And the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 didH6213 evilH7451 in the sightH5869 of the LORD:H3068 and the LORDH3068 deliveredH5414 them into the handH3027 of MidianH4080 sevenH7651 years.H8141
And the handH3027 of MidianH4080 prevailedH5810 againstH5921 Israel:H3478 and becauseH6440 of the MidianitesH4080 the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 madeH6213 them the densH4492 whichH834 are in the mountains,H2022 and caves,H4631 and strongH4679 holds.H4679
And so it was, whenH518 IsraelH3478 had sown,H2232 that the MidianitesH4080 cameH5927 up, and the Amalekites,H6003 and the childrenH1121 of the east,H6924 even they cameH5927 up againstH5921 them;
And they encampedH2583 againstH5921 them, and destroyedH7843 the increaseH2981 of the earth,H776 tillH5704 you comeH935 to Gaza,H5804 and leftH7604 noH3808 sustenanceH4241 for Israel,H3478 neither sheep,H7716 nor ox,H7794 nor ass.H2543
For they cameH5927 up with their cattleH4735 and their tents,H168 and they cameH935 as grasshoppersH697 for multitude;H7230 for both they and their camelsH1581 were withoutH369 number:H4557 and they enteredH935 into the landH776 to destroyH7843 it.
And IsraelH3478 was greatlyH3966 impoverishedH1809 becauseH6440 of the Midianites;H4080 and the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 criedH2199 to the LORD.H3068
And it cameH1961 to pass, whenH3588 the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 criedH2199 to the LORDH3068 becauseH5921 H182 of the Midianites,H4080
That the LORDH3068 sentH7971 a prophetH5030 to the childrenH1121 of Israel,H3478 which saidH559 to them, ThusH3541 saidH559 the LORDH3068 GodH430 of Israel,H3478 I broughtH5927 you up from Egypt,H4714 and broughtH3318 you forthH3318 out of the houseH1004 of bondage;H5650
And I deliveredH5337 you out of the handH3027 of the Egyptians,H4714 and out of the handH3027 of allH3605 that oppressedH3905 you, and droveH1644 them out from beforeH6440 you, and gaveH5414 you their land;H776
And I saidH559 to you, I am the LORDH3068 your God;H430 fearH3372 not the godsH430 of the Amorites,H567 in whoseH834 landH776 you dwell:H3427 but you have not obeyedH8085 my voice.H6963
And there cameH935 an angelH4397 of the LORD,H3068 and satH3427 underH8478 an oakH424 whichH834 was in Ophrah,H6084 that pertained to JoashH3101 the Abiezrite:H33 and his sonH1121 GideonH1439 threshedH2251 wheatH2406 by the wine press,H1660 to hideH5127 it from the Midianites.H4080
And the angelH4397 of the LORDH3068 appearedH7200 to him, and saidH559 to him, The LORDH3068 is with you, you mightyH1368 man of valor.H2428
And GideonH1439 saidH559 to him, OhH994 my Lord,H113 if the LORDH3068 be with us, whyH4100 then is allH3605 thisH2063 befallenH4672 us? and whereH346 be allH3605 his miraclesH6381 whichH834 our fathersH1 toldH5608 us of, saying,H559 Did not the LORDH3068 bringH5927 us up from Egypt?H4714 but nowH6258 the LORDH3068 has forsakenH5203 us, and deliveredH5414 us into the handsH3709 of the Midianites.H4080
And the LORDH3068 lookedH6437 on him, and said,H559 GoH3212 in thisH2088 your might,H3581 and you shall saveH3467 IsraelH3478 from the handH3709 of the Midianites:H4080 have not I sentH7971 you?
And he saidH559 to him, OhH994 my Lord,H136 with whichH4100 shall I saveH3467 Israel?H3478 behold,H2009 my familyH504 is poorH1800 in Manasseh,H4519 and I am the leastH6810 in my father'sH1 house.H1004
And the LORDH3068 saidH559 to him, SurelyH3588 I will be with you, and you shall smiteH5221 the MidianitesH4080 as oneH259 man.H376
And he saidH559 to him, IfH518 nowH4994 I have foundH4672 graceH2580 in your sight,H5869 then showH6213 me a signH226 that you talkH1696 with me.
DepartH4185 not hence,H2088 I prayH4994 you, untilH5704 I comeH935 to you, and bringH3318 forthH3318 my present,H4503 and setH3240 it beforeH6440 you. And he said,H559 I will tarryH3427 untilH5704 you comeH7725 again.H7725
And GideonH1439 wentH935 in, and madeH6213 ready a kid,H1423 H5795 and unleavenedH4682 cakesH4682 of an ephahH374 of flour:H7058 the fleshH1320 he putH7760 in a basket,H5536 and he putH7760 the brothH4839 in a pot,H6517 and broughtH3318 it out to him underH8478 the oak,H424 and presentedH5066 it.
And the angelH4397 of GodH430 saidH559 to him, TakeH3947 the fleshH1320 and the unleavenedH4682 cakes,H4682 and layH3240 them on thisH1975 rock,H5553 and pourH8210 out the broth.H4839 And he didH6213 so.H3651
Then the angelH4397 of the LORDH3068 putH7971 forthH7971 the endH7097 of the staffH4938 that was in his hand,H3027 and touchedH5060 the fleshH1320 and the unleavenedH4682 cakes;H4682 and there roseH5927 up fireH784 out of the rock,H6697 and consumedH398 the fleshH1320 and the unleavenedH4682 cakes.H4682 Then the angelH4397 of the LORDH3068 departedH1980 out of his sight.H5869
And when GideonH1439 perceivedH7200 that he was an angelH4397 of the LORD,H136 GideonH1439 said,H559 Alas,H162 O LORDH3068 God!H3069 for becauseH5921 H3651 I have seenH7200 an angelH4397 of the LORDH3068 faceH6440 to face.H6440
And the LORDH3068 saidH559 to him, PeaceH7965 be to you; fearH3372 not: you shall not die.H4191
Then GideonH1439 builtH1129 an altarH4196 thereH8033 to the LORD,H3068 and calledH7121 it Jehovahshalom:H3073 to thisH2088 dayH3117 it is yetH5750 in OphrahH6084 of the Abiezrites.H33
And it cameH1961 to pass the sameH1931 night,H3915 that the LORDH3068 saidH559 to him, TakeH3947 your father'sH1 youngH6499 bullock,H6499 even the secondH8145 bullockH6499 of sevenH7651 yearsH8141 old, and throwH2040 downH2040 the altarH4196 of BaalH1168 that your fatherH1 has, and cutH3772 down the groveH842 that is by it:
And buildH1129 an altarH4196 to the LORDH3068 your GodH430 on the topH7218 of thisH2088 rock,H4581 in the orderedH4634 place,H4634 and takeH3947 the secondH8145 bullock,H6499 and offerH5927 a burntH5930 sacrifice with the woodH6086 of the groveH842 whichH834 you shall cutH3772 down.
Then GideonH1439 tookH3947 tenH6235 menH582 of his servants,H5650 and didH6213 as the LORDH3068 had saidH1696 to him: and so it was, becauseH834 he fearedH3372 his father'sH1 household,H1004 and the menH582 of the city,H5892 that he could not doH6213 it by day,H3119 that he didH6213 it by night.H3915
And when the menH582 of the cityH5892 aroseH7925 earlyH7925 in the morning,H1242 behold,H2009 the altarH4196 of BaalH1168 was castH5422 down,H5422 and the groveH842 was cutH3772 down that was by it, and the secondH8145 bullockH6499 was offeredH5927 on the altarH4196 that was built.H1129
And they saidH559 oneH376 to another,H7453 WhoH4310 has doneH6213 thisH2088 thing?H1697 And when they inquiredH1875 and asked,H1245 they said,H559 GideonH1439 the sonH1121 of JoashH3101 has doneH6213 thisH2088 thing.H1697
Then the menH582 of the cityH5892 saidH559 to Joash,H3101 BringH3318 out your son,H1121 that he may die:H4191 becauseH3588 he has castH5422 down the altarH4196 of Baal,H1168 and becauseH3588 he has cutH3772 down the groveH842 that was by it.
And JoashH3101 saidH559 to allH3605 that stoodH5975 againstH5921 him, Will you pleadH7378 for Baal?H1168 will you saveH3467 him? he that will pleadH7378 for him, let him be put to deathH4191 whilstH5704 it is yet morning:H1242 ifH518 he be a god,H430 let him pleadH7378 for himself, becauseH3588 one has castH5422 downH5422 his altar.H4196
Therefore on that dayH3117 he calledH7121 him Jerubbaal,H3378 saying,H559 Let BaalH1168 pleadH7378 against him, becauseH3588 he has thrownH5422 downH5422 his altar.H4196
Then allH3605 the MidianitesH4080 and the AmalekitesH6003 and the childrenH1121 of the eastH6924 were gatheredH622 together,H3162 and wentH5674 over,H5674 and pitchedH2583 in the valleyH6010 of Jezreel.H3157
But the SpiritH7307 of the LORDH3068 cameH3847 on Gideon,H1439 and he blewH8628 a trumpet;H7782 and AbiezerH44 was gatheredH2199 afterH310 him.
And he sentH7971 messengersH4397 throughout allH3605 Manasseh;H4519 who alsoH1571 was gatheredH2199 afterH310 him: and he sentH7971 messengersH4397 to Asher,H836 and to Zebulun,H2074 and to Naphtali;H5321 and they cameH5927 up to meetH7125 them.
And GideonH1439 saidH559 to God,H430 IfH518 you will saveH3467 IsraelH3478 by my hand,H3027 as you have said,H1696
Behold,H2009 I will putH3322 a fleeceH1492 of woolH6785 in the floor;H1637 and ifH518 the dewH2919 be onH5921 the fleeceH1492 only,H905 and it be dryH2721 on allH3605 the earthH776 beside, then shall I knowH3045 that you will saveH3467 IsraelH3478 by my hand,H3027 as you have said.H1696
And it was so:H3651 for he roseH7925 up earlyH7925 on the morrow,H4283 and thrustH2115 the fleeceH1492 together, and wringedH4680 the dewH2919 out of the fleece,H1492 a bowlH5602 fullH4392 of water.H4325
And GideonH1439 saidH559 to God,H430 Let not your angerH639 be hotH2734 against me, and I will speakH1696 but this once:H6471 let me prove,H5254 I prayH4994 you, but this onceH6471 with the fleece;H1492 let it nowH4994 be dryH2721 onlyH905 on the fleece,H1492 and on allH3605 the groundH776 let there be dew.H2919
And GodH430 didH6213 soH3651 that night:H3915 for it was dryH2721 on the fleeceH1492 only,H905 and there was dewH2919 onH5921 allH3605 the ground.H776