Juízes 17

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

2 And he said unto his mother, The eleven hundred {shekels} of silver that were taken from thee, about which thou cursedst, and spakest of also in mine ears, behold, the silver {is} with me; I took it. And his mother said, Blessed {be thou} of the LORD, my son.

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 unto thee.

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.

5 And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest. {consecrated: Heb. filled the hand}

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

7 And there was a young man out of Bethlehemjudah of the family of Judah, who {was} a Levite, and he sojourned there.

8 And the man departed out of the city from Bethlehemjudah to sojourn where he could find {a place}: and he came to mount Ephraim to the house of Micah, as he journeyed. {as he...: Heb. in making his way}

9 And Micah said unto him, Whence comest thou? And he said unto him, I {am} a Levite of Bethlehemjudah, and I go to sojourn where I may find {a place}.

10 And Micah said unto him, Dwell with me, and be unto me a father and a priest, and I will give thee ten {shekels} of silver by the year, and a suit of apparel, and thy victuals. So the Levite went in. {a suit...: or, a double suit, etc: Heb. an order of garments}

11 And the Levite was content to dwell with the man; and the young man was unto him as one of his sons.

12 And Micah consecrated the Levite; and the young man became his priest, and was in the house of Micah.

13 Then said Micah, Now know I that the LORD will do me good, seeing I have a Levite to {my} priest.