1 H3117 And it came to pass in those days, H4428 when there was no king H3478 in Israel, H376 that there was a certain H3881 Levite H1481 sojourning H3411 on the side H2022 of mountain H669 Ephraim, H3947 who took H802 to him a concubine H1035 out of Beth–lehem–judah.
2 H6370 And his concubine H2181 played the whore H3212 against him, and went away H1 from him unto her father's H1004 house H1035 to Beth–lehem–judah, H702 and was there four H2320 whole months.
3 H376 And her husband H6965 arose, H3212 and went H310 after H1696 her, to speak H3820 friendly H7725 unto her, and to bring her again, H5288 having his servant H6776 with him, and a couple H2543 of donkeys: H935 and she brought H1 him into her father's H1004 house: H1 and when the father H5291 of the girl H7200 saw H8055 him, he rejoiced H7125 to meet him.
4 H2859 And his father in law, H5291 the damsel's H1 father, H2388 retained H3427 him; and he lived H7969 with him three H3117 days: H398 so they did eat H8354 and drink, H3885 and lodged there.
5 H7243 And it came to pass on the fourth H3117 day, H7925 when they arose early H1242 in the morning, H6965 that he rose up H3212 to depart: H5291 and the damsel's H1 father H559 said H2860 unto his son in law, H5582 Comfort H3820 your heart H6595 with a morsel H3899 of bread, H310 and afterward H3212 go your way.
6 H3427 And they sat down, H398 and did eat H8354 and drink H8147 both H3162 of them together: H5291 for the damsel's H1 father H559 had said H376 unto the man, H2974 Be content, H3885 I pray you, and stay all night, H3820 and let your heart H3190 be merry.
7 H376 And when the man H6965 rose up H3212 to depart, H2859 his father in law H6484 urged H3885 him: therefore he lodged H7725 there again.
8 H7925 And he arose early H1242 in the morning H2549 on the fifth H3117 day H3212 to depart: H5291 and the damsel's H1 father H559 said, H5582 Comfort H3824 your heart, H4102 I pray you. And they stayed H3117 until afternoon, H398 and they did eat H8147 both of them.
9 H376 And when the man H6965 rose up H3212 to depart, H6370 he, and his concubine, H5288 and his servant, H2859 his father in law, H5291 the damsel's H1 father, H559 said H3117 unto him, Behold, now the day H7503 draws H6150 toward evening, H3885 I pray you stay all night: H3117 behold, the day H2583 grows to an end, H3885 lodge H3824 here, that your heart H3190 may be merry; H4279 and to morrow H7925 get you early H1870 on your way, H1980 that you may go H168 home.
10 H376 But the man H14 would H3885 not stay that night, H6965 but he rose up H3212 and departed, H935 and came H5227 over against H2982 Jebus, H3389 which is Jerusalem; H6776 and there were with him two H2543 donkeys H2280 saddled, H6370 his concubine also was with him.
11 H2982 And when they were by Jebus, H3117 the day H3966 was far H7286 spent; H5288 and the servant H559 said H113 unto his master, H3212 Come, H5493 I pray you, and let us turn in H5892 into this city H2983 of the Jebusites, H3885 and lodge in it.
12 H113 And his master H559 said H5493 unto him, We will not turn aside H5892 here into the city H5237 of a stranger, H1121 that is not of the sons H3478 of Israel; H5674 we will pass over H1390 to Gibeah.
13 H559 And he said H5288 unto his servant, H3212 Come, H7126 and let us draw near H259 to one H4725 of these places H3885 to lodge all night, H1390 in Gibeah, H7414 or in Ramah.
14 H5674 And they passed on H3212 and went their way; H8121 and the sun H935 went down H681 upon them when they were by H1390 Gibeah, H1144 which belongs to Benjamin.
15 H5493 And they turned aside H935 there, to go in H3885 and to lodge H1390 in Gibeah: H935 and when he went in, H3427 he sat him down H7339 in a street H5892 of the city: H376 for there was no man H622 that took H1004 them into his house H3885 to lodging.
16 H935 And, behold, there came H2205 an old H376 man H4639 from his work H7704 out of the field H6153 at even, H376 which was also H2022 of mountain H669 Ephraim; H1481 and he stayed H1390 in Gibeah: H582 but the men H4725 of the place H1145 were Benjamites.
17 H5375 And when he had lifted up H5869 his eyes, H7200 he saw H732 a wayfaring H376 man H7339 in the street H5892 of the city: H2205 and the old H376 man H559 said, H3212 Where go H370 you and from where H935 come you
18 H559 And he said H5674 unto him, We are passing H1035 from Beth–lehem–judah H3411 toward the side H2022 of mountain H669 Ephraim; H3212 from there am I: and I went H1035 to Beth–lehem–judah, H1980 but I am now going H1004 to the house H3068 of the Lord; H376 and there is no man H622 that receives H1004 me to house.
19 H3426 Yet there is H8401 both straw H4554 and food H2543 for our donkeys; H3899 and there is bread H3196 and wine H519 also for me, and for your handmaid, H5288 and for the young man H5650 which is with your servants: H4270 there is no want H1697 of any thing.
20 H2205 And the old H376 man H559 said, H7965 Peace H7535 be with you; howsoever H4270 let all your wants H3885 lie upon me; only lodge H7339 not in the street.
21 H935 So he brought H1004 him into his house, H1101 and gave food H2543 unto the donkeys: H7364 and they washed H7272 their feet, H398 and did eat H8354 and drink.
22 H3820 Now as they were making their hearts H3190 merry, H582 behold, the men H5892 of the city, H582 certain H1121 sons H1100 of Belial, H5437 beset H1004 the house H5437 round about, H1849 and beat H1817 at the door, H559 and spoke H1167 to the master H1004 of the house, H2205 the old H376 man, H559 saying, H3318 Bring forth H376 the man H935 that came H1004 into your house, H3045 that we may know him.
23 H376 And the man, H1167 the master H1004 of the house, H3318 went out H559 unto them, and said H408 unto them, No, H251 my brothers, H7489 No, I pray you, do not so wickedly; H310 seeing H376 that this man H935 is come H1004 into my house, H6213 do H5039 not this wickedness.
24 H1323 Behold, here is my daughter H1330 a maiden, H6370 and his concubine; H3318 them I will bring out H6031 now, and humble H6213 you them, and do H5869 with them what seems H2896 good H376 unto you: but unto this man H6213 do H2063 not so H5039 vile H1697 a thing.
25 H582 But the men H14 would H8085 not listen H376 to him: so the man H2388 took H6370 his concubine, H3318 and brought H2351 her forth H3045 unto them; and they knew H5953 her, and abused H3915 her all the night H1242 until the morning: H7837 and when the day H5927 began to spring, H7971 they let her go.
26 H935 Then came H802 the woman H6437 in the dawning H1242 of the day, H5307 and fell down H6607 at the door H376 of the man's H1004 house H113 where her lord H216 was, until it was light.
27 H113 And her lord H6965 rose up H1242 in the morning, H6605 and opened H1817 the doors H1004 of the house, H3318 and went out H3212 to go H1870 his way: H802 and, behold, the woman H6370 his concubine H5307 was fallen down H6607 at the door H1004 of the house, H3027 and her hands H5592 were upon the threshold.
28 H559 And he said H6965 unto her, Up, H3212 and let us be going. H6030 But none answered. H376 Then the man H3947 took H2543 her up upon an donkey, H376 and the man H6965 rose up, H3212 and went H4725 him unto his place.
29 H935 And when he was come H1004 into his house, H3947 he took H3979 a knife, H2388 and laid hold H6370 on his concubine, H5408 and divided H6106 her, together with her bones, H8147 into twelve H5409 pieces, H7971 and sent H1366 her into all the coasts H3478 of Israel.
30 H1961 And it was so, H7200 that all that saw H559 it said, H2063 There was no such deed H7200 done nor seen H3117 from the day H1121 that the sons H3478 of Israel H5927 came up H776 out of the land H4714 of Egypt H3117 unto this day: H7760 consider H5779 of it, take advice, H1696 and speak your minds.