17 *And there was a man of amount Ephraim, whose name was bMicah. 2 And he said unto his mother, The eleven hundred shekels of silver that were taken from thee, about which thou cursedst, and spakest of also in mine ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it. And his mother said, cBlessed be thou of the Lord, my son. 3 And when he had restored the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother, his mother said, I had wholly dedicated the silver unto the Lord from my hand for my son, to make da graven image and ea molten image: now therefore I will restore it unto thee. 4 Yet he restored the money unto his mother; and his mother took two hundred shekels of silver, and gave them to fthe founder, who made thereof da graven image and ea molten image: and they were in the house of bMicah. 5 And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an gephod, and hteraphim, and †consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest. 6 In ithose days there was no king in Israel, kbut every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
7 And there was a young man out of lBeth-lehem-judah of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there. 8 And the man departed out of the city from Beth-lehem-judah to sojourn where he could find a place: and he came to amount Ephraim to the house of Micah, †as he journeyed. 9 And 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. 10 And Micah said unto him, Dwell with me, mand be unto me a nfather and a priest, and I will give thee ten shekels of silver by othe year, and ||a suit of apparel, and thy victuals. So the Levite went in. 11 And the Levite pwas content to dwell with the man; and the young man was unto him as one of his sons. 12 And Micah qconsecrated the Levite; and the young man rbecame his priest, and was in the house of Micah. 13 Then said Micah, Now know I that the Lord will do me good, seeing I have a Levite to my priest.
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