Judges 17

VIN(i) 1 There was a man named Micah, who lived in the mountains of Ephraim. 2 He said to his mother, The eleven hundred pieces of silver that were taken from you, about which I heard you utter a curse - I took them. His mother said, the LORD bless you my son. 3 He returned the eleven hundred pieces of silver to his mother and she said, I solemnly dedicate my silver to the LORD for my son to make an engraved image and a molten image. Then I will give it back to you. 4 So he returned the money to his mother and she took two hundred pieces of it and gave them to the silversmith, who made it into an engraved image and a molten image, and they were put into Micah's house. 5 This man Micah had a shrine, and he made an ephod and household gods and consecrated one of his sons to be his priest. 6 In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did as seemed right to him. 7 There was a young Levite who had been living in Bethlehem Judah, 8 The man left Bethlehem to find another place to live. While he was traveling, he came to Micah's house in the mountains of Ephraim. 9 Micah asked him: "Where do you come from?" He answered: "I am a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah. I need a place to live." 10 Then Micah said to him, Make your living-place with me, and be a father and a priest to me, and I will give you ten shekels of silver a year and your clothing and food. 11 And the Levite was content to live with the man, and the young man was to him as one of his sons. 12 Micah consecrated the Levite, and the young man became his priest, living in his house. 13 And Micah said, Now I know that the Lord will do me good, because a Levite has become my priest.