Judges 19
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated Par ▾ 
1And it was in those days and a King was not in the house of Israel, and there was a man, Levi, dwelling in the precipice of the mountain, and he took for himself a woman, a concubine, from Bayth Lekhem of Yehuda 2And his concubine committed fornication against him, and she arose and she went from his presence to the house of her father to Bayth Lekhem of Yehuda, and she was there four months of days 3And her husband arose and he went on after her to speak with his heart and to bring her and his Boy Servant and two donkeys with him, and she brought him into the house of her father, and the father of the girl saw him and he rejoiced to meet him 4And the father in law the father of the girl kept him, and he stayed with him three days, and they ate and they drank and they lodged there 5And on the fourth day he arose at dawn to go, and the father of the girl said to his son in law: “Sustain your heart with a piece of bread, and then you will rise and you will go” 6And they stayed and they both ate together and they drank, and the father of the girl said to his son in law: “If you please, stay the night and it shall be good for you!” 7And the man arose to go, and his father in law urged him, and he spent the night with him there 8And he arose at dawn on the fifth day to go, and the father of the girl said: “Sustain your heart and travel until the day rises, and they two ate and drank 9And the man stood to go, he and his concubine and his boy Servant, and his father in law the father of the girl said to him: “Behold, the day has gone down. Stay here and it shall be well with you, and arise tomorrow and go to your tent”

10And the man did not choose to lodge, and he arose and he went on and he arrived next to Yebus, which is Jerusalem, and two donkeys with him while carrying cargo, and his concubine with him 11They were on the side of Yebus and the day had well gone down, and the young man said to his Master: “Come, let us turn to this city Yebus, and let us spend the night in it” 12And his Master said to him: “We will not turn aside to a foreign city that is not one of the household of Israel, but we will pass unto Gabah” 13And his Master said to him, “Come, we will come to another of the regions and we will spend the night in Gabah or in Ramtha” 14And they passed on and they went, and the sun set on them on the side of Gabah of Benyamin 15And they turned aside there to lodge and they entered Gabah and they stayed in the street of the city, and there was no man who brought them to a house to stay the night

16And behold, an old man came from his work from the field in the evening, and the man was from the Mountain of Aphreim, and was dwelling in Gabah of Benyamin, and the people of the place, the children of Benjamin, their works were very evil 17And the man old lifted his eyes and he saw the traveler in the street of the city, and the old man said to him: “Where are you going and from where have you come?” 18He said to him: “We are traveling from Bayth Lekhem of Yehuda unto the borders of the Mountain, and from there I am. And I went unto Bayth Lekhem of Yehuda, and I am going to the house of LORD JEHOVAH, and there is no man who brings us to a house 19Also our donkeys have straw and fodder, and there is bread and wine for me and for your Maidservant and the young man your Servant, and we lack nothing” 20The old man said to him: “Peace be to you! Anything that is lacking concerning you I shall give, only you will not lodge in the street” 21And he brought him to his house and he gave to his donkeys, and they washed their feet and they ate and they drank

22And that pleased their hearts, and behold the men of the city, evil men, surrounded the house and they were fighting at the door, and they were saying to the old man, the Master of the house: “Bring out to us the man who entered your house and we will know him!” 23And the old man, the Master of the house, went out to them and said to them: “No my brothers! You shall not do evil in this way, for this man has entered my house! You will not commit this disgrace! 24Behold, my virgin daughter and his concubine! I shall bring them out and you may abuse them and do whatever is pleasing in your eyes, and against this man you will not commit this abuse!” 25And those men were not willing to listen to him, and the man took his concubine and brought her out to them outside, and they raped her and they abused her all night until the morning, and they left her when the dawn came up 26And the woman came at the time of dawn, and she fell at the door of the man where her Master was until dawn

27And her Master arose at dawn and he opened the door of the house and he went out to go his way, and he saw his Concubine cast at the door of the house and her hand on the door 28And he said to her: “Get up, let us go!”, and she did not answer him. And he took her on his donkey and the man arose and he went on to his place 29And he entered his house and he took a knife and he cut his Concubine into twelve parts and he sent them to all the borders of Israel 30And everyone who saw it said: “It has not happened and it has not been seen like this from the day when the children of Israel came up from the land of Egypt and unto today.” And they considered it and they counseled and spoke

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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