Judges 18:20
New International Version
The priest was very pleased. He took the ephod, the household gods and the idol and went along with the people.

New Living Translation
The young priest was quite happy to go with them, so he took along the sacred ephod, the household idols, and the carved image.

English Standard Version
And the priest’s heart was glad. He took the ephod and the household gods and the carved image and went along with the people.

Berean Study Bible
So the priest was glad and took the ephod, the household idols, and the graven image, and went with the people.

New American Standard Bible
The priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod and household idols and the graven image and went among the people.

King James Bible
And the priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and went in the midst of the people.

Christian Standard Bible
So the priest was pleased and took his ephod, household idols, and carved image, and went with the people.

Contemporary English Version
The priest really liked that idea. So he took the vest and the idols and joined the others

Good News Translation
This made the priest very happy, so he took the sacred objects and went along with them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the priest was pleased and took his ephod, household idols, and carved image, and went with the people.

International Standard Version
The priest was happy to oblige, so he took the ephod, the household idols, and the carved image and went along with the army.

NET Bible
The priest was happy. He took the ephod, the personal idols, and the carved image and joined the group.

New Heart English Bible
The priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the engraved image, and the molten image, and went in the midst of the people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The priest was content. He took the ephod, the household idols, and the carved idol and went with the people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and went in the midst of the people.

New American Standard 1977
And the priest’s heart was glad, and he took the ephod and household idols and the graven image, and went among the people.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod and the teraphim and the graven image and went in the midst of the people.

King James 2000 Bible
And the priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the household gods, and the graven image, and went in the midst of the people.

American King James Version
And the priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and went in the middle of the people.

American Standard Version
And the priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and went in the midst of the people.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the heart of the priest was glad, and he took the ephod, and the theraphin, and the graven image, and the molten image, and went in the midst of the people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When he had heard this, he agreed to their words, and took the ephod, and the idols, and the graven god, and departed with them.

Darby Bible Translation
Then the priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and went in the midst of the people.

English Revised Version
And the priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and went in the midst of the people.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and went in the midst of the people.

World English Bible
The priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the engraved image, and went in the midst of the people.

Young's Literal Translation
And the heart of the priest is glad, and he taketh the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and goeth into the midst of the people,
Study Bible
The Danites Take Micah's Idols
19“Be quiet,” they told him. “Put your hand over your mouth and come with us and be a father and a priest to us. Is it better for you to be a priest for the house of one person or a priest for a tribe and family in Israel?” 20So the priest was glad and took the ephod, the household idols, and the graven image, and went with the people. 21Putting their small children, their livestock, and their possessions in front of them, they turned and departed.…
Cross References
Leviticus 26:1
You must not make idols for yourselves or set up a carved image or sacred pillar, or place a sculpted stone in your land to bow down to it. For I am the LORD your God.

Judges 18:19
"Be quiet," they told him. "Put your hand over your mouth and come with us and be a father and a priest to us. Is it better for you to be a priest for the house of one person or a priest for a tribe and family in Israel?"

Judges 18:21
Putting their small children, their livestock, and their possessions in front of them, they turned and departed.

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.

Treasury of Scripture

And the priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and went in the middle of the people.

heart

Judges 17:10
And Micah said unto him, Dwell with me, and be unto me a father and a priest, and I will give thee ten shekels of silver by the year, and a suit of apparel, and thy victuals. So the Levite went in.

Proverbs 30:15
The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:

Isaiah 56:11
Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.

went.







Lexicon
So the priest
הַכֹּהֵ֔ן (hak·kō·hên)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest

was glad
וַיִּיטַב֙ (way·yî·ṭaḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3190: To be good, well, glad, or pleasing

and took
וַיִּקַּח֙ (way·yiq·qaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

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 graven image,
הַפָּ֑סֶל (hap·pā·sel)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6459: An idol, image

and went
וַיָּבֹ֖א (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

with
בְּקֶ֥רֶב (bə·qe·reḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7130: The nearest part, the center

the people.
הָעָֽם׃ (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock
(20) The priest's heart was glad.--Judges 19:6; Judges 19:9; Ruth 3:7. The disgraceful alacrity with which he sanctions the theft, and abandons for self-interest the cause of Micah, is very unworthy of a grandson of Moses. Dean Stanley appositely compares the bribe offered in 1176 to the monk Roger of Canterbury:--"Give us the portion of St. Thomas's skull which is in thy custody, and thou shalt cease to be a simple monk; thou shalt be Abbot of St. Augustine's."

In the midst of the people.--That they might guard his person. It is not necessarily implied that he carried all these sacred objects himself; he may have done so, for the molten image, which was perhaps the heaviest object, is not here mentioned.

Verse 20. - The priest's heart was glad, etc. The prospect of greater dignity and greater emolument stifled all sentiments of gratitude and loyalty to Micah, and made him cheerfully connive at an act of theft and sacrilege. 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.
Jump to Previous
Carved Engraved Ephod Heart Household Idols Image Midst Priest Priest's Teraphim
Jump to Next
Carved Engraved Ephod Heart Household Idols Image Midst Priest Priest's Teraphim
Links
Judges 18:20 NIV
Judges 18:20 NLT
Judges 18:20 ESV
Judges 18:20 NASB
Judges 18:20 KJV

Judges 18:20 Bible Apps
Judges 18:20 Biblia Paralela
Judges 18:20 Chinese Bible
Judges 18:20 French Bible
Judges 18:20 German Bible

Alphabetical: along among and carved ephod glad gods graven He heart household idols image other people priest priest's the Then took was went with

OT History: Judges 18:20 The priest's heart was glad and he (Jd Judg. Jdg) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Judges 18:19
Top of Page
Top of Page