15 They turned aside there and came to the house of the young man, the Levite, to the house of Micah, and asked him of his welfare.16 The six hundred men armed with their weapons of war, who were of the sons of Dan, stood by the entrance of the gate.17 Now the five men who went to spy out the land went up and entered there, and took the graven image and the ephod and [a]household idols and the molten image, while the priest stood by the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men armed with weapons of war.18 When these went into Micah’s house and took the graven image, the ephod and [b]household idols and the molten image, the priest said to them, “What are you doing?”19 They said to him, “Be silent, put your hand over your mouth and come with us, and be to us a father and a priest. Is it better for you to be a priest to the house of one man, or to be priest to a tribe and a family in Israel?”20 The priest’s heart was glad, and he took the ephod and [c]household idols and the graven image and went among the people.
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