Jg 17:1Now there was a man from the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Micah.

Jg 17:2And he said to his mother, The eleven hundred pieces of silver that were taken from you, about which you uttered a curse and spoke it in my hearing — look, the silver is with me; I took it. And his mother said, Blessed of Jehovah be my son!

Jg 17:3And he returned the eleven hundred pieces of silver to his mother; and his mother said, I do consecrate the silver to Jehovah from my hand to my son to make a sculptured idol and a molten image. Now therefore I will return it to you.

Jg 17:4And when he returned the silver to his mother, his mother took two hundred pieces of silver and gave them to the founder, who made them into a sculptured idol and a molten image. And it was in the house of Micah.

Jg 17:5And the man Micah had a house of gods; and he made an ephod and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons to become his priest.

Jg 17:6In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did that which was right in his own eyes.

Jg 17:7And there was a young man from Bethlehem in Judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite; and he was a sojourner there.

Jg 17:8And the man left the city Bethlehem in Judah to dwell wherever he could find a place. And he came to the hill country of Ephraim, to the house of Micah, as he made his way.

Jg 17:9And Micah said to him, Where do you come from? And he said to him, I am a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, and I am traveling in order to dwell wherever I can find a place.

Jg 17:10And Micah said to him, Stay with me, and be a father and a priest to me; and I will give you ten pieces of silver a year and an array of clothing and your food. So the Levite went with him.

Jg 17:11And the Levite was content to stay with the man; and the young man was to him like one of his sons.

Jg 17:12And Micah consecrated the Levite; and the young man became his priest and was in the house of Micah.

Jg 17:13Then Micah said, Now I know that Jehovah will prosper me, because the Levite has become my priest.

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