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Judges 17 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Micah and the Levite

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:1 - There was a man of the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:2 - And he said to his mother, “The 1,100 pieces of silver that were taken from you, about which you uttered a curse, and also spoke it in my ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it.” And his mother said, “Blessed be my son by the LORD.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:3 - And he restored the 1,100 pieces of silver to his mother. And his mother said, “I dedicate the silver to the LORD from my hand for my son, to make a carved image and a metal image. Now therefore I will restore it to you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:4 - So when he restored the money to his mother, his mother took 200 pieces of silver and gave it to the silversmith, who made it into a carved image and a metal image. And it was in the house of Micah.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:5 - And the man Micah had a shrine, and he made an ephod and household gods, and ordained[fn] one of his sons, who became his priest.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:6 - In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:7 - Now there was a young man of Bethlehem in Judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:8 - And the man departed from the town of Bethlehem in Judah to sojourn where he could find a place. And as he journeyed, he came to the hill country of Ephraim to the house of Micah.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:9 - And Micah said to him, “Where do you come from?” And he said to him, “I am a Levite of Bethlehem in Judah, and I am going to sojourn where I may find a place.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:10 - And Micah said to him, “Stay with me, and be to me a father and a priest, and I will give you ten pieces of silver a year and a suit of clothes and your living.” And the Levite went in.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:11 - And the Levite was content to dwell with the man, and the young man became to him like one of his sons.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:12 - And Micah ordained the Levite, and the young man became his priest, and was in the house of Micah.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:13 - Then Micah said, “Now I know that the LORD will prosper me, because I have a Levite as priest.”
ESV Footnotes
Hebrew filled the hand of; also verse 12
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