New Living Translation
He returned the money to her, and she said, "I now dedicate these silver coins to the LORD. In honor of my son, I will have an image carved and an idol cast."
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And he restored the eleven hundred pieces of silver to his mother; and his mother said, "I consecrate the silver to the LORD from my hand for my son, to make a graven image and a molten image; now therefore I will restore it to you."
World English Bible
He restored the eleven hundred [pieces] of silver to his mother; and his mother said, "I most certainly dedicate the silver to Yahweh from my hand for my son, to make an engraved image and a molten image. Now therefore I will restore it to you."
Young's Literal Translation
And he giveth back the eleven hundred silverlings to his mother, and his mother saith, 'I had certainly sanctified the silver to Jehovah, from my hand, for my son, to make a graven image, and a molten image; and now, I give it back to thee.'
Judges 17:3 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:3 The Lord - In the Hebrew it is, Jehovah, the incommunicable name of God. Whereby it is apparent, that neither she, nor her son, intended to forsake the true God; as appears from his rejoicing when he had got a priest of the Lord's appointment, but only to worship God by an image; which also both the Israelites, Exod 32:1, and c. and Jeroboam afterwards, designed to do. For my son - For the benefit of thyself and family; that you need not be continually going to Shiloh to worship, but may do it at home. To thee - To dispose of, as I say.
"You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea.
Remember, you must not make any idols of silver or gold to rival me.
You must not make any gods of molten metal for yourselves.
One day he said to his mother, "I heard you place a curse on the person who stole 1,100 pieces of silver from you. Well, I have the money. I was the one who took it." "The LORD bless you for admitting it," his mother replied.
So when he returned the money to his mother, she took 200 silver coins and gave them to a silversmith, who made them into an image and an idol. And these were placed in Micah's house.
Then they set up the carved image, and they appointed Jonathan son of Gershom, son of Moses, as their priest. This family continued as priests for the tribe of Dan until the Exile.
Then you will destroy all your silver idols and your precious gold images. You will throw them out like filthy rags, saying to them, "Good riddance!"
Jump to PreviousDedicate Dedicated Eleven Engraved Hand Hundred Image Molten Mother Pieces Restore Restored Shekels Silver Verily Wholly
Jump to NextDedicate Dedicated Eleven Engraved Hand Hundred Image Molten Mother Pieces Restore Restored Shekels Silver Verily Wholly
LinksJudges 17:3 NIV
Judges 17:3 NLT
Judges 17:3 ESV
Judges 17:3 NASB
Judges 17:3 KJV
Judges 17:3 Bible Apps
Judges 17:3 Biblia Paralela
Judges 17:3 Chinese Bible
Judges 17:3 French Bible
Judges 17:3 German Bible
Judges 17:3 Commentaries