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Judges 17 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Micah's Idolatry

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

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:2 - He said to his mother, “The eleven hundred pieces of silver which were taken from you, about which you uttered a curse [fn]in my hearing, 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 - He then returned the eleven hundred pieces of silver to his mother, and his mother said, “I wholly dedicate the silver from my hand to the LORD for my son to make a graven image and a molten image; now therefore, I will return [fn]them to you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:4 - So when he returned the silver to his mother, his mother took two hundred pieces of silver and gave them to the silversmith who made [fn]them into a graven image and a molten image, and [fn]they were in the house of Micah.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:5 - And the man Micah had a [fn]shrine and he made an ephod and [fn]household idols and [fn]consecrated one of his sons, that he might become his priest.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:7 - Now there was a young man from Bethlehem in Judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite; and he was [fn]staying there.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:8 - Then the man departed from the city, from Bethlehem in Judah, to [fn]stay wherever he might find a place; and as he made his journey, he came to the hill country of Ephraim to the house of Micah.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:9 - 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 going to [fn]stay wherever I may find a place.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:11 - The Levite agreed to live with the man, and the young man became to him like one of his sons.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:12 - So Micah [fn]consecrated the Levite, and the young man became his priest and [fn]lived in the house of Micah.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:13 - Then Micah said, “Now I know that the LORD will prosper me, seeing I have a Levite as priest.”
NASB Footnotes
Literally: and also spoke it in my ears
Literally: it
Literally: it
Literally: it was
Literally: house of gods
Hebrew: teraphim
Literally: filled the hand of
Or, sojourning
Or, sojourn
Or, sojourn
Literally: filled the hand of
Literally: was

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