Judges 18:23
New International Version
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?"

New Living Translation
They were shouting as they caught up with them. The men of Dan turned around and said to Micah, “What’s the matter? Why have you called these men together and chased after us like this?”

English Standard Version
And they shouted to the people of Dan, who turned around and said to Micah, “What is the matter with you, that you come with such a company?”

Berean Study Bible
When they called out after them, the Danites turned to face them and said to Micah, “What is the matter with you that you have called out such a company?”

King James Bible
And they cried unto the children of Dan. And they turned their faces, and said unto Micah, What aileth thee, that thou comest with such a company?

New King James Version
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?”

New American Standard Bible
Then they called out to the sons of Dan, who turned around and said to Micah, “What is the matter with you, that you have assembled together?”

NASB 1995
They cried to the sons of Dan, who turned around and said to Micah, "What is the matter with you, that you have assembled together?"

NASB 1977
And they cried to the sons of Dan, who turned around and said to Micah, “What is the matter with you, that you have assembled together?”

Amplified Bible
They shouted to the Danites, who turned and said to Micah, “What is your reason for assembling [against us]?”

Christian Standard Bible
They called to the Danites, who turned to face them, and said to Micah, “What’s the matter with you that you mustered the men? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They called to the Danites, who turned to face them, and said to Micah, "What's the matter with you that you mobilized the men?"

American Standard Version
And they cried unto the children of Dan. And they turned their faces, and said unto Micah, What aileth thee, that thou comest with such a company?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he called to the sons of Dan and they turned and they said to Mikah: “What is with you, that you shout?”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the children of Dan turned their face, and said to Michaias, What is the matter with thee that thou hast cried out?

Contemporary English Version
and shouted for them to stop. They turned to face him and asked, "What's wrong? Why did you bring all these men?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And began to shout out after them. They looked back, and said to Michas: What aileth thee? Why dost thou cry?

English Revised Version
And they cried unto the children of Dan. And they turned their faces, and said unto Micah, What aileth thee, that thou comest with such a company?

Good News Translation
and shouted at them. The Danites turned around and asked Micah, "What's the matter? Why all this mob?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They shouted at them. But the people of Dan turned around and said to Micah, "What's your problem? Why did you call your neighbors together to attack us?"

International Standard Version
They yelled at the descendants of Dan, who turned around to face Micah and asked, "What's wrong with you? You've assembled together…?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they cried unto the children of Dan. And they turned their faces, and said unto Micah: 'What aileth thee, that thou comest with such a company?'

Literal Standard Version
and call to the sons of Dan, and they turn their faces around, and say to Micah, “What [is this] to you that you have been called together?”

NET Bible
When they called out to the Danites, the Danites turned around and said to Micah, "Why have you gathered together?"

New Heart English Bible
They cried to the people of Dan. They turned their faces, and said to Micah, "What's wrong with you, that you come with such a company?"

World English Bible
They cried to the children of Dan. They turned their faces, and said to Micah, "What ails you, that you come with such a company?"

Young's Literal Translation
and call unto the sons of Dan, and they turn round their faces, and say to Micah, 'What -- to thee that thou hast been called together?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Danites Take Micah's Idols
22After they were some distance from Micah’s house, the men in the houses near Micah’s house mobilized and overtook the Danites. 23When they called out after them, the Danites turned to face them and said to Micah, “What is the matter with you that you have called out such a company?” 24He replied, “You took the gods I had made, and my priest, and went away. What else do I have? How can you say to me, ‘What is the matter with you?’ ”…

Cross References
Genesis 21:17
Then God heard the voice of the boy, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, "What is wrong, Hagar? Do not be afraid, for God has heard the voice of the boy where he lies.

Judges 18:22
After they were some distance from Micah's house, the men in the houses near Micah's house mobilized and overtook the Danites.

Judges 18:24
He replied, "You took the gods I had made, and my priest, and went away. What else do I have? How can you say to me, 'What is the matter with you?'"

2 Kings 6:28
Then the king asked her, "What is the matter?" And she answered, "This woman said to me, 'Give up your son, that we may eat him, and tomorrow we will eat my son.'


Treasury of Scripture

And they cried to the children of Dan. And they turned their faces, and said to Micah, What ails you, that you come with such a company?

what aileth

Genesis 21:17
And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

1 Samuel 11:5
And, behold, Saul came after the herd out of the field; and Saul said, What aileth the people that they weep? And they told him the tidings of the men of Jabesh.

2 Samuel 14:5
And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and mine husband is dead.

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(23) What aileth thee?--There is again a certain grim humour in the narrative, with some sense of irony for the total discomfiture and pathetic outcries of Micah. Dan showed himself in this proceeding like "a serpent on the way, an adder in the path" (Genesis 49:17). (Comp. Deuteronomy 33:22.)

Verse 23. - That thou comest, etc. - literally, that thou art gathered together, the same word as in ver. 22. It is the idea of the clan, or family, or tribe which causes the phrase. Just as Israel or Judah designates the whole nation, or the whole tribe, under the name of their patriarch, so here Micah would include all the clan who dwelt in Micah's house; and hence the Danites speak of Micah being gathered together.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When they called out
וַֽיִּקְרְאוּ֙ (way·yiq·rə·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

after them,
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the Danites
בְּנֵי־ (bə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

turned
וַיַּסֵּ֖בּוּ (way·yas·sêb·bū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5437: To turn about, go around, surround

to face them
פְּנֵיהֶ֑ם (pə·nê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6440: The face

and said
וַיֹּאמְר֣וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to Micah,
לְמִיכָ֔ה (lə·mî·ḵāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4318: Micah -- the name of several Israelites

“What is the matter
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

with you that
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

you have called out such a company?”
נִזְעָֽקְתָּ׃ (niz·‘ā·qə·tā)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 2199: To shriek, to announce, convene publicly


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