Judges 18:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Judges 18:13, NIV: From there they went on to the hill country of Ephraim and came to Micah's house.

Judges 18:13, ESV: And they passed on from there to the hill country of Ephraim, and came to the house of Micah.

Judges 18:13, KJV: And they passed thence unto mount Ephraim, and came unto the house of Micah.

Judges 18:13, NASB: And they passed from there to the hill country of Ephraim and came to the house of Micah.

Judges 18:13, NLT: Then they went on from there into the hill country of Ephraim and came to the house of Micah.

Judges 18:13, CSB: From there they traveled to the hill country of Ephraim and arrived at Micah's house.

What does Judges 18:13 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The migration of the tribe of Dan (Judges 18:1–2, 7) from their allotted territory in central Israel (Numbers 3:5–10) to the north continues. The six hundred armed men and their families camped first in Judah (Judges 18:11–12). They arrive at a house visited earlier by the five scouts sent to search out suitable territory (Judges 18:3–6).

Based on what happens next, the five Danite spies remember Micah's house. They also recall the extensive collection of valuable idols, totems, and sacred objects. Even more importantly, they recall Micah's personal Levite priest. They have plans for all of them (Judges 18:19–20).