Friday, June 1, 2018

Judges 18

This section of the Bible, like many, has no example of good behaviour among the chosen people. Do not go and do likewise. This continues the story of Micah.

Judges 18 Fn Min Max Syll
בַּיָּמִ֣ים הָהֵ֔ם אֵ֥ין מֶ֖לֶךְ בְּיִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל
וּבַיָּמִ֣ים הָהֵ֗ם שֵׁ֣בֶט הַדָּנִ֞י מְבַקֶּשׁ־ל֤וֹ נַֽחֲלָה֙ לָשֶׁ֔בֶת כִּי֩ לֹֽא־נָ֨פְלָה לּ֜וֹ עַד־הַיּ֥וֹם הַה֛וּא בְּתוֹךְ־שִׁבְטֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל בְּנַחֲלָֽה
1 In those days there was no king in Israel.
And in those days, the sceptre of the Danites sought for itself to settle an inheritance. For until that day the inheritance had not fallen to it among the sceptres of Israel.
3d 4C 12
42
וַיִּשְׁלְח֣וּ בְנֵי־דָ֣ן ׀ מִֽמִּשְׁפַּחְתָּ֡ם חֲמִשָּׁ֣ה אֲנָשִׁ֣ים מִקְצוֹתָם֩ אֲנָשִׁ֨ים בְּנֵי־חַ֜יִל מִצָּרְעָ֣ה וּמֵֽאֶשְׁתָּאֹ֗ל לְרַגֵּ֤ל אֶת־הָאָ֙רֶץ֙ וּלְחָקְרָ֔הּ וַיֹּאמְר֣וּ אֲלֵהֶ֔ם לְכ֖וּ חִקְר֣וּ אֶת־הָאָ֑רֶץ
וַיָּבֹ֤אוּ הַר־אֶפְרַ֙יִם֙ עַד־בֵּ֣ית מִיכָ֔ה וַיָּלִ֖ינוּ שָֽׁם
2 And the children of Dan sent from their family, five persons from their shores, persons of children of ability, from Tsora and from Eshtaol, to survey the land and to examine it, and they said to them, Go. Examine the land.
And they came to mount Ephraim, to the house of Micah, and they lodged there.
3e 4C 58
15
הֵ֚מָּה עִם־בֵּ֣ית מִיכָ֔ה וְהֵ֣מָּה הִכִּ֔ירוּ אֶת־ק֥וֹל הַנַּ֖עַר הַלֵּוִ֑י
וַיָּס֣וּרוּ שָׁ֗ם וַיֹּ֤אמְרוּ לוֹ֙ מִֽי־הֱבִיאֲךָ֣ הֲלֹ֔ם וּמָֽה־אַתָּ֥ה עֹשֶׂ֛ה בָּזֶ֖ה וּמַה־לְּךָ֥ פֹֽה
3 C They were with the house of Micah, and they recognized the voice of the Levite lad,
and they turned aside there and they said to him, Who brought you here? And what you are doing in this? And what do you have here?
3d 4C 20
28
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֲלֵהֶ֔ם כָּזֹ֣ה וְכָזֶ֔ה עָ֥שָׂה לִ֖י מִיכָ֑ה
וַיִּשְׂכְּרֵ֕נִי וָאֱהִי־ל֖וֹ לְכֹהֵֽן
4 And he said to them, As this and as this, Micah has done for me,
And he has hired me, and I am his priest.
3e 4B 16
11
וַיֹּ֥אמְרוּ ל֖וֹ שְׁאַל־נָ֣א בֵאלֹהִ֑ים
וְנֵ֣דְעָ֔ה הֲתַצְלִ֣יחַ דַּרְכֵּ֔נוּ אֲשֶׁ֥ר אֲנַ֖חְנוּ הֹלְכִ֥ים עָלֶֽיהָ
5 And they said to him, Ask, if you will, in God,
that we may know which way for us will be prosperous, that we may go in it.
3e 4B 10
20
וַיֹּ֧אמֶר לָהֶ֛ם הַכֹּהֵ֖ן לְכ֣וּ לְשָׁל֑וֹם
נֹ֣כַח יְהוָ֔ה דַּרְכְּכֶ֖ם אֲשֶׁ֥ר תֵּֽלְכוּ־בָֽהּ
6 And the priest said to them, Go in peace.
Straightforward of Yahweh is your way that you are going in.
3c 4B 13
12
וַיֵּלְכוּ֙ חֲמֵ֣שֶׁת הָאֲנָשִׁ֔ים וַיָּבֹ֖אוּ לָ֑יְשָׁה
וַיִּרְא֣וּ אֶת־הָעָ֣ם אֲשֶׁר־בְּקִרְבָּ֣הּ יוֹשֶֽׁבֶת־לָ֠בֶטַח כְּמִשְׁפַּ֨ט צִדֹנִ֜ים שֹׁקֵ֣ט ׀ וּבֹטֵ֗חַ וְאֵין־מַכְלִ֨ים דָּבָ֤ר בָּאָ֙רֶץ֙ יוֹרֵ֣שׁ עֶ֔צֶר וּרְחֹקִ֥ים הֵ֙מָּה֙ מִצִּ֣דֹנִ֔ים וְדָבָ֥ר אֵין־לָהֶ֖ם עִם־אָדָֽם
7 And the five persons went and they came to Laish.
And they saw the people that were within her, settled, trusting, according to the framework of Sidonians, quiet and trusting. And there was no humiliating matter in the land. Dispossession could be coerced. Distant they were from Sidon, and they were without interaction with humanity.
3e 4C 15
60
וַיָּבֹ֙אוּ֙ אֶל־אֲחֵיהֶ֔ם צָרְעָ֖ה וְאֶשְׁתָּאֹ֑ל
וַיֹּאמְר֥וּ לָהֶ֛ם אֲחֵיהֶ֖ם מָ֥ה אַתֶּֽם
8 And they came to their kin, to Tsora and Eshtaol,
and their kin said to them, What is with you?
3d 4A 13
11
וַיֹּאמְר֗וּ ק֚וּמָה וְנַעֲלֶ֣ה עֲלֵיהֶ֔ם כִּ֤י רָאִ֙ינוּ֙ אֶת־הָאָ֔רֶץ וְהִנֵּ֥ה טוֹבָ֖ה מְאֹ֑ד
וְאַתֶּ֣ם מַחְשִׁ֔ים אַל־תֵּעָ֣צְל֔וּ לָלֶ֥כֶת לָבֹ֖א לָרֶ֥שֶׁת אֶת־הָאָֽרֶץ
9 And they said, Arise. Let us go up over them, for we have seen the land, and behold it is very good.
But you, are you becalmed? Do not be slothful to go, to enter, to possess the land.
3e 4C 27
21
כְּבֹאֲכֶ֞ם תָּבֹ֣אוּ ׀ אֶל־עַ֣ם בֹּטֵ֗חַ וְהָאָ֙רֶץ֙ רַחֲבַ֣ת יָדַ֔יִם כִּֽי־נְתָנָ֥הּ אֱלֹהִ֖ים בְּיֶדְכֶ֑ם
מָקוֹם֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר אֵֽין־שָׁ֣ם מַחְס֔וֹר כָּל־דָּבָ֖ר אֲשֶׁ֥ר בָּאָֽרֶץ
10 When you come, you come to a trusting people, and the land is broad of means,
for God has given her into your hand, a place where there is no lack of every thing that is in the earth.
3e 4B 29
16
וַיִּסְע֤וּ מִשָּׁם֙ מִמִּשְׁפַּ֣חַת הַדָּנִ֔י מִצָּרְעָ֖ה וּמֵאֶשְׁתָּאֹ֑ל
שֵֽׁשׁ־מֵא֣וֹת אִ֔ישׁ חָג֖וּר כְּלֵ֥י מִלְחָמָֽה
11 And they migrated from there, from the family of Dan, from Tsora and from Eshtaol,
six hundred, each attired with instruments of battle.
3e 4C 20
11
וַֽיַּעֲל֗וּ וַֽיַּחֲנ֛וּ בְּקִרְיַ֥ת יְעָרִ֖ים בִּֽיהוּדָ֑ה
עַל־כֵּ֡ן קָרְאוּ֩ לַמָּק֨וֹם הַה֜וּא מַחֲנֵה־דָ֗ן עַ֚ד הַיּ֣וֹם הַזֶּ֔ה הִנֵּ֕ה אַחֲרֵ֖י קִרְיַ֥ת יְעָרִֽים
12 And they came up to and encamped in the town of Yearim in Judah.
Therefore they call that place the camp of Dan to this day. Behold, it is behind the town of Yearim.
3d 4C 17
28
וַיַּעַבְר֥וּ מִשָּׁ֖ם הַר־אֶפְרָ֑יִם
וַיָּבֹ֖אוּ עַד־בֵּ֥ית מִיכָֽה
13 And they crossed over mount Ephraim from there,
and they came to the house of Micah.
3e 4A 10
7
וַֽיַּעֲנ֞וּ חֲמֵ֣שֶׁת הָאֲנָשִׁ֗ים הַהֹלְכִים֮ לְרַגֵּל֮ אֶת־הָאָ֣רֶץ לַיִשׁ֒ וַיֹּֽאמְרוּ֙ אֶל־אֲחֵיהֶ֔ם הַיְדַעְתֶּ֗ם כִּ֠י יֵ֣שׁ בַּבָּתִּ֤ים הָאֵ֙לֶּה֙ אֵפ֣וֹד וּתְרָפִ֔ים וּפֶ֖סֶל וּמַסֵּכָ֑ה
וְעַתָּ֖ה דְּע֥וּ מַֽה־תַּעֲשֽׂוּ
14 And the five persons who went to survey the land of Laish answered, and they said to their kin, Do you know that there is in those houses an ephod, and healing images, and a graven image, and a molten image,
so now make known what you will do.
3e 4C 53
9
וַיָּס֣וּרוּ שָׁ֔מָּה וַיָּבֹ֛אוּ אֶל־בֵּֽית־הַנַּ֥עַר הַלֵּוִ֖י בֵּ֣ית מִיכָ֑ה
וַיִּשְׁאֲלוּ־ל֖וֹ לְשָׁלֽוֹם
15 And they turned aside there, and they came to the house of the lad, the Levite, the house of Micah,
and asked him for peace.
3d 4B 20
7
וְשֵׁשׁ־מֵא֣וֹת אִ֗ישׁ חֲגוּרִים֙ כְּלֵ֣י מִלְחַמְתָּ֔ם נִצָּבִ֖ים פֶּ֣תַח הַשָּׁ֑עַר
אֲשֶׁ֖ר מִבְּנֵי־דָֽן
16 And six hundred, each attired with instruments of their battle, stood firm at the door of the gate,
(who were from the children of Dan).
3e 4B 21
5
וַֽיַּעֲל֞וּ חֲמֵ֣שֶׁת הָאֲנָשִׁ֗ים הַהֹלְכִים֮ לְרַגֵּ֣ל אֶת־הָאָרֶץ֒ בָּ֣אוּ שָׁ֔מָּה לָקְח֗וּ אֶת־הַפֶּ֙סֶל֙ וְאֶת־הָ֣אֵפ֔וֹד וְאֶת־הַתְּרָפִ֖ים וְאֶת־הַמַּסֵּכָ֑ה
וְהַכֹּהֵ֗ן נִצָּב֙ פֶּ֣תַח הַשַּׁ֔עַר וְשֵׁשׁ־מֵא֣וֹת הָאִ֔ישׁ הֶחָג֖וּר כְּלֵ֥י הַמִּלְחָמָֽה
17 And the five persons who went to survey the land went up, entered there, took the graven image and the ephod and the healing images and the molten image.
And the priest standing firm at the door of the gate, and the six hundred, each attired with the instruments of the battle.
3e 4B 47
26
וְאֵ֗לֶּה בָּ֚אוּ בֵּ֣ית מִיכָ֔ה וַיִּקְחוּ֙ אֶת־פֶּ֣סֶל הָאֵפ֔וֹד וְאֶת־הַתְּרָפִ֖ים וְאֶת־הַמַּסֵּכָ֑ה
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר אֲלֵיהֶם֙ הַכֹּהֵ֔ן מָ֥ה אַתֶּ֖ם עֹשִֽׂים
18 And these came to the house of Micah, and they took graven image, the ephod, and the healing images, and and the molten image,
and the priest said to them, What you are doing?
3e 4C 28
14
וַיֹּאמְרוּ֩ ל֨וֹ הַחֲרֵ֜שׁ שִֽׂים־יָדְךָ֤ עַל־פִּ֙יךָ֙ וְלֵ֣ךְ עִמָּ֔נוּ וֶֽהְיֵה־לָ֖נוּ לְאָ֣ב וּלְכֹהֵ֑ן
הֲט֣וֹב ׀ הֱיוֹתְךָ֣ כֹהֵ֗ן לְבֵית֙ אִ֣ישׁ אֶחָ֔ד א֚וֹ הֱיוֹתְךָ֣ כֹהֵ֔ן לְשֵׁ֥בֶט וּלְמִשְׁפָּחָ֖ה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵֽל
19 And they said to him, Silence. Set your hand over your mouth, and go with us, and be for us father and priest.
Is it better for you to be a priest of the house of one man, or for you to be a priest for a sceptre and for a family in Israel?
3e 4C 27
29
וַיִּיטַב֙ לֵ֣ב הַכֹּהֵ֔ן וַיִּקַּח֙ אֶת־הָ֣אֵפ֔וֹד וְאֶת־הַתְּרָפִ֖ים וְאֶת־הַפָּ֑סֶל
וַיָּבֹ֖א בְּקֶ֥רֶב הָעָֽם
20 And the heart of the priest was merry and he took the ephod, and the healing images, and the graven image,
and went within the people.
3e 4B 24
8
וַיִּפְנ֖וּ וַיֵּלֵ֑כוּ
וַיָּשִׂ֨ימוּ אֶת־הַטַּ֧ף וְאֶת־הַמִּקְנֶ֛ה וְאֶת־הַכְּבוּדָּ֖ה לִפְנֵיהֶֽם
21 And they faced about,
and they went, and they put the little ones, and the livestock, and the glory before them.
3c 4A 7
20
הֵ֥מָּה הִרְחִ֖יקוּ מִבֵּ֣ית מִיכָ֑ה
וְהָאֲנָשִׁ֗ים אֲשֶׁ֤ר בַּבָּתִּים֙ אֲשֶׁר֙ עִם־בֵּ֣ית מִיכָ֔ה נִֽזְעֲק֔וּ וַיַּדְבִּ֖יקוּ אֶת־בְּנֵי־דָֽן
22 f They had distanced themselves from the house of Micah,
and the men that were in the houses that were beside the house of Micah appealed, and followed the children of Dan closely.
3e 4C 9
27
וַֽיִּקְרְאוּ֙ אֶל־בְּנֵי־דָ֔ן וַיַּסֵּ֖בּוּ פְּנֵיהֶ֑ם
וַיֹּאמְר֣וּ לְמִיכָ֔ה מַה־לְּךָ֖ כִּ֥י נִזְעָֽקְתָּ
23 And they called out to the children of Dan, and they turned round their faces,
and they said to Micah, What is it to you that you appeal?
3e 4B 15
13
וַיֹּ֡אמֶר אֶת־אֱלֹהַי֩ אֲשֶׁר־עָשִׂ֨יתִי לְקַחְתֶּ֧ם וְֽאֶת־הַכֹּהֵ֛ן וַתֵּלְכ֖וּ וּמַה־לִּ֣י ע֑וֹד
וּמַה־זֶּ֛ה תֹּאמְר֥וּ אֵלַ֖י מַה־לָּֽךְ
24 And he said, My gods that I have made, you have taken, and the priest, and you walk away, and what is mine any more?
And What is this? you say to me, What is it to you?
3c 4B 27
9
וַיֹּאמְר֤וּ אֵלָיו֙ בְּנֵי־דָ֔ן אַל־תַּשְׁמַ֥ע קוֹלְךָ֖ עִמָּ֑נוּ
פֶּֽן־יִפְגְּע֣וּ בָכֶ֗ם אֲנָשִׁים֙ מָ֣רֵי נֶ֔פֶשׁ וְאָסַפְתָּ֥ה נַפְשְׁךָ֖ וְנֶ֥פֶשׁ בֵּיתֶֽךָ
25 And the children of Dan said to him, Let not your voice be heard with us,
lest provocative persons come across you, and your very self be gathered, and those of your household.
3e 4C 16
26
וַיֵּלְכ֥וּ בְנֵי־דָ֖ן לְדַרְכָּ֑ם
וַיַּ֣רְא מִיכָ֗ה כִּי־חֲזָקִ֥ים הֵ֙מָּה֙ מִמֶּ֔נּוּ וַיִּ֖פֶן וַיָּ֥שָׁב אֶל־בֵּיתֽוֹ
26 And the children of Dan went their way.
And Micah saw that they were resolute compared to him, and he faced about and returned to his house.
3e 4B 9
21
וְהֵ֨מָּה לָקְח֜וּ אֵ֧ת אֲשֶׁר־עָשָׂ֣ה מִיכָ֗ה וְֽאֶת־הַכֹּהֵן֮ אֲשֶׁ֣ר הָיָה־לוֹ֒ וַיָּבֹ֣אוּ עַל־לַ֗יִשׁ עַל־עַם֙ שֹׁקֵ֣ט וּבֹטֵ֔חַ וַיַּכּ֥וּ אוֹתָ֖ם לְפִי־חָ֑רֶב
וְאֶת־הָעִ֖יר שָׂרְפ֥וּ בָאֵֽשׁ
27 And they took what Micah had done and the priest that was his, and they came against Laish, against a people quiet and trusting, and they struck them with the edge of the sword,
and the city, they incinerated in the fire.
3c 4B 44
8
וְאֵ֨ין מַצִּ֜יל כִּ֧י רְֽחוֹקָה־הִ֣יא מִצִּיד֗וֹן וְדָבָ֤ר אֵין־לָהֶם֙ עִם־אָדָ֔ם וְהִ֕יא בָּעֵ֖מֶק אֲשֶׁ֣ר לְבֵית־רְח֑וֹב
וַיִּבְנ֥וּ אֶת־הָעִ֖יר וַיֵּ֥שְׁבוּ בָֽהּ
28 And there was none to deliver, for it was far from Sidon, and they were without interaction with humanity, and it was in the valley that is of the house of Rexob.
And they built the city and they settled in it.
3c 4C 32
10
וַיִּקְרְא֤וּ שֵׁם־הָעִיר֙ דָּ֔ן בְּשֵׁם֙ דָּ֣ן אֲבִיהֶ֔ם אֲשֶׁ֥ר יוּלַּ֖ד לְיִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל
וְאוּלָ֛ם לַ֥יִשׁ שֵׁם־הָעִ֖יר לָרִאשֹׁנָֽה
29 So they called the name of the city Dan, in the name of Dan their father, that was born to Israel.
However, Laish was the name of the city at first.
3d 4C 22
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וַיָּקִ֧ימוּ לָהֶ֛ם בְּנֵי־דָ֖ן אֶת־הַפָּ֑סֶל
וִ֠יהוֹנָתָן בֶּן־גֵּרְשֹׁ֨ם בֶּן־מְנַשֶּׁ֜ה ה֣וּא וּבָנָ֗יו הָי֤וּ כֹהֲנִים֙ לְשֵׁ֣בֶט הַדָּנִ֔י עַד־י֖וֹם גְּל֥וֹת הָאָֽרֶץ
30 And the children of Dan placed for themselves the graven image,
and Jonathan child of Gershom, child of Manasseh, he and his children were priests for the sceptre of the Danites until the day of the exile of the land.
3c 4C 13
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וַיָּשִׂ֣ימוּ לָהֶ֔ם אֶת־פֶּ֥סֶל מִיכָ֖ה אֲשֶׁ֣ר עָשָׂ֑ה
כָּל־יְמֵ֛י הֱי֥וֹת בֵּית־הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים בְּשִׁלֹֽה
31 And they set up for themselves the graven image of Micah that he had made,
all the days that the house of God was in Shiloh.
3d 4B 15
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