v1-6:This incident, and those that follow, indicate the corruption of true religion that continued throughout the period of the Judges. v6, and 21.25, refer to each one doing what he saw fit, or doing what was right in their own eyes. The enemies during these chapters were from within, not outside.
After the hedonism of chapters 10 to 16, this is a period of anarchy, with each one doing what he pleased.
v3: The woman had set apart 1100 shekels of silver to make a carved image. When people do what is right in their own eyes, they do not subject their actions and plans to the Law of God.
v4: The silver was evidently not wholly dedicated, since the woman only took 200 shekels to the silversmith.
v5: Micah, ignorant of the ways of God, installed one of his sons as priest.
v6: Individuality was a recipe for disaster, as it is today. This attitude did not prevail throughout the period of the Judges, but during the later years. It seems the incident was typical of events in Israel for many years.
v10: The wandering Levite had arrived at Micah's house. This was Micah's opportunity to have a 'proper priest'. Micah, quite rightly, provided for the Levite. Yet physical provision was preferred above spiritual principle.
v11: The Levite agreed to remain in the place of idolatry. The tabernacle remained the place of worship, and a Levite should be expected to encourage people to go there, but this Levite failed to do so. Again, it seems likely that he was not the only one who had followed compromise.
v12-13: Ritualism; the belief that the presence of a Levite would automatically ensure God's blessing. Centuries later, in Is 1.11, a similar attitude prevailed. The following of a ritual does not secure God's blessing. Rather there has to be real faith and real obedience.
Samson Defeats the Philistines
15 Aftersomedays,atthetimeofwheatharvest,Samsonwenttovisithiswifewithkayounggoat.Andhesaid,“Iwillgointomywifeinthechamber.”Butherfatherwouldnotallowhimtogoin.2 Andherfathersaid,“Ireallythoughtthatyouutterlyhatedher,lsoIgavehertoyourcompanion.Isnotheryoungersistermorebeautifulthanshe?Pleasetakeherinstead.”3 AndSamsonsaidtothem,“ThistimeIshallbeinnocentinregardtothePhilistines,whenIdothemharm.”4 SoSamsonwentandcaught300foxesandtooktorches.Andheturnedthemtailtotailandputatorchbetweeneachpairoftails.5 Andwhenhehadsetfiretothetorches,heletthefoxesgointothestandinggrainofthePhilistinesandsetfiretothestackedgrainandthestandinggrain,aswellastheoliveorchards.6 ThenthePhilistinessaid,“Whohasdonethis?”Andtheysaid,“Samson,theson-in-lawoftheTimnite,becausehehastakenhiswifemandgivenhertohiscompanion.”AndthePhilistinescameupandnburnedherandherfatherwithfire.7 AndSamsonsaidtothem,“Ifthisiswhatyoudo,IswearIwillbeavengedonyou,andafterthatIwillquit.”8 Andhestruckthemhipandthighwithagreatblow,andhewentdownandstayedintheocleftoftherockofEtam.
9 ThenthePhilistinescameupandencampedinJudahandpmadearaidonqLehi.10 AndthemenofJudahsaid,“Whyhaveyoucomeupagainstus?”Theysaid,“WehavecomeuptobindSamson,todotohimashedidtous.”11 Then3,000menofJudahwentdowntothecleftoftherockofEtam,andsaidtoSamson,“DoyounotknowthatrthePhilistinesarerulersoverus?Whatthenisthisthatyouhavedonetous?”Andhesaidtothem,“Astheydidtome,sohaveIdonetothem.”12 Andtheysaidtohim,“Wehavecomedowntobindyou,thatwemaygiveyouintothehandsofthePhilistines.”AndSamsonsaidtothem,“Sweartomethatyouwillnotattackmeyourselves.”13 Theysaidtohim,“No;wewillonlybindyouandgiveyouintotheirhands.Wewillsurelynotkillyou.”Sotheyboundhimwithtwosnewropesandbroughthimupfromtherock.
14 WhenhecametoLehi,thePhilistinescameshoutingtomeethim.tThentheSpiritoftheLordrusheduponhim,andtheropesthatwereonhisarmsbecameasflaxthathascaughtfire,andhisbondsmeltedoffhishands.15 Andhefoundafreshjawboneofadonkey,andputouthishandandtookit,uandwithithestruck1,000men.16 AndSamsonsaid,
18 Andhewasverythirsty,andhecalledupontheLordandsaid,w“Youhavegrantedthisgreatsalvationbythehandofyourservant,andshallInowdieofthirstandfallintothehandsoftheuncircumcised?”19 AndGodsplitopenthehollowplacethatisvatLehi,andwatercameoutfromit.Andwhenhedrank,xhisspiritreturned,andherevived.ThereforethenameofitwascalledEn-hakkore;itisatLehitothisday.20 AndhejudgedIsraelyinthedaysofthePhilistinestwentyyears.
Samson and Delilah
16 SamsonwenttozGaza,andtherehesawaprostitute,andhewentintoher.2 TheGazitesweretold,“Samsonhascomehere.”Andtheyasurroundedtheplaceandsetanambushforhimallnightatthegateofthecity.Theykeptquietallnight,saying,“Letuswaittillthelightofthemorning;thenwewillkillhim.”3 ButSamsonlaytillmidnight,andatmidnighthearoseandtookholdofthedoorsofthegateofthecityandthetwoposts,andpulledthemup,barandall,andputthemonhisshouldersandcarriedthemtothetopofthehillthatisinfrontofHebron.
4 AfterthishelovedawomanintheValleyofSorek,whosenamewasDelilah.5 AndbthelordsofthePhilistinescameuptoherandsaidtoher,c“Seducehim,andseewherehisgreatstrengthlies,andbywhatmeanswemayoverpowerhim,thatwemaybindhimtodhumblehim.Andwewilleachgiveyou1,100piecesofsilver.”6 SoDelilahsaidtoSamson,“Pleasetellmewhereyourgreatstrengthlies,andhowyoumightbebound,thatonecoulddsubdueyou.”
7 Samsonsaidtoher,“Iftheybindmewithsevenfreshbowstringsthathavenotbeendried,ethenIshallbecomeweakandbelikeanyotherman.”8 ThenthelordsofthePhilistinesbroughtuptohersevenfreshbowstringsthathadnotbeendried,andsheboundhimwiththem.9 Nowshehadmenlyinginambushinaninnerchamber.Andshesaidtohim,“ThePhilistinesareuponyou,Samson!”Buthesnappedthebowstrings,asathreadofflaxsnapswhenittouchesthefire.Sothesecretofhisstrengthwasnotknown.
10 ThenDelilahsaidtoSamson,“Behold,youhavemockedmeandtoldmelies.Pleasetellmehowyoumightbebound.”11 Andhesaidtoher,“Iftheybindmewithfnewropesthathavenotbeenused,thenIshallbecomeweakandbelikeanyotherman.”12 SoDelilahtooknewropesandboundhimwiththemandsaidtohim,“ThePhilistinesareuponyou,Samson!”Andthemenlyinginambushwereinaninnerchamber.Buthesnappedtheropesoffhisarmslikeathread.
13 ThenDelilahsaidtoSamson,“Untilnowyouhavemockedmeandtoldmelies.Tellmehowyoumightbebound.”Andhesaidtoher,“Ifyouweavethesevenlocksofmyheadwiththewebandfastenittightwiththepin,thenIshallbecomeweakandbelikeanyotherman.”14 Sowhileheslept,Delilahtookthesevenlocksofhisheadandwovethemintotheweb.Andshemadethemtightwiththepinandsaidtohim,“ThePhilistinesareuponyou,Samson!”Butheawokefromhissleepandpulledawaythepin,theloom,andtheweb.
15 Andshesaidtohim,g“Howcanyousay,‘Iloveyou,’whenyourheartisnotwithme?Youhavemockedmethesethreetimes,andyouhavenottoldmewhereyourgreatstrengthlies.”16 Andhwhenshepressedhimhardwithherwordsdayafterday,andurgedhim,hissoulwasvexedtodeath.17 Andhetoldherallhisheart,andsaidtoher,i“Arazorhasnevercomeuponmyhead,forIhavebeenaNaziritetoGodfrommymother’swomb.Ifmyheadisshaved,thenmystrengthwillleaveme,andIshallbecomeweakandbelikeanyotherman.”
18 WhenDelilahsawthathehadtoldherallhisheart,shesentandcalledthelordsofthePhilistines,saying,“Comeupagain,forhehastoldmeallhisheart.”ThenthelordsofthePhilistinescameuptoherandbroughtjthemoneyintheirhands.19 Shemadehimsleeponherknees.Andshecalledamanandhadhimshaveoffthesevenlocksofhishead.Thenshebeganktotormenthim,andhisstrengthlefthim.20 Andshesaid,“ThePhilistinesareuponyou,Samson!”Andheawokefromhissleepandsaid,“Iwillgooutasatothertimesandshakemyselffree.”ButhedidnotknowthatltheLordhadlefthim.21 AndthePhilistinesseizedhimandgougedouthiseyesandbroughthimdowntoGazaandboundhimwithbronzeshackles.mAndhegroundatthemillintheprison.22 Butthehairofhisheadbegantogrowagainafterithadbeenshaved.
The Death of Samson
23 NowthelordsofthePhilistinesgatheredtoofferagreatsacrificetonDagontheirgodandtorejoice,andtheysaid,“OurgodhasgivenSamsonourenemyintoourhand.”24 Andwhenthepeoplesawhim,otheypraisedtheirgod.Fortheysaid,“Ourgodhasgivenourenemyintoourhand,theravagerofourcountry,whohaskilledmanyofus.”25 Andpwhentheirheartsweremerry,theysaid,“CallSamson,thathemayentertainus.”SotheycalledSamsonoutoftheprison,andheentertainedthem.Theymadehimstandbetweenthepillars.26 AndSamsonsaidtotheyoungmanwhoheldhimbythehand,“Letmefeelthepillarsonwhichthehouserests,thatImayleanagainstthem.”27 Nowthehousewasfullofmenandwomen.AllthelordsofthePhilistineswerethere,andqontherooftherewereabout3,000menandwomen,wholookedonwhileSamsonentertained.
28 ThenSamsoncalledtotheLordandsaid,“OLordGod,rpleaseremembermeandpleasestrengthenmeonlythisonce,OGod,thatImaybeavengedonthePhilistinesformytwoeyes.”29 AndSamsongraspedthetwomiddlepillarsonwhichthehouserested,andheleanedhisweightagainstthem,hisrighthandontheoneandhislefthandontheother.30 AndSamsonsaid,“LetmediewiththePhilistines.”Thenhebowedwithallhisstrength,andthehousefelluponthelordsanduponallthepeoplewhowereinit.Sothedeadwhomhekilledathisdeathweremorethanthosewhomhehadkilledduringhislife.31 ThenhisbrothersandallhisfamilycamedownandtookhimandbroughthimupandburiedhimsbetweenZorahandEshtaolinthetombofManoahhisfather.HehadjudgedIsraeltwentyyears.
Micah and the Levite
17 TherewasamanoftthehillcountryofEphraim,whosenamewasMicah.2 Andhesaidtohismother,“The1,100piecesofsilverthatweretakenfromyou,aboutwhichyouutteredacurse,andalsospokeitinmyears,behold,thesilveriswithme;Itookit.”Andhismothersaid,u“BlessedbemysonbytheLord.”3 Andherestoredthe1,100piecesofsilvertohismother.Andhismothersaid,“IdedicatethesilvertotheLordfrommyhandformyson,tomakevacarvedimageandwametalimage.NowthereforeIwillrestoreittoyou.”4 Sowhenherestoredthemoneytohismother,hismotherxtook200piecesofsilverandgaveittothesilversmith,whomadeitintoacarvedimageandametalimage.AnditwasinthehouseofMicah.5 AndthemanMicahhadashrine,andhemadeyanephodandzhouseholdgods,andaordainedoneofhissons,whobecamehispriest.6 bInthosedaystherewasnokinginIsrael.cEveryonedidwhatwasrightinhisowneyes.
7 NowtherewasayoungmanofdBethleheminJudah,ofthefamilyofJudah,whowasaLevite,andhesojournedthere.8 AndthemandepartedfromthetownofBethleheminJudahtosojournwherehecouldfindaplace.Andashejourneyed,hecametoethehillcountryofEphraimtothehouseofMicah.9 AndMicahsaidtohim,“Wheredoyoucomefrom?”Andhesaidtohim,“IamaLeviteofBethleheminJudah,andIamgoingtosojournwhereImayfindaplace.”10 AndMicahsaidtohim,“Staywithme,andbetomefafatherandapriest,andIwillgiveyoutenpiecesofsilverayearandasuitofclothesandyourliving.”AndtheLevitewentin.11 AndtheLevitegwascontenttodwellwiththeman,andtheyoungmanbecametohimlikeoneofhissons.12 AndMicahhordainedtheLevite,andtheyoungmanibecamehispriest,andwasinthehouseofMicah.13 ThenMicahsaid,“NowIknowthattheLordwillprosperme,becauseIhaveaLeviteaspriest.”
Danites Take the Levite and the Idol
18 jInthosedaystherewasnokinginIsrael.AndinthosedayskthetribeofthepeopleofDanwasseekingforitselfaninheritancetodwellin,foruntilthennoinheritanceamongthetribesofIsraelhadfallentothem.2 SothepeopleofDansentfiveablemenfromthewholenumberoftheirtribe,lfromZorahandfromEshtaol,mtospyoutthelandandtoexploreit.Andtheysaidtothem,“Goandexploretheland.”AndtheycamentothehillcountryofEphraim,tothehouseofMicah,andlodgedthere.3 WhentheywerebythehouseofMicah,theyrecognizedthevoiceoftheyoungLevite.Andtheyturnedasideandsaidtohim,“Whobroughtyouhere?Whatareyoudoinginthisplace?Whatisyourbusinesshere?”4 Andhesaidtothem,“ThisishowMicahdealtwithme:ohehashiredme,andIhavebecomehispriest.”5 Andtheysaidtohim,p“InquireofGod,please,thatwemayknowwhetherthejourneyonwhichwearesettingoutwillsucceed.”6 Andthepriestsaidtothem,q“Goinpeace.ThejourneyonwhichyougoisundertheeyeoftheLord.”
7 ThenthefivemendepartedandcametorLaishandsawthepeoplewhowerethere,howtheylivedinsecurity,afterthemanneroftheSidonians,squietandunsuspecting,lackingnothingthatisintheearthandpossessingwealth,andhowttheywerefarfromtheSidoniansandhadnodealingswithanyone.8 AndwhentheycametotheirbrothersatuZorahandEshtaol,theirbrotherssaidtothem,“Whatdoyoureport?”9 Theysaid,v“Arise,andletusgoupagainstthem,forwehaveseentheland,andbehold,itisverygood.wAndwillyoudonothing?xDonotbeslowtogo,toenterinandpossesstheland.10 Assoonasyougo,youwillcometoanyunsuspectingpeople.Thelandisspacious,forGodhasgivenitintoyourhands,zaplacewherethereisnolackofanythingthatisintheearth.”
11 So600menofthetribeofDan,aarmedwithweaponsofwar,setoutfromZorahandEshtaol,12 andwentupandencampedatKiriath-jeariminJudah.OnthisaccountthatplaceiscalledbMahaneh-dantothisday;behold,itiswestofcKiriath-jearim.13 AndtheypassedonfromtheretodthehillcountryofEphraim,andcametothehouseofMicah.
14 ThenthefivemenwhohadgonetoscoutoutthecountryofLaishsaidtotheirbrothers,“Doyouknowthateinthesehousesthereareanephod,householdgods,acarvedimage,andametalimage?Nowthereforeconsiderwhatyouwilldo.”15 AndtheyturnedasidethereandcametothehouseoftheyoungLevite,atthehomeofMicah,andfaskedhimabouthiswelfare.16 Nowthe600menoftheDanites,garmedwiththeirweaponsofwar,stoodbytheentranceofthegate.17 Andhthefivemenwhohadgonetoscoutoutthelandwentupandenteredandtookithecarvedimage,theephod,thehouseholdgods,andthemetalimage,whiletheprieststoodbytheentranceofthegatewiththe600menarmedwithweaponsofwar.18 AndwhenthesewentintoMicah’shouseandtookithecarvedimage,theephod,thehouseholdgods,andthemetalimage,thepriestsaidtothem,“Whatareyoudoing?”19 Andtheysaidtohim,“Keepquiet;jputyourhandonyourmouthandcomewithusandbetouskafatherandapriest.Isitbetterforyoutobepriesttothehouseofoneman,ortobepriesttoatribeandclaninIsrael?”20 Andthepriest’sheartwasglad.Hetooktheephodandthehouseholdgodsandthecarvedimageandwentalongwiththepeople.
21 Sotheyturnedanddeparted,puttingthelittleonesandthelivestockandlthegoodsinfrontofthem.22 WhentheyhadgoneadistancefromthehomeofMicah,themenwhowereinthehousesnearMicah’shousewerecalledout,andtheyovertookthepeopleofDan.23 AndtheyshoutedtothepeopleofDan,whoturnedaroundandsaidtoMicah,“Whatisthematterwithyou,thatyoucomewithsuchacompany?”24 Andhesaid,m“YoutakemygodsthatImadeandthepriest,andgoaway,andwhathaveIleft?Howthendoyouaskme,‘Whatisthematterwithyou?’”25 AndthepeopleofDansaidtohim,“Donotletyourvoicebeheardamongus,lestangryfellowsfalluponyou,andyouloseyourlifewiththelivesofyourhousehold.”26 ThenthepeopleofDanwenttheirway.AndwhenMicahsawthattheyweretoostrongforhim,heturnedandwentbacktohishome.
27 ButthepeopleofDantookwhatMicahhadmade,andthepriestwhobelongedtohim,andtheycametoLaish,toapeoplenquietandunsuspecting,andostruckthemwiththeedgeoftheswordandburnedthecitywithfire.28 AndtherewasnodelivererbecauseitwaspfarfromSidon,andtheyhadnodealingswithanyone.ItwasinthevalleythatbelongstoqBeth-rehob.Thentheyrebuiltthecityandlivedinit.29 AndtheynamedthecityrDan,afterthenameofDantheirancestor,whowasborntoIsrael;butsthenameofthecitywasLaishatthefirst.30 AndthepeopleofDansetupthecarvedimageforthemselves,andJonathanthesonofGershom,tsonofMoses,uandhissonswereprieststothetribeoftheDanitesuntilthedayvofthecaptivityoftheland.31 SotheysetupMicah’scarvedimagethathemade,waslongasthehouseofGodwasatShiloh.
A Levite and His Concubine
19 Inthosedays,xwhentherewasnokinginIsrael,acertainLevitewassojourningintheremotepartsofythehillcountryofEphraim,whotooktohimselfaconcubinefromzBethleheminJudah.2 Andhisconcubinewasunfaithfultohim,andshewentawayfromhimtoherfather’shouseatBethleheminJudah,andwastheresomefourmonths.3 Thenherhusbandaroseandwentafterher,tospeakkindlytoherandbringherback.Hehadwithhimhisservantandacoupleofdonkeys.Andshebroughthimintoherfather’shouse.Andwhenthegirl’sfathersawhim,hecamewithjoytomeethim.4 Andhisfather-in-law,thegirl’sfather,madehimstay,andheremainedwithhimthreedays.Sotheyateanddrankandspentthenightthere.5 Andonthefourthdaytheyaroseearlyinthemorning,andhepreparedtogo,butthegirl’sfathersaidtohisson-in-law,a“Strengthenyourheartwithamorselofbread,andafterthatyoumaygo.”6 Sothetwoofthemsatandateanddranktogether.Andthegirl’sfathersaidtotheman,“Bepleasedtospendthenight,andbletyourheartbemerry.”7 Andwhenthemanroseuptogo,hisfather-in-lawpressedhim,tillhespentthenightthereagain.8 Andonthefifthdayhearoseearlyinthemorningtodepart.Andthegirl’sfathersaid,c“Strengthenyourheartandwaituntilthedaydeclines.”Sotheyate,bothofthem.9 Andwhenthemanandhisconcubineandhisservantroseuptodepart,hisfather-in-law,thegirl’sfather,saidtohim,“Behold,nowthedayhaswanedtowardevening.Please,spendthenight.Behold,thedaydrawstoitsclose.Lodgehereandletyourheartbemerry,andtomorrowyoushallariseearlyinthemorningforyourjourney,andgohome.”
10 Butthemanwouldnotspendthenight.HeroseupanddepartedandarrivedoppositedJebus(thatis,Jerusalem).Hehadwithhimacoupleofsaddleddonkeys,andhisconcubinewaswithhim.11 WhentheywerenearJebus,thedaywasnearlyover,andtheservantsaidtohismaster,“Comenow,letusturnasidetothiscityoftheJebusitesandspendthenightinit.”12 Andhismastersaidtohim,“Wewillnotturnasideintothecityofforeigners,whodonotbelongtothepeopleofIsrael,butwewillpassontoeGibeah.”13 Andhesaidtohisyoungman,“ComeandletusdrawneartooneoftheseplacesandspendthenightatGibeahoratfRamah.”14 Sotheypassedonandwenttheirway.AndthesunwentdownonthemnearGibeah,whichbelongstoBenjamin,15 andtheyturnedasidethere,togoinandspendthenightatGibeah.Andhewentinandsatdownintheopensquareofthecity,gfornoonetookthemintohishousetospendthenight.
16 Andbehold,anoldmanwascomingfromhisworkinthefieldatevening.ThemanwasfromhthehillcountryofEphraim,andhewassojourninginGibeah.iThemenoftheplacewereBenjaminites.17 Andhelifteduphiseyesandsawthetravelerintheopensquareofthecity.Andtheoldmansaid,“Whereareyougoing?Andwheredoyoucomefrom?”18 Andhesaidtohim,“WearepassingfromBethleheminJudahtotheremotepartsofthehillcountryofEphraim,fromwhichIcome.IwenttoBethleheminJudah,andIamgoingjtothehouseoftheLord,gbutnoonehastakenmeintohishouse.19 Wehavestrawandfeedforourdonkeys,withbreadandwineformeandyourfemaleservantandtheyoungmanwithyourservants.kThereisnolackofanything.”20 Andtheoldmansaid,l“Peacebetoyou;Iwillcareforallyourwants.mOnly,donotspendthenightinthesquare.”21 Sohebroughthimintohishouseandgavethedonkeysfeed.nAndtheywashedtheirfeet,andateanddrank.
22 Astheywereomakingtheirheartsmerry,behold,themenofthecity,worthlessfellows,psurroundedthehouse,beatingonthedoor.Andtheysaidtotheoldman,themasterofthehouse,“Bringoutthemanwhocameintoyourhouse,thatwemayknowhim.”23 Andtheman,themasterofthehouse,wentouttothemandsaidtothem,“No,mybrothers,qdonotactsowickedly;sincethismanhascomeintomyhouse,rdonotdothisvilething.24 sBehold,herearemyvirgindaughterandhisconcubine.Letmebringthemoutnow.tViolatethemanddowiththemwhatseemsgoodtoyou,butagainstthismanrdonotdothisoutrageousthing.”25 Butthemenwouldnotlistentohim.Sothemanseizedhisconcubineandmadehergoouttothem.Andtheyknewherandabusedherallnightuntilthemorning.Andasthedawnbegantobreak,theylethergo.26 Andasmorningappeared,thewomancameandfelldownatthedooroftheman’shousewherehermasterwas,untilitwaslight.
27 Andhermasterroseupinthemorning,andwhenheopenedthedoorsofthehouseandwentouttogoonhisway,behold,therewashisconcubinelyingatthedoorofthehouse,withherhandsonthethreshold.28 Hesaidtoher,“Getup,letusbegoing.”uButtherewasnoanswer.Thenheputheronthedonkey,andthemanroseupandwentawaytohishome.29 Andwhenheenteredhishouse,hetookaknife,andtakingholdofhisconcubinehevdividedher,limbbylimb,intotwelvepieces,andsentherthroughoutalltheterritoryofIsrael.30 wAndallwhosawitsaid,“SuchathinghasneverhappenedorbeenseenfromthedaythatthepeopleofIsraelcameupoutofthelandofEgyptuntilthisday;xconsiderit,takecounsel,andspeak.”
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Micah's Images and His Priest
171 There was a man of the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Micah. 2 And he said to his mother, "The 1,100 pieces of silver that were taken from you, about which you uttered a curse, and also spoke it in my ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it." And his mother said, "Blessed be my son by the Lord." 3 And he restored the 1,100 pieces of silver to his mother. And his mother said, "I dedicate the silver to the Lord from my hand for my son, to make a carved image and a metal image. Now therefore I will restore it to you." 4 So when he restored the money to his mother, his mother took 200 pieces of silver and gave it to the silversmith, who made it into a carved image and a metal image. And it was in the house of Micah. 5 And the man Micah had a shrine, and he made an ephod and household gods, and ordained one of his sons, who became his priest. 6 In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
7 Now there was a young man of Bethlehem in Judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there. 8 And the man departed from the town of Bethlehem in Judah to sojourn where he could find a place. And as he journeyed, he came to the hill country of Ephraim to the house of Micah. 9 And Micah said to him, "Where do you come from?" And he said to him, "I am a Levite of Bethlehem in Judah, and I am going to sojourn where I may find a place." 10 And Micah said to him, "Stay with me, and be to me a father and a priest, and I will give you ten pieces of silver a year and a suit of clothes and your living." And the Levite went in. 11 And the Levite was content to dwell with the man, and the young man became to him like one of his sons. 12 And Micah ordained the Levite, and the young man became his priest, and was in the house of Micah. 13 Then Micah said, "Now I know that the Lord will prosper me, because I have a Levite as priest."
Micah and the Levite
1There was a man of t the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Micah.2And he said to his mother, "The 1,100 pieces of silver that were taken from you, about which you uttered a curse, and also spoke it in my ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it." And his mother said, u "Blessed be my son by the Lord."3And he restored the 1,100 pieces of silver to his mother. And his mother said, "I dedicate the silver to the Lord from my hand for my son, to make v a carved image and w a metal image. Now therefore I will restore it to you."4So when he restored the money to his mother, his mother x took 200 pieces of silver and gave it to the silversmith, who made it into a carved image and a metal image. And it was in the house of Micah.
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And the man departed from the town of Bethlehem in Judah to sojourn where he could find a place. And as he journeyed, he came to the hill country of Ephraim to the house of Micah.
So the people of Dan sent five able men from the whole number of their tribe, from Zorah and from Eshtaol, to spy out the land and to explore it. And they said to them, "Go and explore the land." And they came to the hill country of Ephraim, to the house of Micah, and lodged there.
And Eleazar the son of Aaron died, and they buried him at Gibeah, the town of Phinehas his son, which had been given him in the hill country of Ephraim.
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And he said, "May you be blessed by the Lord, my daughter. You have made this last kindness greater than the first in that you have not gone after young men, whether poor or rich.
1 Samuel 15:13
And Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said to him, "Blessed be you to the Lord. I have performed the commandment of the Lord.
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You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
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Do not turn to idols or make for yourselves any gods of cast metal: I am the Lord your God.
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Those who lavish gold from the purse, and weigh out silver in the scales, hire a goldsmith, and he makes it into a god; then they fall down and worship!
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Micah and the Levite
17 There was a man of (A)the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Micah.2 And he said to his mother, “The 1,100 pieces of silver that were taken from you, about which you uttered a curse, and also spoke it in my ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it.” And his mother said, (B)“Blessed be my son by the Lord.”3 And he restored the 1,100 pieces of silver to his mother. And his mother said, “I dedicate the silver to the Lord from my hand for my son, to make (C)a carved image and (D)a metal image. Now therefore I will restore it to you.”4 So when he restored the money to his mother, his mother (E)took 200 pieces of silver and gave it to the silversmith, who made it into a carved image and a metal image. And it was in the house of Micah.5 And the man Micah had a shrine, and he made (F)an ephod and (G)household gods, and (H)ordained[a] one of his sons, who became his priest.6 (I)In those days there was no king in Israel. (J)Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
7 Now there was a young man of (K)Bethlehem in Judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.8 And the man departed from the town of Bethlehem in Judah to sojourn where he could find a place. And as he journeyed, he came to (L)the hill country of Ephraim to the house of Micah.9 And Micah said to him, “Where do you come from?” And he said to him, “I am a Levite of Bethlehem in Judah, and I am going to sojourn where I may find a place.”10 And Micah said to him, “Stay with me, and be to me (M)a father and a priest, and I will give you ten pieces of silver a year and a suit of clothes and your living.” And the Levite went in.11 And the Levite (N)was content to dwell with the man, and the young man became to him like one of his sons.12 And Micah (O)ordained the Levite, and the young man (P)became his priest, and was in the house of Micah.13 Then Micah said, “Now I know that the Lord will prosper me, because I have a Levite as priest.”
And there is no partner. He pins the woman against the wall and grabs her by the throat. Slut, I see you want me, he says, and runs his hand under her skirt.
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Unfortunately, the ticket was not cheap, the cheapest option allowed only once to enter the fenced area of the former airfield. So my friend and I stocked up on sandwiches to hang out in the air all day. The heat was incredible and I dressed as lightly as possible: a white dress, very light and short, and under it.
A white bra and thong, the thinnest I ever had. The bra and panties were clearly showing through the summer dress, but I didn't give a fuck.