Judges 18:4
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New International Version
He told them what Micah had done for him, and said, "He has hired me and I am his priest."

King James Bible
And he said unto them, Thus and thus dealeth Micah with me, and hath hired me, and I am his priest.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, Thus and thus has Micah done to me; and he has hired me, and I am his priest.

World English Bible
He said to them, "Thus and thus has Micah dealt with me, and he has hired me, and I am become his priest."

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith unto them, 'Thus and thus hath Micah done to me; and he hireth me, and I am to him for a priest.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They knew the voice of the young man - They knew, by his dialect or mode of pronunciation, that he was not an Ephraimite. We have already seen (Judges 12:6 (note)) that the Ephraimites could not pronounce certain letters.

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Judges 17:10 And Micah said to him, Dwell with me, and be to me a father and a priest, and I will give you ten shekels of silver by the year...

Proverbs 28:21 To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

Isaiah 56:11 Yes, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way...

Ezekiel 13:19 And will you pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die...

Hosea 4:8,9 They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity...

Malachi 1:10 Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nothing? neither do you kindle fire on my altar for nothing...

John 10:12,13 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees...

Acts 8:18-21 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money...

Acts 20:33 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.

1 Timothy 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

Titus 1:11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

2 Peter 2:3,14,15 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingers not...

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Cross References
Judges 17:12
Then Micah installed the Levite, and the young man became his priest and lived in his house.

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?"

Judges 18:5
Then they said to him, "Please inquire of God to learn whether our journey will be successful."

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