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Judges 17:7-9

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Micah Hires a Professional

17:7 There was a young man from Bethlehem 1  in Judah. He was a Levite who had been temporarily residing among the tribe of Judah. 2  17:8 This man left the town of Bethlehem in Judah to find another place to live. He came to the Ephraimite hill country and made his way to Micah’s house. 3  17:9 Micah said to him, “Where do you come from?” He replied, “I am a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah. I am looking for a new place to live.” 4 

1 map For location see Map5 B1; Map7 E2; Map8 E2; Map10 B4.

2 tn Heb “There was a young man from Bethlehem of Judah, from the tribe of Judah, and he was a Levite, and he was temporarily residing there.”

3 tn Heb “He came to the Ephraimite hill country, to Micah’s house, making his way.”

4 tn Heb “And I am going to reside in a place I can find.”



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