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III. Israel's becoming corrupted 17:1—21:25
A. The abominable chaos in their worship 17:1—18:31
Judg. 17 :1 17:1 Now there was a man from the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Micah.
Judg. 17 :2 17:2 And he said to his mother, The eleven hundred pieces of silver that were taken from you, about which you uttered a curse and spoke it in my hearing — look, the silver is with me; I took it. And his mother said, Blessed of Jehovah be my son!
Judg. 17 :3 17:3 And he returned the eleven hundred pieces of silver to his mother; and his mother said, I do consecrate the silver to Jehovah from my hand to my son to make a sculptured 1aidol and a molten image. Now therefore I will return it to you.
Judg. 17 :4 17:4 And when he returned the silver to his mother, his mother took two hundred pieces of silver and gave them to the afounder, who made them into a sculptured idol and a molten image. And it was in the house of Micah.
Judg. 17 :5 17:5 And the man Micah had a 1house of gods; and he made an aephod and teraphim, and 2consecrated one of his sons to become his priest.
Judg. 17 :6 17:6 In those days there was 1ano king in Israel; everyone did that which was right in his own eyes.
Judg. 17 :7 17:7 And there was a young man from Bethlehem in Judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite; and he was a sojourner there.
Judg. 17 :8 17:8 And the man left the city Bethlehem in Judah to dwell wherever he could find a place. And he came to the hill country of Ephraim, to the house of Micah, as he made his way.
Judg. 17 :9 17:9 And Micah said to him, Where do you come from? And he said to him, I am a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, and I am traveling in order to dwell wherever I can find a place.
Judg. 17 :10 17:10 And Micah said to him, Stay with me, and be a father and a priest to me; and I will give you ten pieces of silver a year and an array of clothing and your food. So the Levite went with him.
Judg. 17 :11 17:11 And the Levite was content to stay with the man; and the young man was to him like one of his sons.
Judg. 17 :12 17:12 And Micah consecrated the Levite; and the young man became his apriest and was in the house of Micah.
Judg. 17 :13 17:13 Then Micah said, Now I know that Jehovah will prosper me, because the Levite has become my priest.
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