Judges 17
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Micah's Idolatry

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1Now a man named Micah from the hill country of Ephraim1There was a man of the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Micah.1Now there was a man of the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Micah.1And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah.1There was a man from the hill country of Ephraim named Micah.
2said to his mother, "The eleven hundred shekels 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, my son!"2And 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.”2He said to his mother, "The eleven hundred pieces of silver which were taken from you, about which you uttered a curse in my hearing, behold, the silver is with me; I took it." And his mother said, "Blessed be my son by the LORD."2And 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, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my son.2He said to his mother, "The 1,100 pieces of silver taken from you, and that I heard you utter a curse about--here, I have the silver with me. I took it. So now I return it to you." Then his mother said, "My son, you are blessed by the LORD!"
3When 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. I will give it back to you."3And 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.”3He 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 them to you."3And 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 a graven image and a molten image: now therefore I will restore it unto thee.3He returned the 1,100 pieces of silver to his mother, and his mother said, "I personally consecrate the silver to the LORD for my son's benefit to make a carved image overlaid with silver."
4So after he returned the silver to his mother, she took two hundred shekels of silver and gave them to a silversmith, who used them to make the idol. And it was put in Micah's house.4So 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.4So when he returned the silver to his mother, his mother took two hundred pieces of silver and gave them to the silversmith who made them into a graven image and a molten image, and they were in the house of Micah.4Yet he restored the money unto his mother; and his mother took two hundred shekels of silver, and gave them to the founder, who made thereof a graven image and a molten image: and they were in the house of Micah.4So he returned the silver to his mother, and she took five pounds of silver and gave it to a silversmith. He made it into a carved image overlaid with silver, and it was in Micah's house.
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5Now this man Micah had a shrine, and he made an ephod and some household gods and installed one of his sons as his priest.5And the man Micah had a shrine, and he made an ephod and household gods, and ordained one of his sons, who became his priest.5And the man Micah had a shrine and he made an ephod and household idols and consecrated one of his sons, that he might become his priest.5And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest.5This man Micah had a shrine, and he made an ephod and household idols, and installed one of his sons to be his priest.
6In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit.6In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.6In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.6In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.6In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did whatever he wanted.
7A young Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, who had been living within the clan of Judah,7Now there was a young man of Bethlehem in Judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.7Now there was a young man from Bethlehem in Judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite; and he was staying there.7And there was a young man out of Bethlehemjudah of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.7There was a young man, a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, who resided within the clan of Judah.
8left that town in search of some other place to stay. On his way he came to Micah's house in the hill country of Ephraim.8And 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.8Then the man departed from the city, from Bethlehem in Judah, to 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.8And the man departed out of the city from Bethlehemjudah to sojourn where he could find a place: and he came to mount Ephraim to the house of Micah, as he journeyed.8The man left the town of Bethlehem in Judah to settle wherever he could find a place. On his way he came to Micah's home in the hill country of Ephraim."
9Micah asked him, "Where are you from?" "I'm a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah," he said, "and I'm looking for a place to stay."9And 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.”9Micah 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 stay wherever I may find a place."9And Micah said unto him, Whence comest thou? And he said unto him, I am a Levite of Bethlehemjudah, and I go to sojourn where I may find a place.9Where do you come from?" Micah asked him. He answered him, "I am a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, and I'm going to settle wherever I can find a place."
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10Then Micah said to him, "Live with me and be my father and priest, and I'll give you ten shekels of silver a year, your clothes and your food."10And 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.10Micah 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.10And Micah said unto him, Dwell with me, and be unto me a father and a priest, and I will give thee ten shekels of silver by the year, and a suit of apparel, and thy victuals. So the Levite went in.10Micah replied, "Stay with me and be my father and priest, and I will give you four ounces of silver a year, along with your clothing and provisions." So the Levite went in
11So the Levite agreed to live with him, and the young man became like one of his sons to him.11And the Levite was content to dwell with the man, and the young man became to him like one of his sons.11The Levite agreed to live with the man, and the young man became to him like one of his sons.11And the Levite was content to dwell with the man; and the young man was unto him as one of his sons.11and agreed to stay with the man, and the young man became like one of his sons.
12Then Micah installed the Levite, and the young man became his priest and lived in his house.12And Micah ordained the Levite, and the young man became his priest, and was in the house of Micah.12So Micah consecrated the Levite, and the young man became his priest and lived in the house of Micah.12And Micah consecrated the Levite; and the young man became his priest, and was in the house of Micah.12Micah consecrated the Levite, and the young man became his priest and lived in Micah's house.
13And Micah said, "Now I know that the LORD will be good to me, since this Levite has become my priest."13Then Micah said, “Now I know that the LORD will prosper me, because I have a Levite as priest.”13Then Micah said, "Now I know that the LORD will prosper me, seeing I have a Levite as priest."13Then said Micah, Now know I that the LORD will do me good, seeing I have a Levite to my priest.13Then Micah said, "Now I know that the LORD will be good to me, because a Levite has become my priest."



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