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Judges 18

NKJV 1 In those days there was no king in Israel. And in those days the tribe of the Danites was seeking an inheritance for itself to dwell in; for until that day their inheritance among the tribes of Israel had not fallen to them. 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. NKJV 2 So the children of Dan sent five men of their family from their territory, men of valor from Zorah and Eshtaol, to spy out the land and search it. They said to them, "Go, search the land." So they went to the mountains of Ephraim, to the house of Micah, and 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. NKJV 3 While they were at the house of Micah, they recognized the voice of the young Levite. They turned aside and said to him, "Who brought you here? What are you doing in this place? What do you have 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?” NKJV 4 He said to them, "Thus and so Micah did for me. He has hired me, and I have become his priest." NIV 4 He told them what Micah had done for him, and said, “He has hired me and I am his priest.” NKJV 5 So they said to him, "Please inquire of God, that we may know whether the journey on which we go will be prosperous." NIV 5 Then they said to him, “Please inquire of God to learn whether our journey will be successful.” NKJV 6 And the priest said to them, "Go in peace. The presence of the Lord be with you on your way." NIV 6 The priest answered them, “Go in peace. Your journey has the LORD’s approval.” NKJV 7 So the five men departed and went to Laish. They saw the people who were there, how they dwelt safely, in the manner of the Sidonians, quiet and secure. There were no rulers in the land who might put them to shame for anything. They were far from the Sidonians, and they had no ties with anyone. 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. NKJV 8 Then the spies came back to their brethren at Zorah and Eshtaol, and their brethren said to them, "What is your report?" NIV 8 When they returned to Zorah and Eshtaol, their fellow Danites asked them, “How did you find things?” NKJV 9 So they said, "Arise, let us go up against them. For we have seen the land, and indeed it is very good. Would you do nothing? Do not hesitate to go, and enter 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. NKJV 10 When you go, you will come to a secure people and a large land. For God has given it into your hands, a place where there is no lack of anything that is on the earth." 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.” NKJV 11 And six hundred men of the family of the Danites went from there, from Zorah and Eshtaol, armed with weapons of war. NIV 11 Then six hundred men of the Danites, armed for battle, set out from Zorah and Eshtaol. NKJV 12 Then they went up and encamped in Kirjath Jearim in Judah. (Therefore they call that place Mahaneh Dan to this day. There it is, west of Kirjath Jearim.) 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. NKJV 13 And they passed from there to the mountains of Ephraim, and came to the house of Micah. NIV 13 From there they went on to the hill country of Ephraim and came to Micah’s house. NKJV 14 Then the five men who had gone to spy out the country of Laish answered and said to their brethren, "Do you know that there are in these houses an ephod, household idols, a carved image, and a molded image? Now therefore, consider what you should 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.” NKJV 15 So they turned aside there, and came to the house of the young Levite man--to the house of Micah--and greeted him. NIV 15 So they turned in there and went to the house of the young Levite at Micah’s place and greeted him. NKJV 16 The six hundred men armed with their weapons of war, who were of the children of Dan, stood by the entrance of the gate. NIV 16 The six hundred Danites, armed for battle, stood at the entrance of the gate. NKJV 17 Then the five men who had gone to spy out the land went up. Entering there, they took the carved image, the ephod, the household idols, and the molded image. The priest stood at the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men who were armed with weapons of war. 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. NKJV 18 When these went into Micah's house and took the carved image, the ephod, the household idols, and the molded image, the priest said to them, "What are you 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?” NKJV 19 And they said to him, "Be quiet, put your hand over your mouth, and come with us; be a father and a priest to us. Is it better for you to be a priest to the household of one man, or that you be a priest to a tribe and a family in 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?” NKJV 20 So the priest's heart was glad; and he took the ephod, the household idols, and the carved image, and took his place among 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. NKJV 21 Then they turned and departed, and put the little ones, the livestock, and the goods in front of them. NIV 21 Putting their little children, their livestock and their possessions in front of them, they turned away and left. NKJV 22 When they were a good way from the house of Micah, the men who were in the houses near Micah's house gathered together 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. NKJV 23 And they called out to the children of Dan. So they turned around and said to Micah, "What ails you, that you have gathered such a company?" 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?” NKJV 24 So he said, "You have taken away my gods which I made, and the priest, and you have gone away. Now what more do I have? How can you say to me, 'What ails you?' " 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?’ ” NKJV 25 And the children of Dan said to him, "Do not let your voice be heard among us, lest angry men fall upon you, and you lose your life, with the lives of your household!" 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.” NKJV 26 Then the children of Dan went their way. And when Micah saw that they were too strong for him, he turned and went back 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. NKJV 27 So they took the things Micah had made, and the priest who had belonged to him, and went to Laish, to a people quiet and secure; and they struck them with the edge of the sword and burned 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. NKJV 28 There was no deliverer, because it was far from Sidon, and they had no ties with anyone. It was in the valley that belongs to Beth Rehob. So they rebuilt the city and dwelt there. 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. NKJV 29 And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel. However, the name of the city formerly was Laish. NIV 29 They named it Dan after their ancestor Dan, who was born to Israel—though the city used to be called Laish. NKJV 30 Then the children of Dan set up for themselves the carved image; and Jonathan the son of Gershom, the son of Manasseh, and his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan until the day of the captivity of the land. 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. NKJV 31 So they set up for themselves Micah's carved image which he made, all the time that the house of God was in Shiloh. 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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