Judges 19:15
New International Version
There they stopped to spend the night. They went and sat in the city square, but no one took them in for the night.

New Living Translation
so they stopped there to spend the night. They rested in the town square, but no one took them in for the night.

English Standard Version
and they turned aside there, to go in and spend the night at Gibeah. And he went in and sat down in the open square of the city, for no one took them into his house to spend the night.

Berean Study Bible
They stopped to go in and lodge in Gibeah. The Levite went in and sat down in the city square, but no one would take them into his home for the night.

King James Bible
And they turned aside thither, to go in and to lodge in Gibeah: and when he went in, he sat him down in a street of the city: for there was no man that took them into his house to lodging.

New King James Version
They turned aside there to go in to lodge in Gibeah. And when he went in, he sat down in the open square of the city, for no one would take them into his house to spend the night.

New American Standard Bible
They turned aside there to enter and spend the night in Gibeah. When they entered, they sat down in the public square of the city, for no one took them into his house to spend the night.

NASB 1995
They turned aside there in order to enter and lodge in Gibeah. When they entered, they sat down in the open square of the city, for no one took them into his house to spend the night.

NASB 1977
And they turned aside there in order to enter and lodge in Gibeah. When they entered, they sat down in the open square of the city, for no one took them into his house to spend the night.

Amplified Bible
and they turned aside there to go in and spend the night in Gibeah. And the Levite went in and sat down in the open square of the city, because no man invited them into his house to spend the night.

Christian Standard Bible
They stopped to go in and spend the night in Gibeah. The Levite went in and sat down in the city square, but no one took them into their home to spend the night.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They stopped to go in and spend the night in Gibeah. The Levite went in and sat down in the city square, but no one took them into their home to spend the night.

American Standard Version
And they turned aside thither, to go in to lodge in Gibeah: and he went in, and sat him down in the street of the city; for there was no man that took them into his house to lodge.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And 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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they turned aside thence to go in to lodge in Gabaa; and they went in, and sat down in the street of the city, and there was no one who conducted them into a house to lodge.

Contemporary English Version
They left the road and went into Gibeah. But the Levite couldn't find a house where anyone would let them spend the night, and they sat down in the open area just inside the town gates.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they turned into it, to lodge there. And when they were come in, they sat in the street of the city, for no man would receive them to lodge.

Good News Translation
They turned off the road to go and spend the night there. They went into town and sat down in the city square, but no one offered to take them home for the night.

International Standard Version
They turned aside there, intending to enter Gibeah and spend the night. After they entered the city, they had to sit down in the public square because no one would take them into their home for the night.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they turned aside thither, to go in to lodge in Gibeah; and he went in, and sat him down in the broad place of the city; for there was no man that took them into his house to lodge.

Literal Standard Version
and they turn aside there to go in to lodge in Gibeah, and he goes in and sits in a broad place of the city, and there is no man gathering them into the house to lodge.

New American Bible
There they turned off to enter Gibeah for the night. The man went in and sat down in the town square, but no one took them inside to spend the night.

NET Bible
They stopped there and decided to spend the night in Gibeah. They came into the city and sat down in the town square, but no one invited them to spend the night.

New Revised Standard Version
They turned aside there, to go in and spend the night at Gibeah. He went in and sat down in the open square of the city, but no one took them in to spend the night.

New Heart English Bible
They turned that way to go in to spend the night in Gibeah. And he went in and they sat down in the street of the city; for there was no one who would take them into their house to spend the night.

World English Bible
They turned aside there, to go in to lodge in Gibeah: and he went in, and sat him down in the street of the city; for there was no man who took them into his house to lodge.

Young's Literal Translation
and they turn aside there to go in to lodge in Gibeah, and he goeth in and sitteth in a broad place of the city, and there is no man gathering them into the house to lodge.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Levite and His Concubine
14So they continued on their journey, and the sun set as they neared Gibeah in Benjamin. 15They stopped to go in and lodge in Gibeah. The Levite went in and sat down in the city square, but no one would take them into his home for the night. 16That evening an old man from the hill country of Ephraim, who was residing in Gibeah (the men of that place were Benjamites), came in from his work in the field.…

Cross References
Judges 19:14
So they continued on their journey, and the sun set as they neared Gibeah in Benjamin.

Judges 19:16
That evening an old man from the hill country of Ephraim, who was residing in Gibeah (the men of that place were Benjamites), came in from his work in the field.


Treasury of Scripture

And they turned aside thither, to go in and to lodge in Gibeah: and when he went in, he sat him down in a street of the city: for there was no man that took them into his house to lodging.

no man.

Judges 19:18
And he said unto him, We are passing from Bethlehemjudah toward the side of mount Ephraim; from thence am I: and I went to Bethlehemjudah, but I am now going to the house of the LORD; and there is no man that receiveth me to house.

Genesis 18:2-8
And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, …

Genesis 19:2,3
And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night…











(15) In a street.--Rather, in the open place (Rechob)--i.e., the square or market-place of the city, often a space outside the walls (Deuteronomy 13:16). (Comp. Genesis 19:1-2; "The stranger did not lodge in the street"--Job 31:32.)

No man that took them into his house.--The same neglect would have been experienced by the angels at Sodom but for the care of Lot. This neglect of the very first duty of the East was sufficient at once to prove the base condition into which Gibeah had fallen (Deuteronomy 10:19; Matthew 25:35). . . .

Verse 15. - A street of the city. Rather, the broad space or place near the gate, such as is usual in an Oriental city (cf. Ruth 4:1). There was no man that took them into his house. This absence of the common rites of hospitality toward strangers was a sign of the degraded character of the men of Gibeah (see Genesis 18:3-8; Genesis 19:2, 3; Romans 12:13; Hebrews 13:2; 1 Peter 4:9.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They stopped
וַיָּסֻ֣רוּ (way·yā·su·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5493: To turn aside

to go in
לָב֖וֹא (lā·ḇō·w)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

and lodge
לָל֣וּן (lā·lūn)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3885: To stop, to stay permanently, to be obstinate

in Gibeah.
בַּגִּבְעָ֑ה (bag·giḇ·‘āh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1390: Gibeah -- 'hill', three cities in Palestine

The Levite went in
וַיָּבֹ֗א (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

and sat down
וַיֵּ֙שֶׁב֙ (way·yê·šeḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

in the city
הָעִ֔יר (hā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

square,
בִּרְח֣וֹב (bir·ḥō·wḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 7339: A broad open place, plaza

but no
וְאֵ֥ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

one
אִ֛ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

would take
מְאַסֵּֽף־ (mə·’as·sêp̄-)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 622: To gather for, any purpose, to receive, take away, remove

them
אוֹתָ֥ם (’ō·w·ṯām)
Direct object marker | third person masculine plural
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

into his home
הַבַּ֖יְתָה (hab·bay·ṯāh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

for the night.
לָלֽוּן׃ (lā·lūn)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3885: To stop, to stay permanently, to be obstinate


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