And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name [was] Micah.
And he said4 unto his mother, The eleven hundred 3967 [shekels] of silver that were taken27 from thee, about which thou cursedst,1 and spakest1 of also in mine ears, behold, the silver [is] with me; I took1 it. And his mother said,4 Blessed7 [be thou] of the LORD, my son.
And when he had restored55 the eleven hundred 3967 [shekels] of silver to his mother, his mother said,4 I had wholly53 dedicated52 the silver unto the LORD from my hand for my son, to make2 a graven image and a molten image: now therefore I will restore55 it unto thee.
Yet he restored55 the money unto his mother; and his mother took4 two hundred [shekels] of silver, and gave4 them to the founder,6 who made4 thereof a graven image and a molten image: and they were in the house of Micah.
And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made4 an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated17 3027 one of his sons, who became his priest.
In those days [there was] no king in Israel, [but] every man did4 [that which was] right in his own eyes.
And there was a young man out of Bethlehemjudah 3063 of the family of Judah, who [was] a Levite, and he sojourned1 there.
And the man departed4 out of the city from Bethlehemjudah 3063 to sojourn2 where he could find4 [a place]: and he came4 to mount Ephraim to the house of Micah, as he journeyed.2 1870
And Micah said4 unto him, Whence comest4 thou? And he said4 unto him, I [am] a Levite of Bethlehemjudah, 3063 and I go6 to sojourn2 where I may find4 [a place].
And Micah said4 unto him, Dwell3 with me, and be unto me a father and a priest, and I will give4 thee ten [shekels] of silver by the year, and a suit of apparel, and thy victuals. So the Levite went in.4
And the Levite was content55 to dwell2 with the man; and the young man was unto him as one of his sons.
And Micah consecrated17 3027 the Levite; and the young man became his priest, and was in the house of Micah.
Then said4 Micah, Now know1 I that the LORD will do me good,55 seeing I have a Levite to [my] priest.