Judges 17:6
New International Version
In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit.

New Living Translation
In those days Israel had no king; all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes.

English Standard Version
In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

Berean Study Bible
In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

King James Bible
In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

New King James Version
In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

New American Standard Bible
In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

NASB 1995
In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.

NASB 1977
In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.

Amplified Bible
In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.

Christian Standard Bible
In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did whatever seemed right to him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did whatever he wanted.

American Standard Version
In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In those days there was not a King in Israel, and every man was doing whatever was good in his eyes

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And in those days there was no king in Israel; every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

Contemporary English Version
This was before kings ruled Israel, so all the Israelites did whatever they thought was right.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In those days there was no king in Israel, but every one did that which seemed right to himself.

English Revised Version
In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

Good News Translation
There was no king in Israel at that time; everyone did whatever they wanted.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In those days Israel didn't have a king. Everyone did whatever he considered right.

International Standard Version
Back in those days, Israel didn't yet have a king, so each person did whatever seemed right in his own opinion.

JPS Tanakh 1917
In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

Literal Standard Version
in those days there is no king in Israel, each does that which is right in his own eyes.

NET Bible
In those days Israel had no king. Each man did what he considered to be right.

New Heart English Bible
In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

World English Bible
In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

Young's Literal Translation
in those days there is no king in Israel, each that which is right in his own eyes doth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Micah's Idolatry
5Now this man Micah had a shrine, and he made an ephod and some household idols, and ordained one of his sons as his priest. 6In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes. 7And there was a young Levite from Bethlehem in Judah who had been residing within the clan of Judah.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 12:8
You are not to do as we are doing here today, where everyone does what seems right in his own eyes.

Judges 18:1
In those days there was no king in Israel, and the tribe of the Danites was looking for territory to occupy. For up to that time they had not come into an inheritance among the tribes of Israel.

Judges 19:1
Now in those days, when there was no king in Israel, a Levite who lived in the remote hill country of Ephraim took for himself a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah.

Judges 21:25
In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.


Treasury of Scripture

In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

no king

Judges 18:1
In those days there was no king in Israel: and in those days the tribe of the Danites sought them an inheritance to dwell in; for unto that day all their inheritance had not fallen unto them among the tribes of Israel.

Judges 19:1
And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite sojourning on the side of mount Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Bethlehemjudah.

Judges 21:3,25
And said, O LORD God of Israel, why is this come to pass in Israel, that there should be to day one tribe lacking in Israel? …

right

Deuteronomy 12:8
Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes.

Psalm 12:4
Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

Proverbs 12:15
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.









(6) In those days there was no king.--This shows that these narratives were written, or more probably edited, in the days of the monarchy. (See Judges 18:1; Judges 19:1; Judges 21:25.)

Did that which was right in his own eyes.--The notice is added to show why there was no authoritative interference of prince or ruler to prevent idolatrous or lawless proceedings. (Deuteronomy 12:8 : "Ye shall not do after all the things which we do here this day, every man what is right in his own eyes.")

Verse 6. - There was no king. This must have been written in the days of the kings of Israel and Judah, and perhaps with reference to the efforts of such kings as Ass (1 Kings 15:13) and Jehoshaphat (1 Kings 22:43) to put down idolatry.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
In those
הָהֵ֔ם (hā·hêm)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

days
בַּיָּמִ֣ים (bay·yā·mîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day

there was no
אֵ֥ין (’ên)
Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

king
מֶ֖לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

in Israel;
בְּיִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל (bə·yiś·rā·’êl)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

everyone
אִ֛ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

did [what was]
יַעֲשֶֽׂה׃ (ya·‘ă·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

right
הַיָּשָׁ֥ר (hay·yā·šār)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 3477: Straight, right

in his own eyes.
בְּעֵינָ֖יו (bə·‘ê·nāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain


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