Judges Chapter 17
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2 And he said unto his mother, The eleven hundred shekels of silver that were taken from thee, about which thou cursedst, and spakest of also in mine ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it. And his mother said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my son.
3 And when he had restored the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother, his mother said, I had wholly dedicated 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.
4 Yet he restored the money unto his mother; and his mother took two hundred shekels of silver, and gave them to the founder, who made thereof a graven image and a molten image: and they were in the house of Micah.
10 And Micah said unto him, Dwell with me, and be unto me a father and a priest, and I will give thee ten shekels of silver by the year, and a suit of apparel, and thy victuals. So the Levite went in.
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Matthew Henry's Judges Chapter 17 Bible commentary...
The beginning of idolatry in Israel, Micah and his mother. (1-6) Micah hires a Levite to be his priest. (7-13)1-6 What is related in this, and the rest of the chapters to the end of this book, was done soon after the death of Joshua: see chap. #Jud 20:28|. That it might appear how happy the nation was under the Judges, here is showed how unhappy they were when there was no Judge. The love of money made Micah so undutiful to his mother as to rob her, and made her so unkind to her son, as to curse him. Outward losses drive good people to their prayers, but bad people to their curses. This woman's silver was her god, before it was made into a graven or a molten image. Micah and his mother agreed to turn their money into a god, and set up idol worship in their family. See the cause of this corruption. Every man did that which was right in his own eyes, and then they soon did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord.
7-13 Micah thought it was a sign of God's favour to him and his images, that a Levite should come to his door. Thus those who please themselves with their own delusions, if Providence unexpectedly bring any thing to their hands that further them in their evil way, are apt from thence to think that God is pleased with them.
Gerardo hongo's Judges Chapter 17 comment on 6/09/2012, 10:12am...
we considerate that word "father"mention on the verse was father in flesh as a spiritual father. a highest post on our healthyvchristian home.
Sara Addy's Judges Chapter 17 comment on 3/06/2012, 2:47pm...
A good picture of christians who put God n a box and turn his word to suit themselves and their own personal situation and call it a blessing from God, when God is not in it at all.
Reading God's word out of context which many do today because they have forsaken God's holy word for the devil's slander produces a Christian who thinks he knows God but does not know God's will for him.
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