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Ang Levita kag ang Iya Asawa nga Suluguon

19 Sang sadto nga panahon nga wala pa sing hari ang Israel, may isa ka Levita[a] nga nagaestar sa malayo nga bahin sang kabukiran sang Efraim. Ini nga Levita nakapangasawa sang suluguon nga taga-Betlehem sa Juda. Pero nagluib sa iya ang iya asawa, kag nagpauli ini sa balay sang iya mga ginikanan sa Betlehem. Pagkaligad sang apat ka bulan, nagdesisyon ang Levita nga apason niya ang iya asawa kag kombinsihon nga mag-upod liwat sila. Gani naglakat siya upod ang isa niya ka suluguon kag duha ka asno. Pag-abot niya didto, ginpadayon siya sang babayi. Sang makita siya sang amay sang babayi, gin-abiabi gid siya. Ginpilit siya sang iya ugangan nga magpabilin didto. Gani nagpabilin siya sa sulod sang tatlo ka adlaw nga didto man nagakaon, nagainom, kag nagatulog.

Sang ikaapat na nga adlaw, aga pa gid nagbangon ang Levita kag ang iya suluguon, kag naghimos sila nga magpauli. Pero nagsiling sa iya ang iya ugangan nga lalaki, “Kaon anay kamo antes maglakat.” Gani nagkaon kag nag-inom sila nga duha. Sang ulihi, nagsiling ang iya ugangan, “Diri lang anay kamo sa gab-i kay magkinalipay kita.” Indi kuntani siya magsugot pero ginpilit gid siya sang iya ugangan, gani nagpabilin na lang sila. Pagkaaga, naghimos sila nga maglakat, pero nagsiling naman ang iya ugangan, “Kaon anay kamo kag karon na lang kamo sa hapon maglakat.” Gani nagkaon anay sila nga duha. Sang malakat na ang Levita, ang iya asawa, kag ang iya suluguon, nagsiling ang iya ugangan, “Hapon na kag dugay-dugay dulom na. Maayo pa diri na lang kamo liwat matulog. Magkinalipay anay kamo diri, kag buwas aga pa kamo magpauli.”

10-11 Pero wala na gid nagpasugot ang Levita, kundi naglakat siya kag ang iya asawa, upod ang duha ka asno. Hapon na gid sang mag-abot sila malapit sa Jebus (nga amo ang Jerusalem). Gani nagsiling ang suluguon sang Levita, “Maayo pa siguro nga diri na lang kita matulog sa sining siyudad sang mga Jebusnon.” 12 Nagsabat ang Levita, “Indi puwede nga diri kita matulog sa lugar nga indi sakop sang mga Israelinhon. Maderetso kita sa Gibea. 13 Dali na, tinguhaan naton nga makaabot kita sa Gibea ukon sa Rama, kag didto kita matulog.” 14 Gani nagpadayon sila sa paglakat. Nagasalop na ang adlaw sang mag-abot sila sa Gibea nga sakop sang tribo ni Benjamin. 15 Nagsulod sila sa banwa kag nagpungko sa plasa, pero wala gid sing may nag-agda sa ila nga magdayon.

16 Sang sirom na, may isa ka tigulang nga lalaki nga nagapauli na halin sa iya obra sa uma. Ini nga tigulang didto anay nagaestar sa kabukiran sang Efraim, pero sang ulihi sa Gibea na siya nag-estar. Ining Gibea sakop sang teritoryo sang tribo ni Benjamin.

17 Sang makita sang tigulang ang nagpanglakaton nga Levita sa may plasa sang siyudad, ginpalapitan niya kag ginpamangkot, “Taga-diin ka? Kag diin ka makadto?” 18 Nagsabat ang Levita, “Halin kami sa Betlehem nga sakop sang Juda kag mapauli kami sa amon balay[b] sa kabukiran sang Efraim. Wala sing may nag-agda sa amon nga magdayon sa iya balay. 19 May pagkaon kag ilimnon kami sang akon asawa kag sang akon suluguon, kag may inugpahalab kami sa amon mga asno. Gani wala na kami sing iban pa nga kinahanglan.” 20 Nagsiling ang tigulang, “Indi kamo magtulog diri sa plasa. Didto na lang kamo sa akon balay. Ako ang bahala sa tanan ninyo nga kinahanglanon.” 21 Gani nag-upod sila sa tigulang. Pag-abot nila, ginpakaon sang tigulang ang ila mga asno. Kag pagkatapos nila panghinaw sang ila mga tiil, nagkaon sila kag nag-inom.

22 Sang nagakinalipay sila, gulpi lang nga ginlibutan sang mga malaot nga mga tawo ang balay kag ginpukpok ang puwertahan. Nagasinggit sila sa tigulang nga tag-iya sang balay, “Paguwaa ang bisita mo nga lalaki kay magpakighilawas kami sa iya.” 23 Nagsabat ang tigulang, “Mga abyan, bisita ko ini nga tawo, gani indi ninyo paghimua inang mahigko kag makahuluya nga butang. 24 Ihatag ko sa inyo ang akon anak nga dalaga kag ang asawa sang sini nga tawo, kag pagusto kamo kon ano ang inyo nga himuon sa ila. Basta indi lang ninyo paghimua inang makahuluya nga butang sa akon bisita.”

25 Wala namati ang mga tawo sa iya, gani ginbutong sang Levita ang iya asawa kag ginpaguwa. Ginhimuslan nila siya kag gin-abusuhan sa bilog nga gab-i hasta mag-aga. Kag sang nagapamanagbanag na, ginpalakat nila ang babayi. 26 Nagbalik ang babayi sa balay nga ginadayunan sang iya bana. Natumba siya sa may puwertahan, kag didto siya hasta sa pagbutlak sang adlaw.

27 Sang sina nga aga nagbugtaw ang iya bana. Ginbuksan niya ang puwertahan agod maglakat na, kag nakita niya ang iya asawa nga nagahamyang kag ang mga kamot sini nagauntay pa sa puwertahan. 28 Nagsiling ang Levita, “Bangon na kay mapauli na kita.” Pero patay na gali ang babayi, gani ginkarga niya ang bangkay sa iya asno kag naglakat.

29 Pag-abot niya sa ila, ginpang-utod-utod niya sa dose ka parte ang bangkay sang iya asawa kag ginpadala sa dose ka tribo sang Israel. 30 Nagsiling ang tanan nga nakakita sini, “Wala pa gid sing may natabo nga pareho sini halin sang paghalin sang mga Israelinhon sa Egipto. Ano ayhan ang maayo naton nga himuon?”

Footnotes:

  1. 19:1 Levita: ukon, kaliwat ni Levi.
  2. 19:18 amon balay: Amo ini sa Septuagint. Sa Hebreo, balay sang Ginoo.
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Judges 19New International Version (NIV)

A Levite and His Concubine

19 In those days Israel had no king.

Now a Levite who lived in a remote area in the hill country of Ephraim took a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah. 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, her husband went to her to persuade her to return. He had with him his servant and two donkeys. She took him into her parents’ home, and when her father saw him, he gladly welcomed him. His father-in-law, the woman’s father, prevailed on him to stay; so he remained with him three days, eating and drinking, and sleeping there.

On the fourth day they got up early and he prepared to leave, but the woman’s father said to his son-in-law, “Refresh yourself with something to eat; then you can go.” So the two of them sat down to eat and drink together. Afterward the woman’s father said, “Please stay tonight and enjoy yourself. And when the man got up to go, his father-in-law persuaded him, so he stayed there that night. On the morning of the fifth day, when he rose to go, the woman’s father said, “Refresh yourself. Wait till afternoon!” So the two of them ate together.

Then when the man, with his concubine and his servant, got up to leave, his father-in-law, the woman’s father, said, “Now look, it’s almost evening. Spend the night here; the day is nearly over. Stay and enjoy yourself. Early tomorrow morning you can get up and be on your way home.” 10 But, unwilling to stay another night, the man left and went toward Jebus (that is, Jerusalem), with his two saddled donkeys and his concubine.

11 When they were near Jebus and the day was almost gone, the servant said to his master, “Come, let’s stop at this city of the Jebusites and spend the night.”

12 His master replied, “No. We won’t go into any city whose people are not Israelites. We will go on to Gibeah.” 13 He added, “Come, let’s try to reach Gibeah or Ramah and spend the night in one of those places.” 14 So they went on, and the sun set as they neared Gibeah in Benjamin. 15 There they stopped to spend the night. They went and sat in the city square, but no one took them in for the night.

16 That evening an old man from the hill country of Ephraim, who was living in Gibeah (the inhabitants of the place were Benjamites), came in from his work in the fields. 17 When he looked and saw the traveler in the city square, the old man asked, “Where are you going? Where did you come from?”

18 He answered, “We are on our way from Bethlehem in Judah to a remote area in the hill country of Ephraim where I live. I have been to Bethlehem in Judah and now I am going to the house of the Lord.[a] No one has taken me in for the night. 19 We have both straw and fodder for our donkeys and bread and wine for ourselves your servants—me, the woman and the young man with us. We don’t need anything.”

20 “You are welcome at my house,” the old man said. “Let me supply whatever you need. Only don’t spend the night in the square.” 21 So he took him into his house and fed his donkeys. After they had washed their feet, they had something to eat and drink.

22 While they were enjoying themselves, some of the wicked men of the city surrounded the house. Pounding on the door, they shouted to the old man who owned the house, “Bring out the man who came to your house so we can have sex with him.

23 The owner of the house went outside and said to them, “No, my friends, don’t be so vile. Since this man is my guest, don’t do this outrageous thing. 24 Look, here is my virgin daughter, and his concubine. I will bring them out to you now, and you can use them and do to them whatever you wish. But as for this man, don’t do such an outrageous thing.”

25 But the men would not listen to him. So the man took his concubine and sent her outside to them, and they raped her and abused her throughout the night, and at dawn they let her go. 26 At daybreak the woman went back to the house where her master was staying, fell down at the door and lay there until daylight.

27 When her master got up in the morning and opened the door of the house and stepped out to continue on his way, there lay his concubine, fallen in the doorway of the house, with her hands on the threshold. 28 He said to her, “Get up; let’s go.” But there was no answer. Then the man put her on his donkey and set out for home.

29 When he reached home, he took a knife and cut up his concubine, limb by limb, into twelve parts and sent them into all the areas of Israel. 30 Everyone who saw it was saying to one another, “Such a thing has never been seen or done, not since the day the Israelites came up out of Egypt. Just imagine! We must do something! So speak up!

Footnotes:

  1. Judges 19:18 Hebrew, Vulgate, Syriac and Targum; Septuagint going home
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