SEV Biblia, Chapter 18:5 Y ellos le dijeron: Pregunta, pues, ahora a Dios, para que sepamos si ha de prosperar nuestro viaje que hacemos.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 18:5 Verse 5. Ask counsel-of God] As the Danites use the word µyhla Elohim here for God, we are necessarily led to believe that they meant the true God; especially as the Levite answers, ver. 6, Before the LORD ( hwhy Yehovah) is your way. Though the former word may be sometimes applied to idols, whom their votaries clothed with the attributes of God; yet the latter is never applied but to the true God alone. As the Danites succeeded according to the oracle delivered by the Levite, it is a strong presumption that the worship established by Micah was not of an idolatrous kind. It is really begging the question to assert, as many commentators have done, that the answer was either a trick of the Levite, or suggested by the devil; and that the success of the Danites was merely accidental. This is taking the thing by the worst handle, to support an hypothesis, and to serve a system. See the end of the preceding chapter.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 5. And they said unto him, ask counsel, we pray thee, of God , etc.] They did not reprove him for assuming the priestly office, when they knew he was a Levite, such was the corruption of those times, and the great depravity and declensions they were fallen into; nor even for the idolatry he was guilty of, but encourage him in it, and thought they had got a fine opportunity, which they readily laid hold on, to have counsel asked for them of God, about the success of the errand they were sent about; to this they were led at sight of the ephod, which was like that in the tabernacle, and of the teraphim, images which, according to a notion that prevailed, when consulted, foretold future things; whether by God they meant the true God, who they thought would give an answer by these, or Micah’s gods, is not certain; according to the Targum of Jonathan, they meant the true God, which paraphrases it, “ask of the Word of the Lord:” that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous or no ; whether they should find out a proper place to dwell in, and be able to get possession of it.
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 ויאמרו 559 לו שׁאל 7592 נא 4994 באלהים 430 ונדעה 3045 התצליח 6743 דרכנו 1870 אשׁר 834 אנחנו 587 הלכים 1980 עליה׃ 5921