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Judges 18

LXX 1 In those days there was no king in Israel; and in those days the tribe of Dan sought for itself an inheritance to inhabit, because no inheritance had fallen to it until that day in the midst of the tribes of the children of Israel. NIV 1 In those days Israel had no king. And in those days the tribe of the Danites was seeking a place of their own where they might settle, because they had not yet come into an inheritance among the tribes of Israel. LXX 2 And the sons of Dan sent from their families five men of valour, from Saraa and from Esthaol, to spy out the land and to search it; and they said to them, Go and search out the land. And they came as far as the mount of Ephraim to the house of Michaias and they lodged there, NIV 2 So the Danites sent five of their leading men from Zorah and Eshtaol to spy out the land and explore it. These men represented all the Danites. They told them, “Go, explore the land.” So they entered the hill country of Ephraim and came to the house of Micah, where they spent the night. LXX 3 in the house of Michaias, and they recognised the voice of the young man the Levite, and turned in thither; and said to him, Who brought thee in hither? and what doest thou in this place? and what hast thou here? NIV 3 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?” LXX 4 And he said to them, Thus and thus did Michaias to me, and he hired me, and I became his priest. NIV 4 He told them what Micah had done for him, and said, “He has hired me and I am his priest.” LXX 5 And they said to him, Enquire now of God, and we shall know whether our way will prosper, on which we are going. NIV 5 Then they said to him, “Please inquire of God to learn whether our journey will be successful.” LXX 6 And the priest said to them, Go in peace; your way in which ye go, before the Lord. NIV 6 The priest answered them, “Go in peace. Your journey has the LORD’s approval.” LXX 7 And the five men went on, and came to Laisa; and they saw the people in the midst of it dwelling securely, at ease as the manner of the Sidonians, and there is no one perverting or shaming a matter in the land, no heir extorting treasures; and they are far from the Sidonians, and they have no intercourse with any one. NIV 7 So the five men left and came to Laish, where they saw that the people were living in safety, like the Sidonians, at peace and secure. And since their land lacked nothing, they were prosperous. Also, they lived a long way from the Sidonians and had no relationship with anyone else. LXX 8 And the five men came to their brethren to Saraa and Esthaol, and said to their brethren, Why sit ye here ? NIV 8 When they returned to Zorah and Eshtaol, their fellow Danites asked them, “How did you find things?” LXX 9 And they said, Arise, and let us go up against them, for we have seen the land, and, behold, very good, yet ye are still: delay not to go, an to enter in to possess the land. NIV 9 They answered, “Come on, let’s attack them! We have seen the land, and it is very good. Aren’t you going to do something? Don’t hesitate to go there and take it over. LXX 10 And whensoever ye shall go, ye shall come in upon a people secure, and the land extensive, for God has given it into your hand; a place where there is no want of anything that the earth affords. NIV 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 nothing whatever.” LXX 11 And there departed thence of the families of Dan, from Saraa and from Esthaol, six hundred men, girded with weapons of war. NIV 11 Then six hundred men of the Danites, armed for battle, set out from Zorah and Eshtaol. LXX 12 And they went up, and encamped in Cariathiarim in Juda; therefore it was called in that place the camp of Dan, until this day: behold, behind Cariathiarim. NIV 12 On their way they set up camp near Kiriath Jearim in Judah. This is why the place west of Kiriath Jearim is called Mahaneh Dan to this day. LXX 13 And they went on thence to the mount of Ephraim, and came to the house of Michaias. NIV 13 From there they went on to the hill country of Ephraim and came to Micah’s house. LXX 14 And the five men who went to spy out the land of Laisa answered, and said to their brethren, Ye know that there is in this place an ephod, and theraphin, and a graven and a molten image; and now consider what ye shall do. NIV 14 Then the five men who had spied out the land of Laish said to their fellow Danites, “Do you know that one of these houses has an ephod, some household gods and an image overlaid with silver? Now you know what to do.” LXX 15 And they turned aside there, and went into the house of the young man, the Levite, into the house of Michaias, and asked him how he was. NIV 15 So they turned in there and went to the house of the young Levite at Micah’s place and greeted him. LXX 16 And the six hundred men of the sons of Dan who were girded with their weapons of war stood by the door of the gate. NIV 16 The six hundred Danites, armed for battle, stood at the entrance of the gate. LXX 17 And the five men who went to spy out the land went up, and entered into the house of Michaias, and the priest stood. NIV 17 The five men who had spied out the land went inside and took the idol, the ephod and the household gods while the priest and the six hundred armed men stood at the entrance of the gate. LXX 18 And they took the graven image, and the ephod, and the theraphin, and the molten image; and the priest said to them, What are ye doing? NIV 18 When the five men went into Micah’s house and took the idol, the ephod and the household gods, the priest said to them, “What are you doing?” LXX 19 And they said to him, Be silent, lay thine hand upon thy mouth, and come with us, and be to us a father and a priest: better for thee to be the priest of the house of one man, or to be the priest of a tribe and house for a family of Israel? NIV 19 They answered him, “Be quiet! Don’t say a word. Come with us, and be our father and priest. Isn’t it better that you serve a tribe and clan in Israel as priest rather than just one man’s household?” LXX 20 And the heart of the priest was glad, and he took the ephod, and the theraphin, and the graven image, and the molten image, and went in the midst of the people. NIV 20 The priest was very pleased. He took the ephod, the household gods and the idol and went along with the people. LXX 21 So they turned and departed, and put their children and their property and their baggage before them. NIV 21 Putting their little children, their livestock and their possessions in front of them, they turned away and left. LXX 22 They went some distance from the house of Michaias, and, behold, Michaias and the men in the houses near Michaias' house, cried out, and overtook the children of Dan. NIV 22 When they had gone some distance from Micah’s house, the men who lived near Micah were called together and overtook the Danites. LXX 23 And the children of Dan turned their face, and said to Michaias, What is the matter with thee that thou hast cried out? NIV 23 As they shouted after them, the Danites turned and said to Micah, “What’s the matter with you that you called out your men to fight?” LXX 24 And Michaias said, Because ye have taken my graven image which I made, and my priest, and are gone; and what have I remaining? and what this ye say to me, Why criest thou? NIV 24 He replied, “You took the gods I made, and my priest, and went away. What else do I have? How can you ask, ‘What’s the matter with you?’ ” LXX 25 And the children of Dan said to him, Let not thy voice be heard with us, lest angry men run upon thee, and take away thy life, and the lives of thy house. NIV 25 The Danites answered, “Don’t argue with us, or some of the men may get angry and attack you, and you and your family will lose your lives.” LXX 26 And the children of Dan went their way; and Michaias saw that they were stronger than himself, and he returned to his house. NIV 26 So the Danites went their way, and Micah, seeing that they were too strong for him, turned around and went back home. LXX 27 And the children of Dan took what Michaias had made, and the priest that he had, and they came to Laisa, to a people quiet and secure; and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and burnt the city with fire. NIV 27 Then they took what Micah had made, and his priest, and went on to Laish, against a people at peace and secure. They attacked them with the sword and burned down their city. LXX 28 And there was no deliverer, because is far from the Sidonians, and they have no intercourse with men, and it in the valley of the house of Raab; and they built the city, and dwelt in it. NIV 28 There was no one to rescue them because they lived a long way from Sidon and had no relationship with anyone else. The city was in a valley near Beth Rehob. The Danites rebuilt the city and settled there. LXX 29 And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel; and the name of the city was Ulamais before. NIV 29 They named it Dan after their ancestor Dan, who was born to Israel—though the city used to be called Laish. LXX 30 And the children of Dan set up the graven image for themselves; and Jonathan son of Gerson son of Manasse, he and his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan till the time of the carrying away of the nation. NIV 30 There the Danites set up for themselves the idol, and Jonathan son of Gershom, the son of Moses, and his sons were priests for the tribe of Dan until the time of the captivity of the land. LXX 31 And they set up for themselves the graven image which Michaias made, all the days that the house of God was in Selom; and it was so in those days there was no king in Israel. NIV 31 They continued to use the idol Micah had made, all the time the house of God was in Shiloh.

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