19And it came to pass in those daysH3117, when there was no kingH4428 in IsraelH3478, that there was a certainH376 LeviteH3881 sojourningH1481 on the sideH3411 of mountH2022 EphraimH669, who tookH3947 to him a concubineH802H6370 out of BethlehemjudahH1035H3063. / a concubine: Heb. a woman a concubine, or, a wife a concubine 2And his concubineH6370 played the whoreH2181 against him, and went awayH3212 from him unto her father'sH1 houseH1004 to BethlehemjudahH1035H3063, and was there fourH702 whole monthsH2320H3117. / four whole months: or, a year and four month: Heb. days, four months 3And her husbandH376 aroseH6965, and wentH3212 afterH310 her, to speakH1696 friendlyH3820 unto her, and to bring her againH7725, having his servantH5288 with him, and a coupleH6776 of assesH2543: and she broughtH935 him into her father'sH1 houseH1004: and when the fatherH1 of the damselH5291 sawH7200 him, he rejoicedH8055 to meetH7125 him. / friendly…: Heb. to her heart 4And his father in lawH2859, the damsel'sH5291 fatherH1, retainedH2388 him; and he abodeH3427 with him threeH7969 daysH3117: so they did eatH398 and drinkH8354, and lodgedH3885 there. 5And it came to pass on the fourthH7243 dayH3117, when they arose earlyH7925 in the morningH1242, that he rose upH6965 to departH3212: and the damsel'sH5291 fatherH1 saidH559 unto his son in lawH2860, ComfortH5582 thine heartH3820 with a morselH6595 of breadH3899, and afterwardH310 go your wayH3212. / Comfort: Heb. Strengthen 6And they sat downH3427, and did eatH398 and drinkH8354 bothH8147 of them togetherH3162: for the damsel'sH5291 fatherH1 had saidH559 unto the manH376, Be contentH2974, I pray thee, and tarry all nightH3885, and let thine heartH3820 be merryH3190. 7And when the manH376 rose upH6965 to departH3212, his father in lawH2859 urgedH6484 him: therefore he lodgedH3885 there againH7725. 8And he arose earlyH7925 in the morningH1242 on the fifthH2549 dayH3117 to departH3212: and the damsel'sH5291 fatherH1 saidH559, ComfortH5582 thine heartH3824, I pray thee. And they tarriedH4102 until afternoonH3117H5186, and they did eatH398 bothH8147 of them. / until afternoon: Heb. till the day declined 9And when the manH376 rose upH6965 to departH3212, he, and his concubineH6370, and his servantH5288, his father in lawH2859, the damsel'sH5291 fatherH1, saidH559 unto him, Behold, now the dayH3117 drawethH7503 toward eveningH6150, I pray you tarry all nightH3885: behold, the dayH3117 groweth to an endH2583, lodgeH3885 here, that thine heartH3824 may be merryH3190; and to morrowH4279 get you earlyH7925 on your wayH1870, that thou mayest goH1980 homeH168. / draweth: Heb. is weak / the day groweth to an end: Heb. it is the pitching time of the day / home: Heb. to thy tent 10But the manH376 wouldH14 not tarry that nightH3885, but he rose upH6965 and departedH3212, and cameH935 over againstH5227 JebusH2982, which is JerusalemH3389; and there were with him twoH6776 assesH2543 saddledH2280, his concubineH6370 also was with him. / over against: Heb. to over against 11And when they were by JebusH2982, the dayH3117 was farH3966 spentH7286; and the servantH5288 saidH559 unto his masterH113, ComeH3212, I pray thee, and let us turn inH5493 into this cityH5892 of the JebusitesH2983, and lodgeH3885 in it. 12And his masterH113 saidH559 unto him, We will not turn asideH5493 hither into the cityH5892 of a strangerH5237, that is not of the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478; we will pass overH5674 to GibeahH1390. 13And he saidH559 unto his servantH5288, ComeH3212, and let us draw nearH7126 to oneH259 of these placesH4725 to lodge all nightH3885, in GibeahH1390, or in RamahH7414. 14And they passed onH5674 and went their wayH3212; and the sunH8121 went downH935 upon them when they were byH681 GibeahH1390, which belongeth to BenjaminH1144. 15And they turned asideH5493 thither, to go inH935 and to lodgeH3885 in GibeahH1390: and when he went inH935, he sat him downH3427 in a streetH7339 of the cityH5892: for there was no manH376 that tookH622 them into his houseH1004 to lodgingH3885. 16And, behold, there cameH935 an oldH2205 manH376 from his workH4639 out of the fieldH7704 at evenH6153, which was alsoH376 of mountH2022 EphraimH669; and he sojournedH1481 in GibeahH1390: but the menH582 of the placeH4725 were BenjamitesH1145. 17And when he had lifted upH5375 his eyesH5869, he sawH7200 a wayfaringH732 manH376 in the streetH7339 of the cityH5892: and the oldH2205 manH376 saidH559, Whither goestH3212 thou? and whenceH370 comestH935 thou? 18And he saidH559 unto him, We are passingH5674 from BethlehemjudahH1035H3063 toward the sideH3411 of mountH2022 EphraimH669; from thence am I: and I wentH3212 to BethlehemjudahH1035H3063, but I am now goingH1980 to the houseH1004 of the LORDH3068; and there is no manH376 that receivethH622 me to houseH1004. / receiveth: Heb. gathereth 19Yet there isH3426 both strawH8401 and provenderH4554 for our assesH2543; and there is breadH3899 and wineH3196 also for me, and for thy handmaidH519, and for the young manH5288 which is with thy servantsH5650: there is no wantH4270 of any thingH1697. 20And the oldH2205 manH376 saidH559, PeaceH7965 be with thee; howsoeverH7535 let all thy wantsH4270 lie upon me; only lodgeH3885 not in the streetH7339. 21So he broughtH935 him into his houseH1004, and gave provenderH1101 unto the assesH2543: and they washedH7364 their feetH7272, and did eatH398 and drinkH8354. 22Now as they were making their heartsH3820 merryH3190, behold, the menH582 of the cityH5892, certainH582 sonsH1121 of BelialH1100, besetH5437 the houseH1004 round aboutH5437, and beatH1849 at the doorH1817, and spakeH559 to the masterH1167 of the houseH1004, the oldH2205 manH376, sayingH559, Bring forthH3318 the manH376 that cameH935 into thine houseH1004, that we may knowH3045 him. 23And the manH376, the masterH1167 of the houseH1004, went outH3318 unto them, and saidH559 unto them, NayH408, my brethrenH251, nay, I pray you, do not so wickedlyH7489; seeingH310 that this manH376 is comeH935 into mine houseH1004, doH6213 not this follyH5039. 24Behold, here is my daughterH1323 a maidenH1330, and his concubineH6370; them I will bring outH3318 now, and humbleH6031 ye them, and doH6213 with them what seemethH5869 goodH2896 unto you: but unto this manH376 doH6213 not soH2063 vileH5039 a thingH1697. / so vile…: Heb. the matter of this folly 25But the menH582 wouldH14 not hearkenH8085 to him: so the manH376 tookH2388 his concubineH6370, and broughtH3318 her forthH2351 unto them; and they knewH3045 her, and abusedH5953 her all the nightH3915 until the morningH1242: and when the dayH7837 began to springH5927, they let her goH7971. 26Then cameH935 the womanH802 in the dawningH6437 of the dayH1242, and fell downH5307 at the doorH6607 of the man'sH376 houseH1004 where her lordH113 was, till it was lightH216. 27And her lordH113 rose upH6965 in the morningH1242, and openedH6605 the doorsH1817 of the houseH1004, and went outH3318 to goH3212 his wayH1870: and, behold, the womanH802 his concubineH6370 was fallen downH5307 at the doorH6607 of the houseH1004, and her handsH3027 were upon the thresholdH5592. 28And he saidH559 unto her, UpH6965, and let us be goingH3212. But none answeredH6030. Then the manH376 tookH3947 her up upon an assH2543, and the manH376 rose upH6965, and gatH3212 him unto his placeH4725. 29And when he was comeH935 into his houseH1004, he tookH3947 a knifeH3979, and laid holdH2388 on his concubineH6370, and dividedH5408 her, together with her bonesH6106, into twelveH8147H6240 piecesH5409, and sentH7971 her into all the coastsH1366 of IsraelH3478. 30And it was soH1961, that all that sawH7200 it saidH559, There was no such deedH2063 done nor seenH7200 from the dayH3117 that the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 came upH5927 out of the landH776 of EgyptH4714 unto this dayH3117: considerH7760 of it, take adviceH5779, and speakH1696 your minds.