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His concubine abused to death.
The Levite declareth his wrong.
man the Levite. e ch. 19. 15.
Gen. 19. &.
1 Gen. S4. 2 Deul 21. 14.
I ch. 19. 22.
& ch. 19. 25,
28. + Heb. hum. bled.
Gen. 4. I.
B. C. the city, certain sons of Belial, beset 2 And the chief of all the people, B. C. about 1406. the house round about, and beat at even of all the tribes of Israel, pre- about 1406.
the door, and spake to the master sented themselves in the assembly Deut. 13. 13. of the house, the old man, saying, of the people of God, four hundred r Gen. 19.5. Rom. 1. 3,
* Bring forth the man that came into thousand footmen d that drew sword. d ch. 8. 10.
thine house, that we may know him. 3 (Now the children of Benjamin Gen. 19. 6. 7. 23 And the man, the master of the heard that the children of Israel were
house, went out unto them, and said gone up to Mizpeh.) Then said the
ing that this man is come into mine 4 And + the Levite, the husband of + Heb. the 1 2 Sam. 13. 12 | house, 'do not this folly.
the woman that was slain, answered
eth good unto you: but unto this against me, and beset the house + Heb. the man do not tso vile a thing.
round about upon me by night, and
25 But the men would not hearken thought to have slain me: band my
of Israel : for they have committed i Josh. 7. 15.
morning, and opened the doors of the man, saying, We will not any of us 1
house, and went out to go his way: go to his tent, neither will we any
bine was fallen down at the door of 9 But now this shall be the thing i
the house, and her hands were upon which we will do to Gibeah ; we will
go up by lot against it;
ed. Then the man took her up upon Israel, and a hundred of a thousand, 1
an ass, and the man rose up, and gat and a thousand out of ten thousand,
to fetch victuals for the people, that
gathered against the city, t knit to- + Heb. fellows.
13 Now therefore deliver us the minds.
men, m the children of Belial, which CHAPTER XX.
are in Gibeah, that we may put them
was gathered together as one man, the cities unto Gibeah, to go out to Judg. 10. 17. from Dan even to Beer-sheba, with battle against the children of Israel.
the land of Gilead, unto the Lord 15 And the children of Benjamin
were numbered at that time out of
ich 20. 5.
ich M. 6. See I Sam IL 7.
Josh. 22. 13, 16.
ch 20. 7. Prop. 19. 10.
m Deut. 13. 13. ch. 19. 22.
Deit 13. 12. Josh 22. 12 ch. 21. 5. 1 Sam 11. 7. che 12. 23. 1 Sam. 3. 20. 2 Sam 3. 10. & 242
Israel's war with Benjamin.
Many Benjamites are slain.
z Deut. 10.8. & 18.5.
och. 3. 15.
ch. 1. 1.
toounded at, dr.
go up first.
r Gen. 49, 27.
B. C. the cities twenty and six thousand zar, the son of Aaron, ?stood before it B. C. about 1406.
men that drew sword, besides the in those days,) saying, Shall I yet about 1406,
shall I cease? And the LORD said,
in array against Gibeah, as at other
Which of us shall go up first to the drawn away from the city; and they
of the people min? And the Lord said, Judah shall kill, as at other times, in the high
ways, of which one goeth up to the
them from the city unto the high-
the liers in wait of Israel came forth
Israel, and the battle was sore: but b Josh. 8. 14 : ver. 26, 27. 23. And the children of Israel went they knew not that evil was near
up and wept before the Lord until them.
and a hundred men : all these drew
that they were smitten : "for the men
all these drew the 37 d And the liers in wait hasted, a Josh. 8. 19. sword.
and rushed upon Gibeah ; and the 26 Then all the children of Israel, liers in wait I drew themselves along, Or, made a and all the people, "went up, and and smote all the city with the edge which sound came unto the house of God, and of the sword. wept, and sat there before the LORD, 38 Now there was an appointed and fasted that day until even, and sign between the men of Israel + and Or, time. offered burnt offerings and peace of the liers in wait, that they should Heb. with. ferings before the Lord.
make a great tflame with smoke rise + Heb. eleva27 And the children of Israel in- up out of the city. Josh. 18. 1. quired of the Lord, (for the ark of 39 And when the men of Israel re1 Sam. 4.3, 4.
the covenant of God was there in tired in the battle, Benjamin began
#to smite and kill of the men of Is- Heb. to smite 28 y And Phinehas, the son of Elea- rael about thirty persons : for they
Is. 47. 11.
e Josh. 8. 15.
t ver. 21.
u ver. 18.
trumpet, Josh. 6. 5.
y Josh. 24. 33.
c 2 Sam. 24. 25.
uchah, bre. + Hek, tento
e 1 Sam. 11. 1. & 31. 11.
B. C. said, Surely they are smitten down 4 And it came to pass
B. C. about 1406. before us, as in the first battle. morrow, that the people rose early, about 1406.
40 But when the flame began to and built there an altar, and of
arise up out of the city with a pil- fered burnt offerings and peace offer-
flame of the city ascended up to Who is there among all the tribes of
Israel that came not up with the con-
were amazed : for they saw that evil him that came not up to the Lord to ! " Hab. touched t was come upon them.
Mizpeh, saying, He shall surely be
7 How shall we do for wives for
mites round about, and chased them, sworn by the LORD, that we will 1 Or.from Me and trode them down with ease not give them of our daughters to
tover against Gibeah toward the sun- wives? fer againsh rising.
8 [ And they said, What one is 44 And there fell of Benjamin eight- there of the tribes of Israel that came een thousand men; all these were men not up to Mizpeh to the Lord ? of valour.
And, behold, there came
mon: and they gleaned of them in 9 For the people were numbered,
twelve thousand men of the valiant-
sword, with the women and the chilet 21. 13. 47 6 But six hundred men turned dren.
and fled to the wilderness unto the 11 And this is the thing that ye
every male, and every woman that
| Heb. knoro
eth the lying
to Shiloh, which is in the land of n Josh. 18. 1.
13 And the whole congregation
sent some t to speak to the children 1 Heb. and The people bewail the desolation of Benjamin. 8 Bay of Benjamin i that were in the rock
jamites are provided with wives 16 The rest of the Rimmon, and to call peaceably unto Or, proclaim Benjamites obtain wires at Shiloh.
them. Vow the men of Israel had 14 And Benjamin came again at ich. 20. 47. shall not any of us give his daughter which they had saved alive of the unto Benjamin to wife.
women of Jabesh-gilead : and yet so et. 2). 18, 3.
2 And the people came to the house they sufficed them not.
had made a breach in the tribes of
wives for them that remain, seeing
5. 23. 1 Sam.
spake and called
The remaining Benjamites
are provided with wives.
us in Wien.
I ver. 1.
B. C. the women are destroyed out of Ben- man his wife of the daughters of Shi- B. C. about 1406. jamin?
loh, and go to the land of Benjamin. about 1406. 17 And they said, There must be an 22 And it shall be, when their fainheritance for them that be escaped thers or their brethren come unto us of Benjamin, that a tribe be not de- to complain, that we will say unto stroyed out of Israel.
them, \ Be favourable unto them for I Or, Gratisy 18 Howbeit we may not give them our sakes : because we reserved not wives of our daughters : 'for the chil- to each man his wife in the war: for dren of Israel have sworn, saying, ye did not give unto them at this Cursed be he that giveth a wife to time, that ye should be guilty. Benjamin.
23 And the children of Benjamin 19° Then they said, Behold, there is did so, and took them wives, accord| Heb. from a feast of the Lord in Shiloh + yearly, ing to their number, of them that year to year. in a place which is on the north side danced, whom they caught: and they | Or, lovoard of Beth-el, ll on the east side ll of the went and returned unto their inherthe sunrising.
highway that goeth up from Beth-elitance, and repaired the cities, and See ch. 20. Or, on
to Shechem, and on the south of Le-dwelt in them.
24 And the children of Israel de-
and they went out from thence every 21 And see, and, behold, if the man to his inheritance. m See Ex. 15. daughters of Shiloh come out mto 25 ° In those days there was no king och 17.6. & 20. ch. 11,34 dance in dances, then come ye out in Israel : Pevery man did that which
of the vineyards, and catch you every | was right in his own eyes.
. . Jer. 31. 13.
18. 1. & 19. I. p Deut. 12. 8. ch. 17. 6.
R U T H.
ness. n Judg. 2. 15. Job 19. 21. Ps. 32. 4. & 38. 2. & 39.9, 10.
& 18. 24.
10 And they said unto her, Surely B.C. about 1322 Elimelech driren by famine into Moab, dieth there. 4
we will return with thee unto thy about 1312.
11 And Naomi said, Turn again,
me? are there yet any more sons in Julg. 2 16. TOW it came to pass in the days my womb, m that they may be your m Gen. 38. 11. Heb. judged.
Deut. 25. 5. when a the judges ruled, that husbands? See Gen. 12 there was ba famine in the land. 12 Turn again, my daughters, go Kegs 8.1. And a certain man of Beth-lehem- your way; for I am too old to have ? Jadg. 17. 8. judah went to sojourn in the country a husband. If I should say, I have
of Moab, he, and his wife, and his hope, if I should have a husband | Or, if I were two sons.
also to night, and should also bear 2 And the name of the man was sons ; Elimelech, and the name of his wife 13 Would ye + tarry for them till + Heb. hope.
Naomi, and the name of his two sons they were grown? would ye stay See Gen. 35.
Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of for them from having husbands? Juig. 3. 30. Beth-lehem-judah. And they came nay, my daughters; for tit grieveth 1 Heb. I have
hand of the Lord is gone out against
and wept again : and Orpah kissed
and unto ”her gods : 9 return thou pJudg. 11. 24. 5 And Mahlon and Chilion died after thy sister in law. also both of them; and the woman 16 And Ruth said, l'Entreat me not | Or, Be not was left of her two sons and her hus- to leave thee, or to return from folband.
lowing after thee: for whither thou Aboat 1312. 6 ? Then she arose with her daugh- goest, I will go; and where thou
2 Kings 2. 2.
Luke 24. 28. ters in law, that she might return lodgest, I will lodge : 'thy people - 2 Kings 2 2, from the country of Moab: for she shall be my people, and thy God my
s ch. 2. 11, 12 had heard in the country of Moab God : 1 EL 4 31. how that the LORD had 'visited his 17 Where thou diest, will I die, and I Pa 1912 13 people in giving them bread. there will I be buried : 'the LORD + 1 Sam. 3. 17.
7 Wherefore she went forth out of do so to me, and more also, if aught
2 Kings 6. 31. daughters in law with her; and they 18 "When she saw that she was
strengthened went on the way to return unto the steadfastly minded to go with her,
herself. land of Judah.
then she left speaking unto her. u Acts 21. 11. 8 And Naomi said unto her two 19 [ So they two went until they Josh. 24. daughters in law, “Go, return each came to Beth-lehem. And it came
to her mother's house: the LORD to pass, when they were come to
y Is this Naomi ?
21 I went out full, "and the LORD
against me. 9 See Josh. 24. 15, 19.
& 25. 22.
:21. 1. 16,
* Matt. 21. 10.
y See ls. 23. 7. Lam. 2, 15.