Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 19:15 - 19:15

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 19:15 - 19:15


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Though they were soft and effeminate in other respects, yet they were hard-hearted towards strangers or indigent persons. Either there were no public houses to receive and entertain travellers, as may be gathered from Ge 28 Ge 42 Ge 45 Jos 9 &c.; or, if there were such a one here, they might perceive it to be a very wicked house, as being in so lewd a place, and therefore might decline it, and expect that some private person would exercise hospitality to them, as persons of any worth used to do, as Gen_18:1-4 19:1,2 Heb 13:2.