Judges 19:1-7 NRS

1 In those days, when there was no king in Israel, a certain Levite, residing in the remote parts of the hill country of Ephraim, took to himself a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah.
2 But his concubine became angry with a him, and she went away from him to her father's house at Bethlehem in Judah, and was there some four months.

References for Judges 19:2

    • © 19:2 - Gk OL: Heb [prostituted herself against]
      3 Then her husband set out after her, to speak tenderly to her and bring her back. He had with him his servant and a couple of donkeys. When he reached b her father's house, the girl's father saw him and came with joy to meet him.

      References for Judges 19:3

        • ª 19:3 - Gk: Heb [she brought him]
          4 His father-in-law, the girl's father, made him stay, and he remained with him three days; so they ate and drank, and he c stayed there.

          References for Judges 19:4

            • « 19:4 - Compare verse 7 and Gk: Heb [they]
              5 On the fourth day they got up early in the morning, and he prepared to go; but the girl's father said to his son-in-law, "Fortify yourself with a bit of food, and after that you may go."
              6 So the two men sat and ate and drank together; and the girl's father said to the man, "Why not spend the night and enjoy yourself?"
              7 When the man got up to go, his father-in-law kept urging him until he spent the night there again.