The Meaning of Judges 18:6 Explained

Judges 18:6

KJV: And the priest said unto them, Go in peace: before the LORD is your way wherein ye go.

YLT: And the priest saith to them, 'Go in peace; over-against Jehovah is your way in which ye go.'

Darby: And the priest said to them, "Go in peace. The journey on which you go is under the eye of the LORD."

ASV: And the priest said unto them, Go in peace: before Jehovah is your way wherein ye go.

What does Judges 18:6 Mean?

Chapter Summary: Judges 18

1  The Danites send five men to seek out an inheritance
3  At the house of Micah they consult with Jonathan, and are encouraged
7  They search Laish, and bring back news of good hope
11  Six hundred men are sent to surprise it
16  In their way they rob Micah of his priest and his consecrated things
27  They win Laish, and call it Dan
30  They set up idolatry, wherein Jonathan inherits the priesthood

What do the individual words in Judges 18:6 mean?

And said to them the priest go in peace the presence of Yahweh on your way there [be] with you -
וַיֹּ֧אמֶר לָהֶ֛ם הַכֹּהֵ֖ן לְכ֣וּ לְשָׁל֑וֹם נֹ֣כַח יְהוָ֔ה דַּרְכְּכֶ֖ם אֲשֶׁ֥ר תֵּֽלְכוּ־ בָֽהּ פ

וַיֹּ֧אמֶר  And  said 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Verb, Qal, Consecutive imperfect, third person masculine singular
Root: אָמַר 
Sense: to say, speak, utter.
לָהֶ֛ם  to  them 
Parse: Preposition, third person masculine plural
הַכֹּהֵ֖ן  the  priest 
Parse: Article, Noun, masculine singular
Root: כֹּהֵן  
Sense: priest, principal officer or chief ruler.
לְכ֣וּ  go 
Parse: Verb, Qal, Imperative, masculine plural
Root: הָלַךְ  
Sense: to go, walk, come.
לְשָׁל֑וֹם  in  peace 
Parse: Preposition-l, Noun, masculine singular
Root: שָׁלֹום  
Sense: completeness, soundness, welfare, peace.
נֹ֣כַח  the  presence 
Parse: Preposition
Root: נׄכַח  
Sense: be in front of adv.
יְהוָ֔ה  of  Yahweh 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: יהוה 
Sense: the proper name of the one true God.
דַּרְכְּכֶ֖ם  on  your  way 
Parse: Noun, common singular construct, second person masculine plural
Root: דֶּרֶךְ  
Sense: way, road, distance, journey, manner.
בָֽהּ  with  you 
Parse: Preposition, third person feminine singular
פ  - 
Parse: Punctuation