Micah's molten image
17:1 And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name [was]
17:2 And he said unto his mother, The eleven hundred
[shekels] of silver that were taken from ya'll, about which you
cursed, and spoke of also in mine ears, behold, the silver
[is] with me; I took it. And his mother said, Blessed [be you]
of the LORD, my son.
17:3 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 a
graven image and a molten image now therefore I will restore it
17:4 Yet 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.
17:5 And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an
ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became
17:6 In those days [there was] no king in Israel, [but]
every man did [that which was] right in his own eyes.
17:7 And there was a young man out of Bethlehemjudah of the
family of Judah, who [was] a Levite, and he stayed temporarily there.
17:8 And the man departed out of the city from
Bethlehemjudah to temporary stays where he could find [a place] and he
came to mount Ephraim to the house of Micah, as he journeyed.
17:9 And Micah said unto him, where come you? And he
said unto him, I [am] a Levite of Bethlehemjudah, and I go to
temporary stays where I may find [a place].
17:10 And Micah said unto him, Dwell with me, and be unto me a
father and a priest, and I will give you ten [shekels] of silver
by the year, and a suit of apparel, and your victuals. So the
Levite went in.
17:11 And the Levite was content to stay with the man ; and
the young man was unto him as one of his sons.
17:12 And Micah consecrated the Levite ; and the young man
became his priest, and was in the house of Micah.
17:13 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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