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Chapter 1:36 Verses
07-1:1 And it cometh to pass, after the death of Joshua, that the sons of Israel ask at Jehovah, saying, `Who doth go up for us unto the Canaanite, at the commencement, to fight against it?'
07-1:2 And Jehovah saith, `Judah doth go up; lo, I have given the land into his hand.'
07-1:3 And Judah saith to Simeon his brother, `Go up with me into my lot, and we fight against the Canaanite--and I have gone, even I, with thee into thy lot;' and Simeon goeth with him.
07-1:4 And Judah goeth up, and Jehovah giveth the Canaanite and the Perizzite into their hand, and they smite them in Bezek--ten thousand men;
07-1:5 and they find Adoni-Bezek in Bezek, and fight against him, and smite the Canaanite and the Perizzite.
07-1:6 And Adoni-Bezek fleeth, and they pursue after him, and seize him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes,
07-1:7 and Adoni-Bezek saith, `Seventy kings--their thumbs and their great toes cut off--have been gathering under my table; as I have done so hath God repaid to me;' and they bring him in to Jerusalem, and he dieth there.
07-1:8 And the sons of Judah fight against Jerusalem, and capture it, and smite it by the mouth of the sword, and the city they have sent into fire;
07-1:9 and afterwards have the sons of Judah gone down to fight against the Canaanite, inhabiting the hill-country, and the south, and the low country;
07-1:10 and Judah goeth unto the Canaanite who is dwelling in Hebron (and the name of Hebron formerly is Kirjath-Arba), and they smite Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai.
07-1:11 And he goeth thence unto the inhabitants of Debir (and the name of Debir formerly is Kirjath-Sepher),
07-1:12 and Caleb saith, `He who smiteth Kirjath-Sepher--and hath captured it--then I have given to him Achsah my daughter for a wife.'
07-1:13 And Othniel son of Kenaz, younger brother of Caleb, doth capture it, and he giveth to him Achsah his daughter for a wife.
07-1:14 And it cometh to pass in her coming in, that she persuadeth him to ask from her father the field, and she lighteth from off the ass, and Caleb saith to her, `What--to thee?'
07-1:15 And she saith to him, `Give to me a blessing; when the south land thou hast given me--then thou hast given to me springs of water; and Caleb giveth to her the upper springs and the lower springs.
07-1:16 And the sons of the Kenite, father-in-law of Moses, have gone up out of the city of palms with the sons of Judah to the wilderness of Judah, which is in the south of Arad, and they go and dwell with the people.
07-1:17 And Judah goeth with Simeon his brother, and they smite the Canaanite inhabiting Zephath, and devote it; and one calleth the name of the city Hormah.
07-1:18 And Judah captureth Gaza and its border, and Askelon and its border, and Ekron and its border;
07-1:19 and Jehovah is with Judah, and he occupieth the hill-country, but not to dispossess the inhabitants of the valley, for they have chariots of iron.
07-1:20 And they give to Caleb Hebron, as Moses hath spoken, and he dispossesseth thence the three sons of Anak.
07-1:21 And the Jebusite, inhabiting Jerusalem, the sons of Benjamin have not dispossessed; and the Jebusite dwelleth with the sons of Benjamin, in Jerusalem, till this day.
07-1:22 And the house of Joseph go up--even they--to Beth-El, and Jehovah is with them;
07-1:23 and the house of Joseph cause men to spy about Beth-El (and the name of the city formerly is Luz),
07-1:24 and the watchers see a man coming out from the city, and say to him, `Shew us, we pray thee, the entrance of the city, and we have done with thee kindness.'
07-1:25 And he sheweth them the entrance of the city, and they smite the city by the mouth of the sword, and the man and all his family they have sent away;
07-1:26 and the man goeth to the land of the Hittites, and buildeth a city, and calleth its name Luz--it is its name unto this day.
07-1:27 And Manasseh hath not occupied Beth-Shean and its towns, and Taanach and its towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and its towns, and the inhabitants of Iblaim and its towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and its towns, and the Canaanite is desirous to dwell in that land;
07-1:28 and it cometh to pass, when Israel hath been strong, that he setteth the Canaanite to tribute, and hath not utterly dispossessed it.
07-1:29 And Ephraim hath not dispossessed the Canaanite who is dwelling in Gezer, and the Canaanite dwelleth in its midst, in Gezer.
07-1:30 Zebulun hath not dispossessed the inhabitants of Kitron, and the inhabitants of Nahalol, and the Canaanite dwelleth in its midst, and they become tributary.
07-1:31 Asher hath not dispossessed the inhabitants of Accho, and the inhabitants of Zidon, and Ahlab, and Achzib, and Helbah, and Aphik, and Rehob;
07-1:32 and the Asherite dwelleth in the midst of the Canaanite, the inhabitants of the land, for it hath not dispossessed them.
07-1:33 Naphtali hath not dispossessed the inhabitants of Beth-Shemesh, and the inhabitants of Beth-Anath, and he dwelleth in the midst of the Canaanite, the inhabitants of the land; and the inhabitants of Beth-Shemesh and of Beth-Anath have become tributary to them.
07-1:34 And the Amorites press the sons of Dan to the mountain, for they have not suffered them to go down to the valley;
07-1:35 and the Amorite is desirous to dwell in mount Heres, in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim, and the hand of the house of Joseph is heavy, and they become tributary;
07-1:36 and the border of the Amorite is from the ascent of Akrabbim, from the rock and upward.
Chapter 2:23 Verses
07-2:1 And a messenger of Jehovah goeth up from Gilgal unto Bochim,
07-2:2 and saith, `I cause you to come up out of Egypt, and bring you in unto the land which I have sworn to your fathers, and say, I do not break My covenant with you to the age; and ye--ye make no covenant with the inhabitants of this land--their altars ye break down; and ye have not hearkened to My voice--what is this ye have done?
07-2:3 And I also have said, I do not cast them out from your presence, and they have been to you for adversaries, and their gods are to you for a snare.'
07-2:4 And it cometh to pass, when the messenger of Jehovah speaketh these words unto all the sons of Israel, that the people lift up their voice and weep,
07-2:5 and they call the name of that place Bochim, and sacrifice there to Jehovah.
07-2:6 And Joshua sendeth the people away, and the sons of Israel go, each to his inheritance, to possess the land;
07-2:7 and the people serve Jehovah all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who prolonged days after Joshua, who saw all the great work of Jehovah which He did to Israel.
07-2:8 And Joshua son of Nun, servant of Jehovah, dieth, a son of a hundred and ten years,
07-2:9 and they bury him in the border of his inheritance, in Timnath-Heres, in the hill-country of Ephraim, on the north of mount Gaash;
07-2:10 and also all that generation have been gathered unto their fathers, and another generation riseth after them who have not known Jehovah, and even the work which He hath done to Israel.
07-2:11 And the sons of Israel do the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, and serve the Baalim,
07-2:12 and forsake Jehovah, God of their fathers, who bringeth them out from the land of Egypt, and go after other gods (of the gods of the peoples who are round about them), and bow themselves to them, and provoke Jehovah,
07-2:13 yea, they forsake Jehovah, and do service to Baal and to Ashtaroth.
07-2:14 And the anger of Jehovah burneth against Israel, and He giveth them into the hand of spoilers, and they spoil them, and He selleth them into the hand of their enemies round about, and they have not been able any more to stand before their enemies;
07-2:15 in every place where they have gone out, the hand of Jehovah hath been against them for evil, as Jehovah hath spoken, and as Jehovah hath sworn to them, and they are distressed--greatly.
07-2:16 And Jehovah raiseth up judges, and they save them from the hand of their spoilers;
07-2:17 and also unto their judges they have not hearkened, but have gone a-whoring after other gods, and bow themselves to them; they have turned aside with haste out of the way in which their fathers walked to obey the commands of Jehovah--they have not done so.
07-2:18 And when Jehovah raised up to them judges--then was Jehovah with the judge, and saved them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge; for it repenteth Jehovah, because of their groaning from the presence of their oppressors, and of those thrusting them away.
07-2:19 And it hath come to pass, at the death of the judge--they turn back and have done corruptly above their fathers, to go after other gods, to serve them, and to bow themselves to them; they have not fallen from their doings, and from their stiff way.
07-2:20 And the anger of Jehovah doth burn against Israel, and He saith, `Because that this nation have transgressed My covenant which I commanded their fathers, and have not hearkened to My voice--
07-2:21 I also continue not to dispossess any from before them of the nations which Joshua hath left when he dieth,
07-2:22 in order to try Israel by them, whether they are keeping the way of Jehovah, to go in it, as their fathers kept it or not.'
07-2:23 And Jehovah leaveth these nations, so as not to dispossess them hastily, and did not give them into the hand of Joshua.
Chapter 3:31 Verses
07-3:1 And these are the nations which Jehovah left, to try Israel by them, all who have not known all the wars of Canaan;
07-3:2 (only for the sake of the generations of the sons of Israel's knowing, to teach them war, only those who formerly have not known them) --
07-3:3 five princes of the Philistines, and all the Canaanite, and the Zidonian, and the Hivite inhabiting mount Lebanon, from mount Baal-Hermon unto the entering in of Hamath;
07-3:4 and they are to prove Israel by them, to know whether they obey the commands of Jehovah that He commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.
07-3:5 And the sons of Israel have dwelt in the midst of the Canaanite, the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite,
07-3:6 and take their daughters to them for wives, and their daughters have given to their sons, and they serve their gods;
07-3:7 and the sons of Israel do the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, and forget Jehovah their God, and serve the Baalim and the shrines.
07-3:8 And the anger of Jehovah burneth against Israel, and He selleth them into the hand of Chushan-Rishathaim king of Aram-Naharaim, and the sons of Israel serve Chushan-Rishathaim eight years;
07-3:9 and the sons of Israel cry unto Jehovah, and Jehovah raiseth a saviour to the sons of Israel, and he saveth them--Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother;
07-3:10 and the Spirit of Jehovah is upon him, and he judgeth Israel, and goeth out to battle, and Jehovah giveth unto his hand Chushan-Rishathaim king of Aram, and strong is his hand against Chushan-Rishathaim;
07-3:11 and the land resteth forty years. And Othniel son of Kenaz dieth,
07-3:12 and the sons of Israel add to do the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah; and Jehovah strengtheneth Eglon king of Moab against Israel, because that they have done the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah;
07-3:13 and he gathereth unto him the Bene-Ammon and Amalek, and goeth and smiteth Israel, and they possess the city of palms;
07-3:14 and the sons of Israel serve Eglon king of Moab eighteen years.
07-3:15 And the sons of Israel cry unto Jehovah, and Jehovah raiseth to them a saviour, Ehud son of Gera, a Benjamite (a man--shut of his right hand), and the sons of Israel send by his hand a present to Eglon king of Moab;
07-3:16 and Ehud maketh for himself a sword, and it hath two mouths (a cubit is its length), and he girdeth it under his long robe on his right thigh;
07-3:17 and he bringeth near the present to Eglon king of Moab, and Eglon is a very fat man.
07-3:18 And it cometh to pass, when he hath finished to bring near the present, that he sendeth away the people bearing the present,
07-3:19 and he himself hath turned back from the graven images which are at Gilgal, and saith, `A secret word I have unto thee, O king;' and he saith, `Hush!' and go out from him do all those standing by him.
07-3:20 And Ehud hath come unto him, and he is sitting in the upper chamber of the wall which he hath for himself, and Ehud saith, `A word of God I have unto thee;' and he riseth from off the throne;
07-3:21 and Ehud putteth forth his left hand, and taketh the sword from off his right thigh, and striketh it into his belly;
07-3:22 and the haft also goeth in after the blade, and the fat shutteth on the blade, that he hath not drawn the sword out of his belly, and it goeth out at the fundament.
07-3:23 And Ehud goeth out at the porch, and shutteth the doors of the upper chamber upon him, and hath bolted it ;
07-3:24 and he hath gone out, and his servants have come in, and look, and lo, the doors of the upper chamber are bolted, and they say, `He is only covering his feet in the inner chamber of the wall.'
07-3:25 And they stay till confounded, and lo, he is not opening the doors of the upper chamber, and they take the key, and open, and lo, their lord is fallen to the earth--dead.
07-3:26 And Ehud escaped during their tarrying, and hath passed by the images, and is escaped to Seirath.
07-3:27 And it cometh to pass, in his coming in, that he bloweth with a trumpet in the hill-country of Ephraim, and go down with him do the sons of Israel from the hill-country, and he before them;
07-3:28 and he saith unto them, `Pursue after me, for Jehovah hath given your enemies, the Moabites, into your hand;' and they go down after him, and capture the passages of the Jordan towards Moab, and have not permitted a man to pass over.
07-3:29 And they smite Moab at that time, about ten thousand men, all robust, and every one a man of valour, and not a man hath escaped,
07-3:30 and Moab is humbled in that day under the hand of Israel; and the land resteth eighty years.
07-3:31 And after him hath been Shamgar son of Anath, and he smiteth the Philistines--six hundred men--with an ox-goad, and he saveth--he also--Israel.
Chapter 4:24 Verses
07-4:1 And the sons of Israel add to do the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah when Ehud is dead,
07-4:2 and Jehovah selleth them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, who hath reigned in Hazor, and the head of his host is Sisera, and he is dwelling in Harosheth of the Goyim;
07-4:3 and the sons of Israel cry unto Jehovah, for he hath nine hundred chariots of iron, and he hath oppressed the sons of Israel mightily twenty years.
07-4:4 And Deborah, a woman inspired, wife of Lapidoth, she is judging Israel at that time,
07-4:5 and she is dwelling under the palm-tree of Deborah, between Ramah and Beth-El, in the hill-country of Ephraim, and the sons of Israel go up unto her for judgment.
07-4:6 And she sendeth and calleth for Barak son of Abinoam, out of Kedesh-Naphtali, and saith unto him, `Hath not Jehovah, God of Israel, commanded? go, and thou hast drawn towards mount Tabor, and hast taken with thee ten thousand men, out of the sons of Naphtali, and out of the sons of Zebulun,
07-4:7 and I have drawn unto thee, unto the brook Kishon, Sisera, head of the host of Jabin, and his chariot, and his multitude, and have given him into thy hand.'
07-4:8 And Barak saith unto her, `If thou dost go with me, then I have gone; and if thou dost not go with me, I do not go;'
07-4:9 and she saith, `I do certainly go with thee; only, surely thy glory is not on the way which thou art going, for into the hand of a woman doth Jehovah sell Sisera;' and Deborah riseth and goeth with Barak to Kedesh.
07-4:10 And Barak calleth Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh, and he goeth up--at his feet are ten thousand men--and Deborah goeth up with him.
07-4:11 And Heber the Kenite hath been separated from the Kenite, from the sons of Hobab father-in-law of Moses, and he stretcheth out his tent unto the oak in Zaanaim, which is by Kedesh.
07-4:12 And they declare to Sisera that Barak son of Abinoam hath gone up to mount Tabor,
07-4:13 and Sisera calleth all his chariots, nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the people who are with him, from Harosheth of the Goyim, unto the brook Kishon.
07-4:14 And Deborah saith unto Barak, `Rise, for this is the day in which Jehovah hath given Sisera into thy hand; hath not Jehovah gone out before thee?' And Barak goeth down from mount Tabor, and ten thousand men after him.
07-4:15 And Jehovah destroyeth Sisera, and all the chariots, and all the camp, by the mouth of the sword, before Barak, and Sisera cometh down from off the chariot, and fleeth on his feet.
07-4:16 And Barak hath pursued after the chariots and after the camp, unto Harosheth of the Goyim, and all the camp of Sisera falleth by the mouth of the sword--there hath not been left even one.
07-4:17 And Sisera hath fled on his feet unto the tent of Jael wife of Heber the Kenite, for peace is between Jabin king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite;
07-4:18 and Jael goeth out to meet Sisera, and saith unto him, `Turn aside, my lord, turn aside unto me, fear not;' and he turneth aside unto her, into the tent, and she covereth him with a coverlet.
07-4:19 And he saith unto her, `Give me to drink, I pray thee, a little water, for I am thirsty;' and she openeth the bottle of milk, and giveth him to drink, and covereth him.
07-4:20 And he saith unto her, `Stand at the opening of the tent, and it hath been, if any doth come in, and hath asked thee, and said, Is there a man here? that thou hast said, There is not.'
07-4:21 And Jael wife of Heber taketh the pin of the tent, and taketh the hammer in her hand, and goeth unto him gently, and striketh the pin into his temples, and it fasteneth in the earth--and he hath been fast asleep, and is weary--and he dieth.
07-4:22 And lo, Barak is pursuing Sisera, and Jael cometh out to meet him, and saith to him, `Come, and I shew thee the man whom thou art seeking;' and he cometh in unto her, and lo, Sisera is fallen--dead, and the pin in his temples.
07-4:23 And God humbleth on that day Jabin king of Canaan before the sons of Israel,
07-4:24 and the hand of the sons of Israel goeth, going on and becoming hard on Jabin king of Canaan, till that they have cut off Jabin king of Canaan.
Chapter 5:31 Verses
07-5:1 And Deborah singeth--also Barak son of Abinoam--on that day, saying: --
07-5:2 `For freeing freemen in Israel, For a people willingly offering themselves Bless ye Jehovah.
07-5:3 Hear, ye kings; give ear, ye princes, I, to Jehovah, I--I do sing, I sing praise to Jehovah, God of Israel.
07-5:4 Jehovah, in Thy going forth out of Seir, In Thy stepping out of the field of Edom, Earth trembled, also the heavens dropped, Also thick clouds dropped water.
07-5:5 Hills flowed from the face of Jehovah, This one--Sinai--From the face of Jehovah, God of Israel.
07-5:6 In the days of Shamgar son of Anath--In the days of Jael--The ways have ceased, And those going in the paths go in crooked ways.
07-5:7 Villages ceased in Israel--they ceased, Till that I arose--Deborah, That I arose, a mother in Israel.
07-5:8 He chooseth new gods, Then war is at the gates! A shield is not seen--and a spear Among forty thousand in Israel.
07-5:9 My heart is to the lawgivers of Israel, Who are offering themselves willingly among the people, Bless ye Jehovah!
07-5:10 Riders on white asses--Sitters on a long robe--And walkers by the way--meditate!
07-5:11 By the voice of shouters Between the places of drawing water, There they give out righteous acts of Jehovah, Righteous acts of His villages in Israel, Then ruled in the gates have the people of Jehovah.
07-5:12 Awake, awake, Deborah; Awake, awake, utter a song; Rise, Barak, and take captive thy captivity, Son of Abinoam.
07-5:13 Then him who is left of the honourable ones He caused to rule the people of Jehovah, He caused me to rule among the mighty.
07-5:14 Out of Ephraim their root is against Amalek. After thee, Benjamin, among thy peoples. Out of Machir came down lawgivers, And out of Zebulun those drawing with the reed of a writer.
07-5:15 And princes in Issachar are with Deborah, Yea, Issachar is right with Barak, Into the valley he was sent on his feet. In the divisions of Reuben, Great are the decrees of heart!
07-5:16 Why hast thou abode between the boundaries, To hear lowings of herds? For the divisions of Reuben, Great are the searchings of heart!
07-5:17 Gilead beyond the Jordan did tabernacle, And Dan--why doth he sojourn in ships? Asher hath abode at the haven of the seas, And by his creeks doth tabernacle.
07-5:18 Zebulun is a people who exposed its soul to death, Naphtali also--on high places of the field.
07-5:19 Kings came--they fought; Then fought kings of Canaan, In Taanach, by the waters of Megiddo; Gain of money they took not!
07-5:20 From the heavens they fought: The stars from their highways fought with Sisera.
07-5:21 The brook Kishon swept them away, The brook most ancient--the brook Kishon. Thou dost tread down strength, O my soul!
07-5:22 Then broken were the horse-heels, By pransings--pransings of its mighty ones.
07-5:23 Curse Meroz--said a messenger of Jehovah, Cursing, curse ye its inhabitants, For they came not to the help of Jehovah, To the help of Jehovah among the mighty!
07-5:24 Blessed above women is Jael, Wife of Heber the Kenite, Above women in the tent she is blessed.
07-5:25 Water he asked--milk she gave; In a lordly dish she brought near butter.
07-5:26 Her hand to the pin she sendeth forth, And her right hand to the labourers' hammer, And she hammered Sisera--she smote his head, Yea, she smote, and it passed through his temple.
07-5:27 Between her feet he bowed--He fell, he lay down; Between her feet he bowed, he fell; Where he bowed, there he fell--destroyed.
07-5:28 Through the window she hath looked out--Yea, she crieth out--the mother of Sisera, Through the lattice: Wherefore is his chariot delaying to come? Wherefore tarried have the steps of his chariot?
07-5:29 The wise ones, her princesses, answer her, Yea, she returneth her sayings to herself:
07-5:30 Do they not find? --they apportion spoil, A female--two females--for every head, Spoil of finger-work for Sisera, Spoil of embroidered finger-work, Finger-work--a pair of embroidered things, For the necks of the spoil!
07-5:31 So do all Thine enemies perish, O Jehovah, And those loving Him are As the going out of the sun in its might!' and the land resteth forty years.
Chapter 6:40 Verses
07-6:1 And the sons of Israel do the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, and Jehovah giveth them into the hand of Midian seven years,
07-6:2 and the hand of Midian is strong against Israel, from the presence of Midian have the sons of Israel made for themselves the flowings which are in the mountains, and the caves, and the strongholds.
07-6:3 And it hath been, if Israel hath sowed, that Midian hath come up, and Amalek, and the sons of the east, yea, they have come up against him,
07-6:4 and encamp against them, and destroy the increase of the land till thine entering Gaza; and they leave no sustenance in Israel, either sheep, or ox, or ass;
07-6:5 for they and their cattle come up, with their tents; they come in as the fulness of the locust for multitude, and of them and of their cattle there is no number, and they come into the land to destroy it.
07-6:6 And Israel is very weak from the presence of Midian, and the sons of Israel cry unto Jehovah.
07-6:7 And it cometh to pass when the sons of Israel have cried unto Jehovah, concerning Midian,
07-6:8 that Jehovah sendeth a man, a prophet, unto the sons of Israel, and he saith to them, `Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, I--I have brought you up out of Egypt, and I bring you out from a house of servants,
07-6:9 and I deliver you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all your oppressors, and I cast them out from your presence, and I give to you their land,
07-6:10 and I say to you, I am Jehovah your God, ye do not fear the gods of the Amorite in whose land ye are dwelling: --and ye have not hearkened to My voice.'
07-6:11 And the messenger of Jehovah cometh and sitteth under the oak which is in Ophrah, which is to Joash the Abi-Ezrite, and Gideon his son is beating out wheat in the wine-press, to remove it from the presence of the Midianites;
07-6:12 and the messenger of Jehovah appeareth unto him, and saith unto him, `Jehovah is with thee, O mighty one of valour.'
07-6:13 And Gideon saith unto him, `O, my lord--and Jehovah is with us! --and why hath all this found us? and where are all His wonders which our fathers recounted to us, saying, Hath not Jehovah brought us up out of Egypt? and now Jehovah hath left us, and doth give us into the hand of Midian.'
07-6:14 And Jehovah turneth unto him and saith, `Go in this--thy power; and thou hast saved Israel out of the hand of Midian--have not I sent thee.'
07-6:15 And he saith unto him, `O, my lord, wherewith do I save Israel? lo, my chief is weak in Manasseh, and I the least in the house of my father.'
07-6:16 And Jehovah saith unto him, `Because I am with thee--thou hast smitten the Midianites as one man.'
07-6:17 And he saith unto Him, `If, I pray Thee, I have found grace in Thine eyes, then Thou hast done for me a sign that Thou art speaking with me.
07-6:18 Move not, I pray Thee, from this, till my coming in unto Thee, and I have brought out my present, and put it before Thee;' and he saith, `I--I do abide till thy return.'
07-6:19 And Gideon hath gone in, and prepareth a kid of the goats, and of an ephah of flour unleavened things; the flesh he hath put in a basket, and the broth he hath put in a pot, and he bringeth out unto Him, unto the place of the oak, and bringeth it nigh.
07-6:20 And the messenger of God saith unto him, `Take the flesh and the unleavened things, and place on this rock--and the broth pour out;' and he doth so.
07-6:21 And the messenger of Jehovah putteth forth the end of the staff which is in His hand, and cometh against the flesh, and against the unleavened things, and the fire goeth up out of the rock and consumeth the flesh and the unleavened things--and the messenger of Jehovah hath gone from his eyes.
07-6:22 And Gideon seeth that He is a messenger of Jehovah, and Gideon saith, `Alas, Lord Jehovah! because that I have seen a messenger of Jehovah face to face!'
07-6:23 And Jehovah saith to him, `Peace to thee; fear not; thou dost not die.'
07-6:24 And Gideon buildeth there an altar to Jehovah, and calleth it Jehovah-Shalom, unto this day it is yet in Ophrah of the Abi-Ezrites.
07-6:25 And it cometh to pass, on that night, that Jehovah saith to him, `Take the young ox which is to thy father, and the second bullock of seven years, and thou hast thrown down the altar of Baal which is to thy father, and the shrine which is by it thou dost cut down,
07-6:26 and thou hast built an altar to Jehovah thy God on the top of this stronghold, by the arrangement, and hast taken the second bullock, and caused to ascend a burnt-offering with the wood of the shrine which thou cuttest down.'
07-6:27 And Gideon taketh ten men of his servants, and doth as Jehovah hath spoken unto him, and it cometh to pass, because he hath been afraid of the house of his father, and the men of the city, to do it by day, that he doth it by night.
07-6:28 And the men of the city rise early in the morning, and lo, broken down hath been the altar of Baal, and the shrine which is by it hath been cut down, and the second bullock hath been offered on the altar which is built.
07-6:29 And they say one to another, `Who hath done this thing?' and they inquire and seek, and they say, `Gideon son of Joash hath done this thing.'
07-6:30 And the men of the city say unto Joash, `Bring out thy son, and he dieth, because he hath broken down the altar of Baal, and because he hath cut down the shrine which is by it.'
07-6:31 And Joash saith to all who have stood against him, `Ye, do ye plead for Baal? ye--do ye save him? he who pleadeth for him is put to death during the morning; if he is a god he himself doth plead against him, because he hath broken down his altar.'
07-6:32 And he calleth him, on that day, Jerubbaal, saying, `The Baal doth plead against him, because he hath broken down his altar.'
07-6:33 And all Midian and Amalek and the sons of the east have been gathered together, and pass over, and encamp in the valley of Jezreel,
07-6:34 and the Spirit of Jehovah hath clothed Gideon, and he bloweth with a trumpet, and Abi-Ezer is called after him;
07-6:35 and messengers he hath sent into all Manasseh, and it also is called after him; and messengers he hath sent into Asher, and into Zebulun, and into Naphtali, and they come up to meet them.
07-6:36 And Gideon saith unto God, `If Thou art Saviour of Israel by my hand, as Thou hast spoken,
07-6:37 lo, I am placing the fleece of wool in the threshing-floor: if dew is on the fleece alone, and on all the earth drought--then I have known that Thou dost save Israel by my hand, as Thou hast spoken;'
07-6:38 and it is so, and he riseth early on the morrow, and presseth the fleece, and wringeth dew out of the fleece--the fulness of the bowl, of water.
07-6:39 And Gideon saith unto God, `Let not Thine anger burn against me, and I speak only this time; let me try, I pray Thee, only this time with the fleece--let there be, I pray Thee, drought on the fleece alone, and on all the earth let there be dew.'
07-6:40 And God doth so on that night, and there is drought on the fleece alone, and on all the earth there hath been dew.
Chapter 7:25 Verses
07-7:1 And Jerubbaal (he is Gideon) riseth early, and all the people who are with him, and they encamp by the well of Harod, and the camp of Midian hath been on the south of him, on the height of Moreh, in the valley.
07-7:2 And Jehovah saith unto Gideon, `Too many are the people who are with thee for My giving Midian into their hand, lest Israel beautify itself against Me, saying, My hand hath given salvation to me;
07-7:3 and now, call, I pray thee, in the ears of the people, saying, Whoso is afraid and trembling, let him turn back and go early from mount Gilead;' and there turn back of the people twenty and two thousand, and ten thousand have been left.
07-7:4 And Jehovah saith unto Gideon, `Yet are the people too many; bring them down unto the water, and I refine it for thee there; and it hath been, he of whom I say unto thee, This doth go with thee--he doth go with thee; and any of whom I say unto thee, This doth not go with thee--he doth not go.'
07-7:5 And he bringeth down the people unto the water, and Jehovah saith unto Gideon, `Every one who lappeth with his tongue of the water as the dog lappeth--thou dost set him apart; also every one who boweth on his knees to drink.'
07-7:6 And the number of those lapping with their hand unto their mouth is three hundred men, and all the rest of the people have bowed down on their knees to drink water.
07-7:7 And Jehovah saith unto Gideon, `By the three hundred men who are lapping I save you, and have given Midian into thy hand, and all the people go, each to his place.'
07-7:8 And the people take the provision in their hand, and their trumpets, and every man of Israel he hath sent away, each to his tents; and on the three hundred men he hath kept hold, and the camp of Midian hath been by him at the lower part of the valley.
07-7:9 And it cometh to pass, on that night, that Jehovah saith unto him, `Rise, go down into the camp, for I have given it into thy hand;
07-7:10 and if thou art afraid to go down--go down, thou and Phurah thy young man, unto the camp,
07-7:11 and thou hast heard what they speak, and afterwards are thy hands strengthened, and thou hast gone down against the camp.' And he goeth down, he and Phurah his young man, unto the extremity of the fifties who are in the camp;
07-7:12 and Midian and Amalek, and all the sons of the east are lying in the valley, as the locust for multitude, and of their camels there is no number, as sand which is on the sea-shore for multitude.
07-7:13 And Gideon cometh in, and lo, a man is recounting to his companion a dream, and saith, `Lo, a dream I have dreamed, and lo, a cake of barley-bread is turning itself over into the camp of Midian, and it cometh in unto the tent, and smiteth it, and it falleth, and turneth it upwards, and the tent hath fallen.'
07-7:14 And his companion answereth and saith, `This is nothing save the sword of Gideon son of Joash, a man of Israel; God hath given into his hand Midian and all the camp.'
07-7:15 And it cometh to pass, when Gideon heareth the narration of the dream and its interpretation, that he boweth himself, and turneth back unto the camp of Israel, and saith, `Rise ye, for Jehovah hath given into your hand the camp of Midian.'
07-7:16 And he divideth the three hundred men into three detachments, and putteth trumpets into the hand of all of them, and empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers.
07-7:17 And he saith unto them, `Look at me, and thus do; and lo, I am coming into the extremity of the camp--and it hath been--as I do so ye do;
07-7:18 and I have blown with a trumpet--I and all who are with me, and ye have blown with trumpets, even ye, round about all the camp, and have said, For Jehovah and for Gideon.'
07-7:19 And Gideon cometh--and the hundred men who are with him--into the extremity of the camp, at the beginning of the middle watch (it hath only just confirmed the watchmen), and they blow with trumpets--dashing in pieces also the pitchers which are in their hand;
07-7:20 and the three detachments blow with trumpets, and break the pitchers, and keep hold with their left hand on the lamps, and with their right hand on the trumpets to blow, and they cry, `The sword of Jehovah and of Gideon.'
07-7:21 And they stand each in his