Judges 19:1
Good News Translation
In those days before Israel had a king, there was a Levite living far back in the hill country of Ephraim. He took a young woman from Bethlehem in Judah to be his concubine.

Contemporary English Version
Before kings ruled Israel, a Levite was living deep in the hill country of the Ephraim tribe. He married a woman from Bethlehem in Judah,

Douay-Rheims Bible
There was a certain Levite, who dwelt on the side of mount Ephraim, who took a wife of Bethlehem Juda:

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There was a certain Levite, who dwelt on the side of mount Ephraim, who took a wife of Bethlehem Juda:

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Judges 17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel, but every one did that which seemed right to himself.

Judges 18:1 In those days there was no king in Israel, and the tribe of Dan sought them an inheritance to dwell in: for unto that day they had not received their lot among the other tribes.

Judges 21:25 In those days there was no king in Israel: but every one did that which seemed right to himself.

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Judges 17:1,8 There was at that time a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Michas. . . .

Joshua 24:30,33 And they buried him in the border of his possession in Thamnathsare, which is situate in mount Ephraim, on the north side of mount Gaas. . . .

a concubine.

Genesis 22:24 And his concubine, named Roma, bore Tabee, and Gaham, and Tahas, and Maacha.

Genesis 25:6 And to the children of the concubines he gave gifts, and separated them from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, to the east country.

2 Samuel 3:7 And Saul had a concubine named Respha, the daughter of Aia. And Isboseth said to Abner:

2 Samuel 5:13 And David took more concubines and wives of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron: and there were born to David other sons also and daughters:

2 Samuel 16:22 So they spread a tent for Absalom on the top of the house, and he went in to his father's concubines before all Israel.

2 Samuel 19:5 Then Joab going into the house to the king, said: Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, that have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons, and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines.

2 Samuel 20:3 And when the king was come into his house at Jerusalem, he took the ten women his concubines, whom he had left to keep the house, and put them inward, allowing them provisions: and he went not in unto them, but they were shut up unto the day of their death living in widowhood.

1 Kings 11:3 And he had seven hundred wives as queens, and three hundred concubines: and the women turned away his heart.

2 Chronicles 11:21 And Roboam loved Maacha the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and concubines: for he had married eighteen wives, and threescore concubines: and he begot eight and twenty sons, and threescore daughters.

Esther 2:14 And she that went in at evening, came out in the morning, and from thence she was conducted to the second house, that was under the hand of Susagaz the eunuch, who had the charge over the king's concubines: neither could she return any more to the king, unless the king desired it, and had ordered her by name to come.

Songs 6:8,9 There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and young maidens without number. . . .

Daniel 5:3 Then were the golden and silver vessels brought, which he had brought away out of the temple that was in Jerusalem: and the king and his nobles, his wives, and his concubines, drank in them.

Malachi 2:15 Did not one make her, and she is the residue of his spirit? And what doth one seek, but the seed of God? Keep then your spirit, and despise not the wife of thy youth.

Beth-lehem-judah

Judges 17:8 Now he went out from the city of Bethlehem, and desired to sojourn wheresoever he should find it convenient for him. And when he was come to mount Ephraim, as he was on his journey, and had turned aside a little into the house of Michas,

Genesis 35:19 So Rachel died, and was buried in the highway that leadeth to Ephrata, this is Bethlehem.

Matthew 2:6 And thou Bethlehem the land of Juda art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come forth the captain that shall rule my people Israel.

Context
The Levite and His Concubine
1There was a certain Levite, who dwelt on the side of mount Ephraim, who took a wife of Bethlehem Juda:2And she left him, and returned to her father's house in Bethlehem, and abode with him four months.…
Cross References
Judges 17:6
In those days there was no king in Israel, but every one did that which seemed right to himself.

Judges 17:7
There was also another young man of Bethlehem Juda, of the kindred thereof: and he was a Levite, and dwelt there.

Judges 18:1
In those days there was no king in Israel, and the tribe of Dan sought them an inheritance to dwell in: for unto that day they had not received their lot among the other tribes.

Judges 19:2
And she left him, and returned to her father's house in Bethlehem, and abode with him four months.

Judges 19:16
And behold they saw an old man, returning out of the field and from his work in the evening, and he also was of mount Ephraim, and dwelt as a stranger in Gabaa; but the men of that country were the children of Jemini.

Judges 21:25
In those days there was no king in Israel: but every one did that which seemed right to himself.

Additional Translations
In those days, when there was no king in Israel, a Levite who lived in the remote hill country of Ephraim took for himself a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah.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.

And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite sojourning on the farther side of the hill-country of Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Beth-lehem-judah.

And there was a Levite sojourning in the sides of mount Ephraim, and he took to himself a concubine from Bethleem Juda.

And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that a certain Levite, sojourning on the further side of mount Ephraim, took him a concubine out of Bethlehem-Judah.

And it came to pass in these days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite sojourning on the farther side of the hill country of Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Beth-lehem-judah.

And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite dwelling on the side of mount Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Beth-lehem-judah.

It happened in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite living on the farther side of the hill country of Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Bethlehem Judah.

And it cometh to pass, in those days, when there is no king in Israel, that there is a man a Levite, a sojourner in the sides of the hill-country of Ephraim, and he taketh to him a wife, a concubine, out of Beth-Lehem-Judah;
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