And the menH376 of EphraimH669 saidH559 to him, WhyH4100 have you servedH6213 us thus,H1697 H2007 that you calledH7121 us not, whenH3588 you wentH1980 to fightH3898 with the Midianites?H4080 And they did chideH7378 with him sharply.H2394
And he saidH559 to them, WhatH4100 have I doneH6213 nowH6258 in comparison of you? Is not the gleaningH5955 of the grapes of EphraimH669 betterH2896 than the vintageH1210 of Abiezer?H44
GodH430 has deliveredH5414 into your handsH3027 the princesH8269 of Midian,H4080 OrebH6157 and Zeeb:H2062 and whatH4100 was I ableH3201 to doH6213 in comparison of you? ThenH227 their angerH7307 was abatedH7503 toward him, when he had saidH1696 that.
And GideonH1439 cameH935 to Jordan,H3383 and passedH5674 over,H5674 he, and the threeH7969 hundredH3967 menH376 that were with him, faint,H5889 yet pursuingH7291 them.
And he saidH559 to the menH582 of Succoth,H5523 Give,H5414 I prayH4994 you, loavesH3603 of breadH3899 to the peopleH5971 that followH7272 me; for they be faint,H5889 and I am pursuingH7291 afterH310 ZebahH2078 and Zalmunna,H6759 kingsH4428 of Midian.H4080
And the princesH8269 of SuccothH5523 said,H559 Are the handsH3709 of ZebahH2078 and ZalmunnaH6759 nowH6258 in your hand,H3027 that we should giveH5414 breadH3899 to your army?H6635
And GideonH1439 said,H559 Therefore when the LORDH3068 has deliveredH5414 ZebahH2078 and ZalmunnaH6759 into my hand,H3027 then I will tearH1758 your fleshH1320 with the thornsH6975 of the wildernessH4057 and with briers.H1303
And he wentH5927 up thereH8033 to Penuel,H6439 and spokeH1696 to them likewise:H2063 and the menH582 of PenuelH6439 answeredH6030 him as the menH582 of SuccothH5523 had answeredH6030 him.
And he spokeH559 alsoH1571 to the menH582 of Penuel,H6439 saying,H559 When I comeH7725 againH7725 in peace,H7965 I will breakH5422 downH5422 this tower.H4026
Now ZebahH2078 and ZalmunnaH6759 were in Karkor,H7174 and their hostsH4264 with them, about fifteenH2568 H6240 thousandH505 men, allH3605 that were leftH3498 of allH3605 the hostsH4264 of the childrenH1121 of the east:H6924 for there fellH5307 an hundredH3967 and twentyH6242 thousandH505 menH376 that drewH8025 sword.H2719
And GideonH1439 wentH5927 up by the wayH1870 of them that dwelledH7931 in tentsH168 on the eastH6924 of NobahH5025 and Jogbehah,H3011 and smoteH5221 the host;H4264 for the hostH4264 was secure.H983
And when ZebahH2078 and ZalmunnaH6759 fled,H5127 he pursuedH7291 afterH310 them, and tookH3920 the twoH8147 kingsH4428 of Midian,H4080 ZebahH2078 and Zalmunna,H6759 and discomfitedH2729 allH3605 the host.H4264
And GideonH1439 the sonH1121 of JoashH3101 returnedH7725 from battleH4421 beforeH4608 the sunH2775 was up,
And caughtH3920 a youngH5288 man of the menH582 of Succoth,H5523 and inquiredH7592 of him: and he describedH3789 to him the princesH8269 of Succoth,H5523 and the eldersH2205 thereof, even three scoreH7657 and seventeenH7657 H7651 men.H376
And he cameH935 to the menH582 of Succoth,H5523 and said,H559 BeholdH2009 ZebahH2078 and Zalmunna,H6759 with whomH834 you did upbraidH2778 me, saying,H559 Are the handsH3709 of ZebahH2078 and ZalmunnaH6759 nowH6258 in your hand,H3027 that we should giveH5414 breadH3899 to your menH582 that are weary?H3286
And he tookH3947 the eldersH2205 of the city,H5892 and thornsH6975 of the wildernessH4057 and briers,H1303 and with them he taughtH3045 the menH582 of Succoth.H5523
And he beatH5422 downH5422 the towerH4026 of Penuel,H6439 and slewH2026 the menH582 of the city.H5892
Then saidH559 he to ZebahH2078 and Zalmunna,H6759 WhatH375 manner of menH582 were they whomH834 you slewH2026 at Tabor?H8396 And they answered,H559 As you are, soH1992 were they; each oneH259 resembledH8389 the childrenH1121 of a king.H4428
And he said,H559 They were my brothers,H251 even the sonsH1121 of my mother:H517 as the LORDH3068 lives,H2416 ifH3863 you had savedH2421 them alive,H2421 I would not slayH2026 you.
And he saidH559 to JetherH3500 his firstborn,H1060 Up, and slayH2026 them. But the youthH5288 drewH8025 not his sword:H2719 for he feared,H3372 becauseH3588 he was yetH5750 a youth.H5288
Then ZebahH2078 and ZalmunnaH6759 said,H559 RiseH6965 you, and fallH6293 on us: for as the manH376 is, so is his strength.H1369 And GideonH1439 arose,H6965 and slewH2026 ZebahH2078 and Zalmunna,H6759 and tookH3947 away the ornamentsH7720 that were on their camels'H1581 necks.H6677
Then the menH376 of IsraelH3478 saidH559 to Gideon,H1439 RuleH4910 you over us, bothH1571 you, and your son,H1121 and your son'sH1121 sonH1121 also:H1571 for you have deliveredH3467 us from the handH3027 of Midian.H4080
And GideonH1439 saidH559 to them, I will not ruleH4910 over you, neitherH3808 shall my sonH1121 ruleH4910 over you: the LORDH3068 shall ruleH4910 over you.
And GideonH1439 saidH559 to them, I would desireH7592 a requestH7596 of you, that you would giveH5414 me every manH376 the earringsH5141 of his prey.H7998 (For they had goldenH2091 earrings,H5141 becauseH3588 they were Ishmaelites.H3459)
And they answered,H559 We will willinglyH5414 giveH5414 them. And they spreadH6566 a garment,H8071 and did castH7993 thereinH8033 every manH376 the earringsH5141 of his prey.H7998
And the weightH4948 of the goldenH2091 earringsH5141 that he requestedH7592 was a thousandH505 and sevenH7651 hundredH3967 shekels of gold;H2091 besideH905 ornaments,H7720 and collars,H5188 and purpleH713 raimentH899 that was onH5921 the kingsH4428 of Midian,H4080 and besideH905 the chainsH6060 that were about their camels'H1581 necks.H6677
And GideonH1439 madeH6213 an ephodH646 thereof, and putH3322 it in his city,H5892 even in Ophrah:H6084 and allH3605 IsraelH3478 went thitherH8033 a whoringH2181 afterH310 it: which thing becameH1961 a snareH4170 to Gideon,H1439 and to his house.H1004
Thus was MidianH4080 subduedH3665 beforeH6440 the childrenH1121 of Israel,H3478 so that they liftedH5375 up their headsH7218 noH3808 more.H3254 And the countryH776 was in quietnessH8252 fortyH705 yearsH8141 in the daysH3117 of Gideon.H1439
And JerubbaalH3378 the sonH1121 of JoashH3101 wentH3212 and dwelledH3427 in his own house.H1004
And GideonH1439 had three scoreH7657 and ten sonsH1121 of his bodyH3409 begotten:H3318 for he hadH1961 manyH7227 wives.H802
And his concubineH6370 that was in Shechem,H7927 she alsoH1571 boreH3205 him a son,H1121 whoseH853 nameH8034 he calledH7760 Abimelech.H40
And GideonH1439 the sonH1121 of JoashH3101 diedH4191 in a goodH2896 oldH7872 age,H7872 and was buriedH6912 in the sepulcherH6913 of JoashH3101 his father,H1 in OphrahH6084 of the Abiezrites.H33
And it cameH1961 to pass, as soonH834 as GideonH1439 was dead,H4191 that the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 turnedH7725 again,H7725 and went a whoringH2181 afterH310 Baalim,H1168 and madeH7760 BaalberithH1170 their god.H430
And the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 rememberedH2142 not the LORDH3068 their God,H430 who had deliveredH5337 them out of the handsH3027 of allH3605 their enemiesH341 on everyH5437 side:H5439
NeitherH3808 showedH6213 they kindnessH2617 to the houseH1004 of Jerubbaal,H3378 namely, Gideon,H1439 according to allH3605 the goodnessH2896 which he had showedH6213 to Israel.H3478