New International Version
He told them what Micah had done for him, and said, "He has hired me and I am 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, Thus and thus has Micah done to me; and he has hired me, and I am 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.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They knew the voice of the young man - They knew, by his dialect or mode of pronunciation, that he was not an Ephraimite. We have already seen (Judges 12:6 (note)) that the Ephraimites could not pronounce certain letters.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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 …
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible
The Heavenly Footman; Or, a Description of the Man that Gets to Heaven:
Then Micah installed the Levite, and the young man became his priest and lived in his house.
When they were near Micah's house, they recognized the voice of the young Levite; so they turned in there and asked him, "Who brought you here? What are you doing in this place? Why are you here?"
Then they said to him, "Please inquire of God to learn whether our journey will be successful."
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