; and the man arose and went to his home.H559H6965H3212H6030H376H3947H2543H376H6965H3212H4725 29When he entered his house, he took a knife and laid hold of his concubine and cut her in twelve pieces, limb by limb, and sent her throughout the territory of Israel.H935H1004H3947H3979H2388H6370H5408H6106H8147H6240H5409H7971H1366H3478 30And it came about that all who saw [it] said, "Nothing like this has [ever] happened or been seen from the day when the sons of Israel came up from the land of Egypt to this day. Consider it, take counsel and speak up!"H1961H7200H559H2063H7200H3117H1121H3478H5927H776H4714H3117H7760H5779H1696


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