Judges 19:12
New International Version
His master replied, "No. We won't go into any city whose people are not Israelites. We will go on to Gibeah."

New Living Translation
“No,” his master said, “we can’t stay in this foreign town where there are no Israelites. Instead, we will go on to Gibeah.

English Standard Version
And his master said to him, “We will not turn aside into the city of foreigners, who do not belong to the people of Israel, but we will pass on to Gibeah.”

Berean Study Bible
But his master replied, “We will not turn aside to the city of foreigners, where there are no Israelites. We will go on to Gibeah.”

King James Bible
And his master said unto him, We will not turn aside hither into the city of a stranger, that is not of the children of Israel; we will pass over to Gibeah.

New King James Version
But his master said to him, “We will not turn aside here into a city of foreigners, who are not of the children of Israel; we will go on to Gibeah.”

New American Standard Bible
However, his master said to him, “We will not turn aside into a city of foreigners who are not of the sons of Israel; instead, we will go on as far as Gibeah.”

NASB 1995
However, his master said to him, "We will not turn aside into the city of foreigners who are not of the sons of Israel; but we will go on as far as Gibeah."

NASB 1977
However, his master said to him, “We will not turn aside into the city of foreigners who are not of the sons of Israel; but we will go on as far as Gibeah.”

Amplified Bible
But his master said to him, “We will not turn aside into a city of foreigners who are not of the sons (descendants) of Israel. We will go on as far as Gibeah.”

Christian Standard Bible
But his master replied to him, “We will not stop at a foreign city where there are no Israelites. Let’s move on to Gibeah.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But his master replied to him, "We will not stop at a foreign city where there are no Israelites. Let's move on to Gibeah.""

American Standard Version
And his master said unto him, We will not turn aside into the city of a foreigner, that is not of the children of Israel; but we will pass over to Gibeah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And his master said to him, We will not turn aside to a strange city, where there is not one of the children of Israel, but we will pass on as far as Gabaa.

Contemporary English Version
"No," the Levite answered. "They aren't Israelites, and I refuse to spend the night there. We'll stop for the night at Gibeah,

Douay-Rheims Bible
His master answered him: I will not go into the town of another nation, who are not of the children of Israel, but I will pass over to Gabaa:

English Revised Version
And his master said unto him, We will not turn aside into the city of a stranger, that is not of the children of Israel; but we will pass over to Gibeah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Levite told him, "We'll never go into a city of foreigners. They're not Israelites. We'll go on to Gibeah."

International Standard Version
But his master replied, "We're not going to turn aside into a city of foreigners who are not part of the Israelis. Instead, we'll go on to Gibeah."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And his master said unto him: 'We will not turn aside into the city of a foreigner, that is not of the children of Israel; but we will pass over to Gibeah.'

Literal Standard Version
And his lord says to him, “Let us not turn aside to the city of a stranger, that is not of the sons of Israel there, but we have passed over to Gibeah.”

NET Bible
But his master said to him, "We should not stop at a foreign city where non-Israelites live. We will travel on to Gibeah."

New Heart English Bible
His master said to him, "We won't go into the city of a foreigner that is not of the children of Israel, but we will pass over to Gibeah."

World English Bible
His master said to him, "We won't turn aside into the city of a foreigner, that is not of the children of Israel; but we will pass over to Gibeah."

Young's Literal Translation
And his lord saith unto him, 'Let us not turn aside unto the city of a stranger, that is not of the sons of Israel, thither, but we have passed over unto Gibeah.'

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Levite and His Concubine
11When they were near Jebus and the day was almost gone, the servant said to his master, “Please, let us stop at this Jebusite city and spend the night here.” 12But his master replied, “We will not turn aside to the city of foreigners, where there are no Israelites. We will go on to Gibeah.” 13He continued, “Come, let us try to reach one of these towns to spend the night in Gibeah or Ramah.”…

Cross References
Judges 19:11
When they were near Jebus and the day was almost gone, the servant said to his master, "Please, let us stop at this Jebusite city and spend the night here."

Judges 19:13
He continued, "Come, let us try to reach one of these towns to spend the night in Gibeah or Ramah."

Hosea 9:9
They have deeply corrupted themselves as in the days of Gibeah; He will remember their guilt; He will punish their sins.


Treasury of Scripture

And his master said to him, We will not turn aside here into the city of a stranger, that is not of the children of Israel; we will pass over to Gibeah.

Gibeah.









(12) To Gibeah.--This is the "Gibeah of Saul," where the first king of Israel was born (1Samuel 11:4). It was one of the fourteen cities of Benjamin (Joshua 18:28), and is the modern Tuleil el Ful. It only involved a journey of four miles more (Jos. Antt. v. 2, ? 8).

Verse 12. - Gibeah (or ha-Gibeah, the hill).. In the tribe of Benjamin (Joshua 18:28); Saul's birthplace. Its modern name is Jeba It would be about two and a half hours' further journey from Jerusalem.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
But his master
אֲדֹנָ֔יו (’ă·ḏō·nāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 113: Sovereign, controller

replied,
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“We will not
לֹ֤א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

turn aside
נָסוּר֙ (nā·sūr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5493: To turn aside

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the city
עִ֣יר (‘îr)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

of foreigners,
נָכְרִ֔י (nā·ḵə·rî)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5237: Foreign, alien

where
אֲשֶׁ֛ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

there are no
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

Israelites.
מִבְּנֵ֥י (mib·bə·nê)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

We will go on
וְעָבַ֖רְנוּ (wə·‘ā·ḇar·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

to
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

Gibeah.”
גִּבְעָֽה׃ (giḇ·‘āh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1390: Gibeah -- 'hill', three cities in Palestine


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