SEV Biblia, Chapter 18:2 Y los hijos de Dan enviaron de su tribu cinco hombres de sus términos, hombres valientes, de Zora y Estaol, para que reconociesen y explorasen bien la tierra; y les dijeron: Id y reconoced la tierra. Estos vinieron al monte de Efraín, hasta la casa de Micaía, y allí posaron.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 18:2 Verse 2. Five men-men of valor] The Hebrew word lyj 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.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 2. And the children of Dan sent of their family five men , etc.] According to Abarbinel one out of a family, as Moses sent one out of a tribe to spy the land; and so there must be five families concerned in this affair: from their coasts, men of valour from Zorah, and from Eshtaol, to spy out the land, and to search it ; these men were sent from the borders of the tribe, the extreme parts of it, as the word may signify, where perhaps they were the most pressed and overcrowded: Zorah and Eshtaol are particularly mentioned, and were the first cities in their lot, and were the coast of their inheritance, (see Gill on “ Joshua 19:41”) some take the phrase rendered “from their coasts” to signify persons of extreme meanness, men of the lowest class among them; but the above mentioned writers interpret it to a quite contrary sense, by “Katzinim”, princes, such as Moses sent to spy the land; and this better agrees with the next clause, “men of valour”: and the word used signifies not only magnanimity and fortitude of mind, but wealth and riches; and these were sent not to spy the land of Canaan, but such places as fell to this tribe, but were possessed by the Canaanites; and their errand was to observe in what condition they were, and whether fit for their purpose, and easy to obtain, and how they might get the possession of any of them: and they said unto them, search the land ; and see if some convenient place cannot be found out to enlarge their inheritance, and give them more room and liberty for their families, now pent up, and a pasturage for their flocks and herds: who when they came to Mount Ephraim ; which lay upon the borders of them: to the house of Micah, they lodged there ; that is, when they were come near to the house of Micah, as Kimchi and Ben Melech interpret it, they took up their lodging in the neighbourhood of it, perhaps at a public house or inn; for the sense is not, that they lodged in Micah’s house, for after this we read of their turning into it, as in the next verse. According to Bunting f375 , this place was twenty four miles from Zorah and Eshtaol, from whence these men came.
Matthew Henry Commentary The Danites seek to enlarge their inheritance, and rob Micah.
--The Danites determined to take Micah's gods with them. Oh the foll of these Danites! How could they imagine those gods should protec them, that could not keep themselves from being stolen! To take the for their own use, was a double crime; it showed they neither feare God, nor regarded man, but were lost both to godliness and honesty What a folly was it for Micah to call those his gods, which he ha made, when He only is to be worshipped by us as God, that made us! Tha is put in God's place, which we are concerned about, as if our all wer bound up in it. If people will walk in the name of their false gods much more should we love and serve the true God __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew וישׁלחו 7971 בני 1121 דן 1835 ממשׁפחתם 4940 חמשׁה 2568 אנשׁים 376 מקצותם 7098 אנשׁים 376 בני 1121 חיל 2428 מצרעה 6881 ומאשׁתאל 847 לרגל 7270 את 853 הארץ 776 ולחקרה 2713 ויאמרו 559 אלהם 413 לכו 1980 חקרו 2713 את 853 הארץ 776 ויבאו 935 הר 2022 אפרים 669 עד 5704 בית 1004 מיכה 4318 וילינו 3885 שׁם׃ 8033