Now there was a man of the hillcountry of Ephraim whose name was Micah.
He said to his mother, "The elevenhundred pieces of silverwhich were taken from you, about which you uttered a curseain my hearing, behold, the silver is with me; I took it." And his mothersaid, "Blessed be my son by the LORD."
He then returned the elevenhundred pieces of silver to his mother, and his mothersaid, "I whollydedicate the silver from my hand to the LORD for my son1to make a gravenimage and a moltenimage; now therefore, I will returnbthem to you."
So when he returned the silver to his mother, his mothertook two hundred pieces of silver and gave them to the silversmith who madecthem into a gravenimage and a moltenimage, and dthey were in the house of Micah.
And the manMicah had a e2shrine and he made an 3ephod and f4householdidols and gconsecratedone of his sons, 5that he might become his priest.
In thosedays6there was noking in Israel; 7everymandidwhat was right in his own eyes.