Judges 19:1
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New International Version
In those days Israel had no king. Now a Levite who lived in a remote area in the hill country of Ephraim took a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah.

New Living Translation
Now in those days Israel had no king. There was a man from the tribe of Levi living in a remote area of the hill country of Ephraim. One day he brought home a woman from Bethlehem in Judah to be his concubine.

English Standard Version
In those days, when there was no king in Israel, a certain Levite was sojourning in the remote parts of the hill country of Ephraim, who took to himself a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah.

New American Standard Bible
Now it came about in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite staying in the remote part of the hill country of Ephraim, who took a concubine for himself from Bethlehem in Judah.

King James Bible
And 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In those days, when there was no king in Israel, a Levite living in a remote part of the hill country of Ephraim acquired a woman from Bethlehem in Judah as his concubine.

International Standard Version
Now it happened in those days, before there was a king in Israel, that a certain male descendant of Levi, who lived in a remote part of the mountainous region of Ephraim, took a mistress for himself from Bethlehem in the territory of Judah.

NET Bible
In those days Israel had no king. There was a Levite living temporarily in the remote region of the Ephraimite hill country. He acquired a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah.

New Heart English Bible
It happened in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite sojourning on the farther side of the hill country of Ephraim, who took for himself a concubine from Bethlehem Judah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In those days when Israel didn't have a king, there was a Levite who lived in a remote area in the mountains of Ephraim. He took a woman from Bethlehem in Judah to be his concubine.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite sojourning on the farther side of the hill-country of Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Beth-lehem in Judah.

New American Standard 1977
Now it came about in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite staying in the remote part of the hill country of Ephraim, who took a concubine for himself from Bethlehem in Judah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In those days when there was no king in Israel, there was a certain Levite sojourning on the side of Mount Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Bethlehem of Judah.

King James 2000 Bible
And 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.

American King James Version
And 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.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite sojourning on the farther side of the hill-country of Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Beth-lehem-judah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There was a certain Levite, who dwelt on the side of mount Ephraim, who took a wife of Bethlehem Juda:

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that a certain Levite, sojourning on the further side of mount Ephraim, took him a concubine out of Bethlehem-Judah.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass in these days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite sojourning on the farther side of the hill country of Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Beth-lehem-judah.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite dwelling on the side of mount Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Beth-lehem-judah.

World English Bible
It happened in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite living on the farther side of the hill country of Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Bethlehem Judah.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, in those days, when there is no king in Israel, that there is a man a Levite, a sojourner in the sides of the hill-country of Ephraim, and he taketh to him a wife, a concubine, out of Beth-Lehem-Judah;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:7-13 Micah thought it was a sign of God's favour to him and his images, that a Levite should come to his door. Thus those who please themselves with their own delusions, if Providence unexpectedly bring any thing to their hands that further them in their evil way, are apt from thence to think that God is pleased with them.
Study Bible
The Levite and his Concubine
1Now it came about in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite staying in the remote part of the hill country of Ephraim, who took a concubine for himself from Bethlehem in Judah. 2But his concubine played the harlot against him, and she went away from him to her father's house in Bethlehem in Judah, and was there for a period of four months.…
Cross References
Judges 17:6
In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.

Judges 17:7
Now there was a young man from Bethlehem in Judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite; and he was staying there.

Judges 18:1
In those days there was no king of Israel; and in those days the tribe of the Danites was seeking an inheritance for themselves to live in, for until that day an inheritance had not been allotted to them as a possession among the tribes of Israel.

Judges 19:2
But his concubine played the harlot against him, and she went away from him to her father's house in Bethlehem in Judah, and was there for a period of four months.

Judges 19:16
Then behold, an old man was coming out of the field from his work at evening. Now the man was from the hill country of Ephraim, and he was staying in Gibeah, but the men of the place were Benjamites.

Judges 21:25
In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
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And 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.

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Judges 17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that …

Judges 18:1 In those days there was no king in Israel: and in those days the …

Judges 21:25 In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which …

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Judges 17:1,8 And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah…

Joshua 24:30,33 And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathserah, …

a concubine. Heb. a woman, a concubine, or a wife, a concubine.

Genesis 22:24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bore also Tebah, and …

Genesis 25:6 But to the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave …

2 Samuel 3:7 And Saul had a concubine, whose name was Rizpah, the daughter of …

2 Samuel 5:13 And David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after …

2 Samuel 16:22 So they spread Absalom a tent on the top of the house; and Absalom …

2 Samuel 19:5 And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, You have shamed …

2 Samuel 20:3 And David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took the ten …

1 Kings 11:3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: …

2 Chronicles 11:21 And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his …

Esther 2:14 In the evening she went, and on the morrow she returned into the …

Songs 6:8,9 There are three score queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins …

Daniel 5:3 Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple …

Malachi 2:15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And …

Beth-lehem-judah

Judges 17:8 And the man departed out of the city from Bethlehemjudah to sojourn …

Genesis 35:19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.

Matthew 2:6 And you Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, are not the least among the …

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