Judges 6

  1 H1121 And the sons H3478 of Israel H6213 [H8799] did H7451 evil H5869 in the eyes H3068 of the LORD: H3068 and the LORD H5414 [H8799] gave 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 sons 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 sons H6924 of the east, H5927 [H8804] even they came up against them;
  4 H2583 [H8799] And they encamped H7843 [H8686] against them, and decayed 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 abundance; H1581 for both they and their camels H4557 were without number: H935 [H8799] and they entered H776 into the land H7843 [H8763] to decay it.
  6 H3478 And Israel H3966 was greatly H1809 [H8735] impoverished H6440 because H4080 of the Midianites; H1121 and the sons H3478 of Israel H2199 [H8799] cried H3068 to the LORD.
  7 H1121 And it came to pass, when the sons 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 sons 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 the face of 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 a messenger 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 messenger 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 Sovereign, 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 given H3709 us into the palms 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 liberate H3478 Israel H3709 from the palm H4080 of the Midianites: H7971 [H8804] have not I sent thee?
  15 H559 [H8799] And he said H994 to him, O H136 my Sovereign, H4100 how H3467 [H8686] shall I liberate 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 thine eyes, 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 at the face of 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 messenger 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 messenger 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 messenger H3068 of the LORD H1980 [H8804] departed H5869 from his eyes.
  22 H1439 And when Gideon H7200 [H8799] perceived H4397 that he was a messenger H3068 of the LORD, H1439 Gideon H559 [H8799] said, H162 Alas, H136 O Sovereign H3069 LORD! H3651 for because H7200 [H8804] I have seen H4397 a messenger 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 The LORD is Peace: 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 liberate 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 sons 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 shofar; 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] liberate 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 liberate 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 earth H2919 let there be dew.
  40 H430 And God H6213 [H8799] did H3915 so that night: H2721 for it was dry H1492 upon the fleece H2919 only, and there was dew H776 on all the earth.