Of the money that Micah first stole, then restored, his mother maketh images,
Judges 17:1 And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah. Judges 17:2 And he said vnto his mother, The eleuen hundred [shekels] of siluer, that were taken from thee, about which thou cursedst, and spakest of also in mine eares, behold, the siluer [is] with mee, I tooke it. And his mother said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my sonne. Judges 17:3 And when hee had restored the eleuen hundred [shekels] of siluer to his mother, his mother said, I had wholly dedicated the siluer vnto the LORD, from my hand, for my sonne, to make a grauen image and a molten image: now therefore I will restore it vnto thee. Judges 17:4 Yet hee restored the money vnto his mother, and his mother tooke two hundred [shekels] of siluer, and gaue them to the founder, who made thereof a grauen image and a molten image, and they were in the house of Micah.
and he ornaments for them.
Judges 17:5 And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an Ephod, and Teraphim, and consecrated one of his sonnes, who became his Priest. Judges 17:6 In those dayes [there was] no king in Israel, but euery man did that which was right in his owne eyes.
He hireth a Levite to be his priest.
Judges 17:7 And there was a young man out of Bethlehem Iudah, of the family of Iudah, who was a Leuite, and he soiourned there. Judges 17:8 And the man departed out of the citie from Bethlehem Iudah, to soiourne where he could finde [a place]: and he came to mount Ephraim to the house of Micah, as he iourneyed. Judges 17:9 And Micah said vnto him, Whence commest thou? And he said vnto him, I am a Leuite, of Bethlehem Iudah, and I goe to soiourne where I may finde [a place]. Judges 17:10 And Micah said vnto him, Dwell with me, and be vnto me a father and a Priest, and I will giue thee ten [shekels] of siluer by the yeere, and a suite of apparell, and thy victuals. So the Leuite went in. Judges 17:11 And the Leuite was content to dwell with the man, and the yong man was vnto him as one of his sonnes. Judges 17:12 And Micah consecrated the Leuite, and the young man became his Priest, and was in the house of Micah. Judges 17:13 Then said Micah, Now know I that the LORD will doe me good, seeing I haue a Leuite to my Priest.