Judges 19:13
New International Version
He added, “Come, let’s try to reach Gibeah or Ramah and spend the night in one of those places.”

New Living Translation
Come on, let’s try to get as far as Gibeah or Ramah, and we’ll spend the night in one of those towns.”

English Standard Version
And he said to his young man, “Come and let us draw near to one of these places and spend the night at Gibeah or at Ramah.”

Berean Study Bible
He continued, “Come, let us try to reach one of these towns to spend the night in Gibeah or Ramah.”

King James Bible
And he said unto his servant, Come, and let us draw near to one of these places to lodge all night, in Gibeah, or in Ramah.

New King James Version
So he said to his servant, “Come, let us draw near to one of these places, and spend the night in Gibeah or in Ramah.”

New American Standard Bible
And he said to his servant, “Come, and let’s approach one of these places; and we will spend the night in Gibeah or Ramah.”

NASB 1995
He said to his servant, “Come and let us approach one of these places; and we will spend the night in Gibeah or Ramah.”

NASB 1977
And he said to his servant, “Come and let us approach one of these places; and we will spend the night in Gibeah or Ramah.”

Amplified Bible
And he said to his servant, “Come and let us approach one of these places: and we will spend the night in Gibeah or in Ramah.”

Christian Standard Bible
“Come on,” he said, “let’s try to reach one of these places and spend the night in Gibeah or Ramah.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Come on,” he said, “let’s try to reach one of these places and spend the night in Gibeah or Ramah.”

American Standard Version
And he said unto his servant, Come and let us draw near to one of these places; and we will lodge in Gibeah, or in Ramah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his Master said to him, “Come, we will come to another of the regions and we will spend the night in Gabah or in Ramtha”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said to his young man, Come, and let us draw nigh to one of the places, and we will lodge in Gabaa or in Rama.

Contemporary English Version
or maybe we can even reach Ramah before dark."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when I shall come thither, we will lodge there, or at least in the city of Rama.

International Standard Version
He also told his servant, "Come on, let's go to one of these places and spend the night in Gibeah or Ramah."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said unto his servant: 'Come and let us draw near to one of these places; and we will lodge in Gibeah, or in Ramah.'

Literal Standard Version
And he says to his young man, “Come, and we draw near to one of the places, and have lodged in Gibeah, or in Ramah.”

New American Bible
Come,” he said to his servant, “let us make for some other place and spend the night in either Gibeah or Ramah.”

NET Bible
He said to his servant, "Come on, we will go into one of the other towns and spend the night in Gibeah or Ramah."

New Revised Standard Version
Then he said to his servant, “Come, let us try to reach one of these places, and spend the night at Gibeah or at Ramah.”

New Heart English Bible
He said to his servant, "Come and let us try to reach one of those places and we will spend the night in Gibeah or Ramah."

World English Bible
He said to his servant, "Come and let us draw near to one of these places; and we will lodge in Gibeah, or in Ramah."

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith to his young man, 'Come, and we draw near to one of the places, and have lodged in Gibeah, or in Ramah.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Levite and His Concubine
12But his master replied, “We will not turn aside to the city of foreigners, where there are no Israelites. We will go on to Gibeah.” 13He continued, “Come, let us try to reach one of these towns to spend the night in Gibeah or Ramah.” 14So they continued on their journey, and the sun set as they neared Gibeah in Benjamin.…

Cross References
Judges 19:12
But his master replied, "We will not turn aside to the city of foreigners, where there are no Israelites. We will go on to Gibeah."

Judges 19:14
So they continued on their journey, and the sun set as they neared Gibeah in Benjamin.


Treasury of Scripture

And he said to his servant, Come, and let us draw near to one of these places to lodge all night, in Gibeah, or in Ramah.

Gibeah

Joshua 18:25,26,28
Gibeon, and Ramah, and Beeroth, …

1 Samuel 10:26
And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.

Isaiah 10:29
They are gone over the passage: they have taken up their lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid; Gibeah of Saul is fled.











(13) Or in Ramah.--This town, now el-Ram, is only two miles beyond Gibeah. The two places are often mentioned together (Hosea 5:8). The Levite is naturally anxious to push on homewards as fast as he can. Perhaps he knew that Gibeah did not bear a good character, and that it would be better to get as far as Ramah if possible. In countries where there are no public inns, each town and village gets a character of its own from the reports of travellers.

Verse 13. - Ramah (ha-Ramah, the height). Now er-Ram, less than an hour's journey from Gibeah, both being about equi-distant from Jerusalem.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He continued,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Come,
לְךָ֥‪‬‪‬ (lə·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

let us try to reach
וְנִקְרְבָ֖ה (wə·niq·rə·ḇāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common plural
Strong's 7126: To come near, approach

one
בְּאַחַ֣ד (bə·’a·ḥaḏ)
Preposition-b | Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 259: United, one, first

of these towns
הַמְּקֹמ֑וֹת (ham·mə·qō·mō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

to spend the night
וְלַ֥נּוּ (wə·lan·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 3885: To stop, to stay permanently, to be obstinate

in Gibeah
בַגִּבְעָ֖ה (ḇag·giḇ·‘āh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1390: Gibeah -- 'hill', three cities in Palestine

or
א֥וֹ (’ōw)
Conjunction
Strong's 176: Desire, if

Ramah.”
בָרָמָֽה׃ (ḇā·rā·māh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 7414: Ramah -- 'height', the name of several places in Israel


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