Judges 18:15-18: Micah's Gods Stolen!

Verse 15:[1] And they turned thitherward, and came to the house of the young man the Levite, even unto the house of Micah, and saluted him (Heb. asked him of peace;[2] Genesis 43:27;[3] 1 Sam. 17:22[4]).

[And when they had turned aside a little] Out of their way, with that counsel just now received, so that they might come unto the house (Bonfrerius).

[They entered the house of the young Levite, who was in the house of Micah, אֶל־בֵּֽית־הַנַּ֥עַר הַלֵּוִ֖י בֵּ֣ית מִיכָ֑ה] Into the house of the Levite, who was in the house of Micah (Pagnine). For, even if he was of the family of Micah, he had a separate house, or a part of a house, almost certainly conjoined with the chapel of idols (Bonfrerius). Into the house of the Levite, into the house of Micah (Septuagint, Jonathan, Junius and Tremellius). Into the house of the Levite, namely, or, that is, into the house of Micah (Syriac, Munster, Tigurinus, English).

[They saluted, etc., וַיִּשְׁאֲלוּ־ל֖וֹ לְשָׁלֽוֹם׃] And they saluted him peacefully, that is, they implored wellness to him (Vatablus). They asked him of peace (Drusius, Junius), that is, concerning prosperity (Junius and Tremellius, Piscator). It is a Synecdoche of member (Piscator), that is, it means just what it means in Genesis 29:6, Is there peace to him?[5] (Drusius). That is, having been greeted in a friendly manner, they led him outside unto the six hundred men by conference, as it is understood out of verse 17. It is Metalepsis (Malvenda). It is a metonymical Synecdoche of member: for the end is understood together with the intended effect (Piscator).

And saluted him: Hebrew, asked him of peace, that is, if he were in peace, peace being commonly put for health and prosperity.

Verse 16:[6] And the (Judg. 18:11) six hundred men appointed with their weapons of war, which were of the children of Dan, stood by the entering of the gate.

Verse 17:[7] And (Judg. 18:2, 14) the five men that went to spy out the land went up, and came in thither, and took (Judg. 17:4, 5) 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.

[They had entered] That is, while the six hundred men detained that priest by conversation in the doorway of the house (Malvenda out of Junius).