Judges 17:1
New International Version
Now a man named Micah from the hill country of Ephraim

New Living Translation
There was a man named Micah, who lived in the hill country of Ephraim.

English Standard Version
There was a man of the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

Berean Study Bible
Now there was a man from the hill country of Ephraim named Micah.

New American Standard Bible
Now there was a man of the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Micah.

King James Bible
And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

Christian Standard Bible
There was a man from the hill country of Ephraim named Micah.

Contemporary English Version
Micah belonged to the Ephraim tribe and lived in the hill country.

Good News Translation
There was once a man named Micah, who lived in the hill country of Ephraim.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There was a man from the hill country of Ephraim named Micah.

International Standard Version
A man named Micah lived in the mountainous region of the territory of Ephraim.

NET Bible
There was a man named Micah from the Ephraimite hill country.

New Heart English Bible
There was a man of the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There was a man named Micah from the mountain region of Ephraim.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now there was a man of the hill-country of Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

New American Standard 1977
Now there was a man of the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Micah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there was a man of Mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

King James 2000 Bible
And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

American King James Version
And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

American Standard Version
And there was a man of the hill-country of Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And there was a man of mount Ephraim, and his name was Michaias.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There was at that time a man of mount Ephraim whose name was Michas,

Darby Bible Translation
And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

English Revised Version
And there was a man of the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

World English Bible
There was a man of the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

Young's Literal Translation
And there is a man of the hill-country of Ephraim, and his name is Micah,
Study Bible
Micah's Idolatry
1Now there was a man from the hill country of Ephraim named Micah. 2He said 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 the silver here with me; I took it.” Then his mother said, “Blessed be my son by the LORD!”…
Cross References
Judges 16:31
Then Samson's brothers and his father's family came down, carried him back, and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the tomb of his father Manoah. And he had judged Israel twenty years.

Judges 17:2
He said 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 the silver here with me; I took it." Then his mother said, "Blessed be my son by the LORD!"

Judges 18:2
So the Danites sent out five men from their clans, valiant warriors from Zorah and Eshtaol, to spy out the land and explore it. "Go and explore the land," they told them. The men entered the hill country of Ephraim and came to the house of Micah, where they spent the night.

Treasury of Scripture

And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

A.

Judges 17:6
In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

Judges 10:1
And after Abimelech there arose to defend Israel Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar; and he dwelt in Shamir in mount Ephraim.

Joshua 15:9
And the border was drawn from the top of the hill unto the fountain of the water of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of mount Ephron; and the border was drawn to Baalah, which is Kirjathjearim:







Lexicon
Now there was
וַֽיְהִי־ (way·hî-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a man
אִ֥ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

from the hill country
מֵֽהַר־ (mê·har-)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

of Ephraim
אֶפְרָ֖יִם (’ep̄·rā·yim)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 669: Ephraim -- a son of Joseph, also his descendants and their territory

named
וּשְׁמ֥וֹ (ū·šə·mōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

Micah.
מִיכָֽיְהוּ׃ (mî·ḵā·yə·hū)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4319: Micaiah
(1) There was.--The Vulg. has, "there was at that time" which is an error, for these events happened before the days of Samson.

A man of mount Ephraim.--The hill-district of Ephraim, as in Judges 2:9. The Talmud (Sanhedr. 103, b) says that he lived at Garab, not far from Shiloh, but the name ("a blotch") is probably a term of scorn (Deuteronomy 28:27). Similarly, we find in Perachim, 117, a, that he lived at Bochi. (See Judges 2:1-5.) Most of the idolatrous violations of the second commandment occurred in the northern kingdom (Gideon, Judges 8:27; Micah, Judges 17; Jeroboam, 1 Kings 12, 13). These apostasies were not a worship of other gods, but a worship of the true God under unauthorised conditions, and with forbidden images.

Whose name was Micah.--Scripture does not deem it necessary to say anything more about him. His very name--here Micayeh�, "Who is like Jehovah "--seems to show that he had been trained by pious parents. The contraction Micah is adopted throughout the rest of the story.

Verse 1. - We here light upon quite a different kind of history from that which has preceded. We no longer have to do with judges and their mighty deeds in delivering Israel from his oppressors, but with two detached histories, which fill up the rest of the book, relating to the internal affairs of Israel. There is no note of time, except that they happened before the time of Saul the king (Judges 17:6; Judges 18:1), and. that Phinehas the son of Eleazar was alive at the time of the occurrence of the second (Judges 20:28). Both, no doubt, are long prior to Samson. The only apparent connection of the history of Micah with that of Samson is that both relate to the tribe of Dan, and it may be presumed were contained in the annals of that tribe. Compare the opening of the Books of Samuel (1 Samuel 1:1). Mount Ephraim; i.e. the hill country of Ephraim, as in Judges 3:27; Judges 7:24, etc. 17:1-6 What is related in this, and the rest of the chapters to the end of this book, was done soon after the death of Joshua: see chap. Jud 20:28. That it might appear how happy the nation was under the Judges, here is showed how unhappy they were when there was no Judge. The love of money made Micah so undutiful to his mother as to rob her, and made her so unkind to her son, as to curse him. Outward losses drive good people to their prayers, but bad people to their curses. This woman's silver was her god, before it was made into a graven or a molten image. Micah and his mother agreed to turn their money into a god, and set up idol worship in their family. See the cause of this corruption. Every man did that which was right in his own eyes, and then they soon did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord.
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