And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite sojourning on the side of mount Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Bethlehemjudah .
References for Judges 19:1
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 .
And her husband arose , and went after her, to speak friendly unto her, and to bring her again , having his servant with him, and a couple of asses: and she brought him into her father's house: and when the father of the damsel saw him, he rejoiced to meet him.
References for Judges 19:3
And his father in law , the damsel's father, retained him; and he abode with him three days: so they did eat and drink , and lodged there.
And it came to pass on the fourth day, when they arose early in the morning, that he rose up to depart : and the damsel's father said unto his son in law, Comfort thine heart with a morsel of bread, and afterward go your way .
References for Judges 19:5
And they sat down , and did eat and drink both of them together: for the damsel's father had said unto the man, Be content , I pray thee, and tarry all night , and let thine heart be merry .