And I took my concubine, and cut her in pieces
Lest it should be thought that these barbarous creatures, after they had used her in such a manner that occasioned her death, that they had committed this fact also; the Levite takes it to himself, and owns that he did that:
and sent her throughout all the country of the inheritance
to alarm them, and excite their attention to what had passed, and to raise their indignation against it:
for they have committed lewdness and folly in
being guilty of adultery and murder, and would have committed the unnatural crime, if they could have had an opportunity of doing it.