And the children of Dan went their way
Went on their way, would not stay to have any further talk with him, as being an impertinent man, and unworthy of their regard, bidding him defiance, and do his worst, having nothing to fear from him:
and when Micah saw they were too strong for him;
that he could not prevail upon them by words and arguments; to take up arms, and use them, he perceived it was to no purpose, since they were more numerous and more mighty than he and his neighbours:
he turned and went unto his own house;
and if he returned from his idolatry to the true God, and the right worship of him, having lost his gods, it was well for him they were taken away.