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1 And it was so in those days [that] there was no king in Israel. And there was a Levite sojourning in the sides of mount Ephraim, and he took to himself a concubine from Bethleem Juda. 2 And his concubine departed from him, and went away from him to the house of her father to Bethleem Juda, and she was there four months. 3 And her husband rose up, and went after her to speak kindly to her, to recover her to himself; and he had his young man with him, and a pair of asses; and she brought him into the house of her father; and the father of the damsel saw him, and was well pleased to meet him. 4 And his father-in-law, the father of the damsel, constrained him, and he stayed with him for three days; and they ate and drank, and lodged there. 5 And it came to pass on the fourth day that they rose early, and he stood up to depart; and the father of the damsel said to his son-in-law, Strengthen thy heart with a morsel of bread, and afterwards ye shall go. 6 So they two sat down together and ate and drank: and the father of the damsel said to her husband, Tarry now the night, and let thy heart be merry. 7 And the man rose up to depart; but his father-in-law constrained him, and he stayed and lodged there. 8 And he rose early in the morning on the fifth day to depart; and the father of the damsel said, Strengthen now thine heart, and quit thyself as a soldier till the day decline; and the two ate. 9 And the man rose up to depart, he and his concubine, and his young man; but his father-in-law the father of the damsel said to him, Behold now, the day has declined toward evening; lodge here, and let thy heart rejoice; and ye shall rise early to-morrow for your journey, and thou shalt go to thy habitation. 10 But the man would not lodge there, but he arose and departed, and came to the part opposite Jebus, (this is Jerusalem,) and [there was] with him a pair of asses saddled, and his concubine [was] with him. 11 And they came as far as Jebus: and the day had far advanced, and the young man said to his master, Come, I pray thee, and let us turn aside to this city of the Jebusites, and let us lodge in it. 12 And his master said to him, We will not turn aside to a strange city, where there is not one of the children of Israel, but we will pass on as far as Gabaa. 13 And he said to his young man, Come, and let us draw nigh to one of the places, and we will lodge in Gabaa or in Rama. 14 And they passed by and went on, and the sun went down upon them near to Gabaa, which is in Benjamin. 15 And they turned aside thence to go in to lodge in Gabaa; and they went in, and sat down in the street of the city, and there was no one who conducted them into a house to lodge. 16 And behold, an old man came out of the field from his work in the evening; and the man was of mount Ephraim, and he sojourned in Gabaa, and the men of the place [were] sons of Benjamin. 17 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw a traveller in the street of the city; and the old man said to him, Whither goest thou, and whence comest thou? 18 And he said to him, We are passing by from Bethleem Juda to the sides of mount Ephraim: I am from thence, and I went as far as Bethleem Juda, and I am going home, and there is no man to take me into his house. 19 Yet is there straw and food for our asses, and bread and wine for me and my handmaid and the young man with thy servants; there is no want of anything. 20 And the old man said, Peace [be] to thee; only be every want of thine upon me, only do thou by no means lodge in the street. 21 And he brought him into his house, and made room for his asses; and they washed their feet, and ate and drank. 22 And they [were] comforting their heart, when, behold, the men of the city, sons of transgressors, compassed the house, knocking at the door: and they spoke to the old man the owner of the house, saying, Bring out the man who came into thy house, that we may know him. 23 And the master of the house came out to them, and said, Nay, brethren, do not ye wrong, I pray you, after this man has come into my house; do not ye this folly. 24 Behold my daughter a virgin, and the man’s concubine: I will bring them out, and humble ye them, and do to them that which is good in your eyes; but to this man do not this folly. 25 But the men would not consent to hearken to him; so the man laid hold of his concubine, and brought her out to them; and they knew her, and abused her all night till the morning, and let her go when the morning dawned. 26 And the woman came toward morning, and fell down at the door of the house where her husband was, until it was light. 27 And her husband rose up in the morning, and opened the doors of the house, and went forth to go on his journey; and, behold, the woman his concubine had fallen down by the doors of the house, and her hands were on the threshold. 28 And he said to her, Rise, and let us go; and she answered not, for she was dead: and he took her upon his ass, and went to his place. 29 And he took his sword, and laid hold of his concubine, and divided her into twelve parts, and sent them to every coast of Israel. 30 And it was so, that every one who saw it said, [Such a day] as this has not happened nor has been seen from the day of the going up of the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt until this day: take ye counsel concerning it, and speak. ΚΑΙ ἐγένετο ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις ἐκείναις οὐκ ἦν βασιλεὺς ἐν ᾿Ισραήλ· καὶ ἐγένετο ἀνὴρ Λευίτης παροικῶν ἐν μηροῖς ὄρους ᾿Εφραὶμ καὶ ἔλαβεν αὐτῷ γυναῖκα παλλακὴν ἀπὸ Βηθλεὲμ ᾿Ιούδα. 2 καὶ ἐπορεύθη ἀπ᾿ αὐτοῦ ἡ παλλακὴ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀπῆλθε παρ᾿ αὐτοῦ εἰς οἶκον πατρὸς αὐτῆς εἰς Βηθλεὲμ ᾿Ιούδα καὶ ἦν ἐκεῖ ἡμέρας μηνῶν τεσσάρων. 3 καὶ ἀνέστη ὁ ἀνὴρ αὐτῆς καὶ ἐπορεύθη ὀπίσω αὐτῆς τοῦ λαλῆσαι ἐπὶ καρδίαν αὐτῆς τοῦ ἐπιστρέψαι αὐτὴν αὐτῷ, καὶ νεανίας αὐτοῦ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ καὶ ζεῦγος ὄνων· ἡ δὲ εἰσήνεγκεν αὐτὸν εἰς οἶκον πατρὸς αὐτῆς, καὶ εἶδεν αὐτὸν ὁ πατὴρ τῆς νεάνιδος καὶ ηὐφράνθη εἰς συνάντησιν αὐτοῦ. 4 καὶ κατέσχεν αὐτὸν ὁ γαμβρὸς αὐτοῦ ὁ πατὴρ τῆς νεάνιδος καὶ ἐκάθισε μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τρεῖς ἡμέρας, καὶ ἔφαγον καὶ ἔπιον καὶ ηὐλίσθησαν ἐκεῖ. 5 καὶ ἐγένετο τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ τετάρτῃ καὶ ὤρθρισαν τὸ πρωΐ καὶ ἀνέστη τοῦ πορευθῆναι· καὶ εἶπεν ὁ πατὴρ τῆς νεάνιδος πρὸς τὸν νυμφίον αὐτοῦ· στήρισον τὴν καρδίαν σου ψωμῷ ἄρτου, καὶ μετὰ τοῦτο πορεύσεσθε. 6 καὶ ἐκάθισαν καὶ ἔφαγον οἱ δύο ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτὸ καὶ ἔπιον· καὶ εἶπεν ὁ πατὴρ τῆς νεάνιδος πρὸς τὸν ἄνδρα· ἄγε δὴ αὐλίσθητι, καὶ ἀγαθυνθήσεται ἡ καρδία σου. 7 καὶ ἀνέστη ὁ ἀνὴρ τοῦ πορεύεσθαι αὐτός· καὶ ἐβιάσατο αὐτὸν ὁ γαμβρὸς αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐκάθισε καὶ ηὐλίσθη ἐκεῖ. 8 καὶ ὤρθρισε τὸ πρωΐ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ πέμπτῃ τοῦ πορευθῆναι· καὶ εἶπεν ὁ πατὴρ τῆς νεάνιδος· στήρισον δὴ τὴν καρδίαν σου καὶ στράτευσον ἕως κλῖναι τὴν ἡμέραν· καὶ ἔφαγον οἱ δύο. 9 καὶ ἀνέστη ὁ ἀνὴρ τοῦ πορευθῆναι, αὐτὸς καὶ ἡ παλλακὴ αὐτοῦ καὶ ὁ νεανίας αὐτοῦ· καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ὁ γαμβρὸς αὐτοῦ ὁ πατὴρ τῆς νεάνιδος· ἰδοὺ δὴ ἠσθένησενἡμέρα εἰς τὴν ἑσπέραν· αὐλίσθητι ὧδε, καὶ ἀγαθυνθήσεται ἡ καρδία σου, καὶ ὀρθριεῖτε αὔριον εἰς ὁδὸν ὑμῶν καὶ πορεύσῃ εἰς τὸ σκήνωμά σου. 10 καὶ οὐκ εὐδόκησεν ὁ ἀνὴρ αὐλισθῆναι καὶ ἀνέστη καὶ ἀπῆλθε καὶ ἦλθεν ἕως ἀπέναντι ᾿Ιεβοὺς (αὕτη ἐστὶν ῾Ιερουσαλήμ), καὶ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ ζεῦγος ὄνων ἐπισεσαγμένων, καὶ ἡ παλλακὴ αὐτοῦ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ. 11 καὶ ἤλθοσαν ἕως ᾿Ιεβούς, καὶ ἡ ἡμέρα προβεβήκει σφόδρα· καὶ εἶπεν ὁ νεανίας πρὸς τὸν κύριον αὐτοῦ· δεῦρο δὴ καὶ ἐκκλίνωμεν εἰς πόλιν τοῦ ᾿Ιεβουσὶ ταύτην καὶ αὐλισθῶμεν ἐν αὐτῇ. 12 καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτὸν ὁ κύριος αὐτοῦ· οὐκ ἐκκλινοῦμεν εἰς πόλιν ἀλλοτρίαν, ἐν ᾗ οὐκ ἔστιν ἀπὸ υἱῶν ᾿Ισραὴλ ὧδε, καὶ παρελευσόμεθα ἕως Γαβαά. 13 καὶ εἶπε τῷ νεανίᾳ αὐτοῦ· δεῦρο καὶ ἐγγίσωμεν ἑνὶ τῶν τόπων καὶ αὐλισθησόμεθα ἐν Γαβαὰ ἢ ἐν Ῥαμά. 14 καὶ παρῆλθον καὶ ἐπορεύθησαν, καὶ ἔδυ αὐτοῖς ὁ ἥλιος ἐχόμενα τῆς Γαβαά, ἥ ἐστι τῷ Βενιαμίν. 15 καὶ ἐξέκλιναν ἐκεῖ τοῦ εἰσελθεῖν αὐλισθῆναι ἐν Γαβαά· καὶ εἰσῆλθον καὶ ἐκάθισαν ἐν τῇ πλατείᾳ τῆς πόλεως, καὶ οὐκ ἦν ἀνὴρ συνάγων αὐτοὺς εἰς οἰκίαν αὐλισθῆναι. 16 καὶ ἰδοὺ ἀνὴρ πρεσβύτης ἤρχετο ἐξ ἔργων αὐτοῦ ἐξ ἀγροῦ ἐν ἑσπέρᾳ· καὶ ὁ ἀνὴρ ἦν ἐξ ὄρους ᾿Εφραίμ, καὶ αὐτὸς παρῴκει ἐν Γαβαά, καὶ οἱ ἄνδρες τοῦ τόπου υἱοὶ Βενιαμίν. 17 καὶ ᾖρε τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶδε τὸν ὁδοιπόρον ἄνδρα ἐν τῇ πλατείᾳ τῆς πόλεως· καὶ εἶπεν ὁ ἀνὴρ ὁ πρεσβύτης· ποῦ πορεύῃ καὶ πόθεν ἔρχῃ; 18 καὶ εἶπεν πρὸς αὐτόν· παραπορευόμεθα ἡμεῖς ἀπὸ Βηθλεὲμ ᾿Ιούδα ἕως μηρῶν ὄρους ᾿Εφραίμ· ἐκεῖθεν ἐγώ εἰμι καὶ ἐπορεύθην ἕως Βηθλεὲμ ᾿Ιούδα, καὶ εἰς τὸν οἶκόν μου ἐγὼ πορεύομαι, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἀνὴρ συνάγων με εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν· 19 καί γε ἄχυρα καὶ χορτάσματά ἐστι τοῖς ὄνοις ἡμῶν, καὶ ἄρτος καὶ οἶνός ἐστιν ἐμοὶ καὶ τῇ παιδίσκῃ καὶ τῷ νεανίσκῳ μετὰ τῶν παίδων σου, οὐκ ἔστιν ὑστέρημα παντὸς πράγματος. 20 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ ἀνὴρ πρεσβύτης· εἰρήνη σοι, πλὴν πᾶν τὸ ὑστέρημά σου ἐπ᾿ ἐμέ· πλὴν ἐν τῇ πλατείᾳ οὐ μὴ αὐλισθήσῃ. 21 καὶ εἰσήνεγκεν αὐτὸν εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ καὶ τόπον ἐποίησε τοῖς ὄνοις, καὶ αὐτοὶ ἐνίψαντο τοὺς πόδας αὐτῶν καὶ ἔφαγον καὶ ἔπιον. 22 αὐτοὶ δὲ ἀγαθύνοντες καρδίαν αὐτῶν καὶ ἰδοὺ ἄνδρες τῆς πόλεως υἱοὶ παρανόμων ἐκύκλωσαν τὴν οἰκίαν κρούοντες ἐπὶ τὴν θύραν. καὶ εἶπον πρὸς τὸν ἄνδρα τὸν κύριον τοῦ οἴκου τὸν πρεσβύτην λέγοντες· ἐξένεγκε τὸν ἄνδρα, ὃς εἰσῆλθεν εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν σου, ἵνα γνῶμεν αὐτόν. 23 καὶ ἐξῆλθε πρὸς αὐτοὺς ὁ ἀνὴρ ὁ κύριος τοῦ οἴκου καὶ εἶπε· μὴ ἀδελφοί, μὴ κακοποιήσητε δὴ μετὰ τὸ εἰσελθεῖν τὸν ἄνδρα τοῦτον εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν μου, μὴ ποιήσητε τὴν ἀφροσύνην ταύτην· 24 ἰδὲ ἡ θυγάτηρ μου ἡ παρθένος καὶ ἡ παλλακὴ αὐτοῦ, ἐξάξω αὐτάς, καὶ ταπεινώσατε αὐτὰς καὶ ποιήσατε αὐταῖς τὸ ἀγαθὸν ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς ὑμῶν· καὶ τῷ ἀνδρὶ τούτῳ μὴ ποιήσητε τὸ ῥῆμα τῆς ἀφροσύνης ταύτης. 25 καὶ οὐκ εὐδόκησαν οἱ ἄνδρες τοῦ εἰσακοῦσαι αὐτοῦ. καὶ ἐπελάβετο ὁ ἀνὴρ τῆς παλλακῆς αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐξήγαγεν αὐτὴν πρὸς αὐτοὺς ἔξω, καὶ ἔγνωσαν αὐτὴν καὶ ἐνέπαιζον ἐν αὐτῇ ὄλην τὴν νύκτα ἕως τὸ πρωΐ· καὶ ἐξαπέστειλαν αὐτήν, ὡς ἀνέβη τὸ πρωΐ. 26 καὶ ἦλθεν ἡ γυνὴ πρὸς τὸν ὄρθρον καὶ ἔπεσε παρὰ τὴν θύραν τοῦ οἴκου, οὗ ἦν αὐτῆς ἐκεῖ ὁ ἀνήρ, ἕως οὗ διέφαυσε. 27 καὶ ἀνέστη ὁ ἀνὴρ αὐτῆς τὸ πρωΐ καὶ ἤνοιξε τὰς θύρας τοῦ οἴκου, καὶ ἐξῆλθε τοῦ πορευθῆναι τὴν ὁδὸν αὐτοῦ, καί ἰδοὺ ἡ γυνὴ αὐτοῦ ἡ παλλακὴ πεπτωκυῖα παρὰ τὰς θύρας τοῦ οἴκου, καὶ αἱ χεῖρες αὐτῆς ἐπὶ τὸ πρόθυρον. 28 καὶεἶπε πρὸς αὐτήν· ἀνάστα καὶ ἀπέλθωμεν· καὶ οὐκ ἀπεκρίθη, ὅτι ἦν νεκρά. καὶ ἔλαβεν αὐτὴν ἐπὶ τὸν ὄνον καὶ ἐπορεύθη εἰς τὸν τόπον αὐτοῦ. 29 καὶ ἔλαβε τὴν ρομφαίαν καὶ ἐκράτησε τὴν παλλακὴν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐμέλισεν αὐτὴν εἰς δώδεκα μέλη καὶ ἀπέστειλεν αὐτὰ ἐν παντὶ ὁρίῳ ᾿Ισραήλ. 30 καὶ ἐγένετο πᾶς ὁ βλέπων ἔλεγεν· οὐκ ἐγένετο καὶ οὐχ ἑώραται ἀπὸ ἡμέρας ἀναβάσεως υἱῶν ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης θέσθε ὑμῖν αὐτοῖς βουλὴν ἐπ᾿ αὐτὴν καὶ λαλήσατε.

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Septuagint Books By ELPENOR  IN PRINT : Genesis ||| Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomomy ||| Psalms ||| Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom, Sirach ||| Isaiah, Jeremiah, Baruch, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel ||| Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi ||| Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Kings I - IV ||| Chronicles, Esdras, Nehemiah, Tobit, Judith, Esther, Maccabees

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Letter of Aristeas (including also full text in Greek and English) ||| Sirach, Wisdom, Letter of Jeremiah ||| Maccabees 1, 2, 3 and 4 ||| Additional texts witnessed by the Septuagint to the book of Daniel ||| 1 Esdras, Psalm 151, Prayer of Manasseh ||| Judith, Baruch

Note that the so called 'sixth' chapter of Baruch in the Septuagint is published separately as Letter of Jeremiah. Check also this note about the Order of Septuagint Psalms and the Masoretic.

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