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Micah’s molten image

17:1 And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name [was] Micah.

17:2 And he said to 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 YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, 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 to YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
from my hand for my son, to make a graven image and a molten image now therefore I will restore it to ya’ll .
17:4 Yet he restored the money to 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 noun (in ancient Israel) a sleeveless garment worn by Jewish priests — ORIGIN late Middle English: from Hebrew ‘ēp̱ōḏ., and teraphimתְּרָפִים
Transliteration: tᵊrāp̄îm – idolatry, idols, image(s), teraphim, family idol a kind of idol used in household shrine or worship For more info click here
, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest.
17:6 In those days [there was] no king in Israel, [but] every man did [that which was] right in his own eyes.

Hired priest


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 stay 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 to him, where come you? And he said to him, I [am] a Levite of Bethlehemjudah, and I go to temporary stay where I may find [a place].
17:10 And Micah said to him, Stay with me, and be to 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 to 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 YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
will do me good, seeing I have a Levite to [my] priest.

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