Judges 19:6

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 19:6  (King James Version)
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.

let thine heart
Judges 19:9 Judges 19:21 ; 9:27 16:25 Ruth 3:7 ; 1 Samuel 25:36 ; Esther 1:10 ; Psalms 104:15 ; Luke 12:19
1 Thessalonians 5:3 ; Revelation 11:10 Revelation 11:13

until afternoon
Hebrew till the day declined.
Merely that they might avoid the heat of the day, which would have been very inconvenient in travelling.

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