Judges 19:2
New International Version
But she was unfaithful to him. She left him and went back to her parents’ home in Bethlehem, Judah. After she had been there four months,

New Living Translation
But she became angry with him and returned to her father’s home in Bethlehem. After about four months,

English Standard Version
And his concubine was unfaithful to him, and she went away from him to her father’s house at Bethlehem in Judah, and was there some four months.

Berean Study Bible
But she was unfaithful to him and left him to return to her father’s house in Bethlehem in Judah. After she had been there four months,

King James Bible
And his concubine played the whore against him, and went away from him unto her father's house to Bethlehemjudah, and was there four whole months.

New King James Version
But his concubine played the harlot against him, and went away from him to her father’s house at Bethlehem in Judah, and was there four whole months.

New American Standard Bible
But his concubine found him repugnant, and she left him and went to her father’s house in Bethlehem in Judah, and remained there for a period of four months.

NASB 1995
But his concubine played the harlot against him, and she went away from him to her father’s house in Bethlehem in Judah, and was there for a period of four months.

NASB 1977
But his concubine played the harlot against him, and she went away from him to her father’s house in Bethlehem in Judah, and was there for a period of four months.

Amplified Bible
But his concubine was unfaithful to him, and left him and went to her father’s house in Bethlehem of Judah, and stayed there for a period of four months.

Christian Standard Bible
But she was unfaithful to him and left him for her father’s house in Bethlehem in Judah. She was there for four months.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But she was unfaithful to him and left him for her father’s house in Bethlehem in Judah. She was there for a period of four months.

American Standard Version
And his concubine played the harlot against him, and went away from him unto her father's house to Beth-lehem-judah, and was there the space of four months.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And 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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And his concubine departed from him, and went away from him to the house of her father to Bethleem Juda, and she was there four months.

Contemporary English Version
but she was unfaithful and went back to live with her family in Bethlehem. Four months later

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she left him and returned to her father's house in Bethlehem, and abode with him four months.

English Revised Version
And his concubine played the harlot against him, and went away from him unto her father's house to Beth-lehem-judah, and was there the space of four months.

Good News Translation
But she became angry with him, went back to her father's house in Bethlehem, and stayed there four months.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But she was unfaithful to him. She left him and went to her father's home, to Bethlehem in Judah. When she had been there four months,

International Standard Version
But his mistress was sexually unfaithful to him, and then she left him to live in her father's home in Bethlehem in the territory of Judah. She had been living there for a period of about four months

JPS Tanakh 1917
And his concubine played the harlot against him, and went away from him unto her father's house to Beth-lehem in Judah, and was there the space of four months.

Literal Standard Version
and his concubine commits whoredom against him, and she goes from him to the house of her father, to Beth-Lehem-Judah, and is there four months of days.

NET Bible
However, she got angry at him and went home to her father's house in Bethlehem in Judah. When she had been there four months,

New Heart English Bible
His secondary wife was angry with him and went away from him to her father's house in Bethlehem of Judah, and was there about four months.

World English Bible
His concubine played the prostitute against him, and went away from him to her father's house to Bethlehem Judah, and was there the space of four months.

Young's Literal Translation
and commit whoredom against him doth his concubine, and she goeth from him unto the house of her father, unto Beth-Lehem-Judah, and is there days -- four months.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Levite and His Concubine
1Now in those days, when there was no king in Israel, a Levite who lived in the remote hill country of Ephraim took for himself a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah. 2But she was unfaithful to him and left him to return to her father’s house in Bethlehem in Judah. After she had been there four months, 3her husband got up and went after her to speak kindly to her and bring her back, taking his servant and a pair of donkeys. So the girl brought him into her father’s house, and when her father saw him, he gladly welcomed him.…

Cross References
Judges 17:7
And there was a young Levite from Bethlehem in Judah who had been residing within the clan of Judah.

Judges 19:1
Now in those days, when there was no king in Israel, a Levite who lived in the remote hill country of Ephraim took for himself a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah.

Judges 19:3
her husband got up and went after her to speak kindly to her and bring her back, taking his servant and a pair of donkeys. So the girl brought him into her father's house, and when her father saw him, he gladly welcomed him.


Treasury of Scripture

And his concubine played the whore against him, and went away from him to her father's house to Bethlehemjudah, and was there four whole months.

played

Leviticus 21:9
And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.

Deuteronomy 22:21
Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father's house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.

Ezekiel 16:28
Thou hast played the whore also with the Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied.









(2) Four whole months.--Literally, days, four months, which some interpret to mean "a year (see Note on Judges 17:10) and four months." The incident has, however, little bearing on the general story.

Verse 2. - Played the whore, etc. Perhaps the phrase only means that she revolted from him and left him. Her returning to her father's house, and his anxiety to make up the quarrel, both discourage taking the phrase in its worst sense. Four whole months. Literally, days, four months; meaning either a year and four months, as in 1 Samuel 27:7, where, however, the and is expressed; or days (i.e. many days), viz., four months. For the use of days for a year see Exodus 13:10; Judges 17:10, etc.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But she
פִּֽילַגְשׁ֔וֹ (pî·laḡ·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6370: A concubine, a paramour

was unfaithful
וַתִּזְנֶ֤ה (wat·tiz·neh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 2181: To commit adultery, to commit idolatry

to him
עָלָיו֙ (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

and left
וַתֵּ֤לֶךְ (wat·tê·leḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

him
מֵֽאִתּוֹ֙ (mê·’it·tōw)
Preposition-m | Direct object marker | third person masculine singular
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

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

her father’s
אָבִ֔יהָ (’ā·ḇî·hā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1: Father

house
בֵּ֣ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

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

Bethlehem
לֶ֖חֶם (le·ḥem)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1035: Bethlehem -- 'place of bread', a city in Judah, also a city in Zebulun

in Judah.
יְהוּדָ֑ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

After she had been
וַתְּהִי־ (wat·tə·hî-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

there
שָׁ֕ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's 8033: There, then, thither

four
אַרְבָּעָ֥ה (’ar·bā·‘āh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 702: Four

months,
חֳדָשִֽׁים׃ (ḥo·ḏā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2320: The new moon, a month


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