Judges 18:17
New International Version
The five men who had spied out the land went inside and took the idol, the ephod and the household gods while the priest and the six hundred armed men stood at the entrance of the gate.

New Living Translation
the five scouts entered the shrine and removed the carved image, the sacred ephod, the household idols, and the cast idol. Meanwhile, the priest was standing at the gate with the 600 armed warriors.

English Standard Version
And the five men who had gone to scout out the land went up and entered and took the carved image, the ephod, the household gods, and the metal image, while the priest stood by the entrance of the gate with the 600 men armed with weapons of war.

Berean Study Bible
while the five men who had gone to scout out the land went inside and took the graven image, the ephod, the household idols, and the molten idol, while the priest stood at the entrance of the gate with the six hundred armed men.

New American Standard Bible
Now the five men who went to spy out the land went up and entered there, and took the graven image and the ephod and household 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.

King James Bible
And the five men that went to spy out the land went up, and came in thither, and took the graven image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image: and the priest stood in the entering of the gate with the six hundred men that were appointed with weapons of war.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the five men who had gone to scout out the land went in and took the carved image, the ephod, the household idols, and the silver idol, while the priest was standing by the entrance of the city gate with the six hundred men armed with weapons of war.

Good News Translation
The five spies went straight on into the house and took the wooden idol covered with silver, the other idols, and the ephod, while the priest stayed at the gate with the six hundred armed men.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the five men who had gone to scout out the land went in and took the carved image overlaid with silver, the ephod, and the household idols, while the priest was standing by the entrance of the gate with the 600 men armed with weapons of war.

International Standard Version
the five men who had gone to scout out the land arrived, entered Micah's home and confiscated the carved image, the ephod, the household idols, and the cast image. Meanwhile, the priest stood outside by the entrance to the gate with the 600 men armed with military weapons.

NET Bible
The five men who had gone to spy out the land broke in and stole the carved image, the ephod, the personal idols, and the metal image, while the priest was standing at the entrance to the gate with the six hundred fully armed men.

New Heart English Bible
The five men who went to spy out the land went up, and came in there, and took the engraved image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image: and the priest stood by the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men armed with weapons of war.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The five men who had gone to spy throughout the land went inside. They took the carved idol, the ephod, the household idols, and the metal idol. The priest stood at the entrance to the city with the 600 armed men.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the five men that went to spy out the land went up, and came in thither, and took the graven image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image; and the priest stood by the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men girt with weapons of war.

New American Standard 1977
Now the five men who went to spy out the land went up and entered there, and took the graven image and the ephod and household 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the five men that went to spy out the land went up and went in there and took the graven image and the ephod, and the teraphim and the molten image while the priest stood in the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men that were armed with weapons of war.

King James 2000 Bible
And the five men that went to spy out the land went up, and came in there, and took the graven image, and the ephod, and the household gods, and the molten image: and the priest stood in the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men that were armed with weapons of war.

American King James Version
And the five men that went to spy out the land went up, and came in thither, and took the graven image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image: and the priest stood in the entering of the gate with the six hundred men that were appointed with weapons of war.

American Standard Version
And the five men that went to spy out the land went up, and came in thither, and took the graven image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image: and the priest stood by the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men girt with weapons of war.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the five men who went to spy out the land went up, and entered into the house of Michaias, and the priest stood.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they that were gone into the house of the young man, went about to take away the graven god, and the ephod, and the theraphim, and the molten god, and the priest stood before the door, the six hundred valiant men waiting not far off.

Darby Bible Translation
And the five men that had gone to spy out the land went up, entered in thither, [and] took the graven image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image; and the priest stood at the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men that were girded with weapons of war.

English Revised Version
And the five men that went to spy out the land went up, and came in thither, and took the graven image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image: and the priest stood by the entering of the gate with the six hundred men girt with weapons of war.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the five men that went to explore the land went up, and came in thither, and took the graven image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image: and the priest stood in the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men that were appointed with weapons of war.

World English Bible
The five men who went to spy out the land went up, and came in there, and took the engraved image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image: and the priest stood by the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men girt with weapons of war.

Young's Literal Translation
yea, the five men, those going to traverse the land, go up -- they have come in thither -- they have taken the graven image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image -- and the priest is standing at the opening of the gate, and the six hundred men who are girded with weapons of war --
Study Bible
The Danites Take Micah's Idols
16The six hundred Danite men stood at the entrance of the gate, armed with their weapons of war, 17while the five men who had gone to scout out the land went inside and took the graven image, the ephod, the household idols, and the molten idol, while the priest stood at the entrance of the gate with the six hundred armed men. 18When they entered Micah’s house and took the graven image, the ephod, the household idols, and the molten idol, the priest said to them, “What are you doing?”…
Cross References
Genesis 31:19
Now while Laban was out shearing his sheep, Rachel stole her father's household idols.

Genesis 31:30
Now you have gone off because you long for your father's house. But why have you stolen my gods?"

Judges 18:16
The six hundred Danite men stood at the entrance of the gate, armed with their weapons of war,

Judges 18:18
When they entered Micah's house and took the graven image, the ephod, the household idols, and the molten idol, the priest said to them, "What are you doing?"

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.

Isaiah 41:29
See, they are all a delusion; their works amount to nothing; their images are as empty as the wind.

Isaiah 46:2
The gods cower; they crouch together, unable to relieve the burden; but they themselves go into captivity.

Ezekiel 21:21
For the king of Babylon stands at the fork in the road, at the junction of the two roads, to seek an omen: He shakes the arrows, he consults the idols, he examines the liver.

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

Micah 5:13
I will also cut off the carved images and sacred pillars from among you, so that you will no longer bow down to the work of your own hands.

Treasury of Scripture

And the five men that went to spy out the land went up, and came in thither, and took the graven image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image: and the priest stood in the entering of the gate with the six hundred men that were appointed with weapons of war.

five men

Judges 18:2,14
And the children of Dan sent of their family five men from their coasts, men of valour, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol, to spy out the land, and to search it; and they said unto them, Go, search the land: who when they came to mount Ephraim, to the house of Micah, they lodged there…

the graven

Judges 6:31
And Joash said unto all that stood against him, Will ye plead for Baal? will ye save him? he that will plead for him, let him be put to death whilst it is yet morning: if he be a god, let him plead for himself, because one hath cast down his altar.

Judges 17:4,5
Yet he restored the money unto his mother; and his mother took two hundred shekels of silver, and gave them to the founder, who made thereof a graven image and a molten image: and they were in the house of Micah…

Exodus 32:20
And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strawed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.







Lexicon
while 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 376: A man as an individual, a male person

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

to scout
לְרַגֵּ֣ל (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

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

went inside
בָּ֣אוּ (bā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

and took
לָקְח֗וּ (lā·qə·ḥū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

the graven image,
הַפֶּ֙סֶל֙ (hap·pe·sel)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6456: An idol, image

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

the household idols,
הַתְּרָפִ֖ים (hat·tə·rā·p̄îm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8655: (a kind of idol) perhaps household idol

and
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

the molten idol,
הַמַּסֵּכָ֑ה (ham·mas·sê·ḵāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4541: A pouring over, fusion of metal, a libation, league, a coverlet

while the priest
וְהַכֹּהֵ֗ן (wə·hak·kō·hên)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest

stood
נִצָּב֙ (niṣ·ṣāḇ)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5324: To take one's stand, stand

at the entrance
פֶּ֣תַח (pe·ṯaḥ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6607: An opening, door, entrance way

of the gate
הַשַּׁ֔עַר (haš·ša·‘ar)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8179: An opening, door, gate

with the six
וְשֵׁשׁ־ (wə·šêš-)
Conjunctive waw | Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8337: Six (a cardinal number)

hundred
מֵא֣וֹת (mê·’ō·wṯ)
Number - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3967: A hundred

armed
הֶחָג֖וּר (he·ḥā·ḡūr)
Article | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2296: To gird, gird on, gird oneself

men.
הָאִ֔ישׁ (hā·’îš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person
Verse 17. - Went up, viz., into the upper chamber, where it appears the chapel wan So we read in 2 Kings 23:12 that there were altars on the roof of the upper chamber of Ahaz (cf. Jeremiah 19:13). And came up, and took. There is no and in the Hebrew, and the tense of the verb is changed. A fuller stop must be put after went up. And then the account proceeds, with a certain solemnity of diction, They came in thither; they took the graven image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image (full stop). The narrative goes on, Now the priest was standing in the entering of the gate, etc. But these five went into Micah's house, etc., as just related, and of course brought them out to the gate where the priest was standing with the 600 Danites. 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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