Judges 17:13
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New American Standard Bible
Then Micah said, "Now I know that the LORD will prosper me, seeing I have a Levite as priest."

King James Bible
Then said Micah, Now know I that the LORD will do me good, seeing I have a Levite to my priest.

Darby Bible Translation
Then Micah said, "Now I know that the LORD will prosper me, because I have a Levite as priest."

World English Bible
Then Micah said, "Now know I that Yahweh will do good to me, since I have a Levite to my priest."

Young's Literal Translation
and Micah saith, 'Now I have known that Jehovah doth good to me, for the Levite hath been to me for a priest.'

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

This shows the ignorance as well as the superstition of the age (compare 2 Kings 18:22), and gives a picture of the lawlessness of the times. The incidental testimony to the Levitical priesthood is to be noted; but the idolatrous worship in the immediate neighborhood of Shiloh is passing strange.

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Library
Letter xxix. To Marcella.
An explanation of the Hebrew words Ephod bad (1 Sam. ii. 18) and Teraphim (Judges xvii. 5). Written at Rome to Marcella, also at Rome a.d. 384.
St. Jerome—The Principal Works of St. Jerome

Judges
For the understanding of the early history and religion of Israel, the book of Judges, which covers the period from the death of Joshua to the beginning of the struggle with the Philistines, is of inestimable importance; and it is very fortunate that the elements contributed by the later editors are so easily separated from the ancient stories whose moral they seek to point. That moral is most elaborately stated in ii. 6-iii. 6, which is a sort of programme or preface to iii. 7-xvi. 31, which constitutes
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Judges 17:12
So Micah consecrated the Levite, and the young man became his priest and lived in the house of Micah.

Judges 18:1
In those days there was no king of Israel; and in those days the tribe of the Danites was seeking an inheritance for themselves to live in, for until that day an inheritance had not been allotted to them as a possession among the tribes of Israel.

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