171 And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah.
171 Now a man named Micah from the hill country of Ephraim
171 There was a man of the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Micah.
171 There was a man from the hill country of Ephraim named Micah.
171 Now there was a man from the mountains of Ephraim, whose name was Micah.
171 There was a man named Micah, who lived in the hill country of Ephraim.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Judges 17:1
Commentary on Judges 17:1-6
(Read Judges 17:1-6)
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 Judges 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.