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Judges 19
King James Version

The Levite’s Concubine

19And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite sojourning on the side of mount Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Bethlehemjudah.H3117H4428H3478H376H3881H1481H3411H2022H669H3947H802H6370H1035H3063 2And his concubine played the whore against him, and went away from him unto her father's house to Bethlehemjudah, and was there four whole months.H6370H2181H3212H1H1004H1035H3063H702H2320H3117 3And her husband arose, and went after her, to speak friendly unto her, and to bring her again, having his servant with him, and a couple of asses: and she brought him into her father's house: and when the father of the damsel saw him, he rejoiced to meet him.H376H6965H3212H310H1696H3820H7725H5288H6776H2543H935H1H1004H1H5291H7200H8055H7125 4And his father in law, the damsel's father, retained him; and he abode with him three days: so they did eat and drink, and lodged there.H2859H5291H1H2388H3427H7969H3117H398H8354H3885 5And it came to pass on the fourth day, when they arose early in the morning, that he rose up to depart: and the damsel's father said unto his son in law, Comfort thine heart with a morsel of bread, and afterward go your way.H7243H3117H7925H1242H6965H3212H5291H1H559H2860H5582H3820H6595H3899H310H3212 6And they sat down, and did eat and drink both of them together: for the damsel's father had said unto the man, Be content, I pray thee, and tarry all night, and let thine heart be merry.H3427H398H8354H8147H3162H5291H1H559H376H2974H3885H3820H3190 7And when the man rose up to depart, his father in law urged him: therefore he lodged there again.H376H6965H3212H2859H6484H3885H7725 8And he arose early in the morning on the fifth day to depart; and the damsel's father said, Comfort thine heart, I pray thee. And they tarried until afternoon, and they did eat both of them.H7925H1242H2549H3117H3212H5291H1H559H5582H3824H4102H3117H5186H398H8147 9And when the man rose up to depart, he, and his concubine, and his servant, his father in law, the damsel's father, said unto him, Behold, now the day draweth toward evening, I pray you tarry all night: behold, the day groweth to an end, lodge here, that thine heart may be merry; and to morrow get you early on your way, that thou mayest go home.H376H6965H3212H6370H5288H2859H5291H1H559H3117H7503H6150H3885H3117H2583H3885H3824H3190H4279H7925H1870H1980H168 10But the man would not tarry that night, but he rose up and departed, and came over against Jebus, which is Jerusalem; and there were with him two asses saddled, his concubine also was with him.H376H14H3885H6965H3212H935H5227H2982H3389H6776H2543H2280H6370 11And when they were by Jebus, the day was far spent; and the servant said unto his master, Come, I pray thee, and let us turn in into this city of the Jebusites, and lodge in it.H2982H3117H3966H7286H5288H559H113H3212H5493H5892H2983H3885 12And his master said unto him, We will not turn aside hither into the city of a stranger, that is not of the children of Israel; we will pass over to Gibeah.H113H559H5493H5892H5237H1121H3478H5674H1390 13And he said unto his servant, Come, and let us draw near to one of these places to lodge all night, in Gibeah, or in Ramah.H559H5288H3212H7126H259H4725H3885H1390H7414 14And they passed on and went their way; and the sun went down upon them when they were by Gibeah, which belongeth to Benjamin.H5674H3212H8121H935H681H1390H1144 15And they turned aside thither, to go in and to lodge in Gibeah: and when he went in, he sat him down in a street of the city: for there was no man that took them into his house to lodging.H5493H935H3885H1390H935H3427H7339H5892H376H622H1004H3885 16And, behold, there came an old man from his work out of the field at even, which was also of mount Ephraim; and he sojourned in Gibeah: but the men of the place were Benjamites.H935H2205H376H4639H7704H6153H376H2022H669H1481H1390H582H4725H1145 17And when he had lifted up his eyes, he saw a wayfaring man in the street of the city: and the old man said, Whither goest thou? and whence comest thou?H5375H5869H7200H732H376H7339H5892H2205H376H559H3212H370H935 18And he said unto him, We are passing from Bethlehemjudah toward the side of mount Ephraim; from thence am I: and I went to Bethlehemjudah, but I am now going to the house of the LORD; and there is no man that receiveth me to house.H559H5674H1035H3063H3411H2022H669H3212H1035H3063H1980H1004H3068H376H622H1004 19Yet there is both straw and provender for our asses; and there is bread and wine also for me, and for thy handmaid, and for the young man which is with thy servants: there is no want of any thing.H3426H8401H4554H2543H3899H3196H519H5288H5650H4270H1697 20And the old man said, Peace be with thee; howsoever let all thy wants lie upon me; only lodge not in the street.H2205H376H559H7965H7535H4270H3885H7339 21So he brought him into his house, and gave provender unto the asses: and they washed their feet, and did eat and drink.H935H1004H1101H2543H7364H7272H398H8354

Gibeah’s Crime

22Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him.H3820H3190H582H5892H582H1121H1100H5437H1004H5437H1849H1817H559H1167H1004H2205H376H559H3318H376H935H1004H3045 23And the man, the master of the house, went out unto them, and said unto them, Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray you, do not so wickedly; seeing that this man is come into mine house, do not this folly.H376H1167H1004H3318H559H408H251H7489H310H376H935H1004H6213H5039 24Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing.H1323H1330H6370H3318H6031H6213H5869H2896H376H6213H2063H5039H1697 25But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go.H582H14H8085H376H2388H6370H3318H2351H3045H5953H3915H1242H7837H5927H7971 26Then came the woman in the dawning of the day, and fell down at the door of the man's house where her lord was, till it was light.H935H802H6437H1242H5307H6607H376H1004H113H216 27And her lord rose up in the morning, and opened the doors of the house, and went out to go his way: and, behold, the woman his concubine was fallen down at the door of the house, and her hands were upon the threshold.H113H6965H1242H6605H1817H1004H3318H3212H1870H802H6370H5307H6607H1004H3027H5592 28And he said unto her, Up, and let us be going. But none answered. Then the man took her up upon an ass, and the man rose up, and gat him unto his place.H559H6965H3212H6030H376H3947H2543H376H6965H3212H4725 29And when he was come into his house, he took a knife, and laid hold on his concubine, and divided her, together with her bones, into twelve pieces, and sent her into all the coasts of Israel.H935H1004H3947H3979H2388H6370H5408H6106H8147H6240H5409H7971H1366H3478 30And it was so, that all that saw it said, There was no such deed done nor seen from the day that the children of Israel came up out of the land of Egypt unto this day: consider of it, take advice, and speak your minds.H1961H7200H559H2063H7200H3117H1121H3478H5927H776H4714H3117H7760H5779H1696


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