4 And his father in law, the damsel's father, retained him; and he abode with him three days: so they did eat and drink, and lodged there.
4 His father-in-law, the woman's father, prevailed on him to stay; so he remained with him three days, eating and drinking, and sleeping there.
4 And his father-in-law, the girl's father, made him stay, and he remained with him three days. So they ate and drank and spent the night there.
4 His father-in-law, the girl's father, pressed him to stay. He stayed with him three days; they feasted and drank and slept.
4 Now his father-in-law, the young woman's father, detained him; and he stayed with him three days. So they ate and drank and lodged there.
4 Her father urged him to stay awhile, so he stayed three days, eating, drinking, and sleeping there.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Judges 19:4
The wickedness of the men of Gibeah.
The three remaining chapters of this book contain a very sad history of the wickedness of the men of Gibeah, in Benjamin. The righteous Lord permits sinners to execute just vengeance on one another, and if the scene here described is horrible, what will the discoveries of the day of judgment be! Let each of us consider how to escape from the wrath to come, how to mortify the sins of our own hearts, to resist Satan's temptations, and to avoid the pollutions there are in the world.