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Q Ps. 105. 2.
& 145. 5.

r ch. 10. 4.

& 12. 14.



t Heb.


nesscs of the


t 1 Sam. 12.



Ps. 145. 7.

y ch. 5. 26.

t Hcb. put.

u Ps. 57. 8.

I Ps. 68. 18.

y Ps. 49. 14.


a ch. 3. 13.

b Numb. 32.'

39, 40.

z Ps. 18. 47.

t Heb. .

draw with

(Ac pen, Src,

c ch. 4. 14.


his feet.

II Or, in the

t Heb. go-


me went


and was

t Heb. im-



<l Numb. 32.



II Or, in.

about 1296.

a See E.'cod.

e See Josh.
13. 2'j, 31.

15. 1.

Pb. 18, title.

f Josh. 19.
29, 31.

The song of Deborah and Barak.

2 Praise ye the Lord for the ''avenging
of Israel, " when the people wilhngly offered

3 ^Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye
princes ; I, even I, will sing unto the Lord ;

I will sing praise to the Lord God of

4 Lord, «when thou wentest out of Seir,
when thou marchcdst out of the field of
Edom, ''the earth trembled, and the heavens
dropped, the clouds also dropped water.

5 eThe mountains t melted from before
the Lord, even ""that Sinai from before the
Lord God of Israel.

6 In the days of 'Shamgar the son of
Anath, in the days of ''Jael, the high-
ways were unoccupied, and the f travellers
walked through t by-ways.

7 The inhabitants of the villages ceased,
they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah
arose, that I arose "a mother in Israel.

8 They " chose new gods ; then was war
in the gates : "was there a shield or spear
seen among forty thousand in Israel ?

9 My heart is toward the governors of
Israel that p offered themselves willingly
among the people : Bless ye the Lord.

10 I 1 Speak, ye 'that ride on white asses,
^ye that sit in judgment, and walk by the

11 They that are delivered from the noise
of archers in the places of drawing water,
there shall they rehearse the f 'righteous
acts of the Lord, even the righteous acts
toward the inhabitants of his villages in Israel :
then ahall the people of the Lord go down
to the gates.

12 "Awake, awake, Deborah; awake,
awake, utter a song: arise, Barak, and ^lead
thy captivity captive, thou son of Abinoam.

13 Then he made him that remainelh
yhave dominion over the nobles among the
people : the Lord made me have dominion
over the mighty.

14 ^Out of Ephraim was there a root of
them ^against Amalek; after thee, Benjamin,
among thy people ; out of '' Machir came
down governors, and out of Zebulun they
that t handle the pen of the writer.

15 And the princes of Issachar were with
Deborah ; even Issachar, and also •= Barak :
he was sent on f foot into the valley. || For
the divisions of Reuben thei-e were great
t thoughts of heart.

16 Why abodest thou "^ among the sheep-
folds, to hear the bleatings of the flocks i*

II For the divisions of Reuben there were
great searchings of heart.

17 "Gilead abode beyond Jordan: and
why did Dan remain in ships ? ""Asher con-


The song of Deborah and Barak.

tinued on the sea-]lshore, and abode in his
II breaches.

18 sZebulun and Naphtali were a people
that t jeoparded their lives unto the death
in the high places of the field.

19 The kings came and fought, then
fought the kings of Canaan in Taanach by
the waters of Megiddo ; ^ they took no gain
of money.

20 'They fought from heaven ; ^ the stars
in their t courses fought against Sisera.

21 'The river of Kishon swept them away,
that ancient river, the river Kishon. O my
soul, thou hast trodden down strength.

22 Then were the horse-hoofs broken by
the means of the || prancings, the prancings
of their mighty ones.

23 Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the
Lord, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants
thereof; "'because they came not to the
help " of the Lord, to the help of the Lord
against the mighty.

24 Blessed above women shall ° Jael the
wife of Heber the Kenite be, p blessed shall
she be above women in the tent.

25 iHe asked water, and she gave him
milk ; she brought forth butter in a lordly

26 ' She put her hand to the nail, and her
right hand to the workmen's hammer; and
fwith the hammer she smote Sisera, she
smote off his head, when she had pierced
and stricken through his temples.

27 t At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay
down : at her feet he bowed, he fell : where
be bowed, there he fell down f dead, r

28 The mother of Sisera looked out at a
window, and cried through the lattice, Why
is his chariot so long in coming ? why tarry
the wheels of his chariots ?

"29 Her wise ladies answered her, yea, she
returned t answer to herself,

30 'Have they not sped? have they not
divided the prey; fto every man a damsel
or two ; to Sisera a prey of divers colours,
a prey of divers colours of needle-work, of
divers colours of needle-work on both sides,
meet for the necks of them that take the
spoil ?

31 'So let all thine enemies perish, O
LoRTt : but let them that love him be "as
the sun "" when he goeth forth in his might.
And the land had rest forty years.


1 Tke Israelites for their sin are oppressed ly Midian.
SA prophet reluketh them. \\ An angel sendeth
Gideon fur their deliverance. 17 Gideon's present is
consumed with fire. 24 Gideon destroy eth Baal's al-
tar, and offereth a sacrifice upon the altar Jehomh-
shalom. 28 Joash defendeth his son, and calleth him
Jerubbadl. 33 Gideon's army. 36 Gideon's sipis.


about 1396.

11 Or, port.
11 Or, crccIcB,
g cli. 4. 10.
t Heb.
exposed to

h ch. 4. 16.
Ps. 44. 12.
See ver. 30.

i See Josh.

10. 11.

Ps. 77. 17,


k cli. 4. 15.

t H(!b.

oh. 4. 7.

II Or, tramp-
iinffs, or,

m ch. 21. 9,


Neh. 3. r>.

n 1 Sanr. 17.

47. & 18. 17.


o ch. 4. 17.

p Luke 1.

q ch. 4. 19.

r ch. 4. 21.

t Heb. she

t Heb.

t Heb.

t Hob.

her words.

s Exod. 15.


t Heb.

to tlie head

of a vian.

t Ps. 83. 9,


u 3 Sam.

23. 4.

X Ps. 19. 5.

about 1256.

a cb. 2. 19.
b Hab. 3. 7.

t Heb.
was strong.

c 1 Sam. 13,


Hebr. 11.38.

A ch. 3. 13.

e Gen. 29. 1.
cb. 7, 12. &
8. 10.

I Kings 4.

Job 1. 3.

f Lev. 25.

Deut. 28. 30,
33, 51.
Mic. 6. 15.

II Or, goat

S ch. 7. 12.

h ch. 3. 15.
Hoa. 5. 1.5.
about 1249.

t Heb. n man
a propliet.

i Ps.44.2.3r

k 3 kings 17.
:«, 37, 38.
Jer. 10. 2.

1 Jooh. 17. 2.

m Hebr. 11.
32, called
t Heb. to
cause it to

n ch. 13. 3.
Luke 1. 11,


o Josh. 1. 5.

p So. Ps. 89


Isai. .59. 1.

& 63. 15.

q Ps. 44. 1.

r 2 Chron.
15. 2.

8 1 Sam. 12

Hebr. 11
32. 34.

Israel oppressed by Midian.

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 t prevailed
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 en-
tered 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.

7 ^ And it came to pass, when the chil-
dren of Israel cried unto the Lord because of
the Midianites,

8 That the Lord sent t a prophet unto
the children of Israel, which said unto them.
Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I
brought you up from Egypt, and brought
you forth out of the house of bondage ;

9 And I delivered you out of the hand of
the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all
that oppressed you,and'drave them out from
before you, and gave you their land ;

10 And I said unto you, I am the Lord
your God ; ''fear not the gods of the Amor-
ites, in whose land ye dwell: but ye have
not obeyed my voice.

11 IT And there came an angel of the
Lord, and sat under an oak which was in
Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash 'the Abi-
ezrite : and his son ■" Gideon threshed wheat
by the wine-press, tto hide it from the

12 And the "angel of the Lord appeared
unto him, and said unto him. The Lord is
" with thee, thou mighty man of yalour.

13 And Gideon said unto him, O my
Lord, if the Lord be with us, why then is
all this befallen us? and Pwhere be all his
miracles i which our fathers told us of, say-
ing. Did not the Lord bring us up from
Egypt ? but now the Lord hath ■■ forsaken
us, and delivered us into the hands of the

14 And the Lord looked upon him, and
said, ' Go in this thy might, and thou shall


Gideon and the angel.

save Israel from the hand of the Midianites :
*have not I sent thee ?

15 And he said unto him, O my Lord,
wherewith shall I save Israel? behold, "tmy
family is pqor in Manasseh, and I am the
least in my father's house.

16 And the Lord said unto him, ^^ Surely
I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the
Midianites as one man.

17 And he said unto him, If now I have
found grace in thy sight, then yshew me a
sign that thou talkest with me.

18 ^Depart not hence, I pray thee, until
I come unto thee, and bring forth my |1 pre-
sent, and set it before thee. And he said,
I will tarry until thou come again.

IQIT^And Gideon went in, and made ready
t a kid, and unleavened cakes of an ephah of
flour : the flesh he put in a basket, and he
put the broth in a pot, and brought it out
unto him under the oak, and presented it.

20 And the angel of God said unto him,
Take the flesh and the unleavened cakes, and
''lay tJiem upon this rock, and ''pour out the
broth. And he did so.

21 1[ Then the angel of the Lord put forth
the end of the stafi" that was in his hand,
and touched the flesh and the unleavened
cakes; and •* there rose up fire out of the
rock, and consumed the flesh and the un-
leavened cakes. Then the angel of the Lord
departed out of his sight.

22 And when Gideon * percq^ved that he
was an angel of the Lord, Gideon said,
Alas, O Lord God ! ''for because I have
seen an angel of the Lord face to face.

23 And the Lord said unto him, s Peace
be -unto thee ; fear not : thou shalt not die.

24 Then Gideon built an altar there unto
the Lord, and called it || Jehovah-shalom :
unto this day it is yet ''in Ophrah of the

25 IT And it came to pass the same night,
that the Lord said unto him. Take thy
father's young bullock, || even the second
bullock of seven years old, and throw down
the altar of Baal that thy father hath, and
' cut down the grove that is by it :

26 And build an altar unto the Lord thy
God upon the top of this frock, ||in the
ordered place, and take the second bullock,
and offer a burnt-sacrifice with the wood of
the grove which thou shall cut down.

27 TJien Gideon took ten men of his ser-
vants, and did as the Lord had said unto
him : and so it was, because he feared his
father's household, and the men of the city,
that he could not do it by day, that he did it
by night.

28 IT And when the men of the city arose


about 1349.

t Jush. 1. 0.
ch. 4. G.

u Seo 1 Sam.


t Hcb. vof,


the meanest,

Exod. 18.

21, 25.

Mic. 5. 2.

X Gxod. 3.


Joah, 1. 5.

V Exod. 4.
vor. 36, 37.


Ps. 80. 17.

Isui. 7. 11.

z Gen. 18,

3, 5.

ch. 13. 15.

II Or, meal-


a Gen. 18.
6, 7, 8.
t Heb. a kid
(if the goats.

b ch. 13. 19.
c See
I Kin;s 18.
33, 34.

d Lev. 9.24.
1 Kings 18.

ch. 13. 21.

f Gen. 1(5.
13. & 32. 30.
ch.l3. SS.

Dan. 10.

II That 13,
the LoRn
send peace ;
See Gen.
22. 14.
,lel. 33. 16.
Ezek. 48. 35.
h ch. 8. 32.

I Or. and.

i Exod. 34.


Deot. 7. 5.

t Ileb.



II Or, in an



about 1249.

11 That is.

Let Baal


k 1 Sam.

]2. 11.

2 Sam. 11.

21. .Jerubhe-

shcth; that

is, Let Vte


thine plead :

SeeJer. 11.


Hos. 9. 10.

about 1249.

1 vcr. 3.

m Josli. 17.


n cli. 3. 10.

1 Cliron. 12.


ZUhron. 24.


t Heb.


o Numb. 10.


ch. 3. 27.

t Heb. was

coiled after


p See Exod.
4. 3, 4, 6, 7.

Gen. 18.

Gideon's two signs.

early in the morning, behold, the altar of
Baal was cast down, and the grove was cut
down that ivas by it, and the second bullock
was offered upon the altar that was built.

29 And they said one to another. Who
hath done this thing ? And when they in-
quired and asked, they said, Gideon the son
of Joash hath done this thing.

30 Then the men of the city said unto
Joash, Bring out thy son, that he may die :
because he hath cast down the altar of Baal,
and because he hath cut dowH the grove that
was by it.

31 And Joash said unto all that stood
against him. Will ye plead for Baal? will ye
save him? he that will plead for him, let
him be put to death whilst it is yet morning :
if he be a god, let him plead for himself,
because one hath cast down his altar.

32 Therefore on that day he called him
P'Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal plead against
lim, because he hath thrown down his altar.

33 1[ Then all 'the Midianites, and the
Amalekites, and the children of the east were
gathered together, and went over, and pitched
in ""the valley of Jezreel.

34 But "the Spirit of the Lord fcame
upon Gideon, and he "blew a trumpet; and
Abi-ezer fwas gathered after him.

35 And he sent messengers throughout all
Manasseh; who also was gathered after him :
and he sent messengers unto Asher, and
unto Zebulun, and unto Naphtali ; and they
came up to meet them.

36 H And Gideon said unto God, If thou
wilt save Israel by my hand, as thou hast

37 P Behold, I will put a fleece of wool in
the floor : and if the dew be on the fleece
only, and it be dry upon all the earth besides,
then shall I know that thou wilt save Israel
by my hand, as thou hast said.

38 And it was so : for he rose up early on
the morrow, and thrust the fleece together,
and wringed the dew out of the fleece, a bowl-
full of water.

39 And Gideon said unto God, iLet not
thine anger be hot against me, and I will
speak but this once : let me prove, I pray
thee, but this once with the fleece ; let it
now be dry only upon the fleece, and upon
all the ground let there be dew.

40 And God did so that night : for it was
dry upon the fleece only, and there was dew
on all the ground.


1 Gideon's army of two and thirty thousand is brought
to three hundred. 19 He is encouraged by the dream
and interpretation of the barley-cake. 16 His stra-
tagem of trumpets and lamps in pitchers.
Evhraimites take Oreb ajid Zceb.

24 The

Gideori's army reduced.

THEN " Jerubbaal (who is Gideon) and
all the people that were with him, rose
up early and pitched beside the well of
Harod : so that the host of the Midianites
wore on the north side of them by the hill
of Moreh^ in the valley.

2 And the Lord said unto Gideon, The
people that are with thee are too many for
me to give the Midianites into their hands,
lest Israel '■vaunt themselves against me,
saying, Mine own hand hath saved me.

3 Now therefore go to, proclaim in the
ears of the people, saying, "Whosoever is
fearful and afraid, let him return and depart
early from mount Gilead. And there return-
ed of the people twenty and two thousand ;
and there remained ten thousand.

4 And the Lord said unto Gideon, The
people are yet too many ; bring them down
unto the water, and I will try them for thee
there ; and it shall be that of whom I say
unto thee. This shall go with thee, the same
shall go with thee ; and of whomsoever I say
unto thee. This shall not go with thee, the
same shall not go.

5 So he brought down the people unto
the water : and the Lord said unto Gideon ;
Every one that lappeth of the water with his
tongue as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set
by himself; likewise every one that boweth
down upon his knees to drink.

6 And the number of them that lapped,
putting their hand to their mouth, were three
hundred men : but all the rest of the people
bowed down upon their knees to drink water.

7 And the Lord said unto Gideon, ^ By
the three hundred men that lapped will I
save you, and deliver the Midianites into
thine hand : and let all the other people go
every man unto his place.

8 So the people took victuals in their hand,
and their trumpets : and he sent all the rest of
Israel every man unto his tent, and retained
those three hundred men. And the host of
Midian was beneath him in the valley.

9 IF And it came to pass the same ^ night,
that the Lord said unto him, Arise, get thee
down unto the host ; for 1 have delivered it
into thine hand.

10 But if thou fear to go down, go thou
with Phurah thy servant down to the host :

11 And thou shalt '"hear what they say;
and afterward shall thine hands be strength-
ened to go down unto the host. Then went
he down with Phurah his servant unto the
outside of the || armed men that were in the

12 And the Midianites, and the Amalek-
ites, and ^all the children of the east, lay
along in the valley like grasshoppers for


about 1249.

a ch. 6. 32.

b Dcut 8.
17. .
Isai. 10. 13.

1 Cor. 1. 29.

2 Cor. 4. 7.

c Deut, 20.


ci 1 Sam. 14.

e Gen. 46. 2.

r ver. 13, 14,


See Gen.

24. 14.

1 Sam. 14.

9, 10.

11 Or, ranlia
by fivp..

g ch. 6. 5.
33. & 8. 10.

about 1249.

t Heb. the



trumpets in
the hand of
oil of theoi.
11 Or.jSrc-
orands, or,

h Exocl. 14.

13, 14.

2 Chron. 20.

J 7.

i 2 Kings 7.


k .Topli. 6. 4,

16, an.

See 2 Cor.
4. 7.

1 Ps. 83. 9.
Isai. 9. 4.
ra 1 Sam.

14. 20.

2 Chron. 20.

II Or, ,
t Heb. lip.

He smiteth the Midianites.

multitude ; and their camels were without
number, as the sand by the sea-side for

13 And when Gideon was come, behold,
there was a man that told a dream unto his
fellow, and said. Behold, I dreamed a dream,
and lo, a cake of barley-bread tumbled into
the host of Midian, and came unto a tent,
and smote it that it fell, and overturned it
that the tent lay along.

14 And his fellow answered, and said,
This is nothing else save the sword of
Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: /or
into his hand hath God delivered Midian,
and all the host.

1511 And it was so, when Gideon heard the
telling of the dream, and fthe interpretation
thereof, that he worshipped, and returned into
the host of Israel, and said. Arise ; for the
Lord hath delivered into your hand the host
of Midian.

16 And he divided the three hundred
men into three companies, and he put fa-
trumpet in every man's hand, with empty
pitchers, and || lamps within the pitchers.

17 And he said unto them. Look on me,
and do likewise : and behold, when I come
to the outside of the camp, it shall be that
as I do, so shall ye do.

18 When I blow with a trumpet, I and
all that are with me, then blow ye the
trumpets also on every side of all the camp,
and say. The sword of the Lord, and of

19 IT So Gideon, and the hundred men that
were with him, came unto the outside of the
camp in the beginning of the middle watch ;
and they had but newly set the watch : aYid
they blew the trumpets, and brake the pitch-
ers that were in their hands.

20 And the three companies blew the
trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held
the lamps in their lel't hands, and the trum-
pets in their right hands to blow withal: and
they cried. The sword of the Lord, and of

21 And they ''stood every man in his place
round about the camp ; 'and all the host ran,
and cried, and fled.

22 And the three hundred ''blew the
trumpets, and 'the Lord set ""every man's
sword against his fellow, even throughout all
the host : and the host fled to Beth-shittah
II in Zererath, and to the t border of Abel-
meholah, unto Tabbath.

23 And the men of Israel gathered them-
selves together out of Naphtali, and out of
Asher, and out of all Manasseh, and pursued
after the Midianites.

24 HAnd Gideon sent messengers through-


Gideon pacijieth the Ephraimites.

out all "mount Ephraim, saying, Come down
against the Midianites, and take before them
the waters unto Beth-barah and Jordan.
Then all the men of Ephraim gathered them-
selves together, and "took the waters unto
pJJeth-barah and Jordan.

25 And they took ^two princes of the
Midianites, Oreb and Zeeb ; and they slew
Oreb upon ■'the rock Oreb, and Zeeb they
slew at the wine-press of Zeeb, and pursued
Midian, and brought the heads of Oreb and
Zeeb to Gideon on the 'other side Jordan.


1 Gideon pacijieth the Ephraimites. 4 Succoth and
Penuel refuse relief to Gideon's army. 10 Zebah and
Zalmunna are taken. 13 Succoth and Penuel are
destroyed. 17 Gideon revengeth his brethren's death
on Zebah and Zalmunna. 22 He refuseth government.
24 His ephod the cause of idolatry. 28 Midian sub-
dued. 29 Gideon's children and death. 33 The
Israelites' idolatry, and ingratitude.

AND *the men of Ephraim said unto him,
fWhy hast thou served us thus, that
thou calledst us not when thou wentest to
fight with the Midianites ? and they did
chide with him f sharply.

2 And he said unto them. What have I
done now in comparison of you? Is not the
gleaning of the- grapes of Ephraim better
than the vintage of Abi-ezer ?

3 '' God hath delivered into your hands the
princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb : and what
was I able to do in comparison of you ? Then
their t'= anger was abated toward him, when
he had said that.

4 IF And Gideon came to Jordan, and
passed over, he, and the three hundred men
that were with him, faint, yet pursuing them.

5 And he said unto the men of ^ Succoth,
Give, I pray you, loaves of bread unto the
people that follow me : for they he faint, and
I am pursuing after Zebah and Zalmunna,
kings of Midian.

6 IT And the princes of Succoth said, "Are
the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna now in
thine hand, that ""we should give bread unto
thine army ?

7 And Gideon said. Therefore when the
Lord hath delivered Zebah and Zalmunna
into mine hand, s then I will ftear your flesh
with the thorns of the wilderness and with

8 IT And he went up thencd '•to Penuel, and
spake unto them likewise : and the men of
Penuel answered him as the men of Succoth
had answered him.

9 And he spake also unto the men of Pe-
nuel, saying. When I ' come again in peace,
^I will break down this tower.

10 IF Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in



about 1349.

n ch. 3. 27.

o ch. 3. 38.

p John 1. 38.

q ch. 8. 3.
P>. 83. 11.

r I»i.l0.36.
s ch. 8. 4.

a See ch 13,


2 Sam. 19.


f Heb.

What thing

is ikU t/iou

kaat done

unto ust

,t Hcb.


b ch. 7. 24,
PhU. 2. 3.

tHcb. spirit.
c Prov. 15. 1.

A Gen. 33.


Pa. 60. 6.

e See

1 Kinga 30.


f See I Sam.
25. 11.

g vcr. 16.
T Heb.

h Gen. 32.


1 Kings 13.


i 1 Kings
k vor. 17.

about 134!).

I ch. 7. 12.

II Or, an
hundred and
twenty thou-
sand, every
one dravjing
a sward.
ch.20. 2, IS,
17, 25.

3 Kings 3.


m Numb.

32. 35, 42.

n ch. 18. 27.

1 Tliosa. 5. 3.

o Ps. 83. 11.

t Heb.

T Heb. writ.

p vcr. 6,

q ver. 7.

t Heb. made
to IcnoK.
r ver. 9.

8 1 Kings
12. 25.

t ch. 4. R.
Ps. 89. 12.
t Heb. ac-
cording to
the form (S-c.

u Ps. 83. 11.

II Or.

tike the

X 1 Sam. 8.
7. & 10. 19.
It 13. 12.

Zebah and Zalmunna taken.

Karkor, and their hosts with them, about
fifteen thousand men, all that were left of
'all the hosts of the children of the east : for
there fell |lan hundred and twenty thousand
men that drew sword.

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