Judges 18:6

6 The priest told them, "Go in peace. The Lord is watching over the journey you are going on."

Judges 18:6 Meaning and Commentary

Judges 18:6

And the priest said to them, go in peace
After he had consulted the oracle, or had asked counsel by the ephod and teraphim; either of his own head, or by a voice he had heard, which Satan might be permitted of God to deliver, he very roundly told them that they might proceed on in their journey with their minds quite easy, and with full assurance of success:

before the Lord is your way wherein ye go;
it is seen, observed, and taken notice of by him, and he approves of it; it is according to his will, and under his direction and protection, and success from him may be depended upon; though some observe that this answer is delivered in ambiguous terms, as generally the oracles of demons were, and might be taken in a good or bad sense, as the event should be; as that their way was before the Lord, and was seen by him either with pleasure or displeasure, with approbation or disapprobation, for their good, or for their harm: so that let it fall out as it might, the credit of the oracle was saved.

Judges 18:6 In-Context

4 He told them what Micah had done for him and that he had hired him as his priest.
5 Then they said to him, "Please inquire of God so we will know if we will have a successful journey."
6 The priest told them, "Go in peace. The Lord is watching over the journey you are going on."
7 The five men left and came to Laish. They saw that the people who were there were living securely, in the same way as the Sidonians, quiet and unsuspecting. There was nothing lacking in the land and no oppressive ruler. They were far from the Sidonians, having no alliance with anyone.
8 When the men went back to their clans at Zorah and Eshtaol, their people asked them, "What did you find out?"
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