Judges 19:20
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New International Version
"You are welcome at my house," the old man said. "Let me supply whatever you need. Only don't spend the night in the square."

New Living Translation
"You are welcome to stay with me," the old man said. "I will give you anything you might need. But whatever you do, don't spend the night in the square."

English Standard Version
And the old man said, “Peace be to you; I will care for all your wants. Only, do not spend the night in the square.”

New American Standard Bible
The old man said, "Peace to you. Only let me take care of all your needs; however, do not spend the night in the open square."

King James Bible
And the old man said, Peace be with thee; howsoever let all thy wants lie upon me; only lodge not in the street.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Peace to you," said the old man. "I'll take care of everything you need. Only don't spend the night in the square."

International Standard Version
The old man replied, "Don't be alarmed. I'll take care of all your needs. Just don't spend the night in the public square."

NET Bible
The old man said, "Everything is just fine! I will take care of all your needs. But don't spend the night in the town square."

New Heart English Bible
And the old man said, "Peace be to you. I will take care of all your needs; however, do not spend the night in the square."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the old man said, "Welcome! Let me take care of your needs. Just don't spend the night in the city square."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the old man said: 'Peace be unto thee; howsoever let all thy wants lie upon me; only lodge not in the broad place.'

New American Standard 1977
And the old man said, “Peace to you. Only let me take care of all your needs; however, do not spend the night in the open square.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the old man said, Peace be with thee; let all thy needs be upon me; only do not pass the night in the plaza.

King James 2000 Bible
And the old man said, Peace be with you; however let all your needs lie upon me; only lodge not in the street.

American King James Version
And the old man said, Peace be with you; howsoever let all your wants lie on me; only lodge not in the street.

American Standard Version
And the old man said, Peace be unto thee; howsoever let all thy wants lie upon me; only lodge not in the street.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the old man answered him: Peace be with thee: I will furnish all things that are necessary: only I beseech thee, stay not in the street.

Darby Bible Translation
Then the old man said, Peace be with thee; only let all thy wants lie on me; but lodge not in the street.

English Revised Version
And the old man said, Peace be unto thee; howsoever let all thy wants lie upon me; only lodge not in the street.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the old man said, Peace be with thee; however, let all thy wants lie upon me; only lodge not in the street.

World English Bible
The old man said, "Peace be to you; howsoever let all your wants lie on me; only don't lodge in the street."

Young's Literal Translation
And the old man saith, 'Peace to thee; only, all thy lack is on me, only in the broad place lodge not.'
Study Bible
The Levite and his Concubine
19"Yet there is both straw and fodder for our donkeys, and also bread and wine for me, your maidservant, and the young man who is with your servants; there is no lack of anything." 20The old man said, "Peace to you. Only let me take care of all your needs; however, do not spend the night in the open square." 21So he took him into his house and gave the donkeys fodder, and they washed their feet and ate and drank.…
Cross References
Genesis 43:23
He said, "Be at ease, do not be afraid. Your God and the God of your father has given you treasure in your sacks; I had your money." Then he brought Simeon out to them.

Judges 6:23
The LORD said to him, "Peace to you, do not fear; you shall not die."
Treasury of Scripture

And the old man said, Peace be with you; howsoever let all your wants lie on me; only lodge not in the street.

Peace be

Judges 6:23 And the LORD said to him, Peace be to you; fear not: you shall not die.

Genesis 43:23,24 And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of …

1 Samuel 25:6 And thus shall you say to him that lives in prosperity, Peace be …

1 Chronicles 12:18 Then the spirit came on Amasai, who was chief of the captains, and …

Luke 10:5,6 And into whatever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this house…

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world …

1 Corinthians 1:3 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

let all thy wants Here was genuine hospitality: `Keep your bread and wine for yourselves, and your straw and provender for your asses; you may need them before you finish your journey: I will supply all your wants this night; only do not lodge in the street.'

Romans 12:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

Galatians 6:6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate to him that teaches …

Hebrews 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained …

James 2:15,16 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food…

1 Peter 4:9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but …

lodge not

Genesis 19:2,3 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your …

Genesis 24:31-33 And he said, Come in, you blessed of the LORD; why stand you without? …

(20) Peace be with thee.--The words are not here a greeting, but an assurance of help.

Only lodge not in the street.--Genesis 19:2.

Verse 20. - They washed their feet. See Genesis 18:4; Genesis 19:2; Luke 7:34; 1 Timothy 5:10, etc. And the old man said, peace be with you,.... All happiness attend thee, particularly ease and tranquillity of mind, let nothing disturb or distress thee:

howsoever, let all thy wants lie upon me; signifying, that if he had neither bread nor wine for himself, his wife, and his servant, nor any litter nor provender for his asses, he was welcome to all from him; and whatever his wants were, he would supply them, which was nobly and generously said:

only lodge not in the street: that I cannot bear to think of, as if he should say; for a stranger, an Israelite, one of my own country, a good man, a Levite going to the house of God, to take up a lodging in the streets, let it not be said. 20. only lodge not in the street—As this is no rare or singular circumstance in the East, the probability is that the old man's earnest dissuasive from such a procedure arose from his acquaintance with the infamous practices of the place.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.
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