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Judges 17

Overview

Judges 17:1, Of the money that Micah first stole, then restored, his mother makes images; Judges 17:5, and he ornaments for them; Judges 17:7, He hires a Levite to be his priest.

Verse 1

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there was: It is extremely difficult to fix the chronology of this and the following transactions. Some think them to be here in their natural order; others that they happened in the time of Joshua, or immediately after the ancients who outlived him. All that can be said with certainly is, that they happened when there was no king in Israel; that is, about the time of the judges, or in some time of the anarchy - Judges 17:6.

mount: Judges 10:1, Joshua 15:9, Joshua 17:14-18

Reciprocal: Judges 3:27 - mountain Judges 18:2 - mount Judges 18:13 - mount Ephraim Judges 19:1 - mount 1 Samuel 1:1 - mount 1 Samuel 9:4 - mount 1 Kings 4:8 - The son of Hur Hosea 2:8 - which they prepared for Baal

Verse 2

about: etc. Houbigant renders this, "and for which you put me to my oath."

cursedst: Judges 5:23, Deuteronomy 27:16, 1 Samuel 14:24, 1 Samuel 14:28, 1 Samuel 26:19, Nehemiah 13:25, Jeremiah 48:10, Matthew 26:74, Romans 9:3, 1 Corinthians 16:22

I took it: Proverbs 28:24

Blessed: Genesis 14:19, Genesis 24:30, Genesis 24:31, Exodus 20:7, Ruth 3:10, 1 Samuel 23:21, Nehemiah 13:25, Psalms 10:3, 2 John 1:11

Reciprocal: Leviticus 5:1 - hear Judges 16:5 - we will 1 Samuel 15:13 - Blessed 1 Samuel 24:19 - the Lord Proverbs 29:24 - he

Verse 3

I had wholly: Judges 17:13, Judges 18:5, Isaiah 66:3

a graven image: Exodus 20:4, Exodus 20:23, Leviticus 19:4, Deuteronomy 12:3, Psalms 115:4-8, Isaiah 40:18-25, Isaiah 44:9-20, Jeremiah 10:3-5, Jeremiah 10:8, Habakkuk 2:18, Habakkuk 2:19, John 16:2

Reciprocal: Exodus 32:3 - General Exodus 32:4 - These Isaiah 30:22 - thy graven images of silver Isaiah 46:6 - lavish

Verse 4

two hundred: Isaiah 46:6, Isaiah 46:7, Jeremiah 10:9, Jeremiah 10:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 31:19 - images Exodus 32:3 - General Exodus 32:4 - These Judges 18:17 - the graven 2 Chronicles 22:3 - his mother Isaiah 30:22 - thy graven images of silver Isaiah 40:19 - General Isaiah 44:13 - that it may

Verse 5

an house of gods: or, as baith Elohim may also signify, "a house of God." Judges 18:24, Genesis 31:30, Ezra 1:7, Hosea 8:14

ephod: Judges 8:27, Judges 18:14, Exodus 28:4, Exodus 28:15, 1 Samuel 23:6

teraphim: Genesis 31:19, Genesis 31:30, *marg. Hosea 3:4

consecrated: Heb. filled the hand, Exodus 29:9, 1 Kings 12:31, 1 Kings 13:33, 1 Kings 13:34, Hebrews 5:4

his sons: Exodus 24:5

Reciprocal: Judges 17:12 - consecrated Judges 18:5 - of God Judges 18:17 - the graven 1 Samuel 19:13 - an image 2 Kings 23:24 - images 2 Chronicles 22:3 - his mother Proverbs 30:12 - that are Isaiah 5:18 - draw Isaiah 44:13 - that it may Ezekiel 21:21 - images

Verse 6

no king: Judges 18:1, Judges 19:1, Judges 21:3, Judges 21:25, Genesis 36:31, Deuteronomy 33:5

right: Deuteronomy 12:8, Psalms 12:4, Proverbs 12:15, Proverbs 14:12, Proverbs 16:2, Ecclesiastes 11:9, Jeremiah 44:16, Jeremiah 44:17

Reciprocal: Judges 17:1 - there was

Verse 7

Beth-lehem-judah, Judges 19:1, Judges 19:2, Genesis 35:19, Joshua 19:15, Ruth 1:1, Ruth 1:2, Micah 5:2, Matthew 2:1, Matthew 2:5, Matthew 2:6

of the family: That is, of the tribe of Judah by his mother; and of that of Levi by his father.

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 11:6 - Bethlehem

Verse 8

departed: Judges 17:11, Nehemiah 13:10, Nehemiah 13:11

as he journeyed: Heb. in making his way

Reciprocal: Judges 19:1 - mount Ruth 1:1 - a famine

Verse 10

a father: Judges 17:11, Judges 18:19, Genesis 45:8, 2 Kings 6:21, 2 Kings 8:8, 2 Kings 8:9, 2 Kings 13:14, Job 29:16, Isaiah 22:21

I will give: Judges 18:20, 1 Samuel 2:36, Ezekiel 13:19, Matthew 26:15, John 12:6, 1 Timothy 6:10, 1 Peter 5:2

a suit of apparel: or, a double suit, etc. Heb. an order of garments

Reciprocal: Judges 18:4 - hired me

Verse 11

Reciprocal: Judges 17:8 - departed Judges 17:10 - a father 1 Timothy 6:10 - the love

Verse 12

consecrated: Judges 17:5

his priest: Judges 18:30, Numbers 16:5, Numbers 16:8-10, 1 Kings 12:31, 1 Kings 13:33, 1 Kings 13:34

Verse 13

Proverbs 14:12, Isaiah 44:20, Isaiah 66:3, Isaiah 66:4, Matthew 15:9, Matthew 15:13, John 16:2, Acts 26:9, Romans 10:2, Romans 10:3

Reciprocal: Judges 17:3 - I had wholly Judges 18:5 - of God Judges 18:24 - what have 2 Kings 17:27 - one of the priests Proverbs 30:12 - that are Isaiah 5:18 - draw Isaiah 48:2 - and stay

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Judges 17". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/judges-17.html.