18 When the five men went into Micah’s house and took(A) the idol, the ephod and the household gods,(B) the priest said to them, “What are you doing?”

19 They answered him, “Be quiet!(C) Don’t say a word. Come with us, and be our father and priest.(D) Isn’t it better that you serve a tribe and clan(E) in Israel as priest rather than just one man’s household?” 20 The priest was very pleased. He took the ephod, the household gods and the idol and went along with the people.

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