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Summary

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?

Bible References

Lay thine

Job 21:5
Mark me, and be astonished, And lay your hand upon your mouth.
Job 29:9
The princes refrained from talking, And laid their hand on their mouth;
Job 40:4
Behold, I am of small account; What shall I answer thee? I lay my hand upon my mouth.
Proverbs 30:32
If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, Or if thou hast thought evil, Lay thy hand upon thy mouth.
Micah 7:16
The nations shall see and be ashamed of all their might; they shall lay their hand upon their mouth; their ears shall be deaf.

A father

Judges 17:10
And Micah said unto him, Dwell with me, and be unto me a father and a priest, and I will give thee ten pieces of silver by the year, and a suit of apparel, and thy victuals. So the Levite went in.
2 Kings 6:21
And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?
2 Kings 8:8
And the king said unto Hazael, Take a present in thy hand, and go, meet the man of God, and inquire of Jehovah by him, saying, Shall I recover of this sickness?
2 Kings 13:14
Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died: and Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over him, and said, My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and the horsemen thereof!
Matthew 23:9
And call no man your father on the earth: for one is your Father, even he who is in heaven.

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