Judges Chapter 19 (1611 Bible)
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3 And her husband arose, and went after her to speake friendly vnto her, and to bring her againe, hauing his seruant with him, and a couple of asses: and shee brought him into her fathers house, and when the father of the damsell saw him, he reioyced to meet him.
5 ¶ And it came to passe on the fourth day, when they arose earely in the morning, that he rose vp to depart: and the damosels father saide vnto his sonne in lawe, Comfort thine heart with a morsell of bread, and afterward goe your way.
9 And when the man rose vp to depart, hee and his concubine, and his seruant; his father in law, the damsels father, said vnto him, Behold, now the day draweth towardes euening, I pray you tarie all night: behold, the day groweth to an ende, lodge heere, that thine heart may be merrie; and to morrow get you early on your way, that thou mayest goe home.
18 And he said vnto him, We are passing from Bethlehem Iudah, toward the side of mount Ephraim, from thence am I: and I went to Bethlehem Iudah, but I am now going to the house of the Lord, and there is no man that receiueth me to house.
22 ¶ Now as they were making their hearts merrie, behold, the men of the citie, certaine sonnes of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the doore, and spake to the master of the house, the olde man, saying; Bring foorth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him.
23 And the man, the master of the house, went out vnto them, and said vnto them, Nay my brethren, nay, I pray you doe not so wickedly; seeing that this man is come into mine house, doe not this folly.
25 But the men would not hearken to him: so the man tooke his concubine, and brought her foorth vnto them, and they knew her, and abused her all the night vntil the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her goe.
27 And her lord rose vp in the morning, & opened the doores of the house, and went out to goe his way: and behold, the woman his concubine was fallen downe at the doore of the house, and her hands were vpon the threshold.
30 And it was so that all that saw it, said, There was no such deed done nor seene, from the day that the children of Israel came vp out of the land of Egypt, vnto this day: consider of it, take aduise, and speake your mindes.
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Lisa Duprey's Judges Chapter 19 comment on 4/08/2013, 11:18am...
I am very disturbed about this verse,why did he have to cut her up to make his point. That was not necessary and he showed no pity for her when she was lying on the doopstep. This story is very disturbing I don't like how women were treated at that time.
M. Sullivan's Judges Chapter 19 comment on 2/12/2013, 4:51pm...
I am not sure why? God chose a woman to show sin and the consequences of it. But sin carried with it a great value of punishment.
Sara Addy's Judges Chapter 19 comment on 2/28/2012, 2:59am...
The answer to this chapter is revealed in chapter 20.
The womans sins are clearly stated here.
Sara Addy's Judges Chapter 19 comment on 2/28/2012, 12:17am...
The context is in verse 2 the woman was his wife and she whored against her husband and left him going back to her father's house. Her actions lead her to suffer and to death.
She was made an example of to remind Israel of the penalty of continuing to sin thus her body was cut and spread out to the 12 tribes.
Sherri Black's Judges Chapter 19 comment on 7/18/2011, 10:42am...
I always thought that a concubine was a prostitute. This chapter makes me think that the woman was one of many wives. I am saddened that all these horrors befell this woman. Being abused all night in gang rape fashion by homosexuals that would have preferred a man. Its disturbing, but I liken it to when the same thing happened with the angels at lots house and again the maiden was offered to a group of vicious perverts. I love God and his word, but this story is very disturbing.
Yvonne's Judges Chapter 19 comment on 6/27/2011, 8:56pm...
Why did the concubine husband the Levite cut her into twelve pieces and sent one piece of her body part to each tribe in Isreal?
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