Judges 18:17
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New International Version
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.

King James Bible
And the five men that went to spy out the land went up, and came in thither, and took the graven image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image: and the priest stood in the entering of the gate with the six hundred men that were appointed with weapons of war.

Darby Bible Translation
And the five men that had gone to spy out the land went up, entered in thither, [and] took the graven image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image; and the priest stood at the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men that were girded with weapons of war.

World English Bible
The five men who went to spy out the land went up, and came in there, and took the engraved image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image: and the priest stood by the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men girt with weapons of war.

Young's Literal Translation
yea, the five men, those going to traverse the land, go up -- they have come in thither -- they have taken the graven image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image -- and the priest is standing at the opening of the gate, and the six hundred men who are girded with weapons of war --

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Consider what ye have to do - They probably had formed the design to carry off the priest and his sacred utensils.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

five men

Judges 18:2,14 And the children of Dan sent of their family five men from their coasts, men of valor, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol...

the graven

Judges 6:31 And Joash said to all that stood against him, Will you plead for Baal? will you save him? he that will plead for him...

Judges 17:4,5 Yet he restored the money to his mother; and his mother took two hundred shekels of silver, and gave them to the founder...

Exodus 32:20 And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strewed it on the water...

1 Samuel 4:11 And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain.

1 Samuel 6:2-9 And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners, saying, What shall we do to the ark of the LORD...

2 Kings 19:18,19 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone...

Isaiah 46:1,2,7 Bel bows down, Nebo stoops, their idols were on the beasts, and on the cattle: your carriages were heavy laden...

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TOGETHER WITH THE WAY HE RUNS IN, THE MARKS HE GOES BY; ALSO, SOME DIRECTIONS HOW TO RUN SO AS TO OBTAIN. 'And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain: escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.'--Genesis 19:17. London: Printed for John Marshall, at the Bible in Gracechurch Street, 1698. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. About forty years ago a gentleman, in whose company I had commenced my
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Cross References
Genesis 31:19
When Laban had gone to shear his sheep, Rachel stole her father's household gods.

Genesis 31:30
Now you have gone off because you longed to return to your father's household. But why did you steal my gods?"

Judges 18:16
The six hundred Danites, armed for battle, stood at the entrance of the gate.

Judges 18:18
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?"

1 Samuel 19:13
Then Michal took an idol and laid it on the bed, covering it with a garment and putting some goats' hair at the head.

Isaiah 41:29
See, they are all false! Their deeds amount to nothing; their images are but wind and confusion.

Isaiah 46:2
They stoop and bow down together; unable to rescue the burden, they themselves go off into captivity.

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