Judges 18:2
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New International Version
So the Danites sent five of their leading men from Zorah and Eshtaol to spy out the land and explore it. These men represented all the Danites. They told them, "Go, explore the land." So they entered the hill country of Ephraim and came to the house of Micah, where they spent the night.

King James Bible
And the children of Dan sent of their family five men from their coasts, men of valour, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol, to spy out the land, and to search it; and they said unto them, Go, search the land: who when they came to mount Ephraim, to the house of Micah, they lodged there.

Darby Bible Translation
And the children of Dan sent of their family five men of their whole number, men of valour, from Zoreah and from Eshtaol, to spy out the land, and to examine it; and they said to them, Go, examine the land. And they came to the hill-country of Ephraim, to the house of Micah, and lodged there.

World English Bible
The children of Dan sent of their family five men from their whole number, men of valor, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol, to spy out the land, and to search it; and they said to them, "Go, explore the land!" They came to the hill country of Ephraim, to the house of Micah, and lodged there.

Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of Dan send, out of their family, five men of them, men, sons of valour, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol, to traverse the land, and to search it, and they say unto them, 'Go, search the land;' and they come into the hill-country of Ephraim, unto the house of Micah, and lodge there.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Five men - men of valor - The Hebrew word חיל chayil has been applied to personal prowess, to mental energy, and to earthly possessions. They sent those in whose courage, judgment, and prudence, they could safely confide.

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men. Heb. sons. Zorah

Judges 18:8,11 And they came to their brothers to Zorah and Eshtaol: and their brothers said to them, What say you...

Judges 13:2,25 And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bore not...

Judges 16:31 Then his brothers and all the house of his father came down, and took him, and brought him up...

Genesis 42:9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said to them, You are spies...

Joshua 19:41 And the coast of their inheritance was Zorah, and Eshtaol, and Irshemesh,

to spy

Numbers 13:17 And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said to them, Get you up this way southward, and go up into the mountain:

Joshua 2:1 And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went...

Proverbs 20:18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

Luke 14:31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sits not down first...

mount

Judges 17:1 And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

Judges 19:1,18 And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel...

Joshua 17:15-18 And Joshua answered them, If you be a great people, then get you up to the wood country...

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Cross References
Joshua 15:33
In the western foothills: Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,

Judges 13:25
and the Spirit of the LORD began to stir him while he was in Mahaneh Dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.

Judges 17:1
Now a man named Micah from the hill country of Ephraim

Judges 18:3
When they were near Micah's house, they recognized the voice of the young Levite; so they turned in there and asked him, "Who brought you here? What are you doing in this place? Why are you here?"

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