Judges Chapter 19
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3 And 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.
5 And 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.
9 And 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.
18 And 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.
22 Now 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.
23 And 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.
25 But 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.
27 And 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.
30 And 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.
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Matthew Henry's Judges Chapter 19 Bible commentary...
The wickedness of the men of Gibeah.
- The three remaining chapters of this book contain a very sad history of the wickedness of the men of Gibeah, in Benjamin. The righteous Lord permits sinners to execute just vengeance on one another, and if the scene here described is horrible, what will the discoveries of the day of judgment be! Let each of us consider how to escape from the wrath to come, how to mortify the sins of our own hearts, to resist Satan's temptations, and to avoid the pollutions there are in the world.
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?
Mike's Judges Chapter 19 comment about verse 30 on 8/30/2010, 9:50pm...
need clarification on (12 Shores of Israel) does this mean the 12 Tribes???
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