Judges 6:1-6 King James Version

The Call of Gideon

6 1  And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord: and the Lord delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years. 2  And the hand of Midian prevailed [1] against Israel: and because of the Midianites the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and caves, and strong holds. 3  And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them; 4  And they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, till thou come unto Gaza, and left no sustenance for Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor ass. 5  For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came as grasshoppers for multitude; for both they and their camels were without number: and they entered into the land to destroy it. 6  And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried unto the Lord.


Footnotes

[1] 6:2 prevailed: Heb. was strong

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