Judges 17 (asv)

Judges 17 (asv)

17:1And there was a man of the hill-country of Ephraim, whose name was Micah. 17:2And he said unto his mother, The eleven hundred pieces of silver that were taken from thee, about which thou didst utter a curse, and didst also speak it in mine ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it. And his mother said, Blessed be my son of Jehovah. 17:3And he restored the eleven hundred pieces of silver to his mother; and his mother said, I verily dedicate the silver unto Jehovah from my hand for my son, to make a graven image and a molten image: now therefore I will restore it unto thee. 17:4And when he restored the money unto his mother, his mother took two hundred pieces of silver, and gave them to the founder, who made thereof a graven image and a molten image: and it was in the house of Micah. 17:5And the man Micah had a house of gods, and he made an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest. 17:6In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

17:7And there was a young man out of Beth-lehem-judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite; and he sojourned there. 17:8And the man departed out of the city, out of Beth-lehem-judah, to sojourn where he could find a place, and he came to the hill-country of Ephraim to the house of Micah, as he journeyed. 17:9And Micah said unto him, Whence comest thou? And he said unto him, I am a Levite of Beth-lehem-judah, and I go to sojourn where I may find a place. 17:10And 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. 17:11And the Levite was content to dwell with the man; and the young man was unto him as one of his sons. 17:12And Micah consecrated the Levite, and the young man became his priest, and was in the house of Micah. 17:13Then said Micah, Now know I that Jehovah will do me good, seeing I have a Levite to my priest.


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