Bible: Judg 19:11-21

19:11 When they got near Jebus, it was getting quite late 1  and the servant 2  said to his master, “Come on, let’s stop at 3  this Jebusite city and spend the night in it.” 19:12 But his master said to him, “We should not stop at a foreign city where non-Israelites live. 4  We will travel on to Gibeah.” 19:13 He said to his servant, 5 Come on, we will go into one of the other towns 6  and spend the night in Gibeah or Ramah.” 19:14 So they traveled on, 7  and the sun went down when they were near Gibeah in the territory of Benjamin. 8  19:15 They stopped there and decided to spend the night 9  in Gibeah. They came into the city and sat down in the town square, but no one invited them to spend the night. 10 

19:16 But then an old man passed by, returning at the end of the day from his work in the field. 11  The man was from the Ephraimite hill country; he was living temporarily in Gibeah. (The residents of the town were Benjaminites.) 12  19:17 When he looked up and saw the traveler 13  in the town square, the old man said, “Where are you heading? Where do you come from? 19:18 The Levite 14  said to him, “We are traveling from Bethlehem 15  in Judah to the remote region of the Ephraimite hill country. That’s where I’m from. I had business in Bethlehem in Judah, but now I’m heading home. 16  But no one has invited me into their home. 19:19 We have enough straw and grain for our donkeys, and there is enough food and wine for me, your female servant, 17  and the young man who is with your servants. 18  We lack nothing.” 19:20 The old man said, “Everything is just fine! 19  I will take care of all your needs. But don’t spend the night in the town square.” 19:21 So he brought him to his house and fed the donkeys. They washed their feet and had a meal. 20 

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