Now this man Micah had a shrine,(A) and he made an ephod(B) and some household gods(C) and installed(D) one of his sons as his priest.(E) In those days Israel had no king;(F) everyone did as they saw fit.(G)

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14 Then the five men who had spied out the land of Laish(A) said to their fellow Danites, “Do you know that one of these houses has an ephod,(B) some household gods and an image overlaid with silver?(C) Now you know what to do.” 15 So they turned in there and went to the house of the young Levite at Micah’s place and greeted him. 16 The six hundred Danites,(D) armed for battle, stood at the entrance of the gate. 17 The five men who had spied out the land went inside and took the idol, the ephod and the household gods(E) while the priest and the six hundred armed men(F) stood at the entrance of the gate.

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Her gates(A) have sunk into the ground;
    their bars(B) he has broken and destroyed.
Her king and her princes are exiled(C) among the nations,
    the law(D) is no more,
and her prophets(E) no longer find
    visions(F) from the Lord.

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The idols(A) speak deceitfully,
    diviners(B) see visions that lie;
they tell dreams(C) that are false,
    they give comfort in vain.(D)
Therefore the people wander like sheep
    oppressed for lack of a shepherd.(E)

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