Judges Chapter 17 שׁוֹפְטִים

א  וַיְהִי-אִישׁ מֵהַר-אֶפְרָיִם, וּשְׁמוֹ מִיכָיְהוּ. 1 Now there was a man of the hill-country of Ephraim, whose name was Micah.
ב  וַיֹּאמֶר לְאִמּוֹ אֶלֶף וּמֵאָה הַכֶּסֶף אֲשֶׁר לֻקַּח-לָךְ, ואתי וְאַתְּ אָלִית וְגַם אָמַרְתְּ בְּאָזְנַי, הִנֵּה-הַכֶּסֶף אִתִּי, אֲנִי לְקַחְתִּיו; וַתֹּאמֶר אִמּוֹ, בָּרוּךְ בְּנִי לַיהוָה. 2 And he said unto his mother: 'The eleven hundred pieces of silver that were taken from thee, about which thou didst utter a curse, and didst also speak it in mine ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it.' And his mother said: 'Blessed be my son of the LORD.'
ג  וַיָּשֶׁב אֶת-אֶלֶף-וּמֵאָה הַכֶּסֶף, לְאִמּוֹ; וַתֹּאמֶר אִמּוֹ הַקְדֵּשׁ הִקְדַּשְׁתִּי אֶת-הַכֶּסֶף לַיהוָה מִיָּדִי לִבְנִי, לַעֲשׂוֹת פֶּסֶל וּמַסֵּכָה, וְעַתָּה, אֲשִׁיבֶנּוּ לָךְ. 3 And he restored the eleven hundred pieces of silver to his mother, and his mother said: 'I verily dedicate the silver unto the LORD from my hand for my son, to make a graven image and a molten image; now therefore I will restore it unto thee.'
ד  וַיָּשֶׁב אֶת-הַכֶּסֶף, לְאִמּוֹ; וַתִּקַּח אִמּוֹ מָאתַיִם כֶּסֶף וַתִּתְּנֵהוּ לַצּוֹרֵף, וַיַּעֲשֵׂהוּ פֶּסֶל וּמַסֵּכָה, וַיְהִי, בְּבֵית מִיכָיְהוּ. 4 And when he restored the money unto his mother, his mother took two hundred pieces of silver, and gave them to the founder, who made thereof a graven image and a molten image; and it was in the house of Micah.
ה  וְהָאִישׁ מִיכָה, לוֹ בֵּית אֱלֹהִים; וַיַּעַשׂ אֵפוֹד, וּתְרָפִים, וַיְמַלֵּא אֶת-יַד אַחַד מִבָּנָיו, וַיְהִי-לוֹ לְכֹהֵן. 5 And the man Micah had a house of God, and he made an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest.
ו  בַּיָּמִים הָהֵם, אֵין מֶלֶךְ בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל:  אִישׁ הַיָּשָׁר בְּעֵינָיו, יַעֲשֶׂה.  {פ} 6 In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did that which was right in his own eyes. {P}
ז  וַיְהִי-נַעַר, מִבֵּית לֶחֶם יְהוּדָה, מִמִּשְׁפַּחַת, יְהוּדָה; וְהוּא לֵוִי, וְהוּא גָר-שָׁם. 7 And there was a young man out of Beth-lehem in Judah--in the family of Judah--who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.
ח  וַיֵּלֶךְ הָאִישׁ מֵהָעִיר, מִבֵּית לֶחֶם יְהוּדָה, לָגוּר, בַּאֲשֶׁר יִמְצָא; וַיָּבֹא הַר-אֶפְרַיִם עַד-בֵּית מִיכָה, לַעֲשׂוֹת דַּרְכּוֹ. 8 And the man departed out of the city, out of Beth-lehem in Judah, to sojourn where he could find a place; and he came to the hill-country of Ephraim to the house of Micah, as he journeyed.
ט  וַיֹּאמֶר-לוֹ מִיכָה, מֵאַיִן תָּבוֹא; וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו לֵוִי אָנֹכִי, מִבֵּית לֶחֶם יְהוּדָה, וְאָנֹכִי הֹלֵךְ, לָגוּר בַּאֲשֶׁר אֶמְצָא. 9 And Micah said unto him: 'Whence comest thou?' And he said unto him: 'I am a Levite of Beth-lehem in Judah, and I go to sojourn where I may find a place.'
י  וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ מִיכָה שְׁבָה עִמָּדִי, וֶהְיֵה-לִי לְאָב וּלְכֹהֵן, וְאָנֹכִי אֶתֶּן-לְךָ עֲשֶׂרֶת כֶּסֶף לַיָּמִים, וְעֵרֶךְ בְּגָדִים וּמִחְיָתֶךָ; וַיֵּלֶךְ, הַלֵּוִי. 10 And Micah said unto him: 'Dwell with me, and be unto me a father and a priest, and I will give thee ten pieces of silver by the year, and a suit of apparel, and thy victuals.' So the Levite went in.
יא  וַיּוֹאֶל הַלֵּוִי, לָשֶׁבֶת אֶת-הָאִישׁ; וַיְהִי הַנַּעַר לוֹ, כְּאַחַד מִבָּנָיו. 11 And the Levite was content to dwell with the man; and the young man was unto him as one of his sons.
יב  וַיְמַלֵּא מִיכָה אֶת-יַד הַלֵּוִי, וַיְהִי-לוֹ הַנַּעַר לְכֹהֵן; וַיְהִי, בְּבֵית מִיכָה. 12 And Micah consecrated the Levite, and the young man became his priest, and was in the house of Micah.
יג  וַיֹּאמֶר מִיכָה--עַתָּה יָדַעְתִּי, כִּי-יֵיטִיב יְהוָה לִי:  כִּי הָיָה-לִי הַלֵּוִי, לְכֹהֵן.  {פ} 13 Then said Micah: 'Now know I that the LORD will do me good, seeing I have a Levite as my priest.' {P}