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Judges 19 [Full Chapter]
[ A Levite and His Concubine ] 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. ...

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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.”
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.”
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.
Ahithophel answered, “Sleep with your father’s concubines whom he left to take care of the palace. Then all Israel will hear that you have made yourself obnoxious to your father, and the hands of everyone with you will be more resolute.”
Then Joab went into the house to the king and said, “Today you have humiliated all your men, who have just saved your life and the lives of your sons and daughters and the lives of your wives and concubines.
When David returned to his palace in Jerusalem, he took the ten concubines he had left to take care of the palace and put them in a house under guard. He provided for them but had no sexual relations with them. They were kept in confinement till the day of their death, living as widows.
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20 topical index results for “concubine”

GOMER » Wife (concubine?) of Hosea (Hosea 1:3)
JACOB » The incest of his son, Reuben, with his concubine, Bilhah (Genesis 35:22)
ADULTERY » INSTANCES OF » The Levite's concubine (Judges 19:2)
BENJAMIN » TRIBE OF » Did not avenge the crime of the Gibeonites against the Levite's concubine, the war that followed (Judges 19;)
CONCUBINAGE » LAWS CONCERNING » Concubines might be dismissed (Genesis 21:9-14)
CONSCIENCE » FAITHFUL » Of Pharaoh, when he took Abraham's wife for a concubine (Genesis 12:18,19)
CONSCIENCE » FAITHFUL » Of Abimelech, when he took Isaac's wife for a concubine (Genesis 26:9-11)
FASTING » INSTANCES OF » In the conflict between the other tribes with the tribe of Benjamin, on account of the wrong suffered by a Levite's concubine (Judges 20:26)
ISRAEL » UNDER THE JUDGES » Scandal of the Bethlehemite's concubine, and the consequent war between the Benjamites and the other tribes (Judges 19;;)
MIZPAH » A city allotted to the tribe of Benjamin » And decree the penalty to be visited upon the Benjamites for their maltreatment of the Levite's concubine (Judges 20:10)
SARAH » Also called SARAI » Is sterile; gives her handmaiden, Hagar, to Abraham as a concubine (Genesis 16:1-3)

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