19:18 The Levite 4 said to him, “We are traveling from Bethlehem 5 in Judah to the remote region of the Ephraimite hill country. That’s where I’m from. I had business in Bethlehem in Judah, but now I’m heading home. 6 But no one has invited me into their home.
1 tn Heb “a man, a Levite.”
4 tn Heb “he”; the referent (the Levite) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
6 tn Heb “I went to Bethlehem in Judah, but [to] the house of the LORD I am going.” The Hebrew text has “house of the LORD,” which might refer to the shrine at Shiloh. The LXX reads “to my house.”