1 H376 And the men H669 of Ephraim H559 said H4100 unto him, Why have you H6213 served H1697 us thus, H7121 that you called H1980 us not, when you went H3898 to fight H4080 with the Midianites? H7378 And they did argue H2394 with him sharply.
2 H559 And he said H6213 unto them, What have I done H5955 now in comparison with you? Is not the gleaning H669 of the grapes of Ephraim H2896 better H1210 than the vintage H44 of Abi–ezer?
3 H430 God H5414 has delivered H3027 into your hands H8269 the princes H4080 of Midian, H6159 Oreb H2062 and Zeeb: H3201 and what was I able H6213 to do H7307 in comparison with you? Then their anger H7503 was abated H1697 toward him, when he had said H1696 that.
4 H1439 And Gideon H935 came H3383 to Jordan, H5674 and passed over, H7969 he, and the three H3967 hundred H376 men H5889 that were with him, faint, H7291 yet pursuing them.
5 H559 And he said H582 unto the men H5523 of Succoth, H5414 Give, H3603 I pray you, loaves H3899 of bread H5971 unto the people H7272 that follow H5889 me; for they be faint, H7291 and I am pursuing H310 after H2078 Zebah H6759 and Zalmunna, H4428 kings H4080 of Midian.
6 H8269 And the princes H5523 of Succoth H559 said, H3709 Are the hands H2078 of Zebah H6759 and Zalmunna H3027 now in your hand, H5414 that we should give H3899 bread H6635 unto your army?
7 H1439 And Gideon H559 said, H3068 Therefore when the Lord H5414 has delivered H2078 Zebah H6759 and Zalmunna H3027 into my hand, H1758 then I will tear H1320 your flesh H6975 with the thorns H4057 of the wilderness H1303 and with briers.
8 H5927 And he went up H6439 there to Penuel, H1696 and spoke H2063 unto them likewise: H582 and the men H6439 of Penuel H6030 answered H582 him as the men H5523 of Succoth H6030 had answered him.
9 H559 And he spoke H582 also unto the men H6439 of Penuel, H559 saying, H7725 When I come again H7965 in peace, H5422 I will break down H4026 this tower.
10 H2078 Now Zebah H6759 and Zalmunna H7174 were in Karkor, H4264 and their hosts H2568 with them, about fifteen H505 thousand H3498 men, all that were left H4264 of all the hosts H1121 of the sons H6924 of the east: H5307 for there fell H3967 an hundred H6242 and twenty H505 thousand H376 men H8025 that drew H2719 sword.
11 H1439 And Gideon H5927 went up H1870 by the way H7931 of them that lived H168 in tents H6924 on the east H5025 of Nobah H3011 and Jogbehah, H5221 and struck H4264 the army: H4264 for the army H983 was secure.
12 H2078 And when Zebah H6759 and Zalmunna H5127 fled, H7291 he pursued H310 after H3920 them, and took H8147 the two H4428 kings H4080 of Midian, H2078 Zebah H6759 and Zalmunna, H2729 and defeated H4264 all the army.
13 H1439 And Gideon H1121 the son H3101 of Joash H7725 returned H4421 from battle H4608 before H2775 the sun was up,
14 H3920 And caught H5288 a young man H582 of the men H5523 of Succoth, H7592 and inquired H3789 of him: and he described H8269 unto him the princes H5523 of Succoth, H2205 and the elders H7657 there, even sixty and seventeen H376 men.
15 H935 And he came H582 unto the men H5523 of Succoth, H559 and said, H2078 Behold Zebah H6759 and Zalmunna, H2778 with whom you did upbraid H559 me, saying, H3709 Are the hands H2078 of Zebah H6759 and Zalmunna H3027 now in your hand, H5414 that we should give H3899 bread H582 unto your men H3287 that are weary?
16 H3947 And he took H2205 the elders H5892 of the city, H6975 and thorns H4057 of the wilderness H1303 and briers, H3045 and with them he taught H582 the men H5523 of Succoth.
17 H5422 And he beat down H4026 the tower H6439 of Penuel, H2026 and killed H582 the men H5892 of the city.
18 H559 Then said H2078 he unto Zebah H6759 and Zalmunna, H375 What H582 manner of men H2026 were they whom you killed H8396 at Tabor? H559 And they answered, H3644 As you H259 are, so were they; each one H8389 resembled H1121 the sons H4428 of a king.
19 H559 And he said, H251 They were my brothers, H1121 even the sons H517 of my mother: H3068 as the Lord H2416 lives, H3863 if H2421 you had saved them alive, H2026 I would not kill you.
20 H559 And he said H3500 unto Jether H1060 his firstborn, H6965 Up, H2026 and kill H5288 them. But the youth H8025 drew H2719 not his sword: H3372 for he feared, H5288 because he was yet a youth.
21 H2078 Then Zebah H6759 and Zalmunna H559 said, H6965 Rise H6293 you, and fall H376 upon us: for as the man H1369 is, so is his strength. H1439 And Gideon H6965 arose, H2026 and killed H2078 Zebah H6759 and Zalmunna, H3947 and took away H7720 the ornaments H1581 that were on their camels' H6677 necks.
22 H376 Then the men H3478 of Israel H559 said H1439 unto Gideon, H4910 Rule H1121 you over us, both you, and your son, H1121 and your son's H1121 son H3467 also: for you have delivered H3027 us from the hand H4080 of Midian.
23 H1439 And Gideon H559 said H4910 unto them, I will not rule H1121 over you, neither shall my son H4910 rule H3068 over you: the Lord H4910 shall rule over you.
24 H1439 And Gideon H559 said H7592 unto them, I would desire H7596 a request H5414 of you, that you would give H376 me every man H5141 the earrings H7998 of his prey. H2091 (For they had golden H5141 earrings, H3459 because they were Ishmaelites.)
25 H559 And they answered, H5414 We will willingly H5414 give H6566 them. And they spread H8071 a garment, H7993 and did cast H376 in it every man H5141 the earrings H7998 of his prey.
26 H4948 And the weight H2091 of the golden H5141 earrings H7592 that he requested H505 was a thousand H7651 and seven H3967 hundred H2091 shekels of gold; H7720 beside ornaments, H5188 and pendants, H713 and purple H899 clothes H4428 that was on the kings H4080 of Midian, H6060 and beside the chains H1581 that were about their camels' H6677 necks.
27 H1439 And Gideon H6213 made H646 an ephod H3322 there, and put H5892 it in his city, H6084 even in Ophrah: H3478 and all Israel H2181 went there a whoring H310 after H4170 it: that thing became a snare H1439 unto Gideon, H1004 and to his house.
28 H4080 Thus was Midian H3665 subdued H6440 before H1121 the sons H3478 of Israel, H5375 so that they lifted up H7218 their heads H3254 no more. H776 And the country H8252 was in quietness H705 forty H8141 years H3117 in the days H1439 of Gideon.
29 H3378 And Jerubbaal H1121 the son H3101 of Joash H3212 went H3427 and lived H1004 in his own house.
30 H1439 And Gideon H7657 had sixty and ten H1121 sons H3409 of his body H3318 fathered: H7227 for he had many H802 wives.
31 H6370 And his concubine H7927 that was in Shechem, H3205 she also bore H1121 him a son, H8034 whose name H7760 he called H40 Abimelech.
32 H1439 And Gideon H1121 the son H3101 of Joash H4191 died H2896 in a good H7872 old age, H6912 and was buried H6913 in the tomb H3101 of Joash H1 his father, H6084 in Ophrah H33 of the Abi–ezrites.
33 H1439 And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon H4191 was dead, H1121 that the sons H3478 of Israel H7725 turned again, H2181 and went a whoring H310 after H1168 Baalim, H7760 and made H1170 Baal–berith H430 their god.
34 H1121 And the sons H3478 of Israel H2142 remembered H3068 not the Lord H430 their God, H5337 who had delivered H3027 them out of the hands H341 of all their enemies H5439 on every side: