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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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LibraryThe Historical Books.
1. In the Pentateuch we have the establishment of the Theocracy, with the preparatory and accompanying history pertaining to it. The province of the historical books is to unfold its practiced working, and to show how, under the divine superintendence and guidance, it accomplished the end for which it was given. They contain, therefore, primarily, a history of God's dealings with the covenant people under the economy which he had imposed upon them. They look at the course of human events on the …
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The Heavenly Footman; Or, a Description of the Man that Gets to Heaven:
When Laban had gone to shear his sheep, Rachel stole her father's household gods.
Now you have gone off because you longed to return to your father's household. But why did you steal my gods?"
The six hundred Danites, armed for battle, stood at the entrance of the gate.
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.
See, they are all false! Their deeds amount to nothing; their images are but wind and confusion.
They stoop and bow down together; unable to rescue the burden, they themselves go off into captivity.
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