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me that I may feel the pillars Jon.2.1,2,7. priest
Death of Samson.
Mical's idolatry. sport: and they set him between B. C. 1120. 5 And the man Micah had an the pillars.
house of gods, and made an ephodf 26 And Samson said unto the lad
q Ps.91.15. and teraphim,g and 1 consecrated that held him by the hand, Suffer La.3.31,32. one of his sons, who became his whereupon the house standeth,
6 In those days there was no king h that I may lean upon them.
in Israel, but every man did that i
Jer.15, 15. 27 Now the house was full of
which was right in his own eyes. men and women : and all the lords 15 or, he 7 And there was a young man of the Philistines were there ; and leaned on out of Beth-lehem-judah, k of the there were upon the roof about them. family of Judah, who was a Levite, three thousand men and women,
and he sojourned there. that beheld while Samson made
8 And the man departed out of sport.
& Job 20.5.
the city from Beth-lehem-judah, to 28 And Samson called q unto the
sojourn where he could find a
Ec.9.12. LORD, and said, O Lord God, re
place: and he came to mount memberr me, I pray thee, and t ch.13.25. Ephraim, to the house of Micah, strengthen me, I pray thee, only
a as he journeyed. this once, O God, that I may be at (CHAP. 17.) 9 And Micah said unto him, once avenged of the Philistines for a Jos, 17.14- Whence comest thou ? And he
18. my two eyes.
said unto him, I am a Levite of 29 And Samson took hold of the Ne. 13.25. Beth-leliemjudah, and I go to sotwo middle pillars upon which the 2J10, 11, journ where I may find a place. house stood, and lo on whiclı it
10 And Micah said unto him,
c Ge, 14.19. was borne up, of the one with his
Ru.3.10. Dwell with me, and be unto me a right, and of the other with his
left. d Ex.20.4,23. father, and a priest, and I will give 30 Aud Samson said, Let 16 me
thce ten shekels of silver by the die with the Philistines. And he
year, and 9 a suit of apparel, and bowed himself with all his might;
thy victuals. So the Levite went and the house s fell upon the lords, we in. and upon all the people that were
11 And the Levite was content to therein. So the dead which hef ch.8.27.
dwell with the man; and the slew at his death were more than g Ge.31.19, young man was unto him as one they which he slew in his life.
30. of his sons. 31 Then his brethren, and all the
Hos 3.4. 12 And Micah consecrated m the house of his father came down, and filled the Lavite, and the young man betook him, and brought him up, and
came n his priest, and was in the buried him between t Zorah and
house of Micah.
IKi, 13.33. Eshtaol, in the burying-place of
13 Then said Micah, Now o know Manoah his father. And he judged h ch. 18.1,7. I that the LORD will do me good, Israel twenty years.
seeing I have a Levite to my priest. CHAPTER XVII.
CHAPTER XVIII. Micah hireth a Levite to be his priest. i Deut. 12.8. The Danites send five men to seek
out an inheritance.
Ec.11.9. Ephraim, whose name was
Na those days there was no ling Micah.
k Ru.1.1,2 2 And he said unto his mother, 2 in making
tribe of the Danites b sought them The eleven hundred shekels of sil
an inheritance to dwell in ; for unver that were taken from thee,
I ch, 19.19.
to that day all their inheritance about which thoub cursedst, and
had not fallen unto them among the spakest of also in mine ears, be-3 an order of tribes of Israel. hold, the silver is with me; I took garments,
2 And the children of Dan sent it. And his mother said, Blessed c
or, a double of their family five men from their be thou of the LORD, my son.
coasts, men i of valour, from Zo3 And when he had restored the m ver.5. rah, cand from Eshtaol, to spy out eleven hundred shekels of silver to nch, 18.30. the land, and to search it; and they his mother, his mother said, I had
said unto them, Go, search the wholly dedicated the silver unto
land: who when they came to the LORD from my hand for my (CHAP. 18.) mount Ephraim, to the house of son, to make d agraven image and a ch, 17.6. Mical, they lodged there. a molten image, now therefore I
b Jos. 19.47.
3 When they were loy the house of I will restore it unto thee.
Micah, they knew the voice of the 4 Yet he restored the moncy unto 1 sons. young man the Levite; and they his mother; and his mother took c ch.13.25. turned in thither, and said unto two hundred shekels of silver, and e 16.31. him, Who brought thee hither? gave them to the founder, who Ge.42.9. and what makest thou in this inade thereof a graven image and Nu.13.17. place? and what hast thou here? a molten image: and they were in
4 And he said unto them, Thus the house of Micah.
and thus dealeth Micali with me
Laish burit. and hath hired me, and I am his B. C. 1120. teraplıim, and the molten image: priest.
and the priest stood in the entering 5 And they said unto him, Ask d
of the gate with the six hundred men
d Hos.4.12. counsel, we pray thee, of God, that
that were appointed with weapons we may know whether our way e IK1.22.6.
of war. which we go shall be prosperous.
18 And these went into Micah's 6 And the priest said ûnto them, e f Jos. 19.47, house, and fetched the carved im.
called Go in peace : before the LORD is
age, the ephod, and the teraphim,
Leshem. your way wherein ye go.
and the molten image. Then Then the five men departed, 2 possessor,
said the priest unto them, What and came to Laish, f and saw the
of people that were therein, how they restraini. 19 And they said unto him, Hold dwelt careless, after the manner of
thy peace, lay r thine land upon thy the Zidonians, quiet and secure ; & ver.2. mouth, and go with us, and be s to and there was no 2 magistrate in the
us a father and a priest: is it hetter
h Nu. 13.30. land, that might put them to shame
for thee to be a priest unto the in any thing; and they were far
house of one man, or that thou be from the Zidonians, and had no i ver.7,27. a priest unto a tribe and a family in business with any man.
Israel? 8 And they came unto their hre- k Jos.2.23,24. 20 And the priest's heart was glad, thren to Zoraho and Eshtaol : and
and he took the ephod, and the tetheir brethren said unto them,
raphim, and the graven image, and What say ye?
went in the midst of the people. 9 And they said, Arise, h that we miCh. 13,5,6. and put the little ones and the cat
21 So they turned and departed, may go up against them: for we
2Ch.1, 1. have seen the land, and behold, it
tle and the carriage before them. is very good: and are ye still? be n ch.13.25. 22 | And when they were a good not slothful to go, and to enter to
way from the house of Micah, the possess the land.
men that were in the houses near 10 When ye go, ye shall come un- 4 asked him
to Micah's house were gathered toto a people secure, i and to a large
gether, and overtook the children land; for Gal k hath given it into Ge.13.21. of Dan. your hands; a place where l thre TSa. 17.22. 23 And they cried unto the childis no want of any thing that is in
ren of Dan. And they turned their the earth.
faces, and said unto Micah, What t 11 T And there went from thence
aileththee, tlıat thou 5 comest with
9 ver.2,14. of the family of the Danites, out of
such a company? Zorall and out of Eshtaol, six hun
24 And he said, Ye have taken dred men 3 appointed with wea
away my gods which I made, and pons of war.
the priest, and ye are gone away: 12 And they went up, and pitched
29.9. and what lave 'I more? and what in Kirjath-jearim, m in Judah:
is this that ye say unto me, What wherefore they called that place
111.7.16, Mahaneh-dan » unto this day :
25 And the children of Dan said behold, it is bebind Kirjat 1-jearim.sch. 17.10. unto him, Let not thy voice be 13 And they passed thence unto
heard among us, lest Sangry fellows mount Ephraim, and came untot Ge.21.17. run upon thee, and thou lose thy the house of Micah.
2K1.6.28, life, with the lives of thy house14 Then answered the five men
hold. that went to spy out the country of
26 And the children of Dan went Laish, and said unto their brethren, s art gathered their way: and when Micah saw Do ye know that there is in these
that they were too strong for him, houseso an ephod, and teraphim,
he turned and went back unto his and a graven image, and a molten 6 bitter of house. image! now therefore consider soul, 27 And they took the things which what ye have to do.
2Sa, 17.8. Micah had made, and the priest 15 And they turned thitherward,
which he had, and came unto La
u ver.7.10. and came to the house of the young De,33.22. ish, unto a people that were at quiet man the Levite, even unto the
and secure: and u they smote them house of Micah, and 4 saluted v ver.1,7. with the edge of the sword, and
w Nu.13.21. burnt the city with fire. 16 And the six hundred men ap- 2Sa. 10.6.
28 And there was no deliverer, u pointed with their weapons of war,
because it was far from Zidon, and which were of the children of Dan, x Ge. 14. 14. they had no business with any stood by the entering of the gate. Jos.19.47. man; and it was in the valley that
17 And the five q men that went Ki, 12.29, licth by Beth-rebob. w And they to spy out the land went up, and 30. built a city, and dwelt therem. came in thither, and took the gra
29 And they called the name of ven image, and the ephod, and the
the city Dan, after the name of Den
Levile and is concubine
returning home. their father, who was born unto B. C. 1406.
B. C. 1406. hold, now the day 6 draweth toIsrael : howbeit the name of the
ward evening, d I pray you tarry city was Laish at the first.
y ? Sa.4.2,&c. all night: behold, the day e grow30 TAnd the children of Dan set
Ps. 76.60. eth to an end, lodge here, that up the graven image: and Jona
thine heart may be merry; and to
z ch.19.18. than the son of Gershom, the son
morrow get you early on your way,
Jos, 18.1. of Manasseh, he and his sons were
that thou mayest go 8 home. priests to the tribe of Dan until
10 But the man would not tarry
[CHAP 19.] the day y of the captivity of the
that night, but he rose up and deland.
1 a wornan,
parted, and came over against 31 And they set them up Micah's
concubine, Jebus, f which is Jerusalem: and
or, a wife, a graven image, which he made, all
there were with him two asses the time that the house of God z
saddled ; his concubine also was was in Shiloh.
2 days four with him CHAPTER XIX.
months, 11 And when they were by Jebus, A Levite goeth to Beth-lehem to or, a year the day was far spent; and the serfetch home his wife.
vant said unto his master, Come, I
moni ND it those
pray thee and let us turn in unto this days, when there was no king 3 to her city of the Jebusites, and lodge in it. in Israel, that there was a certain heart,
12 And his master said unto him, Levite sojourning on the side of Ge,34.3. We will not turn aside hither into mount Ephraim, who took to him
the city of a stranger that is not of
a Jer.3.1. I a concubine out of Beth-lehem
the children of Israel, we will pass Judah.
* strengthen, over to Gibeah. 2 And his concubine played the ver.8.
13 And he said unto his servant, whore against him, and went away
Ge, 18.5. Come, and let us draw near to one from him unto her father's house Ps. 104.15. of these places to lodge all night, to Beth-lellem-judah, and was
in Gibeah or in g Ramuh. there 2 four whole months.
14 And they passed on and went 3 And her hushand arose, and went still the day their way; and the sun went down after her, to speak 3 friendly unto declined.
upon them when they were by Giher, and to bring her again, a hay
beah, which belongeth to Benjamin. ing his servant with him, and a
15 And they turned aside thither, couple of asses : anů she brought 6 is weak. to go in and to lodge in Gibeah : him into her father's house and
and when he went in, he sat hini when the father of the damsel saw d Lu.24.29. down in a street of the city: for him, he rejoiced to meet him.
there was no man that took them 4 And his father-in-law, the dam-17 it is the into his house to lodging.h sel's father, retained him; and he
pitching 16 And behold, there came an abode with him three days : so
Time of the old man from his work i out of the
day. they did eat and drink, and lodged
field at even, which was also of there.
e Jer.6.4. mount Ephraim; and he sojourned 5 1 And it came to pass on the
in Gibeah; but the men of the fourth day,when they arose early in
8 to thy tent.
place were Benjamites. the morning, that he rose up to de- 9 to over 17 And when he had lifted up his part:
and the damsel's father against. eyes, he saw a wayfaring man in suid unto his son-in-law, 4 Comfort
f Jos, 15.8,63
the street of the city, and the old thine b heart with a 'morsel of
man said, Whither goest thou ? and bread, and afterward go your way. 2Sam,5,6,
whence comest thou? 6 And they sat down, and did eat
18 And he said unto him, We are and drink both of them together: s Jos. 18.25. passing from Beth-lehem-judah to
1Sa.7.17. for the damsel's father had said
ward the side of mount Ephraim; unto the man, Be content, I pray | Mat.25.43. from thence am I: and I went to thee, and tarry all night, and let Heb.13.2, Beth-lehem-judah, but I am now thine heartc be merry.
going to the house k of the LORD;
¿ Ps. 104,23. 7 And when the man rose up to
and there is no man that 10 receivdeparto his father-in-law urged K Jos, 18.1.
eth me to house, him: therefore he lodged there 1Sa. 1.3,7.
19 Yet there is both straw and pro
vender for our asses; and there is & And he arose early in the 10 gathereth, bread and wine also for me, and for morning on the fifth day to depart:
thy handmaid, and for the young and the damsel's father said, Com
man which is with thy servants : fort thine heart, I pray thee. And 1 ch.6.23. there is no want of any thing. they tarried 5 until afternoon, and
Ge.43.23, 20 And the old man said, Peacel they did eat both of them.
be with thee; howsoever, let all thy 9 And when the man rose up
m Ge, 19.2. wants lie upon me; only lodge not depart, he, and his concubine, and
in the street.m his servant, his father-in-law, the - Ge.24.32.
21 Son he brought him into his dansel's father said unto him. Be
house, and gave provender unto the
The concubine's death,
The Levite's complaint. asses: and they washed their feet o B. C. 1106. сven of all the tribes of Israel, proand did eat and drink.
sented themselves in the assemi22 | Now as they were making
bly of the people of God, four hun
o Ge.18.4. their hearts p merry, behold, the
dred thousand footmen that d drew
Jno, 13.5men of the city, certain sons q of
sword. Belial, beset r the house round
3 (Now the children of Benjamin about, and beat at the door, and
heard that the children of Israel spake to the master of the house, p ver.6,9. were gone up to Mizpeh.) Then the old man, saying, Bring forth s
ch.16.25. said the children of Israel, Tell us, thie man that came into thine house, De.13.13.
how was this e wickedness ? that we may know him.
2 Sa. 23.6,7.
4 And ithe Levite, the husband 23 And the man, the master of the
of the woman that was slain, ajihouse, went out unto them, and said r ch.20.5. swered and said, I came f into Giunto them, Nay, my brethren, nay,
Ge. 19.4.&c. beah that belongeth to Benjamin, I
Hos.9.3. I pray you, do not so wickedly; see
and my concubine, to lodge.
10.9. ing that this man is come into mine
5 And the men of Gibeah rose house, do not this folly.t
* Ro.1.26,27. against me, and beset the house 21 Behold, here is my daughter, a
round about upon me hy night, and maiden, and his concubine; them + 2Sa. 13.12.
thought to have slain me: and my I will bring out now, and humble u u Ge.34.2. concubine have they 2 forced, that ye them, and do with them what De.21.14. she is dead. seemeth good unto you: but onto 11 the mattercut her in pieces, and sent her
6 Andy I took my concubine, anil this man do not 11 so vile a thing.
of this 25 But the men would not hearken
throughout all the country of the to him: so the man took his con
inheritance of Israel: for they have cubine, and brought her forth unto v ch.20.5,7. committed lewdness and folly h in them; and they knew her, and 1Sa. 11.7. Israel. abused her all the niglit until the
7 Behold, ye are all children of morning: and when the day began
Israel ; give i here your advice and to spring, they let her go.
r Pr, 11.14 Comisel, 26 Then came the woman in the 24.6. 8 T And all the people arose as dawning of the day, and fell down
one man, saying, We will not any at the door of the man's house (CHAP, 20.) of us go to his tent, neither will we where her lord was, till it was light.
any of us turn into his house. 27 And her lorul rose up in the a ver.11.
9 But now this shall be the think
ch.21.5. morning, and opened the doors of
which we will do to Gibeah, we wil
Jos, 22.12. the house, and went out to go liis
yo up by lot against it; way; and behold, the woman his
10 And we will take ten men of au concubine was fallen down at the ISa.3.20.
hundred throughout all the tribes door of the house, and her hands
23a.3.10. of Israel, and an hundrell of a tholi
24.2. were upon the threshold.
sand, and a thousand out of ten 28 And he said unto her, Un, and c ch.11.11.
thousanıl, to fetch victual for the let us be going. But none answer- 1Sam.7.5. people, that they may do, when ed. Then the man took her up 10.17. they come to Gibeah of Benjamin, upon an ass, and the man rose up,
according to all the folly that they and gat him unto this place.
have wroug!t in Israel, 29 | And when he was come into
11 So all the men of Israel were his house, he took a knife, and laid d ch.8.10. gathered against the city, 3 knit hold on his concubine, and divided v
together as one man.
e ch.19.22-27. her, together with her bones, into
12 TAnd the tribes of Israel sent k twelve pieces, and sent her into 1 the man men through all the tribe of Benall the coast of Israel.
the Levile. janiin, saying, What wickedness is 30 And it was so, that all that saw
this that is done among you ? it said. There was no such deed s ch.19.15,&c. 13 Now therefore deliver us the done nor seen from the day that 2 humbled. men, l the children of Belial, which the children of Israel came up out
are in Gibeah,that we may put theni of the land of Egypt unto this day; Egypt unto this day:!g ch.19.29.
to death, and put away m evil from consider w of it, take advice, wc and n Jos. 7.15.
Israel. But the children of Belte speak your minds.
jamin would not hearken to the
i ch, 19.30. CHAPTER XX.
Yoice of their brethren the childThe war between the Benjamites and 3 fellows. ren of Israel : the Israelites,
14 But the children of Benjamin THEN a all the children of Isk De. 13. 14.
gathered themselves together out
Jog.22.13 rael went out, and the congre
of the cities unto Gibeah, to go out gation was gathered together as
to battle against the children of man, from b Dan even to Beer- I ch.19.22. Israel. sheba, with the land of Gilead, unto
15 And the children of Benjamin the LORD in Mizpeh.c
m De. 17.12.
were numbered at that time out of 2 And the chief of all the people,
the cities twenty and six thousand
with Benjamin. men that drew sword, beside the B. C. 1406. the children of Benjainin my broinhabitants of Gibeah, which were
ther, or shall I cease? And the numbered seven hundred chosen
LORD said, Go up; fory to morrow I lên.
will deliver them into thine hand. 16 Among all this people there were iCh.12.8.
29 And Israel set liers 2 in wait seven hundred chosen men n left
round about Gibeah. handed; every one could sling
30 And the children of Israel went
o ver.23,26. stones at an hair breadth, and not
up against the children of Benjamiss.
min on the third day, and put them17 And the men of Israel. beside
selves in array against Gibeah, as Benjamin, were numbered four p ch.1.1.
at other times.
Nu, 27.21. hundred thousand men that drew
31 And the children of Benjamin sword: all these were men of war.
went out against the people, and 18 And the children of Israel: Ge.49.27. were drawn away from the city; arose, and went o up to the house Hos. 10.9. and they began to smite of the peoof God, and asked p counsel of God,
ple, 4 and kill, as at other times, in and said, Which of us shall go up r ver.26.27. the high-ways, of which one goeth first to the battle against the child- Ps.78.34. up to 5 the house of God, and the len of Benjamin ! And the LORD Hos.5.15. other to Gibeah in the field, about said, Judah shall go up first.
thirty men of Israel. 19 And the children of Israel rose
32 Ånd the children of Benjamin
$ ver.21. up in the morning, and encamped
said, They are smitten down before against Gibeah.
us, as at the first. But the child20 And the men of Israel went out t ver. 18,23.
ren of Israel said, Let us flee, and to battle against Benjamin; and
draw them from the city unto the the men of Israel put themselves
high-ways. in array to fight against them at
33 And all the men of Israel rose Gibeah.
v Jos. 18.1. up out of their place, and put them21 And tho children of Benjamin 1Sa.4.3,4. selves in array at Baal-tamar: came forth out of Gibealı, and de
and the liers in wait of Israel came stroyed a down to the ground of w Nu.25.7
forth out of their places, even out the Israelites that day twenty and
12. of the meadows of Gibeah. two thousand men.
34 And there came against Gibeah 22 And the people, the men of Is
ten thousand chosen men out of
x Deut. 10.8. rael encouraged themselves, and
all Israel, and the battle was sore: set their battle again in array in
but a they knew not that evil was the place where they put them
near them. selves in array the first day.
35 And the LORD smote Benjamin 23 (And r the children of Israel
before Israel: and the children of went up and wept before the LORD Y 2Ch.20.17. Israel destroyed of the Benjamites until even, and asked counsel of
that day twenty and five thousand
2 Jos.8.4. the LORD, saying, Shall I go up
and an hundred men: all these
29a.5.23. again to battle against the children
drew the sword. of Benjamin my brother? And the + rounded. 36 So the children of Benjamin saw LORD said, Go up against him.)
that they were smitten: for the 24 And the children of Israel came sor, Beth-cl. men of Israel gave place b to the near against the children of Ben
Benjamites, because they trusted jamin the second day.
unto the liers in wait which they
10.9.12. 25 And Benjaminwent forth against
had set beside Gibeah.
Is.47.11. them out of Gibeah the second day,
37 And the liers in wait hasted, and destroyed s down to the ground
and rushed upon Gibeah ; and the of the children of Israel again eigh-1 Jos.8.15,&c. liers in wait 8 drew themselves along, teen thousand men; all these drew
and smote all the city with the the sword.
edge of the sword. 26 T Then t all the children of Is
38 Now there was an appointed
with the rael, and all the people, went up,
sign hetween the men of Israel and came unto the house of God,
& and the liers in wait, that they and wept, u and sat there before
should make a great s'flame with the LORD, and fasted that day until Tor, time. smoke rise up out of the city. even and offered burnt offerings and
39 And when the men of Israel peace offerings before the LORD.
8 noith. retired in the battle, Benjamin be27 And the children of Israel en- 9 elevation. gan to smite 10 and kill of the men quired of the LORD, (for v the ark
of Israel about thirty persons : for of the covenant of God was there 19 the they said, Surely they are smitten in those days,
down before us, as in the first 28 And Phinehas, to the son of Elea- C Ge, 19.28.
battle. zar, the son of Aaron, stood + be
40 But when the flame began to fore it in those days,) saying, Shall
arise up out of the city with a pil 1 yet again go out to battle against
lar ofc smoke, the Benjamites look