And her husbandarose, and wentafter her, to speakfriendlyunto her, and to bring her again, having his servantwith him, and a couple of asses: and she brought him into her father’shouse: and when the father of the damsel saw him, he rejoiced to meet him.
And it came to pass on the fourth day, whentheyaroseearly in the morning, that he rose up to depart: and the damsel’sfathersaidunto his son in law, Comfortthineheartwith a morsel of bread, and afterward go your way.
And when the man rose up to depart, he, and his concubine, and his servant, his father in law, the damsel’sfather, saidunto him, Behold, now the day drawethtowardevening, I pray you tarry all night: behold, the day groweth to an end, lodgehere, thatthineheart may be merry; and to morrow get you early on your way, thatthoumayest go home.
And he saidunto him, We are passingfromBethlehemjudahtoward the side of mountEphraim; fromthence am I: and I went to Bethlehemjudah, but I am now going to the house of the LORD; and there is no man thatreceiveth me to house.
Now as theyweremakingtheirheartsmerry, behold, the men of the city, certainsons of Belial, beset the houseroundabout, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bringforth the man thatcameintothinehouse, that we may know him.
But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, and brought her forthuntothem; and theyknew her, and abused her all the nightuntil the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go.
And her lordrose up in the morning, and opened the doors of the house, and went out to go his way: and, behold, the woman his concubine was fallendown at the door of the house, and her handswereupon the threshold.
And it was so, that all that saw it said, There was no suchdeeddone nor seenfrom the day that the children of Israelcame up out of the land of Egyptuntothis day: consider of it, takeadvice, and speakyourminds.