Judges 19:17
New International Version
When he looked and saw the traveler in the city square, the old man asked, “Where are you going? Where did you come from?”

New Living Translation
When he saw the travelers sitting in the town square, he asked them where they were from and where they were going.

English Standard Version
And he lifted up his eyes and saw the traveler in the open square of the city. And the old man said, “Where are you going? And where do you come from?”

Berean Study Bible
When he looked up and saw the traveler in the city square, the old man asked, “Where are you going, and where have you come from?”

King James Bible
And when he had lifted up his eyes, he saw a wayfaring man in the street of the city: and the old man said, Whither goest thou? and whence comest thou?

New King James Version
And when he raised his eyes, he saw the traveler in the open square of the city; and the old man said, “Where are you going, and where do you come from?”

New American Standard Bible
And he raised his eyes and saw the traveler in the public square of the city; and the old man said, “Where are you going, and where do you come from?”

NASB 1995
And he lifted up his eyes and saw the traveler in the open square of the city; and the old man said, “Where are you going, and where do you come from?”

NASB 1977
And he lifted up his eyes and saw the traveler in the open square of the city; and the old man said, “Where are you going, and where do you come from?”

Amplified Bible
When he looked up, he saw the traveler [and his companions] in the city square; and the old man said, “Where are you going, and where do you come from?”

Christian Standard Bible
When he looked up and saw the traveler in the city square, the old man asked, “Where are you going, and where do you come from? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When he looked up and saw the traveler in the city square, the old man asked, “Where are you going, and where do you come from?”

American Standard Version
And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the wayfaring man in the street of the city; and the old man said, Whither goest thou? and whence comest thou?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And 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?”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he lifted up his eyes, and saw a traveller in the street of the city; and the old man said to him, Whither goest thou, and whence comest thou?

Contemporary English Version
He noticed that the Levite was just in town to spend the night. "Where are you going?" the old man asked. "Where did you come from?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the old man lifting up his eyes, saw the man sitting with his bundles in the street of the city, and said to him: Whence comest thou? and whither goest thou?

English Revised Version
And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the wayfaring man in the street of the city; and the old man said, Whither goest thou? and whence comest thou?

Good News Translation
The old man noticed the traveler in the city square and asked him, "Where do you come from? Where are you going?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He saw the traveler in the city square. So the old man asked, "Where do you come from? And where are you going?"

International Standard Version
As the old man looked up and saw the traveling man in the public square of the city, he asked, "Now then, where are you headed? And where are you from?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the wayfaring man in the broad place of the city; and the old man said: 'Whither goest thou? and whence comest thou?'

Literal Standard Version
And he lifts up his eyes, and sees the man, the traveler, in a broad place of the city, and the old man says, “To where do you go? And where do you come from?”

NET Bible
When he looked up and saw the traveler in the town square, the old man said, "Where are you heading? Where do you come from?"

New Heart English Bible
He lifted up his eyes, and saw the traveler in the street of the city. And the old man said, "Where are you going, and where did you come from?"

World English Bible
He lifted up his eyes, and saw the wayfaring man in the street of the city; and the old man said, "Where are you going? Where did you come from?"

Young's Literal Translation
And he lifteth up his eyes, and seeth the man, the traveller, in a broad place of the city, and the aged man saith, 'Whither goest thou? and whence comest thou?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Levite and His Concubine
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. 17When he looked up and saw the traveler in the city square, the old man asked, “Where are you going, and where have you come from?” 18The Levite replied, “We are traveling from Bethlehem in Judah to the remote hill country of Ephraim, where I am from. I went to Bethlehem in Judah, and now I am going to the house of the LORD; but no one has taken me into his home,…

Cross References
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.

Judges 19:18
The Levite replied, "We are traveling from Bethlehem in Judah to the remote hill country of Ephraim, where I am from. I went to Bethlehem in Judah, and now I am going to the house of the LORD; but no one has taken me into his home,

2 Samuel 12:4
Now a traveler came to the rich man, who refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the poor man's lamb and prepared it for his guest."

Isaiah 33:8
The highways are deserted; travel has ceased. The treaty has been broken, the witnesses are despised, and human life is disregarded.

Jeremiah 14:8
O Hope of Israel, its Savior in times of distress, why are You like a stranger in the land, like a traveler who stays but a night?


Treasury of Scripture

And when he had lifted up his eyes, he saw a wayfaring man in the street of the city: and the old man said, Where go you? and from where come you?

whither

Genesis 16:8
And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

Genesis 32:17
And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou? and whither goest thou? and whose are these before thee?











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When he looked up
וַיִּשָּׂ֣א (way·yiś·śā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

and saw
וַיַּ֛רְא (way·yar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

the traveler
הָאֹרֵ֖חַ (hā·’ō·rê·aḥ)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 732: To wander, journey, go

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

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

the old
הַזָּקֵ֛ן (haz·zā·qên)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2205: Old

man
הָאִ֥ישׁ (hā·’îš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

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

“Where
אָ֥נָה (’ā·nāh)
Interrogative
Strong's 575: Where?, whither?, when?, hither and thither

are you going,
תֵלֵ֖ךְ (ṯê·lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

and where
וּמֵאַ֥יִן (ū·mê·’a·yin)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's 370: Whence?

have you come from?”
תָּבֽוֹא׃ (tā·ḇō·w)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go


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