Judges 19:29

“And 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when he was come into his house, hee tooke a knife, and layd hold on his concubine, and diuided her, together with her bones, into twelue pieces, and sent her into all the coasts of Israel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When he entered his house, he took a knife and laid hold of his concubine and cut her in twelve pieces, limb by limb, and sent her throughout the territory of Israel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when he was come into his house, he took a knife, and laid hold on his concubine, and divided her, limb by limb, into twelve pieces, and sent her throughout all the borders of Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when he had come to his house, he got his knife, and took the woman, cutting her up bone by bone into twelve parts, which he sent through all Israel.
- Basic English Bible

And when he was come into his house, he took the knife, and laid hold on his concubine, and divided her, according to her bones, into twelve pieces, and sent her into all the borders of Israel.
- Darby Bible

And when he was come into his house, he took a knife, and laid hold on his concubine, and divided her, with her bones, into twelve pieces, and sent her into all the borders of Israel.
- Webster's Bible

When he was come into his house, he took a knife, and laid hold on his concubine, and divided her, limb by limb, into twelve pieces, and sent her throughout all the borders of Israel.
- World English Bible

and cometh in unto his house, and taketh the knife, and layeth hold on his concubine, and cutteth her in pieces to her bones -- into twelve pieces, and sendeth her into all the border of Israel.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And when he was come into his house, he took a knife, and laid hold on his concubine, and divided her, limb by limb, into twelve pieces, and sent her throughout all the borders of Israel.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 19:29


19:29 Sent - By several messengers, with a relation of the fact.


Discussion for Judges 19:29

  • Dude 101 for verse 29
    If you read the other translations of that verse that describe the horrible incident , the other translations are "they took her by force " , so they essentially kidnapped her.
  • Justsomeguy151 for verse 29
    What an ugly verse. Why did he murder her? Why did he cut her into pieces? Why did he allow her to be raped all night? What was the point of this horrific story?

Bible Options