1 H1121 And the children H3478 of Israel H6213 did H7451 evil H5869 in the sight H3068 of the LORD: H3068 and the LORD H5414 delivered H3027 them into the hand H4080 of Midian H7651 seven H8141 years.
2 H3027 And the hand H4080 of Midian H5810 prevailed H5921 against H3478 Israel: H6440 and because H4080 of the Midianites H1121 the children H3478 of Israel H6213 made H4492 them the dens H834 which H2022 are in the mountains, H4631 and caves, H4679 and strong H4679 holds.
3 H518 And so it was, when H3478 Israel H2232 had sown, H4080 that the Midianites H5927 came H6003 up, and the Amalekites, H1121 and the children H6924 of the east, H5927 even they came H5921 up against them;
4 H2583 And they encamped H5921 against H7843 them, and destroyed H2981 the increase H776 of the earth, H5704 till H935 you come H5804 to Gaza, H7604 and left H3808 no H4241 sustenance H3478 for Israel, H7716 neither sheep, H7794 nor ox, H2543 nor ass.
5 H5927 For they came H4735 up with their cattle H168 and their tents, H935 and they came H697 as grasshoppers H7230 for multitude; H1581 for both they and their camels H369 were without H4557 number: H935 and they entered H776 into the land H7843 to destroy it.
6 H3478 And Israel H3966 was greatly H1809 impoverished H6440 because H4080 of the Midianites; H1121 and the children H3478 of Israel H2199 cried H3068 to the LORD.
7 H1961 And it came H3588 to pass, when H1121 the children H3478 of Israel H2199 cried H3068 to the LORD H5921 because H182 H4080 of the Midianites,
8 H3068 That the LORD H7971 sent H5030 a prophet H1121 to the children H3478 of Israel, H559 which said H3541 to them, Thus H559 said H3068 the LORD H430 God H3478 of Israel, H5927 I brought H4714 you up from Egypt, H3318 and brought H3318 you forth H1004 out of the house H5650 of bondage;
9 H5337 And I delivered H3027 you out of the hand H4714 of the Egyptians, H3027 and out of the hand H3605 of all H3905 that oppressed H1644 you, and drove H6440 them out from before H5414 you, and gave H776 you their land;
10 H559 And I said H3068 to you, I am the LORD H430 your God; H3372 fear H430 not the gods H567 of the Amorites, H834 in whose H776 land H3427 you dwell: H8085 but you have not obeyed H6963 my voice.
11 H935 And there came H4397 an angel H3068 of the LORD, H3427 and sat H8478 under H424 an oak H834 which H6084 was in Ophrah, H3101 that pertained to Joash H33 the Abiezrite: H1121 and his son H1439 Gideon H2251 threshed H2406 wheat H1660 by the wine press, H5127 to hide H4080 it from the Midianites.
12 H4397 And the angel H3068 of the LORD H7200 appeared H559 to him, and said H3068 to him, The LORD H1368 is with you, you mighty H2428 man of valor.
13 H1439 And Gideon H559 said H994 to him, Oh H113 my Lord, H3068 if the LORD H4100 be with us, why H3605 then is all H2063 this H4672 befallen H346 us? and where H3605 be all H6381 his miracles H834 which H1 our fathers H5608 told H559 us of, saying, H3068 Did not the LORD H5927 bring H4714 us up from Egypt? H6258 but now H3068 the LORD H5203 has forsaken H5414 us, and delivered H3709 us into the hands H4080 of the Midianites.
14 H3068 And the LORD H6437 looked H559 on him, and said, H3212 Go H2088 in this H3581 your might, H3467 and you shall save H3478 Israel H3709 from the hand H4080 of the Midianites: H7971 have not I sent you?
15 H559 And he said H994 to him, Oh H136 my Lord, H4100 with which H3467 shall I save H3478 Israel? H2009 behold, H504 my family H1800 is poor H4519 in Manasseh, H6810 and I am the least H1 in my father’s H1004 house.
16 H3068 And the LORD H559 said H3588 to him, Surely H5221 I will be with you, and you shall smite H4080 the Midianites H259 as one H376 man.
17 H559 And he said H518 to him, If H4994 now H4672 I have found H2580 grace H5869 in your sight, H6213 then show H226 me a sign H1696 that you talk with me.
18 H4185 Depart H2088 not hence, H4994 I pray H5704 you, until H935 I come H3318 to you, and bring H3318 forth H4503 my present, H3240 and set H6440 it before H559 you. And he said, H3427 I will tarry H5704 until H7725 you come H7725 again.
19 H1439 And Gideon H935 went H6213 in, and made H1423 ready a kid, H5795 H4682 and unleavened H4682 cakes H374 of an ephah H7058 of flour: H1320 the flesh H7760 he put H5536 in a basket, H7760 and he put H4839 the broth H6517 in a pot, H3318 and brought H8478 it out to him under H424 the oak, H5066 and presented it.
20 H4397 And the angel H430 of God H559 said H3947 to him, Take H1320 the flesh H4682 and the unleavened H4682 cakes, H3240 and lay H1975 them on this H5553 rock, H8210 and pour H4839 out the broth. H6213 And he did H3651 so.
21 H4397 Then the angel H3068 of the LORD H7971 put H7971 forth H7097 the end H4938 of the staff H3027 that was in his hand, H5060 and touched H1320 the flesh H4682 and the unleavened H4682 cakes; H5927 and there rose H784 up fire H6697 out of the rock, H398 and consumed H1320 the flesh H4682 and the unleavened H4682 cakes. H4397 Then the angel H3068 of the LORD H1980 departed H5869 out of his sight.
22 H1439 And when Gideon H7200 perceived H4397 that he was an angel H136 of the LORD, H1439 Gideon H559 said, H162 Alas, H3068 O LORD H3069 God! H5921 for because H3651 H7200 I have seen H4397 an angel H3068 of the LORD H6440 face H6440 to face.
23 H3068 And the LORD H559 said H7965 to him, Peace H3372 be to you; fear H4191 not: you shall not die.
24 H1439 Then Gideon H1129 built H4196 an altar H8033 there H3068 to the LORD, H7121 and called H3073 it Jehovahshalom: H2088 to this H3117 day H5750 it is yet H6084 in Ophrah H33 of the Abiezrites.
25 H1961 And it came H1931 to pass the same H3915 night, H3068 that the LORD H559 said H3947 to him, Take H1 your father’s H6499 young H6499 bullock, H8145 even the second H6499 bullock H7651 of seven H8141 years H2040 old, and throw H2040 down H4196 the altar H1168 of Baal H1 that your father H3772 has, and cut H842 down the grove that is by it:
26 H1129 And build H4196 an altar H3068 to the LORD H430 your God H7218 on the top H2088 of this H4581 rock, H4634 in the ordered H4634 place, H3947 and take H8145 the second H6499 bullock, H5927 and offer H5930 a burnt H6086 sacrifice with the wood H842 of the grove H834 which H3772 you shall cut down.
27 H1439 Then Gideon H3947 took H6235 ten H582 men H5650 of his servants, H6213 and did H3068 as the LORD H1696 had said H834 to him: and so it was, because H3372 he feared H1 his father’s H1004 household, H582 and the men H5892 of the city, H6213 that he could not do H3119 it by day, H6213 that he did H3915 it by night.
28 H582 And when the men H5892 of the city H7925 arose H7925 early H1242 in the morning, H2009 behold, H4196 the altar H1168 of Baal H5422 was cast H5422 down, H842 and the grove H3772 was cut H8145 down that was by it, and the second H6499 bullock H5927 was offered H4196 on the altar H1129 that was built.
29 H559 And they said H376 one H7453 to another, H4310 Who H6213 has done H2088 this H1697 thing? H1875 And when they inquired H1245 and asked, H559 they said, H1439 Gideon H1121 the son H3101 of Joash H6213 has done H2088 this H1697 thing.
30 H582 Then the men H5892 of the city H559 said H3101 to Joash, H3318 Bring H1121 out your son, H4191 that he may die: H3588 because H5422 he has cast H4196 down the altar H1168 of Baal, H3588 and because H3772 he has cut H842 down the grove that was by it.
31 H3101 And Joash H559 said H3605 to all H5975 that stood H5921 against H7378 him, Will you plead H1168 for Baal? H3467 will you save H7378 him? he that will plead H4191 for him, let him be put to death H5704 whilst H1242 it is yet morning: H518 if H430 he be a god, H7378 let him plead H3588 for himself, because H5422 one has cast H5422 down H4196 his altar.
32 H3117 Therefore on that day H7121 he called H3378 him Jerubbaal, H559 saying, H1168 Let Baal H7378 plead H3588 against him, because H5422 he has thrown H5422 down H4196 his altar.
33 H3605 Then all H4080 the Midianites H6003 and the Amalekites H1121 and the children H6924 of the east H622 were gathered H3162 together, H5674 and went H5674 over, H2583 and pitched H6010 in the valley H3157 of Jezreel.
34 H7307 But the Spirit H3068 of the LORD H3847 came H1439 on Gideon, H8628 and he blew H7782 a trumpet; H44 and Abiezer H2199 was gathered H310 after him.
35 H7971 And he sent H4397 messengers H3605 throughout all H4519 Manasseh; H1571 who also H2199 was gathered H310 after H7971 him: and he sent H4397 messengers H836 to Asher, H2074 and to Zebulun, H5321 and to Naphtali; H5927 and they came H7125 up to meet them.
36 H1439 And Gideon H559 said H430 to God, H518 If H3467 you will save H3478 Israel H3027 by my hand, H1696 as you have said,
37 H2009 Behold, H3322 I will put H1492 a fleece H6785 of wool H1637 in the floor; H518 and if H2919 the dew H5921 be on H1492 the fleece H905 only, H2721 and it be dry H3605 on all H776 the earth H3045 beside, then shall I know H3467 that you will save H3478 Israel H3027 by my hand, H1696 as you have said.
38 H3651 And it was so: H7925 for he rose H7925 up early H4283 on the morrow, H2115 and thrust H1492 the fleece H4680 together, and wringed H2919 the dew H1492 out of the fleece, H5602 a bowl H4392 full H4325 of water.
39 H1439 And Gideon H559 said H430 to God, H639 Let not your anger H2734 be hot H1696 against me, and I will speak H6471 but this once: H5254 let me prove, H4994 I pray H6471 you, but this once H1492 with the fleece; H4994 let it now H2721 be dry H905 only H1492 on the fleece, H3605 and on all H776 the ground H2919 let there be dew.