Judges 18:7-10 NIV

7 So the five men1 left and came to Laish,2 where they saw that the people were living in safety, like the Sidonians, unsuspecting and secure.3 And since their land lacked nothing, they were prosperous.a Also, they lived a long way from the Sidonians4 and had no relationship with anyone else.b

References for Judges 18:7

    • a 18:7 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.
    • b 18:7 - Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts "with the Arameans"
      8 When they returned to Zorah and Eshtaol, their brothers asked them, "How did you find things?"
      9 They answered, "Come on, let's attack them! We have seen that the land is very good. Aren't you going to do something? Don't hesitate to go there and take it over.5

      References for Judges 18:9

      10 When you get there, you will find an unsuspecting people and a spacious land that God has put into your hands, a land that lacks nothing6 whatever.7"

      References for Judges 18:10