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The history of the idol of Michas, and the young Levite.

[1] There was at that time a man of mount Ephraim whose name was Michas,
Fuit eo tempore vir quidam de monte Ephraim nomine Michas,

[2] Who said to his mother: The eleven hundred pieces of silver, which thou hadst put aside for thyself, and concerning which thou didst swear in my hearing, behold I have, and they are with me. And she said to him: Blessed be my son by the Lord.
qui dixit matri suae : Mille et centum argenteos, quos separaveras tibi, et super quibus me audiente juraveras, ecce ego habeo, et apud me sunt. Cui illa respondit : Benedictus filius meus Domino.

[3] So he restored them to his mother, who said to him: I have consecrated and vowed this silver to the Lord, that my son may receive it at my hand, and make a graven and a molten god, so now I deliver it to thee.
Reddidit ergo eos matri suae, quae dixerat ei : Consecravi et vovi hoc argentum Domino, ut de manu mea suscipiat filius meus, et faciat sculptile atque conflatile : et nunc trado illud tibi.

[4] And he restored them to his mother: and she took two hundred pieces of silver and gave them to the silversmith, to make of them a graven and a molten god, which was in the house of Michas.
Reddidit igitur eos matri suae : quae tulit ducentos argenteos, et dedit eos argentario, ut faceret ex eis sculptile atque conflatile, quod fuit in domo Michae.

[5] And he separated also therein a little temple for the god, and made an ephod, and theraphim, that is to say, a priestly garment, and idols: and he filled the hand of one of his sons, and he became his priest.
Qui aediculam quoque in ea deo separavit, et fecit ephod, et theraphim, id est, vestem sacerdotalem, et idola : implevitque unius filiorum suorum manum, et factus est ei sacerdos.

[6] In those days there was no king in Israel, but every one did that which seemed right to himself.
In diebus illis non erat rex in Israel, sed unusquisque quod sibi rectum videbatur, hoc faciebat.

[7] There was also another young man of Bethlehem Juda, of the kindred thereof: and he was a Levite, and dwelt there.
Fuit quoque alter adolescens de Bethlehem Juda, ex cognatione ejus : eratque ipse Levites, et habitabat ibi.

[8] Now he went out from the city of Bethlehem, and desired to sojourn wheresoever he should find it convenient for him. And when he was come to mount Ephraim, as he was on his journey, and had turned aside a little into the house of Michas,
Egressusque de civitate Bethlehem, peregrinari voluit ubicumque sibi commodum reperisset. Cumque venisset in montem Ephraim, iter faciens, et declinasset parumper in domum Michae,

[9] He was asked by him whence he came. And he answered: I am a Levite of Bethlehem Juda, and I am going to dwell where I can, and where I shall find a place to my advantage.
interrogatus est ab eo under venisset. Qui respondit : Levita sum de Bethlehem Juda, et vado ut habitem ubi potuero, et utile mihi esse perspexero.

[10] And Michas said: Stay with me, and be unto me a father and a priest, and I will give thee every year ten pieces of silver, and a double suit of apparel, and thy victuals.
Dixitque Michas : Mane apud me, et esto mihi parens ac sacerdos : daboque tibi per annos singulos decem argenteos, ac vestem duplicem, et quae ad victum sunt necessaria.

[11] He was content, and abode with the man, and was unto him as one of his sons.
Acquievit, et mansit apud hominem, fuitque illi quasi unus de filiis.

[12] And Michas filled his hand, and had the young man with him, for his priest, saying:
Implevitque Michas manum ejus, et habuit puerum sacerdotem apud se :

[13] Now I know God will do me good, since I have a priest of the race of the Levites.
Nunc scio, dicens, quod benefaciet mihi Deus habenti Levitici generis sacerdotem.

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