Judges 18:29
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New International Version
They named it Dan after their ancestor Dan, who was born to Israel--though the city used to be called Laish.

New Living Translation
They renamed the town Dan after their ancestor, Israel's son, but it had originally been called Laish.

English Standard Version
And they named the city Dan, after the name of Dan their ancestor, who was born to Israel; but the name of the city was Laish at the first.

New American Standard Bible
They called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father who was born in Israel; however, the name of the city formerly was Laish.

King James Bible
And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born unto Israel: howbeit the name of the city was Laish at the first.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They named the city Dan, after the name of their ancestor Dan, who was born to Israel. The city was formerly named Laish.

International Standard Version
They renamed the city Dan, after the name of their ancestor Dan, who had been born in Israel. The former name of the city was Laish.

NET Bible
They named it Dan after their ancestor, who was one of Israel's sons. But the city's name used to be Laish.

New Heart English Bible
They called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their ancestor, who was born to Israel. However the name of the city was originally Laish.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They named the city Dan in honor of their ancestor Dan, Israel's son. Originally, the city was called Laish.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born unto Israel; howbeit the name of the city was Laish at the first.

New American Standard 1977
And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father who was born in Israel; however, the name of the city formerly was Laish.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they called the name of the city Dan after the name of Dan their father, who was born unto Israel; however, the name of the city was Laish at the first.

King James 2000 Bible
And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born unto Israel: however the name of the city was Laish at the first.

American King James Version
And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel: however, the name of the city was Laish at the first.

American Standard Version
And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born unto Israel: howbeit the name of the city was Laish at the first.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Calling the name of the city Dan after the name of their father, who was the son of Israel, which before was called Lais.

Darby Bible Translation
And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel; howbeit Laish was the name of the city at the first.

English Revised Version
And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born unto Israel: howbeit the name of the city was Laish at the first.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel: but the name of the city was Laish at the first.

World English Bible
They called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel: however the name of the city was Laish at the first.

Young's Literal Translation
and call the name of the city Dan, by the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel; and yet Laish is the name of the city at the first.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:7-13 Micah thought it was a sign of God's favour to him and his images, that a Levite should come to his door. Thus those who please themselves with their own delusions, if Providence unexpectedly bring any thing to their hands that further them in their evil way, are apt from thence to think that God is pleased with them.
Study Bible
Danites Take Micah's Idols
28And there was no one to deliver them, because it was far from Sidon and they had no dealings with anyone, and it was in the valley which is near Beth-rehob. And they rebuilt the city and lived in it. 29They called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father who was born in Israel; however, the name of the city formerly was Laish. 30The sons of Dan set up for themselves the graven image; and Jonathan, the son of Gershom, the son of Manasseh, he and his sons were priests to the tribe of the Danites until the day of the captivity of the land.…
Cross References
Genesis 14:14
When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he led out his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.

Joshua 19:47
The territory of the sons of Dan proceeded beyond them; for the sons of Dan went up and fought with Leshem and captured it. Then they struck it with the edge of the sword and possessed it and settled in it; and they called Leshem Dan after the name of Dan their father.

Judges 18:7
Then the five men departed and came to Laish and saw the people who were in it living in security, after the manner of the Sidonians, quiet and secure; for there was no ruler humiliating them for anything in the land, and they were far from the Sidonians and had no dealings with anyone.

1 Kings 15:20
So Ben-hadad listened to King Asa and sent the commanders of his armies against the cities of Israel, and conquered Ijon, Dan, Abel-beth-maacah and all Chinneroth, besides all the land of Naphtali.

Jeremiah 8:16
From Dan is heard the snorting of his horses; At the sound of the neighing of his stallions The whole land quakes; For they come and devour the land and its fullness, The city and its inhabitants.
Treasury of Scripture

And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel: however, the name of the city was Laish at the first.

Dan

Judges 20:1 Then all the children of Israel went out, and the congregation was …

Genesis 14:14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed …

Joshua 19:47 And the coast of the children of Dan went out too little for them: …

2 Samuel 17:11 Therefore I counsel that all Israel be generally gathered to you, …

1 Kings 12:29,30 And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan…

1 Kings 15:20 So Benhadad listened to king Asa, and sent the captains of the hosts …

who was

Genesis 30:6 And Rachel said, God has judged me, and has also heard my voice, …

Genesis 32:28 And he said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: …

Laish, or Dan, was situated at the northern extremity of the land of Canaan, in a beautiful and fertile plain, at the foot of mount Lebanon, on the springs of Jordan, and, according to Eusebius, four miles from Caesarea Philippi, or Paneas, now Banian, (with which some have confounded it,) towards Tyre. Burckhardt says, that the source of the river El Dhan, or Jordan, is at an hour's distance from Banias, which agrees with Eusebius.

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