30 Now you have gone off because you longed to return to your father’s household.(A) But why did you steal(B) my gods?(C)

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32 But if you find anyone who has your gods, that person shall not live.(A) In the presence of our relatives, see for yourself whether there is anything of yours here with me; and if so, take it.” Now Jacob did not know that Rachel had stolen the gods.(B)

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34 Now Rachel had taken the household gods(A) and put them inside her camel’s saddle(B) and was sitting on them. Laban searched(C) through everything in the tent but found nothing.

35 Rachel said to her father, “Don’t be angry, my lord, that I cannot stand up in your presence;(D) I’m having my period.(E)” So he searched but could not find the household gods.(F)

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So Jacob said to his household(A) and to all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods(B) you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes.(C)

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14 “Now fear the Lord(A) and serve him with all faithfulness.(B) Throw away the gods(C) your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt,(D) and serve the Lord.

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Now this man Micah had a shrine,(A) and he made an ephod(B) and some household gods(C) and installed(D) one of his sons as his priest.(E)

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14 Then the five men who had spied out the land of Laish(A) said to their fellow Danites, “Do you know that one of these houses has an ephod,(B) some household gods and an image overlaid with silver?(C) Now you know what to do.”

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17 The five men who had spied out the land went inside and took the idol, the ephod and the household gods(A) while the priest and the six hundred armed men(B) stood at the entrance of the gate.

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24 He replied, “You took(A) the gods I made, and my priest, and went away. What else do I have? How can you ask, ‘What’s the matter with you?’”

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30 There the Danites set up for themselves the idol, and Jonathan son of Gershom,(A) the son of Moses,[a] and his sons were priests for the tribe of Dan until the time of the captivity of the land.

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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

So Samuel said to all the Israelites, “If you are returning(A) to the Lord with all your hearts, then rid(B) yourselves of the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths(C) and commit(D) yourselves to the Lord and serve him only,(E) and he will deliver(F) you out of the hand of the Philistines.”

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13 Then Michal took an idol(A) and laid it on the bed, covering it with a garment and putting some goats’ hair at the head.

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24 Furthermore, Josiah got rid of the mediums and spiritists,(A) the household gods,(B) the idols and all the other detestable(C) things seen in Judah and Jerusalem. This he did to fulfill the requirements of the law written in the book that Hilkiah the priest had discovered in the temple of the Lord.

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For the Israelites will live many days without king or prince,(A) without sacrifice(B) or sacred stones,(C) without ephod(D) or household gods.(E)

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