Chapter 18 - Judges

1 In those days there was no king in Israel: and in those days the tribe of the Danites sought them an inheritance to dwell in; for unto that day all their inheritance had not fallen unto them among the tribes of Israel.1 Nang mga araw na yaon ay walang hari sa Israel: at nang panahong yaon ay humahanap ang lipi ng mga Danita, ng isang mana na matatahanan; sapagka't hanggang sa araw na yaon, ay hindi nahuhulog sa mga lipi ng Israel ang kanilang mana.
2 And the children of Dan sent of their family five men from their coasts, men of valour, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol, to spy out the land, and to search it; and they said unto them, Go, search the land: who when they came to mount Ephraim, to the house of Micah, they lodged there.2 At ang mga anak ni Dan ay nagsugo ng limang lalake ng kanilang angkan, sa kanilang kabuoang bilang, ng mga lalaking may tapang, na mula sa Sora, at sa Esthaol, upang tiktikan ang lupain, at kilalanin; at sinabi nila sa kanila, Kayo'y yumaon, at inyong kilalanin ang lupain. At sila'y naparoon sa lupaing maburol ng Ephraim, sa bahay ni Michas, at tumuloy roon.
3 When they were by the house of Micah, they knew the voice of the young man the Levite: and they turned in thither, and said unto him, Who brought thee hither? and what makest thou in this place? and what hast thou here?3 Nang sila'y malapit sa bahay ni Michas, ay nakilala nila ang tinig ng binatang Levita: at sila'y lumiko roon, at sinabi nila sa kaniya, Sinong nagdala sa iyo rito? at ano ang iyong ginagawa sa dakong ito? at anong mayroon ka rito?
4 And he said unto them, Thus and thus dealeth Micah with me, and hath hired me, and I am his priest.4 At sinabi niya sa kanila, Ganito't ganito ang ginawa sa akin ni Michas, at kaniyang kinayaring upahan ako, at ako'y naging kaniyang saserdote.
5 And they said unto him, Ask counsel, we pray thee, of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous.5 At sinabi nila sa kaniya, Isinasamo namin sa iyo na usisain mo sa Dios, upang aming maalaman, kung ang aming lakad ay papalarin.
6 And the priest said unto them, Go in peace: before the LORD is your way wherein ye go.6 At sinabi ng saserdote sa kanila, Yumaon kayong payapa: nasa harap ng Panginoon ang daang inyong nilalakaran.
7 Then the five men departed, and came to Laish, and saw the people that were therein, how they dwelt careless, after the manner of the Zidonians, quiet and secure; and there was no magistrate in the land, that might put them to shame in any thing; and they were far from the Zidonians, and had no business with any man.7 Nang magkagayo'y lumakad ang limang lalake at dumating sa Lais, at nakita ang bayan na naroon, kung paanong sila'y tumatahan sa katiwasayan, na gaya ng mga Sidonio, na tahimik at tiwasay: sapagka't wala sa lupain na nagaaring may kapangyarihan na makapagbibigay kahihiyan sa alin mang bagay, at malayo sa mga Sidonio, at walang pagkikipagkasundo sa kaninoman.
8 And they came unto their brethren to Zorah and Eshtaol: and their brethren said unto them, What say ye?8 At sila'y naparoon sa kanilang mga kapatid sa Sora at Esthaol: at sinabi ng kanilang mga kapatid sa kanila, Ano kayo?
9 And they said, Arise, that we may go up against them: for we have seen the land, and, behold, it is very good: and are ye still? be not slothful to go, and to enter to possess the land.9 At kanilang sinabi, Kayo'y bumangon at tayo'y umahon laban sa kanila: sapagka't aming nakita ang lupain, at, narito, napakabuti: at natatamad ba kayo? huwag kayong magmakupad na yumaon at pumasok upang ariin ang lupain.
10 When ye go, ye shall come unto a people secure, and to a large land: for God hath given it into your hands; a place where there is no want of any thing that is in the earth.10 Paglakad ninyo'y darating kayo sa isang bayang tiwasay, at ang lupain ay malaki: sapagka't ibinigay ng Dios sa inyong kamay, isang dakong walang kakailanganing anomang bagay na nasa lupa.
11 And there went from thence of the family of the Danites, out of Zorah and out of Eshtaol, six hundred men appointed with weapons of war.11 At umalis mula roon ang ilan sa angkan ng mga Danita, mula sa Sora at sa Esthaol, na anim na raang lalake na may sandata ng mga kasakbatan na pangdigma.
12 And they went up, and pitched in Kirjathjearim, in Judah: wherefore they called that place Mahanehdan unto this day: behold, it is behind Kirjathjearim.12 At sila'y yumaon, at humantong sa Chiriath-jearim, sa Juda; kaya't kanilang tinawag ang dakong yaon na Mahane-dan hanggang sa araw na ito: narito, ito'y nasa likod ng Chiriath-jearim.
13 And they passed thence unto mount Ephraim, and came unto the house of Micah.13 At sila'y nagdaan doon hanggang sa lupaing maburol ng Ephraim, at naparoon sa bahay ni Michas.
14 Then answered the five men that went to spy out the country of Laish, and said unto their brethren, Do ye know that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and a graven image, and a molten image? now therefore consider what ye have to do.14 Nang magkagayo'y sumagot ang limang lalake na tumiktik ng lupain ng Lais, at sinabi sa kanilang mga kapatid, Nalalaman ba ninyo na mayroon sa mga bahay na ito na isang epod, at mga terap, at isang larawang inanyuan, at isang larawang binubo? ngayon nga'y akalain ninyo ang marapat ninyong gawin.
15 And they turned thitherward, and came to the house of the young man the Levite, even unto the house of Micah, and saluted him.15 At sila'y lumiko roon, at naparoon sa bahay ng binatang Levita, sa makatuwid baga'y hanggang sa bahay ni Michas, at tinanong nila siya ng kaniyang kalagayan.
16 And the six hundred men appointed with their weapons of war, which were of the children of Dan, stood by the entering of the gate.16 At ang anim na raang lalake na may sandata ng kanilang mga kasakbatan na pangdigma, na pawang mga anak ni Dan, ay nagsitayo sa pasukan ng pintuang-bayan.
17 And the five men that went to spy out the land went up, and came in thither, and took the graven image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image: and the priest stood in the entering of the gate with the six hundred men that were appointed with weapons of war.17 At ang limang lalake na yumaong tumiktik ng lupain ay nagsiahon at pumasok doon, at kinuha ang larawang inanyuan, at ang epod, at ang mga terap, at ang larawang binubo, at ang saserdote ay nakatayo sa pasukan ng pintuang-bayan na kasama ng anim na raang lalake na may sandata ng kanilang mga kasakbatang pangdigma.
18 And these went into Micah's house, and fetched the carved image, the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image. Then said the priest unto them, What do ye?18 At nang pumasok ang mga ito sa bahay ni Michas, at makuha ang larawang inanyuan, ang epod, at ang mga terap, at ang larawang binubo, ay sinabi ng saserdote sa kanila, Ano ang inyong gagawin?
19 And they said unto him, Hold thy peace, lay thine hand upon thy mouth, and go with us, and be to us a father and a priest: is it better for thee to be a priest unto the house of one man, or that thou be a priest unto a tribe and a family in Israel?19 At sinabi nila sa kaniya, Pumayapa ka, itakip mo ang iyong kamay sa iyong bibig at sumama ka sa amin, at maging ama at saserdote ka namin: magaling ba kaya sa iyo ang maging saserdote sa bahay ng isang lalake o maging saserdote sa isang lipi at sa isang angkan sa Israel?
20 And the priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and went in the midst of the people.20 At natuwa ang puso ng saserdote, at kaniyang kinuha ang epod, at ang mga terap, at ang larawang inanyuan, at yumaon sa gitna ng bayan.
21 So they turned and departed, and put the little ones and the cattle and the carriage before them.21 Sa gayo'y bumalik sila, at yumaon, at inilagay ang mga bata at ang kawan, at ang mga daladalahan, sa unahan nila.
22 And when they were a good way from the house of Micah, the men that were in the houses near to Micah's house were gathered together, and overtook the children of Dan.22 Nang sila'y malayo na sa bahay ni Michas, ang mga lalaking nasa mga bahay na kalapit ng bahay ni Michas ay nagpipisan at inabot ang mga anak ni Dan.
23 And they cried unto the children of Dan. And they turned their faces, and said unto Micah, What aileth thee, that thou comest with such a company?23 At kaniyang sinigawan ang mga anak ni Dan. At inilingon nila ang kanilang mga mukha, at sinabi kay Michas, Anong mayroon ka, na ikaw ay nagpisan ng ganyang pulutong?
24 And he said, Ye have taken away my gods which I made, and the priest, and ye are gone away: and what have I more? and what is this that ye say unto me, What aileth thee?24 At kaniyang sinabi, Inyong kinuha ang aking mga dios na aking ginawa, at ang saserdote, at kayo'y yumaon, at ano pang mayroon ako? at bakit nga sasabihin ninyo sa akin, Anong mayroon ka?
25 And the children of Dan said unto him, Let not thy voice be heard among us, lest angry fellows run upon thee, and thou lose thy life, with the lives of thy household.25 At sinabi ng mga anak ni Dan sa kaniya, Huwag ng marinig ang iyong tinig, baka daluhungin ka ng mga mapusok na kasama, at iyong iwala ang iyong buhay, pati ng buhay ng iyong sangbahayan.
26 And the children of Dan went their way: and when Micah saw that they were too strong for him, he turned and went back unto his house.26 At ipinagpatuloy ng mga anak ni Dan ang kanilang lakad: at nang makita ni Michas na sila'y totoong malakas kay sa kaniya, ay bumalik at umuwi sa kaniyang bahay.
27 And they took the things which Micah had made, and the priest which he had, and came unto Laish, unto a people that were at quiet and secure: and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and burnt the city with fire.27 At kanilang kinuha ang ginawa ni Michas, at ang saserdote na kaniyang tinatangkilik, at naparoon sa Lais, sa bayang tahimik at tiwasay, at sinaktan nila ng talim ng tabak: at sinunog nila ang bayan.
28 And there was no deliverer, because it was far from Zidon, and they had no business with any man; and it was in the valley that lieth by Bethrehob. And they built a city, and dwelt therein.28 At walang magligtas, sapagka't malayo sa Sidon, at sila'y walang pakikipagkasundo sa kanino man, at nasa libis na lumalaganap sa dakong Bethrehob. At kanilang itinayo ang bayan, at tinahanan nila.
29 And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born unto Israel: howbeit the name of the city was Laish at the first.29 At kanilang tinawag na Dan ang pangalan ng bayan, ayon sa pangalan ni Dan na kanilang ama na ipinanganak sa Israel: gayon ma'y ang pangalan ng bayan nang una ay Lais.
30 And the children of Dan set up the graven image: and Jonathan, the son of Gershom, the son of Manasseh, he and his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan until the day of the captivity of the land.30 At itinayo sa kanilang sarili ng mga anak ni Dan ang larawang inanyuan: at si Jonathan na anak ni Gerson, na anak ni Moises, siya at ang kaniyang mga anak ay siyang mga saserdote sa lipi ng mga Danita hanggang sa araw ng pagkabihag sa lupain.
31 And they set them up Micah's graven image, which he made, all the time that the house of God was in Shiloh.31 Gayon nila itinayo ang larawang inanyuan ni Michas na kaniyang ginawa, sa buong panahon na ang bahay ng Dios ay nasa Silo.