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Judges 17
Good News Translation

Micah’s Idols

17There was once a man named Micah, who lived in the hill country of Ephraim.H376H2022H669H8034H4321 2He told his mother, "When someone stole those eleven hundred pieces of silver from you, you put a curse on the robber. I heard you do it. Look, I have the money. I am the one who took it." His mother said, "May the LORD bless you, my son!"H559H517H505H3967H3701H3947H422H559H241H3701H3947H517H559H1288H3068H1121 3He gave the money back to his mother, and she said, "To keep the curse from falling on my son, I myself am solemnly dedicating the silver to the LORD. It will be used to make a wooden idol covered with silver. So now I will give the pieces of silver back to you."H7725H505H3967H3701H517H517H559H6942H6942H3701H3068H3027H1121H6213H6459H4541H7725 4Then he gave them back to his mother. She took two hundred of the pieces of silver and gave them to a metalworker, who made an idol, carving it from wood and covering it with the silver. It was placed in Micah's house.H7725H3701H517H517H3947H3967H3701H5414H6884H6213H6459H4541H1004H4321 5This man Micah had his own place of worship. He made some idols and an ephod, and appointed one of his sons as his priest.H376H4318H1004H430H6213H646H8655H4390H3027H259H1121H3548 6There was no king in Israel at that time; everyone did whatever they wanted.H3117H4428H3478H376H6213H3477H5869 7At that same time there was a young Levite who had been living in the town of Bethlehem in Judah.H5288H1035H3063H4940H3063H3881H1481 8He left Bethlehem to find another place to live. While he was traveling, he came to Micah's house in the hill country of Ephraim.H376H3212H5892H1035H3063H1481H4672H935H2022H669H1004H4318H6213H1870 9Micah asked him, "Where do you come from?" He answered, "I am a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah. I am looking for a place to live."H4318H559H370H935H559H3881H1035H3063H1980H1481H4672 10Micah said, "Stay with me. Be my adviser and priest, and I will give you ten pieces of silver a year, some clothes, and your food."H4318H559H3427H1H3548H5414H6235H3701H3117H6187H899H4241H3881H3212 11The young Levite agreed to stay with Micah and became like a son to him.H3881H2974H3427H376H5288H259H1121 12Micah appointed him as his priest, and he lived in Micah's home.H4318H4390H3027H3881H5288H3548H1004H4318 13Micah said, "Now that I have a Levite as my priest, I know that the LORD will make things go well for me."H559H4318H3045H3068H3190H3881H3548


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