15They turned aside there, to go in and spend the night at Gibeah. He went in and sat down in the open square of the city, but no one took them in to spend the night.16Then at evening there was an old man coming from his work in the field. The man was from the hill country of Ephraim, and he was residing in Gibeah. (The people of the place were Benjaminites.)17When the old man looked up and saw the wayfarer in the open square of the city, he said, “Where are you going and where do you come from?”18He answered him, “We are passing from Bethlehem in Judah to the remote parts of the hill country of Ephraim, from which I come. I went to Bethlehem in Judah; and I am going to my home. Nobody has offered to take me in.19We your servants have straw and fodder for our donkeys, with bread and wine for me and the woman and the young man along with us. We need nothing more.”20The old man said, “Peace be to you. I will care for all your wants; only do not spend the night in the square.”21So he brought him into his house, and fed the donkeys; they washed their feet, and ate and drank.