Then answered the five men that went to spy out the country of Laish, and said unto their brethren, Do you know that there is in these houses an ephod, and household gods, and a graven image, and a molten image? now therefore consider what you have to do.
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George Leo Haydock
To do. Whether we must take them by force or by craft. (Haydock)
It seems they had a premeditated design to seize them. (Calmet)