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Judges 19:9

Overview - Judges 19
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.
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Judges 19:9  (King James Version)
And when the man rose up to depart, he, and his concubine, and his servant, his father in law, the damsel's father, said unto him, Behold, now the day draweth toward evening, I pray you tarry all night: behold, the day groweth to an end, lodge here, that thine heart may be merry; and to morrow get you early on your way, that thou mayest go home.
 


the day
Luke 24:29

draweth, etc
Hebrew is weak. the day groweth to an end. Hebrew
it is the pitching time of the day, Jeremiah 6:4 .That is, it was near the time in which travellers ordinarily pitched their tents, to take up their lodging for the night. In the latter part of the afternoon, eastern travellers begin to look out for a place for this purpose
So Dr. Shaw observes, "Our constant practice was to rise at break of day, set forward with the sun, and travel to the middle of the afternoon; at which time we began to look out for encampments of Arabs; who, to prevent such parties as ours from living at free charges upon them, take care to pitch in woods, valleys, or places the least conspicuous."

to morrow
Proverbs 27:1 ; James 4:13 James 4:14

home
Hebrew to thy tent.
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