Judges 18:14
New International Version
Then the five men who had spied out the land of Laish said to their fellow Danites, "Do you know that one of these houses has an ephod, some household gods and an image overlaid with silver? Now you know what to do."

New Living Translation
The five men who had scouted out the land around Laish explained to the others, "These buildings contain a sacred ephod, as well as some household idols, a carved image, and a cast idol. What do you think you should do?"

English Standard Version
Then the five men who had gone to scout out the country of Laish said to their brothers, “Do you know that in these houses there are an ephod, household gods, a carved image, and a metal image? Now therefore consider what you will do.”

Berean Study Bible
Then the five men who had gone to spy out the land of Laish said to their brothers, “Did you know that one of these houses has an ephod, household gods, a graven image, and a molten idol? Now think about what you should do.”

New American Standard Bible
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 ephod and household idols and a graven image and a molten image? Now therefore, consider what you should do."

King James Bible
Then answered the five men that went to spy out the country of Laish, and said unto their brethren, Do ye know that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and a graven image, and a molten image? now therefore consider what ye have to do.

Christian Standard Bible
The five men who had gone to scout out the land of Laish told their brothers, "Did you know that there are an ephod, household gods, and a carved image and a silver idol in these houses? Now think about what you should do."

Contemporary English Version
the five men who had been spies asked the other warriors, "Did you know that someone in this village has several idols and a sacred priestly vest? What do you think we should do about it?"

Good News Translation
Then the five men who had gone to spy on the country around Laish said to their companions, "Did you know that here in one of these houses there is a wooden idol covered with silver? There are also other idols and an ephod. What do you think we should do?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The five men who had gone to scout out the land of Laish told their brothers, "Did you know that there are an ephod, household gods, and a carved image overlaid with silver in these houses? Now think about what you should do."

International Standard Version
Then the five men who had gone to scout out the territory of Laish told their relatives, "Are you aware that in these houses there's an ephod, some household idols, a carved image, and a cast image? You know what you need to do."

NET Bible
The five men who had gone to spy out the land of Laish said to their kinsmen, "Do you realize that inside these houses are an ephod, some personal idols, a carved image, and a metal image? Decide now what you want to do."

New Heart English Bible
Then the five men who went to spy out the country of Laish answered, and said to their brothers, "Do you know that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and an engraved image, and a molten image? Now therefore consider what you have to do."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the five men who had gone to spy throughout the land around Laish spoke up. They said to the other men of Dan, "Do you know that there's an ephod, a carved idol, a metal idol, and household idols in these houses? What do you think we should do?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then answered the five men that went to spy out the country of Laish, and said unto their brethren: 'Do ye know that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and a graven image, and a molten image? now therefore consider what ye have to do.'

New American Standard 1977
Then the five men who went to spy out the country of Laish answered and said to their kinsmen, “Do you know that there are in these houses an ephod and household idols and a graven image and a molten image? Now therefore, consider what you should do.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the five men that had gone to spy out the land of Laish said unto their brethren, Do ye know that there is in these houses an ephod and teraphim and a graven image and a molten image? Now, therefore, consider what ye have to do.

King James 2000 Bible
Then answered the five men that went to spy out the country of Laish, and said unto their brethren, Do you know that there is in these houses an ephod, and household gods, and a graven image, and a molten image? now therefore consider what you have to do.

American King James Version
Then answered the five men that went to spy out the country of Laish, and said to their brothers, Do you know that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and a graven image, and a molten image? now therefore consider what you have to do.

American Standard Version
Then answered the five men that went to spy out the country of Laish, and said unto their brethren, Do ye know that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and a graven image, and a molten image? now therefore consider what ye have to do.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the five men who went to spy out the land of Laisa answered, and said to their brethren, Ye know that there is in this place an ephod, and theraphin, and a graven and a molten image; and now consider what ye shall do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The five men, that before had been sent to view the land of Lais, said to the rest of their brethren: You know that in these houses there is an ephod, and theraphim, and a graven, and a molten god: see what you are pleased to do.

Darby Bible Translation
Then the five men that had gone to spy out the country of Laish spoke and said to their brethren, Do ye know that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and a graven image, and a molten image? And now ye know what to do.

English Revised Version
Then answered the five men that went to spy out the country of Laish, and said unto their brethren, Do ye know that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and a graven image, and a molten image? now therefore consider what ye have to do.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then answered the five men that went to explore the country of Laish, and said to their brethren, Do ye know that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and a graven image, and a molten image? now therefore consider what ye have to do.

World English Bible
Then the five men who went to spy out the country of Laish answered, and said to their brothers, "Do you know that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and an engraved image, and a molten image? Now therefore consider what you have to do."

Young's Literal Translation
And the five men, those going to traverse the land of Laish, answer and say unto their brethren, 'Have ye known that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and graven image, and molten image? and now, know what ye do.'
Study Bible
The Danites Take Micah's Idols
14Then the five men who had gone to spy out the land of Laish said to their brothers, “Did you know that one of these houses has an ephod, household gods, a graven image, and a molten idol? Now think about what you should do.” 15So they turned aside there and went to the home of the young Levite, the house of Micah, and greeted him.…
Cross References
Judges 8:27
From all this Gideon made an ephod, which he placed in Ophrah, his hometown. But soon all Israel prostituted themselves by worshiping it there, and it became a snare to Gideon and his household.

Judges 17:5
Now this man Micah had a shrine, and he made an ephod and some household idols, and installed one of his sons to be his priest.

Judges 18:13
And from there they traveled to the hill country of Ephraim and came to Micah's house.

Judges 18:15
So they turned aside there and went to the home of the young Levite, the house of Micah, and greeted him.

1 Samuel 19:13
Then Michal took a household idol and laid it in the bed, placed some goat hair on its head, and covered it with a garment.

Hosea 3:4
For the Israelites must live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, and without ephod or idol.

Treasury of Scripture

Then answered the five men that went to spy out the country of Laish, and said to their brothers, Do you know that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and a graven image, and a molten image? now therefore consider what you have to do.

then

1 Samuel 14:28
Then answered one of the people, and said, Thy father straitly charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food this day. And the people were faint.

in these

Judges 18:3,4
When they were by the house of Micah, they knew the voice of the young man the Levite: and they turned in thither, and said unto him, Who brought thee hither? and what makest thou in this place? and what hast thou here? …

Judges 17:5
And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest.

now therefore

Proverbs 19:27
Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

Isaiah 8:19,20
And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? …







Lexicon
Then the five
חֲמֵ֣שֶׁת (ḥă·mê·šeṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2568: Five

men
הָאֲנָשִׁ֗ים (hā·’ă·nā·šîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 582: Man, mankind

who had gone
הַהֹלְכִים֮ (ha·hō·lə·ḵîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

to spy out
לְרַגֵּל֮ (lə·rag·gêl)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7270: To walk along, to reconnoiter, to be a, tale-bearer, to lead about

the land
הָאָ֣רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

of Laish
לַיִשׁ֒ (la·yiš)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3919: Laish -- 'lion', a city and region in northern Canaan

said
וַיֹּֽאמְרוּ֙ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

their brothers,
אֲחֵיהֶ֔ם (’ă·ḥê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

“Did you know
הַיְדַעְתֶּ֗ם (hay·ḏa‘·tem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

that
כִּ֠י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

one of these
הָאֵ֙לֶּה֙ (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

houses
בַּבָּתִּ֤ים (bab·bāt·tîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

has
יֵ֣שׁ (yêš)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3426: Being, substance, existence, is

an ephod,
אֵפ֣וֹד (’ê·p̄ō·wḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 646: A girdle, the ephod, highpriest's shoulder-piece, an image

household gods,
וּתְרָפִ֔ים (ū·ṯə·rā·p̄îm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8655: (a kind of idol) perhaps household idol

a graven image,
וּפֶ֖סֶל (ū·p̄e·sel)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6459: An idol, image

and a molten idol?
וּמַסֵּכָ֑ה (ū·mas·sê·ḵāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4541: A pouring over, fusion of metal, a libation, league, a coverlet

Now
וְעַתָּ֖ה (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6258: At this time

think about
דְּע֥וּ (də·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

what
מַֽה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

you should do.�
תַּעֲשֽׂוּ׃ (ta·‘ă·śū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make
(14) Answered.--Equivalent to they said, as in Job 3:2, Zechariah 1:10.

Consider what ye have to do--i.e., whether, and how, you would possess yourselves of them. We notice in these Danite freebooters the same strange mixture of superstition and lawlessness, robbery, and devotion which has often been observed in Greek and Italian brigands.

Verse 14. - In these houses, showing that Beth-Micah, the house of Micah, was in fact a small village (see ver. 22). 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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