1 H1121 And the children H3478 of Israel H6213 [H8799] did H7451 evil H5869 in the sight H3068 of the LORD H3068 : and the LORD H5414 [H8799] delivered H3027 them into the hand H4080 of Midian H7651 seven H8141 years.
2 H3027 And the hand H4080 of Midian H5810 [H8799] prevailed H3478 against Israel H6440 : and because H4080 of the Midianites H1121 the children H3478 of Israel H6213 [H8804] made H4492 them the dens H2022 which are in the mountains H4631 , and caves H4679 , and strong holds.
3 H3478 And so it was, when Israel H2232 [H8804] had sown H4080 , that the Midianites H5927 [H8804] came up H6002 , and the Amalekites H1121 , and the children H6924 of the east H5927 [H8804] , even they came up against them;
4 H2583 [H8799] And they encamped H7843 [H8686] against them, and destroyed H2981 the increase H776 of the earth H935 [H8800] , till thou comest H5804 to Gaza H7604 [H8686] , and left H4241 no sustenance H3478 for Israel H7716 , neither sheep H7794 , nor ox H2543 , nor donkey.
5 H5927 [H8799] For they came up H4735 with their cattle H168 and their tents H935 H935 [H8804] , and they came H1767 as H697 grasshoppers H7230 for multitude H1581 ; for both they and their camels H4557 were without number H935 [H8799] : and they entered H776 into the land H7843 [H8763] to destroy it.
6 H3478 And Israel H3966 was greatly H1809 [H8735] impoverished H6440 because H4080 of the Midianites H1121 ; and the children H3478 of Israel H2199 [H8799] cried H3068 to the LORD.
7 H1121 And it came to pass, when the children H3478 of Israel H2199 [H8804] cried H3068 to the LORD H182 because H4080 of the Midianites,
8 H3068 That the LORD H7971 [H8799] sent H376 H5030 a prophet H1121 to the children H3478 of Israel H559 [H8799] , who said H559 [H8804] to them, Thus saith H3068 the LORD H430 God H3478 of Israel H5927 [H8689] , I brought you up H4714 from Egypt H3318 [H8686] , and brought you forth H1004 from the house H5650 of bondage;
9 H5337 [H8686] And I delivered H3027 you from the hand H4714 of the Egyptians H3027 , and from the hand H3905 [H8801] of all that oppressed H1644 [H8762] you, and drove them out H6440 from before H5414 [H8799] you, and gave H776 you their land;
10 H559 [H8799] And I said H3068 to you, I am the LORD H430 your God H3372 [H8799] ; fear H430 not the gods H567 of the Amorites H776 , in whose land H3427 [H8802] ye dwell H8085 [H8804] : but ye have not obeyed H6963 my voice.
11 H935 [H8799] And there came H4397 an angel H3068 of the LORD H3427 [H8799] , and sat H424 under an oak H6084 which was in Ophrah H3101 , that pertained to Joash H33 the Abiezrite H1121 : and his son H1439 Gideon H2251 [H8802] threshed H2406 wheat H1660 by the winepress H5127 [H8687] , to hide H6440 it from H4080 the Midianites.
12 H4397 And the angel H3068 of the LORD H7200 [H8735] appeared H559 [H8799] to him, and said H3068 to him, The LORD H1368 is with thee, thou mighty H2428 man of valour.
13 H1439 And Gideon H559 [H8799] said H994 to him, O H113 my Lord H3426 , if H3068 the LORD H4672 [H8804] is with us, why then hath all this befallen H6381 [H8737] us? and where are all his miracles H1 which our fathers H5608 [H8765] told H559 [H8800] us of, saying H3068 , Did not the LORD H5927 [H8689] bring us up H4714 from Egypt H3068 ? but now the LORD H5203 [H8804] hath forsaken H5414 [H8799] us, and delivered H3709 us into the hands H4080 of the Midianites.
14 H3068 And the LORD H6437 [H8799] looked H559 [H8799] upon him, and said H3212 [H8798] , Go H3581 in this thy might H3467 [H8689] , and thou shalt save H3478 Israel H3709 from the hand H4080 of the Midianites H7971 [H8804] : have not I sent thee?
15 H559 [H8799] And he said H994 to him, O H136 my Lord H4100 , how H3467 [H8686] shall I save H3478 Israel H504 H505 [H8676] ? behold, 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 [H8799] said H5221 [H8689] to him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite H4080 the Midianites H259 as one H376 man.
17 H559 [H8799] And he said H4672 [H8804] to him, If now I have found H2580 grace H5869 in thy sight H6213 [H8804] , then show H226 me a sign H1696 [H8764] that thou talkest with me.
18 H4185 [H8799] Depart H935 [H8800] not from here, I pray thee, until I come H3318 [H8689] to thee, and bring forth H4503 my present H3240 [H8689] , and set H6440 it before H559 [H8799] thee. And he said H3427 [H8799] , I will tarry H7725 [H8800] until thou comest again.
19 H1439 And Gideon H935 [H8804] went in H6213 [H8799] , and made ready H5795 H1423 a kid H4682 , and unleavened cakes H374 of an ephah H7058 of flour H1320 : the flesh H7760 [H8804] he put H5536 in a basket H7760 [H8804] , and he put H4839 the broth H6517 in a pot H3318 [H8686] , and brought it out H424 to him under the oak H5066 [H8686] , and presented it.
20 H4397 And the angel H430 of God H559 [H8799] said H3947 [H8798] to him, Take H1320 the flesh H4682 and the unleavened cakes H3240 [H8685] , and lay H1975 them upon this H5553 rock H8210 [H8798] , and pour out H4839 the broth H6213 [H8799] . And he did so.
21 H4397 Then the angel H3068 of the LORD H7971 [H8799] put forth H7097 the end H4938 of the staff H3027 that was in his hand H5060 [H8799] , and touched H1320 the flesh H4682 and the unleavened cakes H5927 [H8799] ; and there rose H784 fire H6697 out of the rock H398 [H8799] , and consumed H1320 the flesh H4682 and the unleavened cakes H4397 . Then the angel H3068 of the LORD H1980 [H8804] departed H5869 from his sight.
22 H1439 And when Gideon H7200 [H8799] perceived H4397 that he was an angel H3068 of the LORD H1439 , Gideon H559 [H8799] said H162 , Alas H136 , O Lord H3069 GOD H3651 ! for because H7200 [H8804] I have seen H4397 an angel H3068 of the LORD H6440 face H6440 to face.
23 H3068 And the LORD H559 [H8799] said H7965 to him, Peace H3372 [H8799] be to thee; fear H4191 [H8799] not: thou shalt not die.
24 H1439 Then Gideon H1129 [H8799] built H4196 an altar H3068 there to the LORD H7121 [H8799] , and called H3073 it Jehovahshalom H3117 : to this day H6084 it is yet in Ophrah H33 of the Abiezrites.
25 H3915 And it came to pass the same night H3068 , that the LORD H559 [H8799] said H3947 [H8798] to him, Take H1 thy father's H6499 young H7794 bull H8145 , even the second H6499 bull H7651 of seven H8141 years old H2040 [H8804] , and throw down H4196 the altar H1168 of Baal H1 that thy father H3772 [H8799] hath, and cut down H842 the grove that is by it:
26 H1129 [H8804] And build H4196 an altar H3068 to the LORD H430 thy God H7218 upon the top H4581 of this rock H4634 , in the ordered place H3947 [H8804] , and take H8145 the second H6499 bull H5927 [H8689] , and offer H5930 a burnt sacrifice H6086 with the wood H842 of the grove H3772 [H8799] which thou shalt cut down.
27 H1439 Then Gideon H3947 [H8799] took H6235 ten H582 men H5650 of his servants H6213 [H8799] , and did H3068 as the LORD H1696 [H8765] had said H3372 [H8804] to him: and so it was, because he feared H1 his father's H1004 household H582 , and the men H5892 of the city H6213 [H8800] , that he could not do H3119 it by day H6213 [H8799] , that he did H3915 it by night.
28 H582 And when the men H5892 of the city H7925 [H8686] arose early H1242 in the morning H4196 , behold, the altar H1168 of Baal H5422 [H8795] was cast down H842 , and the grove H3772 [H8795] was cut down H8145 that was by it, and the second H6499 bull H5927 [H8717] was offered H4196 upon the altar H1129 [H8803] that was built.
29 H559 [H8799] And they said H376 one H7453 to another H6213 [H8804] , Who hath done H1697 this thing H1875 [H8799] ? And when they enquired H1245 [H8762] and asked H559 [H8799] , they said H1439 , Gideon H1121 the son H3101 of Joash H6213 [H8804] hath done H1697 this thing.
30 H582 Then the men H5892 of the city H559 [H8799] said H3101 to Joash H3318 [H8685] , Bring out H1121 thy son H4191 [H8799] , that he may die H5422 [H8804] : because he hath cast down H4196 the altar H1168 of Baal H3772 [H8804] , and because he hath cut down H842 the grove that was by it.
31 H3101 And Joash H559 [H8799] said H5975 [H8804] to all that stood H7378 [H8799] against him, Will ye plead H1168 for Baal H3467 [H8686] ? will ye save H7378 [H8799] him? he that will plead H4191 [H8714] for him, let him be put to death H1242 by morning H430 : if he is a god H7378 [H8799] , let him plead H5422 [H8804] for himself, because one hath cast down H4196 his altar.
32 H3117 Therefore on that day H7121 [H8799] he called H3378 him Jerubbaal H559 [H8800] , saying H1168 , Let Baal H7378 [H8799] plead H5422 [H8804] against him, because he hath thrown down H4196 his altar.
33 H4080 Then all the Midianites H6002 and the Amalekites H1121 and the children H6924 of the east H622 [H8738] were gathered H3162 together H5674 [H8799] , and went over H2583 [H8799] , and encamped H6010 in the valley H3157 of Jezreel.
34 H7307 But the Spirit H3068 of the LORD H3847 [H8804] came H1439 upon Gideon H8628 [H8799] , and he blew H7782 a trumpet H44 ; and Abiezer H2199 [H8735] was called H310 after him.
35 H7971 [H8804] And he sent H4397 messengers H4519 throughout all Manasseh H2199 [H8735] ; who also was called H310 after H7971 [H8804] him: and he sent H4397 messengers H836 to Asher H2074 , and to Zebulun H5321 , and to Naphtali H5927 [H8799] ; and they came up H7125 [H8800] to meet them.
36 H1439 And Gideon H559 [H8799] said H430 to God H3426 , If thou wilt H3467 [H8688] save H3478 Israel H3027 by my hand H1696 [H8765] , as thou hast said,
37 H3322 [H8688] Behold, I will put H1492 a fleece H6785 of wool H1637 on the floor H2919 ; and if the dew H1492 shall be on the fleece H2721 only, and it shall be dry H776 upon all the earth H3045 [H8804] besides, then shall I know H3467 [H8686] that thou wilt save H3478 Israel H3027 by my hand H1696 [H8765] , as thou hast said.
38 H7925 [H8686] And it was so: for he rose early H4283 on the next morning H2115 [H8799] , and pressed H1492 the fleece H4680 [H8799] , and wrung H2919 the dew H1492 out of the fleece H5602 , a bowl H4393 full H4325 of water.
39 H1439 And Gideon H559 [H8799] said H430 to God H639 , Let not thy anger H2734 [H8799] be hot H1696 [H8762] against me, and I will speak H6471 but this once H5254 [H8762] : let me make a test H6471 , I pray thee, but this once H1492 with the fleece H2721 ; let it now be dry H1492 only upon the fleece H776 , and upon all the ground H2919 let there be dew.