Judges 19:2
New International Version
But she was unfaithful to him. She left him and went back to her parents' home in Bethlehem, Judah. After she had been there four months,

New Living Translation
But she became angry with him and returned to her father’s home in Bethlehem. After about four months,

English Standard Version
And his concubine was unfaithful to him, and she went away from him to her father’s house at Bethlehem in Judah, and was there some four months.

Berean Study Bible
But she was unfaithful to him and left him to return to her father’s house in Bethlehem in Judah. After she had been there four months,

New American Standard Bible
But his concubine played the harlot against him, and she went away from him to her father's house in Bethlehem in Judah, and was there for a period of four months.

New King James Version
But his concubine played the harlot against him, and went away from him to her father’s house at Bethlehem in Judah, and was there four whole months.

King James Bible
And his concubine played the whore against him, and went away from him unto her father's house to Bethlehemjudah, and was there four whole months.

Christian Standard Bible
But she was unfaithful to him and left him for her father's house in Bethlehem in Judah. She was there for four months.

Contemporary English Version
but she was unfaithful and went back to live with her family in Bethlehem. Four months later

Good News Translation
But she became angry with him, went back to her father's house in Bethlehem, and stayed there four months.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But she was unfaithful to him and left him for her father's house in Bethlehem in Judah. She was there for a period of four months.

International Standard Version
But his mistress was sexually unfaithful to him, and then she left him to live in her father's home in Bethlehem in the territory of Judah. She had been living there for a period of about four months

NET Bible
However, she got angry at him and went home to her father's house in Bethlehem in Judah. When she had been there four months,

New Heart English Bible
His concubine was angry with him and went away from him to her father's house in Bethlehem of Judah, and was there about four months.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But she was unfaithful to him. She left him and went to her father's home, to Bethlehem in Judah. When she had been there four months,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And his concubine played the harlot against him, and went away from him unto her father's house to Beth-lehem in Judah, and was there the space of four months.

New American Standard 1977
But his concubine played the harlot against him, and she went away from him to her father’s house in Bethlehem in Judah, and was there for a period of four months.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And his concubine committed adultery against him and went away from him unto her father's house to Bethlehem of Judah and was there four whole months.

King James 2000 Bible
And his concubine played the harlot against him, and went away from him unto her father's house to Bethlehemjudah, and was there four whole months.

American King James Version
And his concubine played the whore against him, and went away from him to her father's house to Bethlehemjudah, and was there four whole months.

American Standard Version
And his concubine played the harlot against him, and went away from him unto her father's house to Beth-lehem-judah, and was there the space of four months.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And his concubine departed from him, and went away from him to the house of her father to Bethleem Juda, and she was there four months.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she left him and returned to her father's house in Bethlehem, and abode with him four months.

Darby Bible Translation
And his concubine played the whore against him, and went away from him to her father's house to Bethlehem-Judah, and was there some time, -- four months.

English Revised Version
And his concubine played the harlot against him, and went away from him unto her father's house to Beth-lehem-judah, and was there the space of four months.

Webster's Bible Translation
And his concubine played the harlot against him, and went away from him to her father's house to Beth-lehem-judah, and was there four whole months.

World English Bible
His concubine played the prostitute against him, and went away from him to her father's house to Bethlehem Judah, and was there the space of four months.

Young's Literal Translation
and commit whoredom against him doth his concubine, and she goeth from him unto the house of her father, unto Beth-Lehem-Judah, and is there days -- four months.
Study Bible
The Levite and His Concubine
1And 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. 2But she was unfaithful to him and left him to return to her father’s house in Bethlehem in Judah. After she had been there four months, 3her husband got up and went after her to speak kindly to her and bring her back, taking his servant and a pair of donkeys. So the girl brought him into her father’s house, and when her father saw him, he gladly welcomed him.…
Cross References
Judges 17:7
And there was a young Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, who had been residing within the clan of Judah.

Judges 19:1
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.

Judges 19:3
her husband got up and went after her to speak kindly to her and bring her back, taking with him his servant and a pair of donkeys. So the girl brought him into her father's house, and when her father saw him, he gladly welcomed him.

Treasury of Scripture

And his concubine played the whore against him, and went away from him to her father's house to Bethlehemjudah, and was there four whole months.

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Leviticus 21:9
And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.

Deuteronomy 22:21
Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father's house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.

Ezekiel 16:28
Thou hast played the whore also with the Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied.







Lexicon
But she
פִּֽילַגְשׁ֔וֹ (pî·laḡ·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6370: A concubine, a paramour

was unfaithful
וַתִּזְנֶ֤ה (wat·tiz·neh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2181: To commit adultery, to commit idolatry

to him
עָלָיו֙ (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

and left
וַתֵּ֤לֶךְ (wat·tê·leḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

him
מֵֽאִתּוֹ֙ (mê·’it·tōw)
Preposition-m | Direct object marker | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

to return to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

her father’s
אָבִ֔יהָ (’ā·ḇî·hā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

house
בֵּ֣ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

in
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

Bethlehem
לֶ֖חֶם (le·ḥem)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1035: Bethlehem -- 'place of bread', a city in Judah, also a city in Zebulun

in Judah.
יְהוּדָ֑ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

After she had been
וַתְּהִי־ (wat·tə·hî-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

there
שָׁ֕ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

four
אַרְבָּעָ֥ה (’ar·bā·‘āh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 702: Four

months,
חֳדָשִֽׁים׃ (ḥo·ḏā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2320: The new moon, a month
(2) Four whole months.--Literally, days, four months, which some interpret to mean "a year (see Note on Judges 17:10) and four months." The incident has, however, little bearing on the general story.

Verse 2. - Played the whore, etc. Perhaps the phrase only means that she revolted from him and left him. Her returning to her father's house, and his anxiety to make up the quarrel, both discourage taking the phrase in its worst sense. Four whole months. Literally, days, four months; meaning either a year and four months, as in 1 Samuel 27:7, where, however, the and is expressed; or days (i.e. many days), viz., four months. For the use of days for a year see Exodus 13:10; Judges 17:10, etc. 17:7-13 Micah thought it was a sign of God's favour to him and his images, that a Levite should come to his door. Thus those who please themselves with their own delusions, if Providence unexpectedly bring any thing to their hands that further them in their evil way, are apt from thence to think that God is pleased with them.
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