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Judges 17:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— In those days [there was] no king in Israel, [but] every man did [that which was] right in his own eyes.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— In those days [there was] no king in Israel, [but] every man did [that which was] right in his own eyes.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— In those days, there was no king in Israel,—every man did, that which was right in his own eyes.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— in those days there is no king in Israel, each that which is right in his own eyes doth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— In those days there was no king in Israel, but every one did that which seemed right to himself.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— In those dayes [there was] no king in Israel, but euery man did that which was right in his owne eyes.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And in those days there was no king in Israel; every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— In those days [there was] no king in Yisrael, [but] every man did [that which was] right in his own eyes.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
In those x1992
(1992) Complement
הֵם
hem
{haym}
Masculine plural from H1931; they (only used when emphatic).
days 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
[there was] no x369
(0369) Complement
אַיִן
'ayin
{ah'-yin}
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
king 4428
{4428} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
From H4427; a king.
in Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל, 3478
{3478} Prime
יִשְׂרָאֵל
Yisra'el
{yis-raw-ale'}
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
[but] every man 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
did 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
[that which was] right 3477
{3477} Prime
יָשָׁר
yashar
{yaw-shawr'}
From H3474; straight (literally or figuratively).
in his own eyes. 5869
{5869} Prime
עַיִן
`ayin
{ah'-yin}
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Judges 17:6

_ _ every man did that which was right in his own eyes — From want of a settled government, there was no one to call him to account. No punishment followed any crime.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Judges 17:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Judges 17:6

No king — No judge to govern and control them. The word king being used largely for a supreme magistrate. God raised up judges to rule and deliver the people, when he saw fit; and at other times for their sins he suffered them to be without them, and such a time this was; and therefore they ran into that idolatry, from which the judges usually kept them; as appears by that solemn and oft — repeated passage in this book, that after the death of such or such a judge, the people forsook the Lord, and turned to idols. His own eyes — That is, not what pleased God, but what best suited his own fancy.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Judges 17:6

In those days [there was] no (e) king in Israel, [but] every man did [that which was] right in his own eyes.

(e) For where there is no Magistrate fearing God, there can be no true religion or order.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
no king:

Judges 18:1 In those days [there was] no king in Israel: and in those days the tribe of the Danites sought them an inheritance to dwell in; for unto that day [all their] inheritance had not fallen unto them among the tribes of Israel.
Judges 19:1 And it came to pass in those days, when [there was] no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite sojourning on the side of mount Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Bethlehemjudah.
Judges 21:3 And said, O LORD God of Israel, why is this come to pass in Israel, that there should be to day one tribe lacking in Israel?
Judges 21:25 In those days [there was] no king in Israel: every man did [that which was] right in his own eyes.
Genesis 36:31 And these [are] the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel.
Deuteronomy 33:5 And he was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people [and] the tribes of Israel were gathered together.

right:

Deuteronomy 12:8 Ye shall not do after all [the things] that we do here this day, every man whatsoever [is] right in his own eyes.
Psalms 12:4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips [are] our own: who [is] lord over us?
Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel [is] wise.
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death.
Proverbs 16:2 All the ways of a man [are] clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.
Ecclesiastes 11:9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these [things] God will bring thee into judgment.
Jeremiah 44:16-17 [As for] the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee. ... But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for [then] had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.
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Gn 36:31. Dt 12:8; 33:5. Jg 18:1; 19:1; 21:3, 25. Ps 12:4. Pv 12:15; 14:12; 16:2. Ec 11:9. Jr 44:16.

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