3 Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, the Midianites, Amalekites and other eastern peoples invaded the country.
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;
3 For whenever the Israelites planted crops, the Midianites and the Amalekites and the people of the East would come up against them.
3 When Israel planted its crops, Midian and Amalek, the easterners, would invade them,
3 So it was, whenever Israel had sown, Midianites would come up; also Amalekites and the people of the East would come up against them.
3 Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, marauders from Midian, Amalek, and the people of the east would attack Israel,
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Judges 6:3
Commentary on Judges 6:1-6
(Read Judges 6:1-6)
Israel's sin was renewed, and Israel's troubles were repeated. Let all that sin expect to suffer. The Israelites hid themselves in dens and caves; such was the effect of a guilty conscience. Sin dispirits men. The invaders left no food for Israel, except what was taken into the caves. They prepared that for Baal with which God should have been served, now God justly sends an enemy to take it away in the season thereof.