- There was a man of mount Ephraim, named Micah.
- And he sayde vnto his mother: The seuen hundred siluerlynges that were taken from thee, about which thou cursedst, and spakest it in myne eares, behold the syluer is with me, I toke it away.
And his mother sayd: Blessed be thou my sonne, in the Lorde.
- And when he had restored the leuen hundreth syluerlynges to his mother, his mother sayde: I had dedicated the syluer vnto the Lorde of myne hande for thee my sonne, that thou shouldest make a grauen and moulten image: Now therfore I will geue it thee agayne.
- And when he restored the money vnto his mother, his mother toke two hundreth syluerlynges, and gaue them the founder, which made therof a grauen moulten image, and it was in the house of Micah.
- And the man Micah had an house of goddes, and made an Ephod and Theraphim, and consecrated one of his sonnes, which became his prieste.
- In those dayes there was no kyng in Israel, but euery man dyd that which was good in his owne eyes.
- And there was a young man out of Bethlehem Iuda, of the kynred of Iuda, which young man was a Leuite, & soiourned there.
- And the man departed out of the citie of Bethlehem Iuda, to go dwell where he coulde fynde [a conuenient place]: And he came to mount Ephraim, to the house of Micah as he iourneyed.
- And Micah sayde vnto him: Whence comest thou?
The Leuite aunswered hym: I am of Bethlehem Iuda, and go to dwell where I may fynde [a place].
- And Micah sayde agayne vnto hym: Dwell with me, and be vnto me a father and a prieste, and I will geue thee ten syluerlynges by yere, two garmentes, and thy meate and dryncke.
So the Leuite went in.
- And ye Leuite was content to dwell with the man, and was vnto hym as one of his owne sonnes.
- And Micah consecrated the Leuite, & the young man became his priest, and was in the house of Micah.
- Then sayde Micah: Now I am sure that the Lord will be good vnto me, seing I haue a Leuite to my prieste.