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Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him.
And the man, the master of the house, went out unto them, and said unto them, Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray you, do not so wickedly; seeing that this man is come into mine house, do not this folly.
Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing.
But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go.
Then came the woman in the dawning of the day, and fell down at the door of the man's house where her lord was, till it was light.
And her lord rose 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 fallen down at the door of the house, and her hands were upon the threshold.
And he said unto her, Up, and let us be going. But none answered. Then the man took her up upon an ass, and the man rose up, and gat him unto his place.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

19:22 sons of Belial. “Belial” was a Hebrew epithet meaning “good-for-nothing” or even “evil.” When the writer called these homosexual hooligans “sons of Belial,” he was using one of the most insulting names in the culture. Sodomites (Genesis 19:4,5) also are called “dogs” in Deuteronomy 23:18. See also Romans 1:26,27. It is clear that homosexuality is abhorrent to a holy God.

19:24 do with them. The unfeeling attitudes of the Levite and his host toward the woman, as revealed in Judges 19:24-27, not to mention that of the “sons of Belial” and the citizens as a whole, is almost incredible. The whole account is a commentary on the depth of apostasy in the nation at that time. The Lord did use the events, however, to bring about a renewed unity in the tribes, as well as a revival of sorts.

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