|Overview - Judges 19|
|1||A Levite goes to Beth-lehem to fetch home his concubine.|
|16||An old man entertains him at Gibeah.|
|22||The Gibeonites abuse his concubine to death.|
|29||He divides her into twelve pieces, and sends them to the twelve tribes.|
Judges 19:24 (King James Version)
Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing.
- The rites of hospitality are regarded as sacred and inviolable in the East: and a man who has admitted a stranger under his roof, is bound to protect him even at the expense of his life. On these high notions only, the influence of which an Asiatic mind alone can appreciate, can the present transaction be either excused or palliated.
- Genesis 19:8 ; Romans 3:8
- humble ye
- Genesis 34:2 ; *marg:
- Deuteronomy 21:14
- so vile a thing
- Hebrew the matter of this folly.