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.