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The New International Version

Judges 17:1–18:1

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Micah’s Idols

17 Now a man named Micaha from the hill country of Ephraim said to his mother, “The eleven hundred shekelsa of silver that were taken from you and about which I heard you utter a curse—I have that silver with me; I took it.”

Then his mother said, “The Lord bless you,b my son!”

When he returned the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother, she said, “I solemnly consecrate my silver to the Lord for my son to make an image overlaid with silver.c I will give it back to you.”

So after he returned the silver to his mother, she took two hundred shekelsb of silver and gave them to a silversmith, who used them to make the idol.d And it was put in Micah’s house.

Now this man Micah had a shrine,e and he made an ephodf and some household godsg and installedh one of his sons as his priest.i In those days Israel had no king;j everyone did as they saw fit.k

A young Levitel from Bethlehem in Judah,m who had been living within the clan of Judah, left that town in search of some other place to stay. On his wayc he came to Micah’s house in the hill country of Ephraim.

Micah asked him, “Where are you from?”

“I’m a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah,n” he said, “and I’m looking for a place to stay.”

10 Then Micah said to him, “Live with me and be my fathero and priest,p and I’ll give you ten shekelsd of silver a year, your clothes and your food.” 11 So the Levite agreed to live with him, and the young man became like one of his sons to him. 12 Then Micah installedq the Levite, and the young man became his priestr and lived in his house. 13 And Micah said, “Now I know that the Lord will be good to me, since this Levite has become my priest.”s

The Danites Settle in Laish

18 In those days Israel had no king.t

And in those days the tribe of the Danites was seeking a place of their own where they might settle, because they had not yet come into an inheritance among the tribes of Israel.u

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That is, about 28 pounds or about 13 kilograms

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That is, about 5 pounds or about 2.3 kilograms

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Or To carry on his profession

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That is, about 4 ounces or about 115 grams

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