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Judges 18:19-29

NRS 19 They said to him, "Keep quiet! Put your hand over your mouth, and come with us, and be to us a father and a priest. Is it better for you to be priest to the house of one person, or to be priest to a tribe and clan 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?” NRS 20 Then the priest accepted the offer. He took the ephod, the teraphim, and the idol, and went along with 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. NRS 21 So they resumed their journey, putting 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. NRS 22 When they were some distance from the home of Micah, the men who were in the houses near Micah's house were called out, and they overtook the Danites. 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. NRS 23 They shouted to the Danites, who turned around and said to Micah, "What is the matter that you come with 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?” NRS 24 He replied, "You take my gods that I made, and the priest, and go away, and what have I left? How then can you ask me, "What is the matter?' " 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?’ ” NRS 25 And the Danites said to him, "You had better not let your voice be heard among us or else hot-tempered fellows will attack you, and you will lose your life and 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.” NRS 26 Then the Danites went their way. When Micah saw that they were too strong for him, he turned and went back to his home. NIV 26 So the Danites went their way, and Micah, seeing that they were too strong for him, turned around and went back home. NRS 27 The Danites, having taken what Micah had made, and the priest who belonged to him, came to Laish, to a people quiet and unsuspecting, put them to the sword, and burned down the city. 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. NRS 28 There was no deliverer, because it was far from Sidon and they had no dealings with Aram. It was in the valley that belongs to Beth-rehob. They rebuilt the city, and lived 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. NRS 29 They named the city Dan, after their ancestor Dan, who was born to Israel; but the name of the city was formerly Laish. NIV 29 They named it Dan after their ancestor Dan, who was born to Israel—though the city used to be called Laish.