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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Judges 17:1

    CHAPTERS: Judges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13




    King James Bible - Judges 17:1

    And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

    World English Bible

    There was a man of the hill
    country of Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

    Douay-Rheims - Judges 17:1

    There was at that
    time a man of mount Ephraim whose name was Michas,

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

    Original Hebrew

    1961 אישׁ 376 מהר 2022 אפרים 669 ושׁמו 8034 מיכיהו׃ 4319

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (1) -
    Jud 10:1 Jos 15:9; 17:14-18

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 17:1

    ¬∂ Hubo un varůn del monte de Efraín, que se llamaba Micaía.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 17:1

    Verse 1. And there was a man of Mount
    Ephraim] It is extremely difficult to fix the chronology of this and the following transactions. Some think them to be here in their natural order; others, that they happened in the time of Joshua, or immediately after the ancients who outlived Joshua.

    All that can be said with certainty is this, that they happened when there was no king in Israel; i.e., about the time of the Judges, or in some time of the anarchy, ver. 6.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 1. And there was a man of Mount Ephraim , etc.] This and the four following chapters contain an history of facts, which were done not after the death of Samson, as some have thought, and as they may seem at first sight, by the order in which they are laid; but long before his time, and indeed before any of the judges in Israel, when there was no king, judge, or supreme governor among them, as appears from ( Judges 17:6 19:1 21:25) even between the death of Joshua and the elders, and the first judge of Israel, Othniel; and so Josephus places them in his history, and the connection of them is with ( Judges 2:10) and so accounts for the rise of idolatry in Israel, how it got into the tribe of Dan, and spread itself over all the tribes of Israel, ( Judges 2:11) which brought on their servitude to Cushanrishathaim, in which time the Jewish chronology places those events; but they were certainly before that, for the idolatry they fell into was the cause of it; yet could not be so early as the times of Joshua, and before his death; because in his days, and the days of the elders, Israel served the Lord; the reasons why they are postponed to the end of this book, and the account of them given here, are, according to Dr. Lightfoot f369 , that the reader observing how their state policy failed in the death of Samson, who was a Danite, might presently be showed Godís justice in it, because their religion had first failed among the Danites; that when he observes that 1100 pieces of silver were given by every Philistine prince for the ruin of Samson, ( Judges 16:5) he might presently observe the pieces of silver that were given by Micahís mother for the making of an idol, which ruined religion in Samsonís tribe; that the story of Micah, of the hill country of Ephraim, the first destroyer of religion, and the story of Samuel, of the hill country of Ephraim, the first reformer of religion, might be laid together somewhat near. That the facts after related were so early done as has been observed, appears from the following things; the priest of the idol Micah made was a grandson of Moses, ( Judges 18:30), the Danitesí seeking to enlarge their possessions, related in the same chapter, was most probably as soon as they were driven into the mountains by the Amorites, ( Judges 1:34). Mahanah Dan, from whence they marched, and had its name from their expedition, ( Judges 18:12) is mentioned before in the history of Samson, ( Judges 13:25 *marg) and therefore the expedition must be before his time. Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, was alive at the battle of Gibeah, ( Judges 20:28) and Deborah speaks of the 40,000 Israelites slain by Benjamin at it, ( Judges 5:8). This man with whom the idolatry began was of the tribe of Ephraim, and dwelt in the mountainous part of it: whose name was Micah ; in the original it is Micajehu, with part of the name Jehovah affixed to it, as Dr. Lightfoot remarks, till he set up his image, and thenceforward was called Micah; but, according to Abarbinel, the former was his name while he was a child, and in his youth, and with his mother, being a diminutive term, and when he became a man be was called Micah, ( Judges 17:5).

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-6 - What is
    related in this, and the rest of the chapters to the end of this book, was done soon after the death of Joshua: see chap. Ju 20:28. That it might appear how happy the nation was under the Judges here is showed how unhappy they were when there was no Judge. The love of money made Micah so undutiful to his mother as to rob her, and mad her so unkind to her son, as to curse him. Outward losses drive goo people to their prayers, but bad people to their curses. This woman' silver was her god, before it was made into a graven or a molten image Micah and his mother agreed to turn their money into a god, and set u idol worship in their family. See the cause of this corruption. Ever man did that which was right in his own eyes, and then they soon di that which was evil in the sight of the Lord.

    Original Hebrew

    ויהי 1961 אישׁ 376 מהר 2022 אפרים 669 ושׁמו 8034 מיכיהו׃ 4319

    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13


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