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Judges 18:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and went in the midst of the people.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and went in the midst of the people.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The priest’s heart was glad, and he took the ephod and household idols and the graven image and went among the people.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and went in the midst of the people.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Then the priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and went in the midst of the people.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then was the heart of the priest glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image,—and came into the midst of the people.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the heart of the priest is glad, and he taketh the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and goeth into the midst of the people,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— When he heard this, he agreed to their words, and took the ephod, and the idols, and the graven god, and departed with them.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the Priests heart was glad, and he tooke the Ephod, and the Teraphim, and the grauen image, and went in the middest of the people.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the heart of the priest was glad, and he took the ephod, and the theraphin, and the graven image, and the molten image, and went in the midst of the people.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and went in the midst of the people.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the priest's 3548
{3548} Prime
כֹּהֵן
kohen
{ko-hane'}
Active participle of H3547; literally one officiating, a priest; also (by courtesy) an acting priest (although a layman).
heart 3820
{3820} Prime
לֵב
leb
{labe}
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
was glad, 3190
{3190} Prime
יָטַב
yatab
{yaw-tab'}
A primitive root; to be (causatively) make well, literally (sound, beautiful) or figuratively (happy, successful, right).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and he took 3947
{3947} Prime
לָקַח
laqach
{law-kakh'}
A primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the ephod, 646
{0646} Prime
אֵפוֹד
'ephowd
{ay-fode'}
Second form is a rare form; probably of foreign derivation; a girdle; specifically the ephod or high priest's shoulder piece; also generally an image.
and the teraphim, 8655
{8655} Prime
תְּרָפִים
t@raphiym
{ter-aw-feme'}
Plural perhaps from H7495; a healer; Teraphim (singular or plural) a family idol.
and the graven image, 6459
{6459} Prime
פֶּסֶל
pecel
{peh'-sel}
From H6458; an idol.
and went x935
(0935) Complement
בּוֹא
bow'
{bo}
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
in y935
[0935] Standard
בּוֹא
bow'
{bo}
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the midst 7130
{7130} Prime
קֶרֶב
qereb
{keh'-reb}
From H7126; properly the nearest part, that is, the centre, whether literally, figuratively or adverbially (especially with preposition).
of the people. 5971
{5971} Prime
עַם
`am
{am}
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Judges 18:11-21.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Judges 18:14-26.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Judges 18:20

Was glad — Being wholly governed by his own interest. The midst — Both for the greater security of such precious things, and that Micah might not be able to come at him, to injure or upbraid him; and, it may be, because that was the place where the ark used to be carried.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Judges 18:20

And the priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and went in the midst of the (h) people.

(h) With the six hundred men.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
heart:

Judges 17:10 And Micah said unto him, Dwell with me, and be unto me a father and a priest, and I will give thee ten [shekels] of silver by the year, and a suit of apparel, and thy victuals. So the Levite went in.
Proverbs 30:15 The horseleach hath two daughters, [crying], Give, give. There are three [things that] are never satisfied, [yea], four [things] say not, [It is] enough:
Isaiah 56:11 Yea, [they are] greedy dogs [which] can never have enough, and they [are] shepherds [that] cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
Ezekiel 13:19 And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear [your] lies?
Hosea 4:3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.
Acts 20:33 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.
Philippians 3:19 Whose end [is] destruction, whose God [is their] belly, and [whose] glory [is] in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
2 Peter 2:15-16 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam [the son] of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; ... But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.

went:
He was glad of his preferment among the Danites; and went into the crowd, that he might not be discovered by Micah or his family.
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Jg 17:10. Pv 30:15. Is 56:11. Ezk 13:19. Ho 4:3. Ac 20:33. Php 3:19. 2P 2:3, 15.

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