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.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And the priest's heart was glad; 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,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:20 Was glad - Being wholly governed by his own interest. The midst - Both for the greater security of such precious things, and that Micah might not be able to come at him, to injure or upbraid him; and, it may be, because that was the place where the ark used to be carried.
"Do not make idols or set up carved images, or sacred pillars, or sculptured stones in your land so you may worship them. I am the LORD your God.
"Be quiet and come with us," they said. "Be a father and priest to all of us. Isn't it better to be a priest for an entire tribe and clan of Israel than for the household of just one man?"
They turned and started on their way again, placing their children, livestock, and possessions in front of them.
The king of Babylon now stands at the fork, uncertain whether to attack Jerusalem or Rabbah. He calls his magicians to look for omens. They cast lots by shaking arrows from the quiver. They inspect the livers of animal sacrifices.
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