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Judges 19:28-30 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

28 “Come, let us go,” he said to her, but there was no answer. So the man placed her on a donkey and started out again for home.

29 [a]On reaching home, he got a knife and took hold of the body of his concubine. He cut her up limb by limb into twelve pieces and sent them throughout the territory of Israel. 30 He instructed the men whom he sent, “Thus you shall say to all the men of Israel: ‘Has such a thing ever happened from the day the Israelites came up from the land of Egypt to this day?[b] Take note of it; form a plan and give orders.’”

Footnotes:

  1. 19:29 The Levite’s gruesome way of summoning the tribes is a drastic version of that used by Saul in 1 Sm 11:7, where he dismembers a yoke of oxen.
  2. 19:30 Has such a thing ever happened…?: the outrage became a byword in Israel, so that in the eighth century the prophet Hosea could invoke “the days of Gibeah” (Hos 9:9; cf. 10:9) to signify corruption and wrongdoing.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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