And there was a man◦ of Mount Ephraim, and his name was Micah◦.
And he said to his mother, The thousand and the hundred of silver that were taken from thee, about which thou◦ didst make··an··oath, and also spoke◦ in my ears, behold the silver is with me; I◦ took it. And his mother said, Blessed be thou of Jehovah, my son.
And he returned the thousand and the hundred of silver to his mother, and his mother said, Sanctifying, I had sanctified the silver unto Jehovah from my hand for my son, to make a carved image and a molten image; and now I will return it to thee.
But he returned the silver unto his mother; and his mother took two··hundred of silver, and gave them to the refiner, and he made thereof a carved image and a molten image; and they were in the house of Micah◦.
And the man◦ Micah had◦ a house of God, and made an ephod and teraphim, and filled the hand* of one of his sons, and he was to him for a priest.
In those◦ days there was no king in Israel; every man◦ did that which was upright in his own eyes.
And there was a lad from Bethlehem of Judah, of the family of Judah, and he◦ was a Levite, and he◦ sojourned there.
And the man◦ went from the city, from Bethlehem of Judah, to sojourn where▵ he could find; and he came to Mount Ephraim to◦ the house of Micah, in making his way.
And Micah said to him, Whence◦ comest thou? And he said unto▵ him, I▵ am a Levite from Bethlehem of Judah, and I▵ go◦ to sojourn where▵ I find a place.
And Micah said to him, Dwell with··me, and be for me for a father and for a priest, and I▵ will give thee ten pieces of silver for the days, and a value of garments and thy living. And the Levite went in.
And the Levite was··content to dwell with◦ the man◦; and the lad was to him as one of his sons.
And Micah filled the hand of the Levite; and the lad became his priest and was in the house of Micah.
And Micah said, Now I know that Jehovah will do··good for me, for the Levite is a priest to me.