1 H376 And there was a man H2022 of the hill-country H669 of Ephraim, H8034 whose name H4321 was Micah.
2 H559 And he said H517 unto his mother, H505 The eleven hundred H3701 pieces of silver H3947 that were taken H422 from thee, about which thou didst utter a curse, H559 and didst also speak H241 it in mine ears, H3701 behold, the silver H3947 is with me; I took H517 it. And his mother H559 said, H1288 Blessed H1121 be my son H3068 of Jehovah.
3 H7725 And he restored H505 the eleven hundred H3701 pieces of silver H517 to his mother; H517 and his mother H559 said, H6942 I verily H6942 dedicate H3701 the silver H3068 unto Jehovah H3027 from my hand H1121 for my son, H6213 to make H6459 a graven image H6459 and a molten image: H7725 now therefore I will restore it unto thee.
4 H7725 And when he restored H3701 the money H517 unto his mother, H517 his mother H3947 took H3967 two hundred H3701 pieces of silver, H5414 and gave H6884 them to the founder, H6213 who made H6459 thereof a graven image H4541 and a molten image: H1004 and it was in the house H4321 of Micah.
5 H376 And the man H4318 Micah H1004 had a house H430 of gods, H6213 and he made H646 an ephod, H8655 and teraphim, H4390 and consecrated H259 one H1121 of his sons, H3548 who became his priest.
6 H3117 In those days H4428 there was no king H3478 in Israel: H376 every man H6213 did H3477 that which was right H5869 in his own eyes.
7 H5288 And there was a young man H1035 out of Beth-lehem-judah, H4940 of the family H3063 of Judah, H3881 who was a Levite; H1481 and he sojourned there.
8 H376 And the man H3212 departed H5892 out of the city, H1035 out of Beth-lehem-judah, H1481 to sojourn H4672 where he could find H935 a place, and he came H2022 to the hill-country H669 of Ephraim H1004 to the house H4318 of Micah, H6213 as he journeyed.
9 H4318 And Micah H559 said H370 unto him, Whence H935 comest H559 thou? And he said H3881 unto him, I am a Levite H1035 of Beth-lehem-judah, H1980 and I go H1481 to sojourn H4672 where I may find a place.
10 H4318 And Micah H559 said H3427 unto him, Dwell H1 with me, and be unto me a father H3548 and a priest, H5414 and I will give H6235 thee ten H3701 pieces of silver H3117 by the year, H6187 and a suit H899 of apparel, H4241 and thy victuals. H3881 So the Levite H3212 went in.
11 H3881 And the Levite H2974 was content H3427 to dwell H376 with the man; H5288 and the young man H259 was unto him as one H1121 of his sons.
12 H4318 And Micah H4390 consecrated H3881 the Levite, H5288 and the young man H3548 became his priest, H1004 and was in the house H4318 of Micah.