1 In the highlands of Ephraim there was a man called Micayehu.
Josh 15:9 Josh 17:14-18 Judg 10:1 Judg 18:2
2 He said to his mother, 'The eleven hundred silver shekels which were taken from you and concerning which you uttered a curse, having said in my hearing . . . Look, I have got that silver. I was the one who took it.' His mother said, 'May Yahweh bless my boy!'
Neh 13:25 Ruth 3:10 1Cor 16:22 1Sam 14:24 1Sam 14:28 1Sam 15:13 1Sam 23:21
3 He gave the eleven hundred shekels back to his mother, who said, 'I have indeed vowed to give this silver to Yahweh for my son, to have a statue carved and an idol cast in metal, but now I should like to give it back to you.' He, however, returned the money to his mother.
Exod 20:4 Exod 20:23 Lev 19:4 Deut 12:3 Exod 34:17 Hab 2:18-19 Isa 40:18-25
4 His mother then took two hundred silver shekels and gave them to the metalworker. With them, he carved a statue (and cast an idol in metal) which was put in Micayehu's house.
Isa 46:6-7 Jer 10:9-10
5 This man Micah owned a shrine; he made an ephod and some domestic images, and installed one of his sons to be his priest.
Gen 31:19 Judg 8:27 Judg 18:14 Gen 31:30 Judg 18:24 Exod 28:15 Exod 29:9
6 In those days there was no king in Israel, and everyone did as he saw fit.
Judg 21:25 Deut 12:8 Judg 18:1 Judg 19:1 Eccl 11:9 Prov 12:15 Prov 14:12
7 There was a young man of Bethlehem in Judah, of the clan of Judah, who was a Levite and resided there as a stranger.
Matt 2:1 Mic 5:2 Ruth 1:1-2 Matt 2:5-6 Gen 35:19 Josh 19:15 Judg 19:1-2
8 This man left the town of Bethlehem in Judah to settle wherever he could find a home. On his travels he came to the highlands of Ephraim and to Micah's house.
Josh 24:33 Judg 17:11 Neh 13:10-11
9 Micah asked him, 'Where do you come from?' The other replied, 'I am a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah. I am travelling, and am going to settle wherever I can find a home.'
10 Micah said to him, 'Stay here with me; be my father and priest and I shall give you ten silver shekels a year, and clothing and food.'
1Pet 5:2 1Sam 2:36 1Tim 6:10 2Kgs 6:21 2Kgs 8:8-9 2Kgs 13:14 Ezek 13:19
11 The Levite agreed to remain in the man's house, and the young man became like one of his sons to him.
12 Micah installed the Levite; the young man became Micah's priest and stayed in his house.
Judg 18:30 1Kgs 12:31 1Kgs 13:33-34 Num 16:5 Num 16:8-10
13 And Micah said, 'Now I know that Yahweh will treat me well, since I have this Levite as priest.'
Acts 26:9 Isa 44:20 Isa 66:3-4 John 16:2 Matt 15:9 Matt 15:13 Rom 10:2-3