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Judges 17

BBE 1 Now there was a man of the hill-country of Ephraim named Micah. NIV 1 Now a man named Micah from the hill country of Ephraim BBE 2 And he said to his mother, The eleven hundred shekels of silver which were taken from you, about which you took an oath and said in my hearing, I have given this silver to the Lord from my hand for myself, to make a pictured image and a metal image: see, I have the silver, for I took it: so now I will give it back to you. And his mother said, May the blessing of the Lord be on my son. NIV 2 said to his mother, “The eleven hundred shekels of silver that were taken from you and about which I heard you utter a curse—I have that silver with me; I took it.” Then his mother said, “The LORD bless you, my son!” BBE 3 And he gave back the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother, and his mother said, I have made the silver holy to the Lord from me for my son, to make a pictured image and a metal image. NIV 3 When he returned the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother, she said, “I solemnly consecrate my silver to the LORD for my son to make an image overlaid with silver. I will give it back to you.” BBE 4 So he gave the silver back to his mother. Then his mother took two hundred shekels of silver and gave them to a metal-worker who made a pictured image and a metal image from them: and it was in the house of Micah. NIV 4 So after he returned the silver to his mother, she took two hundred shekels of silver and gave them to a silversmith, who used them to make the idol. And it was put in Micah’s house. BBE 5 And the man Micah had a house of gods; and he made an ephod and family gods and put one of his sons in the position of priest. NIV 5 Now this man Micah had a shrine, and he made an ephod and some household gods and installed one of his sons as his priest. BBE 6 In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did as seemed right to him. NIV 6 In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit. BBE 7 Now there was a young man living in Beth-lehem-judah, of the family of Judah and a Levite, who was not a townsman of the place. NIV 7 A young Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, who had been living within the clan of Judah, BBE 8 And he went away from the town of Beth-lehem-judah, looking for somewhere to make his living-place; and on his journey he came to the hill-country of Ephraim, to the house of Micah. NIV 8 left that town in search of some other place to stay. On his way he came to Micah’s house in the hill country of Ephraim. BBE 9 And Micah said to him, Where do you come from? And he said to him, I am a Levite from Beth-lehem-judah, and I am looking for a living-place. NIV 9 Micah asked him, “Where are you from?” “I’m a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah,” he said, “and I’m looking for a place to stay.” BBE 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. NIV 10 Then Micah said to him, “Live with me and be my father and priest, and I’ll give you ten shekels of silver a year, your clothes and your food.” BBE 11 And the Levite said he would make his living-place with the man, and he became to him as one of his sons. NIV 11 So the Levite agreed to live with him, and the young man became like one of his sons to him. BBE 12 And Micah gave the position to the Levite, and the young man became his priest, and was in the house of Micah. NIV 12 Then Micah installed the Levite, and the young man became his priest and lived in his house. BBE 13 Then Micah said, Now I am certain that the Lord will do me good, seeing that the Levite has become my priest. NIV 13 And Micah said, “Now I know that the LORD will be good to me, since this Levite has become my priest.”