New International Version
He replied, "You took the gods I made, and my priest, and went away. What else do I have? How can you ask, 'What's the matter with you?'"
King James Bible
And he said, Ye have taken away my gods which I made, and the priest, and ye are gone away: and what have I more? and what is this that ye say unto me, What aileth thee?
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Ye have taken away my gods which I made, and the priest, and ye are gone away; and what have I more? and what is this that ye say to me, What aileth thee?
World English Bible
He said, "You have taken away my gods which I made, and the priest, and have gone away, and what more do I have? How then do you say to me, 'What ails you?'"
Young's Literal Translation
And he saith, 'My gods which I made ye have taken, and the priest, and ye go; and what to me more? and what is this ye say unto me, What -- to thee!'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye have taken away my gods - As Micah was a worshipper of the true God, as we have seen, he cannot mean any kind of idols by the word אלהי elohai here used. He undoubtedly means those representations of Divine things, and symbols of the Divine presence such as the teraphim, ephod, etc.; for they are all evidently included under the word elohai, which we translate my gods.
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LibraryThe Historical Books.
1. In the Pentateuch we have the establishment of the Theocracy, with the preparatory and accompanying history pertaining to it. The province of the historical books is to unfold its practiced working, and to show how, under the divine superintendence and guidance, it accomplished the end for which it was given. They contain, therefore, primarily, a history of God's dealings with the covenant people under the economy which he had imposed upon them. They look at the course of human events on the …
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The Heavenly Footman; Or, a Description of the Man that Gets to Heaven:
Now you have gone off because you longed to return to your father's household. But why did you steal my gods?"
Now this man Micah had a shrine, and he made an ephod and some household gods and installed one of his sons as his priest.
As they shouted after them, the Danites turned and said to Micah, "What's the matter with you that you called out your men to fight?"
The Danites answered, "Don't argue with us, or some of the men may get angry and attack you, and you and your family will lose your lives."
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