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The Benjamites' wickedness.


Israel warreth with Benjamin. cheferes e maiden, and his concubine; them I will slain me: and my concubine have they cir. 196. bring out now, and humble ye them, +forced, that she is dead. Gen. 372. and do with them what seemeth good

6 And I took my concubine, and cut & cb. 19. 25, Deut. 214 unto you: but unto this man do not + so her in pieces, and sent her throughout 26. vile a thing.

all the country of the inheritance of Is- bled. this folly.

25 But the men would not hearken to rael: for they have committed lewdness . ch. 19.29. him: so the man took his concubine, and and folly in Israel.

brought her forth unto them; and they 7 Behold, ye are all children of Israel; 5 Gez. fb 'knew her, and abused her all the night *give here your advice and counsel.

until the morning: and when the day 8 | And all the people arose as one
began to spring, they let her go. man, saying, We will not any of us go to

26 Then came the woman in the dawn- his tent, neither will we any of us turn
ing of the day, and fell down at the door into his house.
of the man's house where her lord was, 9 But now this shall be the thing which
till it was light.

we will do to Gibeah; we will go up by
27 And her lord rose up in the morn- lot against it;
ing, and opened the doors of the house, 10 And we will take ten men of an
and went out to go his way: and, behold, hundred throughout all the tribes of Is-
the woman his concubine was fallen down rael, and an hundred of a thousand, and
at the door of the house, and her hands a thousand out of ten thousand, to fetch
were upon the threshold.

victual for the people, that they may do, 28 And he said unto her, Up, and let when they come to Gibeah of Benjamin, ved. 20. 5 us be going. But ' none answered. Then according to all the folly that they have

the man took her up upon an ass, and wrought in Israel.
the man rose up, and gat him unto his 1 °So all the men of Israel were ga-

thered against the city, tknit together them. Sot
29 And when he was come into his as one man.
house, he took a knife, and laid hold on 12 ' And the tribes of Israel sent men Deut. 13.14
his concubine, and divided her, together through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, 16.
with her bones, into twelve pieces, and What wickedness is this that is done
sent her into all the coast of Israel. among you?

30 And it was so, that all that saw it 13 Now therefore deliver us the men, said, There was no such deed done 'nor "the children of Belial, which are in Gi. m Deut.13 seen from the day that the children of beah, that we may put them to death, *.

Israel came up out of the land of Egypt and put away evil from Israel. But the Deut. 17. be unto this day: consider of it, "take ad- children of Benjamin would not hearken vice, and speak your minds.

to the voice of their brethren the children

of Israel :
1 The Levite in a general assembly declareth 14 But the children of Benjamin ga-

his wrong. 8 The decree of the assembly; thered themselves together out of the
12 The Benjamites, being cited, make head cities unto Gibeah, to go out to battle
against the Israelites. 18 The Israelites in
two battles lose forty thousand. 26 They against the children of Israel.
destroy by a stratagem all the Benjamites,

15 And the children of Benjamin were
excepi sir hundred.

numbered at that time out of the cities 1. Protein THEN all the children of Israel went twenty and six thousand men that drew

out, and the congregation was ga- sword, beside the inhabitants of Gibeah,

thered together as one man, from Dan which were numbered seven hundred So even to Beer-sheba, with the land of Gi- chosen men. lead, unto the LORD in Mizpeh.

16 Among all this people there were 2 And the chief of all the people, even seven hundred chosen men olefthanded; ; :3.15;. 5 of all the tribes of Israel, presented them every one could sling stones at an hair 2.

selves in the assembly of the people of breadth, and not miss.

God, four hundred thousand footmen 17 And the men of Israel, beside Ben& ch.2.1 & that drew sword.

jamin, were numbered four hundred 3 (Now the children of Benjamin heard thousand men that drew sword: all these that the children of Israel were gone up. were men of war. to Mizpeh.) Then said the children of 18 | And the children of Israel arose, Israel, Tell us, how was this wickedness? and Pwent up to the house of God, and pret. 33, 26.

4 And the Levite, the husband of "asked counsel of God, and said, Which . Numb. 27:

the woman that was slain, answered and of us shall go up first to the battle against eeb 19 15 said, " I came into Gibeah that belongeth to the children of Benjamin? And the LORD

Benjamin, I and my concubine, to lodge. said, Judah shall go up first. fct 127

5* And the men of Gibeah rose against 19 And the children of Israel rose up me, and beset the house round about in the morning, and encamped against upon me by night, and thought to have Gibeah.

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The Israelites destroy all the Benjamites, JUDGES.

except sir hundred. 20 And the men of Israel went out of Israel came forth out of their places, c Befors T to battle against Benjamin; and the men even out of the meadows of Gibeah. of Israel put themselves in array to fight 34 And there came against Gibeah ten against them at Gibeah.

thousand chosen men out of all Israel,
21 And the children of Benjamin and the battle was sore: "but they knew h Josh. 8. 14.
came forth out of Gibeah, and destroyed not that evil was near them.
down to the ground of the Israelites that 35 And the Lord smote Benjamin be-
day twenty and two thousand men. fore Israel: and the children of Israel

22 And the people the men of Israel destroyed of the Benjamites that day
encouraged themselves, and set their bat- twenty and five thousand and an hun.
tle again in array in the place where they dred men: all these drew the sword.
put themselves in array the first day. 36 So the children of Benjamin saw

23 °(And the children of Israel went that they were smitten: 'for the men of eJosh. 8.15.
up and wept before the Lord until even, Israel gave place to the Benjamites, be-
and asked counsel of the LORD, saying, cause they trusted unto the liers in wait
Shall I go up again to battle against the which they had set beside Gibeah.
children of Benjamin my brother? And 37 . And the liers in wait hasted, and Josh. 8. 19
the Lord said, Go up against him.) rushed upon Gibeah; and the liers in wait

24 And the children of Israel came || drew themselves along, and smote all the foot, madera near against the children of Benjamin city with the edge of the sword. the second day:

58 Now there was an appointed || sign Josh... 5 25 And + Benjamin went forth against between the men of Israel + and the liers ! 01, trme. them out of Gibeah the second day, and in wait, that they should make a great destroyed down to the ground of the + flame with smoke rise up out of the city. teliek, ele children of Israel again eighteen thou 39 And when the men of Israel retired sand men; all these drew the sword. in the battle, Benjamin began tto smite altele to

26 1 Then all the children of Israel, and kill of the men of Israel about thirty woanded. and all the people, "went up, and came persons: for they said, Surely they are unto the house of God, and wept, and smitten down before us, as in the first sat there before the LORD, and fasted battle. that day until even, and offered burnt 40 But when the fame began to arise offerings and peace offerings before the up out of the city with a pillar of smoke, LORD.

the Benjamites looked behind them, and, 27 And the children of Israel enquired behold, + the flame of the city ascended Heb. the * Josh. IR of the Lord, (for * the ark of the covenant up to heaven. of God was there in those days,

41 And when the men of Israel turned 28 'And Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, again, the men of Benjamin were amazed: brue . 10.8. the son of Aaron, stood before it in for they saw that evil t was come upon theb, teache

those days,) saying, Shall I yet again go them.
out to battle against the children of Ben 42 Therefore they turned their backs
jamin my brother, or shall I cease? And before the men of Israel unto the way
the LORD said, Go up; for to morrow I of the wilderness; but the battle overtook
will deliver them into thine hand. them; and them which came out of the

29 And Israel set liers in wait round cities they destroyed in the midst of them.
about Gibeah.

43 Thus they inclosed the Benjamites 30 And the children of Israel went up round about, and chased them, and trode against the children of Benjamin on the them down || with ease tover against Menichen third day, and put themselves in array Gibeah toward the sunrising. against Gibeah, as at other times.

44 And there fell of Benjamin eighteen 31 And the children of Benjamin went thousand men; all these were men of out against the people, and were drawn valour. away from the city; and they began tto 45 And they turned and fled toward smite of the people, and kill, as at other the wilderness unto the rock of 'Rimmon: Josh. 15 31

times, in the highways, of which one and they gleaned of them in the highways ¡Or, Betkel. goeth up to || the house of God, and the five thousand men; and pursued hard

other to Gibeah in the field, about thirty after them unto Gidom, and slew two
men of Israel.

thousand men of them.
32 And the children of Benjamin said, 46 So that all which fell that day of
They are smitten down before us, as at Benjamin were twenty and five thousand
the first. But the children of Israel said, men that drew the sword; all these were
Let us flee, and draw them from the city men of valour.
unto the highways.

47 6 But six hundred men turned and g cà. A. 13
33 And all the men of Israel rose up fled to the wilderness unto the rock Rim-
out of their place, and put themselves in mon, and abode in the rock Rimmon
array at Baal-tamar: and the liers in wait four months.

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The Benjamites' destruction bewailed. CHAP. XXI.

The virgins of Shiloh surprized. 48 And the men of Israel turned again ( unto the camp to "Shiloh, which is in the cit. pole upon the children of Benjamin, and smote land of Canaan.

them with the edge of the sword, as well 13 And the whole congregation sent h Josh. 18. 1:

the men of every city, as the beast, and some + to speak to the children of Ben- + Heb. and Het was all that + came to hand: also they set on jamin that were in the rock Rimmon, called. Heb . were fire all the cities that | they came to. and to || call peaceably unto them. CHAP. XXI.

14 And Benjamin came again at that claim peace. 1 The people bewail the desolation of Benjat they had saved alive of the women of Ja

time; and they gave them wives which
they provide them four hundred wives. 16 besh-gilead: and yet so they sufficed
They advise them to surprize the virgins them not.
thai danced at Shiloh.

15 And the people repented them for k ver. 6.
TOW 'the men of Israel had sworn in Benjamin, because that the Lord had
of us give his daughter unto Benjamin to

16 1 Then the elders of the congrega-

tion said, How shall we do for wives for
2 And the people came to the house them that remain, seeing the women are
of God, and abode there till even before destroyed out of Benjamin?
God, and lifted up their voices, and wept 17 And they said, There must be an

inheritance for them that be escaped of
3 And said, O LORD God of Israel, why Benjamin, that a tribe be not destroyed
is this come to pass in Israel, that there out of Israel.
should be to day one tribe lacking in Israel? 18 Howbeit we may not give them wives

4 And it came to pass on the morrow, of our daughters: " for the children of Is- ver. 1. a Sam. 24 that the people rose early, and built there rael have sworn, saying, Cursed be he that

an altar, and offered burnt offerings and giveth a wife to Benjamin.
peace offerings.

19 Then they said, Behold, there is a
5 And the children of Israel said, Who feast of the Lond in Shiloh tyearly in a Heb, from
is there among all the tribes of Israel that place which is on the north side of Beth-
came not up with the congregation unto el

, ll on the east side 1l of the highway 1 Or, toword pledges the Lord ?'a For they had made a great that goeth up from Beth-el to Shechem, ing.

oath concerning him that came not up and on the south of Lebonah.
to the LORD to Mizpeh, saying, He shall 20 Therefore they commanded the
surely be put to death.

children of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie
6 And the children of Israel repented in wait in the vineyards;
them for Benjamin their brother, and 21 And see, and, behold, if the daugh-
said, There is one tribe cut off from Israel ters of Shiloh come out "to dance in m See Exod.
this day.

dances, then come ye out of the vine 11. 34. i sam. 7 How shall we do for wives for them yards, and catch you every man his wife 31.13. that remain, seeing we have sworn by the of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the LORD that we will not give them of our land of Benjamin. daughters to wives?

22 And it shall be, when their fathers 8 And they said, What one is there or their brethren come unto us to com• of the tribes of Israel that came not up to plain, that we will say unto them, || Be Louise

Mizpeh to the LORD? And, behold, there favourable unto them for our sakes: beSl. came none to the camp from Jabesh- cause we reserved not to each man his gilead to the assembly.

wife in the war: for ye did not give
9 For the people were numbered, and, unto them at this time, that ye should
behold, there were none of the inhabit- be guilty.
ants of Jabesh-gilead there.

23 And the children of Benjamin did
10 And the congregation sent thither so, and took them wives, according to

twelve thousand men of the valiantest, their number, of them that danced, whom les and commanded them, saying, 'Go and they caught: and they went and returned idea 11. 7. smite the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead unto their inheritance, and "repaired the sce ch. 20.

with the edge of the sword, with the wo- cities, and dwelt in them.
men and the children.

24 And the children of Israel departed 11 And this is the thing that ye shall thence at that time, every man to his amb 31. do, "Ye shall utterly destroy every male, tribe and to his family, and they went

and every woman that + hath lain by man. out from thence every man to his inhe

12 And they found among the inhabit-ritance.

ants of Jabesh-gilead four hundred + young 25 °In those days there was no king in c. 17. 6. so virgins, that had known no man by lying Israel: Pevery man did that which was 19.1.

a trzise with any male: and they brought them right in his own eyes.

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having husbands? nay, my daughters; Before cit. 1382.' 1 Elimelech driven by famine into Moab, dieth for tit grieveth me much for your sakes cir. 1312.

there. 4 Mahlon and Chilion, having mar that the hand of the LORD is gone out + Heb. I
ried wives of Moab, die also.6 Naomi re against me.
turning homeward, 8 dissuadeth her two

14 And they lifted up their voice, and a Judg. 2.
daughters in law from going with her. 14
Orpah leaveth her, but Ruth with great wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother
constancy accompanieth her. 19 They two ther in law; but Ruth ? clave unto her. 38 2*
come to Beth-lehem, where they are gladly 15 And she said, Behold, thy sister in . Ecclus. 12

law is gone back unto her people, and Tow it came to pass in the days unto her gods : 'return thou after thy 17.818.9 a Judg. 216.

9 Judg. 11. when the judges truled, that there sister in law. judged.

was ba famine in the land. And a cer 16 And Ruth said, || * Intreat me not. See Josh. he se Gems tain man of Beth-lehem-judah went to to leave thee, or to return from following innan 1. a Kings & sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and after thee: for whither thou c Judg. 17.8. his wife, and his two sons.

go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: against me. 2 And the name of the man was Eli- thy people shall be my people, and thy 2, 4, 6. melech, and the name of his wife Naomi, God my God:

and the name of his two sons Mahlon and 17 Where thou diest, will I die, and d. See Gen. Chilion, 4 Ephrathites of Beth-lehem-ju- there will I be buried: "the LORD do so 17 *** dah. And they came into the country to me, and more also, if ought but death method

a Kings 6.31. of Moab, and † continued there. part thee and me.

3 And Elimelech Naomi's husband 18 “When she saw that she was sted Acts . died; and she was left, and her two sons. fastly minded to go with her, then she + Heb. 4 And they took them wives of the wo-left speaking unto her.

men of Moab; the name of the one was 19 1 So they two went until they came
Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: to Beth-lehem. And it came to pass,
and they dwelled there about ten years. when they were come to Beth-lehem,

5 And Mahlon and Chilion died also that all the city was moved about them, i.
both of them; and the woman was left of and they said, 'Is this Naomi?
her two sons and her husband.

20 And she said unto them, Call me 2 is. 6 1 Then she arose with her daughters not || Naomi, call me || Mara; for the Al- behet

pleasant. in law, that she might return from the mighty hath dealt very bitterly with me. country of Moab: for she had heard in the 21. I went out full, and the Lord hath country of Moab how that the LORD had brought me home again empty: why then visited his people in giving them bread. call ye me Naomi, seeing the LORD hath

7 Wherefore she went forth out of the testified against me, and the Almighty Mati.6.11. place wbere she was, and her two daugh- hath afflicted me?

ters in law with her; and they went on 22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the
the way to return unto the land of Judah. Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her,

8 And Naomi said unto her two daugh which returned out of the country of See Josk. ters in law, "Go, return each to her mo- Moab: and they came to Beth-lehem in the

ther's house: 'the Lord deal kindly with the beginning of barley harvest. k veris. ch. you, as ye have dealt with the

dead, and with me.


1 Ruth gleaneth in the fields of Boar. 4 9 The LORD grant you that ye may find

Boaz taking knowledge of her, 8 sheweth
rest, each of you in the house of her her great favour. 18 That which she got,
husband. Then she kissed them; and

she carrieth to Naomi.
they lifted up their voice, and wept.
io And they said unto her, Surely we

ANDNaomi had a 'kinsman of her ock**.**

husband's, a mighty man of wealth,
will return with thee unto thy people. of the family of Elimelech; and his name

11 And Naomi said, Turn again, my was 6 || Boaz.
daughters: why will ye go with me? are 2 And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Boss, Mall
there yet any more sons in my womb, Naomi, Let me now go the field, and
m that they may.

your husbands?

oglean ears of corn after him in whose Deut. 34. 19
12 Turn again, my daughters, go your sight I shall find grace. And she said
way; for I am too old to have an hus unto her, Go, my daughter.
band. If I should say, I have hope, ll if 3 And she went, and came, and gleaned
I should have an husband also to night, in the field after the reapers: and her thap happened.
and should also bear sons;

was to light on a part of the field belonging 13 Would yet tarry for them till they unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of were grown? would ye stay for them from Elimelech,

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Naomi's instruction to Ruth. 4 | And, behold, Boaz came from 17 So she gleaned in the field until dr. 1312 Beth-lehem, and said unto the reapers, even, and beat out that she had gleaned: cir. 1318. 1997.

4 The LORD be with you, And they and it was about an ephah of barley. leake answered him, The Lord bless thee. 18 | And she took it up, and went

5 Then said Boaz unto his servant into the city: and her mother in law saw that was set over the reapers, Whose what she had gleaned: and she brought damsel is this?

forth, and gave to her "that she had re-o ver. 14.
6 And the servant that was set over served after she was sufficed.
the reapers answered and said, It is the 19 And her mother in law said unto
Moabitish damsel °that came back with her, Where hast thou gleaned to day?
Naomi out of the country of Moab: and where wroughtest thou? blessed be

7 And she said, I pray you, let me he that did 'take knowledge of thee.
glean and gather after the reåpers And she shewed her mother in law with
among the sheaves: so she came, and whom she had wrought, and said, The
hath continued even from the morning man's name with whom I wrought to day
until now, that she tarried a little in the is Boaz.

20 And Naomi said unto her daughter
8 Then said Boaz unto Ruth, Hearest in law, 'Blessed be he of the Lord, who p sh. 3. 10.
thou not, my daughter? Go not to glean hath not left off his kindness to the liv- job 29. 13.
in another field, neither go from hence, ing and to the dead. And Naomi said Prov. 17.
bat abide here fast by my maidens: unto her, The man is near of kin unto us,

9 Let thine eyes be on the field that ' || one of our next kinsmen. they do reap, and go thou after them: 21 And Ruth the Moabitess said, He Or, one have I not charged the young men that said unto me also, Thou shalt keep fastigheten te they shall not touch thee? and when by my young men, until they have ended deem. See thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and all my harvest. drink of that which the young men have 22 And Naomi said unto Ruth her drawn.

daughter in law, It is good, my daughter, 10 Then she 'fell on her face, and that thou go out with his maidens, that bowed herself to the ground, and said un- they || meet thee not in any other field. to him, Why have I found grace in thine 23 So she kept fast by the maidens of eyes, that thou shouldest take

knowledge Boaz to glean unto the end of barley har-
of me, seeing I am a stranger?

vest and of wheat harvest; and dwelt with
u And Boaz answered and said unto her mother in law.
her, It hath fully been shewed me, "all

that thou hast done unto thy mother in 1 By Naomi's instruction, 5 Ruth lieth at
law since the death of thine husband:

Boaz's feet. 8 Boaz acknowledgeth the
*and how thou hast left thy father and thy right of a kinsman. 14 He sendeth her
mother, and the land of thy nativity, and away with six measures of barley.

WHEN Naomi her mother in law said est not heretofore.

12 "The Lord recompense thy work, seek brest for thee, that it may be well & and a full reward be given thee of the with thee? 16. LORD God of Israel, 'under whose wings 2 And now is not Boaz of our kinS thou art come to trust.

dred, with whose maidens thou wast? 13 Then she said, ("Let me find favour Behold, he winnoweth barley to night in

in thy sight, my lord; for that thou hast the threshingfloor. 1 Sua i cornforted me, and for that thou hast 3 Wash thyself therefore, and anoint d 2 Sam. 14 belirterer spoken + friendly unto thine handmaid, thee, and put thy raiment upon thee, and

Jadą. though I be not like unto one of thine get thee down to the floor: but make not I i San. * handmaidens.

thyself known unto the man, until he
14 And Boaz said unto her, At meal shall have done eating and drinking.
time come thou hither, and eat of the 4 And it shall be, when he lieth down,
bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. that thou shalt mark the place where he
And she sat beside the reapers: and he shall lie, and thou shalt go in, and || under ett
reached her parched corn, and she did cover his feet, and lay thee down;" and that are on
eat, and was sufficed, and left.

be will tell thee what thou shalt do.
15 And when she was risen up to glean, 5 And she said unto her, All that thou
Boaz commanded his young men, saying, sayest unto me I will do.
Let her glean even among the sheaves, 6f And she went down unto the floor,
and freproach her not:

and did according to all that her mother
16 And let fall also some of the hand- in law bade her.
fuls of purpose for her, and leave them, 7 And when Boaz had eaten and drunk,

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that she may glean them, and rebuke her and his heart was merry, he went to lie ,

down at the end of the heap of corn: and 1.10.

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are come unto a people whích thou knew- THEO her, My daughter, “ shall I not

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