27 Then they took what Micah had made, and his priest, and went on to Laish, against a people at peace and secure.(A) They attacked them with the sword and burned(B) down their city.(C) 28 There was no one to rescue them because they lived a long way from Sidon(D) and had no relationship with anyone else. The city was in a valley near Beth Rehob.(E)

The Danites rebuilt the city and settled there. 29 They named it Dan(F) after their ancestor Dan, who was born to Israel—though the city used to be called Laish.(G) 30 There the Danites set up for themselves the idol, and Jonathan son of Gershom,(H) the son of Moses,[a] and his sons were priests for the tribe of Dan until the time of the captivity of the land. 31 They continued to use the idol Micah had made,(I) all the time the house of God(J) was in Shiloh.(K)

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 18:30 Many Hebrew manuscripts, some Septuagint manuscripts and Vulgate; many other Hebrew manuscripts and some other Septuagint manuscripts Manasseh

14 Those who swear by the sin of Samaria(A)
    who say, ‘As surely as your god lives, Dan,’(B)
    or, ‘As surely as the god[a] of Beersheba(C) lives’—
    they will fall,(D) never to rise again.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 8:14 Hebrew the way

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