Judges 18:4
New International Version
He told them what Micah had done for him, and said, "He has hired me and I am his priest."

New Living Translation
He told them about his agreement with Micah and that he had been hired as Micah’s personal priest.

English Standard Version
And he said to them, “This is how Micah dealt with me: he has hired me, and I have become his priest.”

Berean Study Bible
“Micah has done this and that for me,” he replied, “and he has hired me to be his priest.”

King James Bible
And he said unto them, Thus and thus dealeth Micah with me, and hath hired me, and I am his priest.

New King James Version
He said to them, “Thus and so Micah did for me. He has hired me, and I have become his priest.”

New American Standard Bible
He said to them, “Micah has done this and that for me, and he has hired me and I have become his priest.”

NASB 1995
He said to them, "Thus and so has Micah done to me, and he has hired me and I have become his priest."

NASB 1977
And he said to them, “Thus and so has Micah done to me, and he has hired me, and I have become his priest.”

Amplified Bible
And he said to them, “Micah has done this and that for me, and he has hired me and I have become his priest.”

Christian Standard Bible
He told them, “This is what Micah has done for me: He has hired me, and I became his priest.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He told them what Micah had done for him and that he had hired him as his priest.

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, Thus and thus hath Micah dealt with me, and he hath hired me, and I am become his priest.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said to them, Thus and thus did Michaias to me, and he hired me, and I became his priest.

Contemporary English Version
The Levite replied, "Micah hired me as his priest." Then he told them how well Micah had treated him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He answered them: Michas hath done such and such things for me, and hath hired me to be his priest.

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, Thus and thus hath Micah dealt with me, and he hath hired me, and I am become his priest.

Good News Translation
He answered, "I have an arrangement with Micah, who pays me to serve as his priest."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Levite told them what Micah had done for him and added, "Micah hired me, so I became his priest."

International Standard Version
He answered, "Micah did such and such for me, and has hired me, so I've become his priest."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said unto them: 'Thus and thus hath Micah dealt with me, and he hath hired me, and I am become his priest.'

Literal Standard Version
And he says to them, “Thus and thus has Micah done to me; and he hires me, and I am for a priest to him.”

NET Bible
He told them what Micah had done for him, saying, "He hired me and I became his priest."

New Heart English Bible
He said to them, "Thus and so has Micah dealt with me, and he has hired me, and I have become his priest."

World English Bible
He said to them, "Thus and thus has Micah dealt with me, and he has hired me, and I am become his priest."

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith unto them, 'Thus and thus hath Micah done to me; and he hireth me, and I am to him for a priest.'

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Danites Settle in Laish
3And while they were near Micah’s house, they recognized the voice of the young Levite; so they went over and asked him, “Who brought you here? What are you doing in this place? Why are you here?” 4“Micah has done this and that for me,” he replied, “and he has hired me to be his priest.” 5Then they said to him, “Please inquire of God to determine whether we will have a successful journey.”…

Cross References
Judges 17:12
Micah ordained the Levite, and the young man became his priest and lived in his house.

Judges 18:3
And while they were near Micah's house, they recognized the voice of the young Levite; so they went over and asked him, "Who brought you here? What are you doing in this place? Why are you here?"

Judges 18:5
Then they said to him, "Please inquire of God to determine whether we will have a successful journey."


Treasury of Scripture

And he said to them, Thus and thus deals Micah with me, and has hired me, and I am his priest.

hired me

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 28:21
To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

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.









(4) Thus and thus.--Literally, according to this and according to that, as in 2Samuel 11:25; 1Kings 14:5.

I am his priest.--See Judges 17:13. Similarly in the dearth of genuine priests Jeroboam was forced to make even Levites out of the lowest of the people (1Kings 12:31).

Verse 4. - And I am his priest, or, to be his priest.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
“Micah
מִיכָ֑ה (mî·ḵāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4318: Micah -- the name of several Israelites

had done
עָ֥שָׂה (‘ā·śāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

this
כָּזֹ֣ה (kā·zōh)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2090: This, that

for me,”
לִ֖י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

he replied,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“and he has hired me
וַיִּשְׂכְּרֵ֕נִי (way·yiś·kə·rê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7936: To hire

to be
וָאֱהִי־ (wā·’ĕ·hî-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

his
ל֖וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

priest.”
לְכֹהֵֽן׃ (lə·ḵō·hên)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest


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