Judges 8

  1 H376 And the men H669 of Ephraim H559 [H8799] said H4100 to him, Why hast thou H6213 [H8804] done this H1697 to us H7121 [H8800] , that thou didst call H1980 [H8804] us not, when thou wentest H3898 [H8736] to fight H4080 with the Midianites H7378 [H8799] ? And they did contend H2394 with him sharply.
  2 H559 [H8799] And he said H6213 [H8804] to them, What have I done H5955 now in comparison of you? Is not the gleaning H669 of the grapes of Ephraim H2896 better H1210 than the vintage H44 of Abiezer?
  3 H430 God H5414 [H8804] hath delivered H3027 into your hands H8269 the princes H4080 of Midian H6159 , Oreb H2062 and Zeeb H3201 [H8804] : and what was I able H6213 [H8800] to do H1697 in comparison of you? Then, when he had said H1696 [H8763] that H7307 , their anger H7503 [H8804] toward him abated.
  4 H1439 And Gideon H935 [H8799] came H3383 to Jordan H5674 [H8802] , and passed over H7969 , he, and the three H3967 hundred H376 men H5889 that were with him, faint H7291 [H8802] , yet pursuing them.
  5 H559 [H8799] And he said H582 to the men H5523 of Succoth H5414 [H8798] , Give H3603 , I pray you, loaves H3899 of bread H5971 to the people H7272 that follow H5889 me; for they are faint H7291 H310 [H8802] , and I am pursuing H2078 Zebah H6759 and Zalmunna H4428 , kings H4080 of Midian.
  6 H8269 And the princes H5523 of Succoth H559 [H8799] said H3709 , Are the hands H2078 of Zebah H6759 and Zalmunna H3027 now in thy hand H5414 [H8799] , that we should give H3899 bread H6635 to thy army?
  7 H1439 And Gideon H559 [H8799] said H3068 , Therefore when the LORD H5414 [H8800] hath delivered H2078 Zebah H6759 and Zalmunna H3027 into my hand H1758 [H8804] , then I will tear H1320 your flesh H6975 with the thorns H4057 of the wilderness H1303 and with briers.
  8 H5927 [H8799] And he went up H6439 from there to Penuel H1696 [H8762] , and spoke H2063 to them likewise H582 : and the men H6439 of Penuel H6030 [H8799] answered H582 him as the men H5523 of Succoth H6030 [H8804] had answered him.
  9 H559 [H8799] And he spoke H582 also to the men H6439 of Penuel H559 [H8800] , saying H7725 [H8800] , When I come again H7965 in peace H5422 [H8799] , I will break down H4026 this tower.
  10 H2078 Now Zebah H6759 and Zalmunna H7174 were in Karkor H4264 , and their hosts H2568 H6240 with them, about fifteen H505 thousand H3498 [H8737] men, all that were left H4264 of all the hosts H1121 of the children H6924 of the east H5307 [H8802] : for there fell H3967 an hundred H6242 and twenty H505 thousand H376 men H8025 [H8802] that drew H2719 sword.
  11 H1439 And Gideon H5927 [H8799] went up H1870 by the way H7931 [H8803] of them that dwelt H168 in tents H6924 on the east H5025 of Nobah H3011 and Jogbehah H5221 [H8686] , and smote H4264 the host H4264 : for the host H983 was secure.
  12 H2078 And when Zebah H6759 and Zalmunna H5127 [H8799] fled H7291 H310 [H8799] , he pursued H3920 [H8799] them, and took H8147 the two H4428 kings H4080 of Midian H2078 , Zebah H6759 and Zalmunna H2729 [H8689] , and overcame H4264 all the host.
  13 H1439 And Gideon H1121 the son H3101 of Joash H7725 [H8799] returned H4421 from battle H4608 before H2775 the sun had risen,
  14 H3920 [H8799] And caught H5288 a young man H582 of the men H5523 of Succoth H7592 [H8799] , and enquired H3789 [H8799] of him: and he described H8269 for him the princes H5523 of Succoth H2205 , and its elders H7657 , even seventy H7651 and seven H376 men.
  15 H935 [H8799] And he came H582 to the men H5523 of Succoth H559 [H8799] , and said H2078 , Behold Zebah H6759 and Zalmunna H2778 [H8765] , with whom ye upbraided H559 [H8800] me, saying H3709 , Are the hands H2078 of Zebah H6759 and Zalmunna H3027 now in thy hand H5414 [H8799] , that we should give H3899 bread H582 to thy men H3287 that are weary?
  16 H3947 [H8799] And he took H2205 the elders H5892 of the city H6975 , and thorns H4057 of the wilderness H1303 and briers H3045 [H8686] , and with them he taught H582 the men H5523 of Succoth.
  17 H5422 [H8804] And he beat down H4026 the tower H6439 of Penuel H2026 [H8799] , and slew H582 the men H5892 of the city.
  18 H559 [H8799] Then said H2078 he to Zebah H6759 and Zalmunna H375 , What H582 manner of men H2026 [H8804] were they whom ye slew H8396 at Tabor H559 [H8799] ? And they answered H3644 , As thou H259 art, so were they; each one H8389 resembled H1121 the children H4428 of a king.
  19 H559 [H8799] And he said H251 , They were my brethren H1121 , even the sons H517 of my mother H3068 : as the LORD H2416 liveth H3863 , if H2421 [H8689] ye had saved them alive H2026 [H8804] , I would not slay you.
  20 H559 [H8799] And he said H3500 to Jether H1060 his firstborn H6965 [H8798] , Arise H2026 [H8798] , and slay H5288 them. But the youth H8025 [H8804] drew H2719 not his sword H3372 [H8804] : for he feared H5288 , because he was yet a youth.
  21 H2078 Then Zebah H6759 and Zalmunna H559 [H8799] said H6965 [H8798] , Rise H6293 [H8798] thou, and fall H376 upon us: for as the man H1369 is, so is his strength H1439 . And Gideon H6965 [H8799] arose H2026 [H8799] , and slew H2078 Zebah H6759 and Zalmunna H3947 [H8799] , and took away H7720 the ornaments H1581 that were on their camels H6677 ' necks.
  22 H376 Then the men H3478 of Israel H559 [H8799] said H1439 to Gideon H4910 [H8798] , Rule H1121 thou over us, both thou, and thy son H1121 , and thy son's H1121 son H3467 [H8689] also: for thou hast delivered H3027 us from the hand H4080 of Midian.
  23 H1439 And Gideon H559 [H8799] said H4910 [H8799] to them, I will not rule H1121 over you, neither shall my son H4910 [H8799] rule H3068 over you: the LORD H4910 [H8799] shall rule over you.
  24 H1439 And Gideon H559 [H8799] said H7592 [H8799] to them, I would desire H7596 a request H5414 [H8798] of you, that you would give H376 me every man H5141 the earrings H7998 of his spoil H2091 . (For they had golden H5141 earrings H3459 , because they were Ishmaelites.)
  25 H559 [H8799] And they answered H5414 [H8800] , We will willingly H5414 [H8799] give H6566 [H8799] them. And they spread H8071 a garment H7993 [H8686] , and cast H376 into it every man H5141 the earrings H7998 of his spoil.
  26 H4948 And the weight H2091 of the golden H5141 earrings H7592 [H8804] that he requested H505 was a thousand H7651 and seven H3967 hundred H2091 shekels of gold H7720 ; besides ornaments H5188 , and collars H713 , and purple H899 raiment H4428 that was on the kings H4080 of Midian H6060 , and besides the chains H1581 that were about their camels H6677 ' necks.
  27 H1439 And Gideon H6213 [H8799] made H646 of it an ephod H3322 [H8686] , and put H5892 it in his city H6084 , even in Ophrah H3478 : and all Israel H2181 H310 [H8799] went there playing the harlot with H4170 it: which thing became a snare H1439 to Gideon H1004 , and to his house.
  28 H4080 Thus was Midian H3665 [H8735] subdued H6440 before H1121 the children H3478 of Israel H5375 [H8800] , so that they raised H7218 their heads H3254 [H8804] no more H776 . And the country H8252 [H8799] 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 [H8799] went H3427 [H8799] and dwelt H1004 in his own house.
  30 H1439 And Gideon H7657 had seventy H1121 sons H3409 of his body H3318 [H8802] begotten H7227 : for he had many H802 wives.
  31 H6370 And his concubine H7927 that was in Shechem H3205 [H8804] , she also bore H1121 him a son H8034 , whose name H7760 [H8799] he called H40 Abimelech.
  32 H1439 And Gideon H1121 the son H3101 of Joash H4191 [H8799] died H2896 in a good H7872 old age H6912 [H8735] , and was buried H6913 in the sepulchre H3101 of Joash H1 his father H6084 , in Ophrah H33 of the Abiezrites.
  33 H1439 And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon H4191 [H8804] was dead H1121 , that the children H3478 of Israel H7725 [H8799] turned again H2181 H310 [H8799] , and went playing the harlot with H1168 Baalim H7760 [H8799] , and made H1170 Baalberith H430 their god.
  34 H1121 And the children H3478 of Israel H2142 [H8804] remembered H3068 not the LORD H430 their God H5337 [H8688] , who had delivered H3027 them from the hands H341 [H8802] of all their enemies H5439 on every side:
  35 H6213 [H8804] Neither showed H2617 they kindness H1004 to the house H3378 of Jerubbaal H1439 , namely, Gideon H2896 , according to all the goodness H6213 [H8804] which he had shown H3478 to Israel.