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| Book of Judges|
|Chapter 18 - Click for Chapter Audio |
- Judges 18:14-26 [ Verse 21 in Original: Hebrew / Greek ]
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- 14 Then the five men who went to spy out the country of Laish said to their kinsmen, "Do you know that there are in these houses an R349 ephod and household F285 idols and a graven image and a molten image? Now therefore, consider what you should do." 15 They turned aside there and came to the house of the young man, the Levite, to the house of Micah, and asked him of his welfare. 16 The six hundred men armed with their weapons of war, who were of the sons of Dan, stood by the entrance of the gate. 17 Now the five men who went to spy out the land went up and entered there, and took the R350 graven image and the ephod and household F286 idols and the molten image, while the priest stood by the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men armed with weapons of war. 18 When these went into Micah's house and took the graven image, the ephod and household F287 idols and the molten image, the priest said to them, "What are you doing?" 19 They said to him, "Be silent, put R351 your hand over your mouth and come with us, and be to us a R352 father and a priest. Is it better for you to be a priest to the house of one man, or to be priest to a tribe and a family in Israel?" 20 The priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod and household F288 idols and the graven image and went among the people. 21 Then they turned and departed, and put the little ones and the livestock and the valuables in front of them. 22 When they had gone some distance from the house of Micah, the men who were in the houses near Micah's house assembled and overtook the sons of Dan. 23 They cried to the sons of Dan, who turned around F289 and said to Micah, "What is the matter with you, that you have assembled together?" 24 He said, "You have taken away my gods which I made, and the priest, and have gone away, and what do I have besides? So how can you say to me, `What is the matter with you?' " 25 The sons of Dan said to him, "Do not let your voice be heard among us, or else fierce F290 men will fall upon you and you will lose F291 your life, with the lives of your household." 26 So the sons of Dan went on their way; and when Micah saw that they were too strong for him, he turned and went back to his house.
F285 Heb teraphim
F286 Heb teraphim
F287 Heb teraphim
F288 Heb teraphim
F289 Lit their faces
F290 Lit bitter of soul
F291 Lit gather
R349 Judges 17:5
R350 Genesis 31:19,30; Isaiah 41:29; Micah 5:13
R351 Job 21:5; 29:9;
R352 Judges 17:10
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