Judges 17:7
New International Version
A young Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, who had been living within the clan of Judah,

New Living Translation
One day a young Levite, who had been living in Bethlehem in Judah, arrived in that area.

English Standard Version
Now there was a young man of Bethlehem in Judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.

Berean Study Bible
And there was a young Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, who had been residing within the clan of Judah.

New American Standard Bible
Now there was a young man from Bethlehem in Judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite; and he was staying there.

King James Bible
And there was a young man out of Bethlehemjudah of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.

Christian Standard Bible
There was a young man, a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, who was staying within the clan of Judah.

Good News Translation
At that same time there was a young Levite who had been living in the town of Bethlehem in Judah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There was a young man, a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, who resided within the clan of Judah.

International Standard Version
A young male descendant of Levi happened to be visiting there from Bethlehem in the territory of Judah.

NET Bible
There was a young man from Bethlehem in Judah. He was a Levite who had been temporarily residing among the tribe of Judah.

New Heart English Bible
There was a young man out of Bethlehem Judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite; and he lived there.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There was a young man from Bethlehem in Judah. (Bethlehem belongs to the family of Judah.) He was a Levite but was living in Bethlehem.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And there was a young man out of Beth-lehem in Judah--in the family of Judah--who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.

New American Standard 1977
Now there was a young man from Bethlehem in Judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite; and he was staying there.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there was a young man out of Bethlehem of Judah of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.

King James 2000 Bible
And there was a young man out of Bethlehemjudah of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.

American King James Version
And there was a young man out of Bethlehemjudah of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.

American Standard Version
And there was a young man out of Beth-lehem-judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite; and he sojourned there.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And there was a young man in Bethleem of the tribe of Juda, and he was a Levite, and he was sojourning there.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There was also another young man of Bethlehem Juda, of the kindred thereof: and he was a Levite, and dwelt there.

Darby Bible Translation
And there was a young man out of Bethlehem-Judah of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.

English Revised Version
And there was a young man out of Beth-lehem-judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there was a young man out of Beth-lehem-judah of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.

World English Bible
There was a young man out of Bethlehem Judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite; and he lived there.

Young's Literal Translation
And there is a young man of Beth-Lehem-Judah, of the family of Judah, and he is a Levite, and he is a sojourner there.
Study Bible
Micah's Idolatry
6In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes. 7And there was a young Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, who had been residing within the clan of Judah. 8This man left the city of Bethlehem in Judah to settle where he could find a place. And as he traveled, he came to Micah’s house in the hill country of Ephraim.…
Cross References
Matthew 2:1
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem,

Judges 19:1
In those days, when there was no king in Israel, a Levite who lived in the remote hill country of Ephraim took for himself a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah.

Ruth 1:1
In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. And a certain man from Bethlehem in Judah, with his wife and two sons, went to reside in the land of Moab.

Ruth 1:2
The man's name was Elimelech, his wife's name was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah, and they entered the land of Moab and settled there.

Micah 5:2
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come forth for Me One to be ruler over Israel, whose origins are of old, from the days of eternity.

Treasury of Scripture

And there was a young man out of Bethlehemjudah of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.

Beth-lehem-judah

Judges 19:1,2
And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite sojourning on the side of mount Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Bethlehemjudah…

Genesis 35:19
And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.

Joshua 19:15
And Kattath, and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages.

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Lexicon
And there was
וַיְהִי־ (way·hî-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a young
נַ֗עַר (na·‘ar)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

Levite
לֵוִ֖י (lê·wî)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

from Bethlehem
לֶ֙חֶם֙ (le·ḥem)
Preposition | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1035: Bethlehem -- 'place of bread', a city in Judah, also a city in Zebulun

in Judah,
יְהוּדָ֔ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

who
וְה֥וּא (wə·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

had been residing
גָֽר־ (ḡār-)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1481: To turn aside from the road, sojourn, to shrink, fear, to gather for, hostility

within the clan
מִמִּשְׁפַּ֖חַת (mim·miš·pa·ḥaṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4940: A family, circle of relatives, a class, a species, sort, a tribe, people

of Judah.
יְהוּדָ֑ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites
(7) A young man.--Later on in the story we, as it were incidentally, make the astonishing discovery that this young man was no other than a grandson of Moses.

Out of Beth-lehem-judah.--So called to distinguish it from the Bethlehem in Zebulon (Joshua 19:15). (See Note on Judges 12:8.) In later times, when Bethlehem was famous as David's birthplace, and the other Bethlehem had sunk into insignificance, the descriptive addition is often dropped.

Of the family of Judah.--It may be doubted whether this refers to the "young man" or to Bethlehem, or whether it ought not, as in some MSS. and versions (LXX., Cod. B, and Syriac), to be omitted. If it applies to the young Levite, it must mean that he did not live in one of the Levitic cities, which belonged to his own family (the family of Gershom), which were in the northern and eastern tribes (Joshua 21:6), but in Judah, and therefore was ranked in civil matters as belonging to that tribe. Homes in the tribe of Judah were assigned to the priests alone (Joshua 21:9-42).

He sojourned there.--Comp. Judges 19:1. The curse had been pronounced on the tribe of Levi: "I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel" (Genesis 49:7).

Verse 7. - Of the family of Judah. These words are difficult to explain. If the man was a Levite he could not be of the family or tribe of Judah. Some explain the words to be merely a more accurate definition of Bethlehem-judah, as if he would say, I mean Bethlehem in the tribe of Judah. Others explain them to mean that he was one of a family of Levites who had settled in Bethlehem, and so came to be reckoned in civil matters as belonging to Judah. Others, that he was of the family of Judah on his mother s side, which might be the cause of his settling at Bethlehem. But many commentators think them spurious, as they are not found in the Septuagint (Cod. Vat.), nor in the Peschito, nor in No. 440 of De Rossi's MSS. The Septuagint has Bethlehem of the family of Judah. 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.
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