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Israel came up to her for judgment.
6 And she sent and called "Barak the "..."; son of Abinoam out of Kedesh-naphtali, 3: " " and said unto him, Hath not the Loko God of Israel commanded, saying, Go and draw toward mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of
Zebulun? Exod.144. 7 And I will draw unto thee to the mob.5.3. "river Kishon Sisera, the captain of Jao, bin's army, with his chariots and his mul10, titude; and I will deliver him into thine
h Gen. 35.8.
nd. ho And Barak said unto her, If thou wilt go with me, then I will go; but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go. 9 And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour; a ch. 2. 14. for the Lord shall "sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh. 10 T And Barak called "Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh; and he went up ps. Exod. with ten thousand men "at his feet: and :*.** Deborah went up with him. q ch. 1. 16. 11 Now Heber "the Kemite, which was . Numb. o. of the children of 'Hobab the father in 29. law of Moses, had severed himself from the Kenites, and pitched his tent unto the plain of Zaanaim, "which is by Kedesh. 12 And they shewed Sisera that Barak the son of Abinoam was gone up to mount Tabor.
s ver, 6.
* 11-oxa- 13 And Sisera t gathered together all "... his chariots, even nine hundred chariots
clamatio" of iron, and all the people that were with-
u Ps, 83.9, 10. So. 10. 10,
Jael killeth Sisera. 16 But Barak pursued after the cha-chor riots, and after the host, unto Harosheth orog. of the Gentiles: and all the host of Sisera fell upon the edge of the sword; and there was not + a man left. ** 17 Howbeit Sisera fled away on his " feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite: for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite. 18 And Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said unto him, Turn in, my lord, turn in to me; fear not. And when he had turned in unto her into the tent, she covered him with a || mantle. 19 And he said unto her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water to drink; for I am thirsty. And she opened a bottle **** # milk, and gave him drink, and covered him. 20 Again he said unto her, Stand in the door of the tent, and it shall be, when any man doth come and enquire of thee, and say, Is there any man here? that thou shalt say, No. 21 Then Jael Heber’s wife 'took a nail of the tent, and t took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died. 22 And, behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him, and said unto him, Come, and I will shew thee the man whom thou seekest. And when he came into her tent, behold, Sisera lay dead, and the nail was in his temples. 23 * So “God subdued on that da Jabin the king of Canaan before the children of Israel. 24 And the hand of the children of Is- rael + prospered, and prevailed against of" Jabin the king of Canaan, until they had ~". destroyed Jabin king of Canaan. CHAP. W. The song of Deborah and Barak. HEN “sang Deborah and Barak the .so son of Abinoam on that day, saying, or 2 Praise ye the Lord for the * o: or of Israel, “when the people willingly of foo fered themselves. 17.16 1. 3 “Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye Fo ; I, even I, will sing unto the Load; o will sing praise to the Load God of $o Israel. £o 4 Lord, “when thou wentest out of io; Seir, when thou marchedst out of the o: field of Edom, the earth trembled, and Kos the heavens dropped, the clouds also "? dropped water. ** 5*The mountainst melted from before o, 3.31. the Load, even "that Sinai from before k cho the Lord God of Israel. !o: 6 In the o of Shamgar the son of foot Anath, in the days of *Jael, "the highways is
The song of Deborah and Barak.
coor were unoccupied, and the t travellers & is walked through i. - 7 The inhabitants of the villages ceased, o: they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah or arose, that I arose "a mother in Israel. :*. s. They "chose new gods; then was war o, in the gates:" was there a shield or s ...s. seen among forty thousand in Israel: ## , 9 My heart is toward the governors of o: Israel, that "offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless ye the Lond. !o 10 || "Speak, ye ‘that ride on white jors, asses,”ye that sit in judgment, and walk * ..., by the way. *** 11 They that are delivered from the *** noise of archers in the places of drawing water, there shall they rehearse the of to righteous acts of the Loop, even the Floris righteous acts toward the inhabitants of ::::::::, his villages in Israel: then shall the people of the Load 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 remaineth r. o. it. "have dominion over the nobles among the people: the Lond 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 o, i-o- of Zebulun they that thandle the pen :**** of the writer. 15 And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah; even Issachar, and also :::::: *Barak: he was sent on foot into the ...” valley. || For the divisions of Reuben .2:... there were great +thoughts of heart. 16 Why abodest thou “among the
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ch. 4-7. 21 *The river of Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon. O my soul, thou hast trodden downs
* * 22 Then were the horsehoofs broken
'...":" by the means of the ||pransings, the
**** pransings of their mighty ones.
The Israelites oppressed by Midian.
2: Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of effor the Load, curseye bitterly the inhabitants ar."o. thereof; "because they came not to the mos, help" of the Lond, to the help of the Lond ; *** against the mighty. * "Salo. 7. 24 Blessed above women shall "Jael to ” the wife of Heber the Kenite be,”blessed "sh;4 17. shall she be above women in the tent. **** 25 "He asked water, and she gave him a ch. 4, 19. milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish. 26." She put her hand to the nail, and ch. 4, 21. her right hand to the workmen's hammer; and + with 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 ol.” " . down: at her feet he bowed, he fell: where he bowed,there hefell downtdead. ..., d. 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 fanswer to herself, 3o “Have they not sped? have they not divided the prey; † to every man a damsel or two; to Sisera a prey of divers colours, a prey of divers colours of needlework, of divers colours of needlework on both sides, meet for the necks of them that take the spoil? 31 *So let all thine enemies perish, O LoRD: but let them that love him be "as the sun” when he goeth forth in his might. And the land had rest forty years. CHAP. VI. 1 The Israelites for their sin are oppressed b Midian. 8 A prophet rebuketh them... 1 An angel sendeth Gideon for their deliverance. 17 Gideon's present is consumed with fire. 24 Gideon destroyeth Baal's altar, and offereth a sacrifice upon the altar Jehovahshalom. 28 Joash defendeth his son, and calleth him Jerubbaal. 33 Gideon's army. 36 Gideon's signs. ND "the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord: and the LoRD delivered them into the hand * of *H*.3.7. Midian seven wears. 2 And the hand of Midian tyrevailed ...:” inst Israel: and because of the Midianites the children of Israel made them ‘the dens which are in the mountains, "#.';. and caves, and strong holds. 38. 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; h 4 And they encamped against them, and āj the o of the earth, #:::::::: till thou come unto Gaza, and left no o' Mic. sustenance for Israel, neither | sheep, nor or, rest. ox, nor ass. 3 For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came * as gras- “7”
+ Heb. she hammered.
cir. 1256. a ch. 2. 19.
Gideon sent to deliver the Israelites.
coor hoppers for multitude; for both they and cit is, their camels were without mumber: and T 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. 7 * And it came to pass, when the children of Israel cried unto the Lond because of the Midianites, 8 That the Lond sent + 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 Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but ye have not obeyed my voice. 11 " And there came an angel of the LoRD, and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash 1 the Abi-ezrite: and his son "Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, + to hide it from the Midianites. 12 And the "angel of the Lord apeared unto him, and said unto him, he Lord is “with thee, thou mighty man of valour. 13 And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the Load be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and "where be all his miracles "which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the Lord bring us u from Egypt? but now the Lond his “forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites. 14 And the Lond looked upon him, and said, “Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: ‘have not I sent thee? 15 And he said unto him, Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel P behold, "+ ". family is poor 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 "shew me a sign that thou talkest with me. 18 “Depart not hence, I pray thee, until I come unto thee, and bring forth my|present, and set it before thee. And he said, I will tarry until thou come again. 19 “And Gideon went in, and made ready + 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.
h ch. 3. 15. IHos. 5. 15. cir. 1249.
+Heb. a man a prophet.
* Ps. 44.2,3.
k2 Kings 17. 35, 37, 38. Jer. 10.2.
1 Josh. 17.2. m Hebr. 11. 32, called Gedeon. + Heb. to cause it to Alce. n ch. 13.3. Luke 1. 11, 28
o job. 1. 5.
p So Ps, 80. 49. Isai. 59. 1. & 63. 15. q \'s. 44. 1.
r 2 Chron. 15. 2.
st Sam, 12. 11. Hebr. 11. 32, 34. to Josh. 1.9. ch. 4, 6.
* See 1 Sam. 9. 21. * Heb. my thousand is the invariest. Exod. 18.21, 25. Mic. 5.
*2. x Exod.3.13. osh. 1.5.
–8 ver. 36, 37. 2 Kings 20.8. Ps. & 17. Isai. 7. 1. i.
r Gen. 18.3, S. ch. 13. 15. * Or, meat offering.
a on. 18.6,
* Heb. a kid of the goats.
20 And the angel of God said unto c or him, Take the flesh and the unleavened one. cakes, and "lay them upon this rock, and b.h. o. is. ‘pour out the broth. And he did so. jor 21 Then the angel of the Lond put “” forth the end of the staff that was in his hand, and touched the flesh and the unleavened cakes; and "there rose up fire ot out of the rock, and consumed the flesh gotiron. and the unleavened cakes. Then the "" angel of the Lord departed out of his sight. 22 And when Gideon “perceived that • ‘h is al. he was an angel of the Lord, Gideon said, Alas, O Lord Gop!, "for because so I have seen an angel of the Lond face ...” to face. ch. 13. 22. 25 And the LoRD said unto him," Peace s Don. 19.19. be unto thee; fear not: thou shalt not die. 24 Then Gideon built an altar there unto the Lond, and called it ! Jehovah-joo shalom; unto this day it is yet "in Ophrah go. of the Abi-ezrites. Gen. --. 25 And it came to pass the same of E. night, that the Lord said unto him, Take *.*. thy father's young bullock, even the of second bullock of seven years old, and throw down the altar of Baal that thy father hath, and 'cut down the grove of 3, that is by it: * * * 26 And build an altar unto the Lord thy God upon the top of this frock, in sothe ordered place, and take the second so..... bullock, and offer a burnt sacrifice with ...” the wood of the grove which thou shalt cut down. 27 Then Gideon took ten men of his servants, and did as the Lord had said unto him: and so it was, because he feared his father's houshold, and the men of the city, that he could not do it by day, that he did it by night. 28 And when the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was cast down, and the grove was cut down that was 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 enquired 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 down the grove that was by it. 31 And Joash said unto all that stood against him, Will ye plead for Baal? will }. save him? he di. will plead for him, et 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
..o. were gathered together, and went over, to and pitched in "the valley of Jezreel. to. 34. But "the Spirit of the Lond +came ;:; upon, Gideon, and he "blew a trumpet; ra and Abi-ezer + was gathered after him. 1. 35 And he sent messengers throughout or all Manasseh; who also was gathered *, *, after him: and he sent messengers unto o: Asher, and unto Zebulun, and unto Napho" tali; and they came up to meet them. *. 36 T And Gideon said unto God, If No.1a thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as :... thou hast said, so 37 "Behold, I will put a fleece of wool is. Esca in the floor; and if the dew be on the **** 7 fleece only, and it be dry upon all the earth beside, then shall I know that thou wilt save Israel by mine 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, "Let 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.
CHAP. VII. 1 Gideon's army of two and thirty thousand is brought to three hundred. 9 He is encouraged by the dream and interpretation of the barley cake. . 16 His stratagem of trumpets and lamps in pitchers. 24 The Ephraimites take Oreb and Zeeb. a ch. C. 32. HEN"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 were 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. Thes 5 Now therefore go to, proclaim in the - *-*.*. - ; so ears of the people, saying, “Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early from mount Gilead. And there returned of the people twenty and two thousand, and there remained ten thousand. 4 And the Load 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
He is encouraged by a dream.
whom I say unto thee, This shall go with chor thee, the same shall go with thee; and of co. whomsoever I say unto thee, This shall T not go with thee, the same shall not go. 5 So he brought down the people unto the water: and the Lond 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 la ped, 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 Loap 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 T And it came to pass the same "night, that the Lond said unto him, A- : *** rise, get thee down unto the host; for I 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 strengthened 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 host. 12 And the Midianites and the Amalekites and * all the children of the east ...** lay along in the valley like grashoppers for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the sea side for multitude. 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: for into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host. 15 And it was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream, and f the inter: pretation thereof, that he worshipped, and returned into the host of Israel, and said, Arise; for the Lond hath delivered into your hand the host of Midian. 16 T And he divided the three hundred
d 1 Sam. 14. 6.
f ver. 13, 14, 15. See Gen. 24. 14. 1 Sam. 14. 9, 10.
Or, ranks fire, Exod. 13.18.
f Heb. the
or, 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 Lohn, and of Gideon. 19 s 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: and they blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers that were in their hands. 20 And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal; and they cried, The sword of the LoRD, and of Gideon. 21 And they "stood every man in his lace round about the camp: "and all the É. ran, and cried, and fled. 22 And the three hundred "blew the trumpets, and "the Load set" every man’s sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Bethshittah || in Zererath, and to the + border of Abel-meholah, unto Tabbath. 23 And the men of Israel gathered themselves together out of Naphtali, and out of Asher, and out of all Manasseh, and pursued after the Midianites. 24 And Gideon sent messengers throughout all "mount Ephraim, saying, Come down against the Midianites, and take before them the waters unto Bethbarah and Jordan. Then all the men of Ephraim, gathered themselves together, and “took the waters unto "Beth-barah and Jordan. 25 And they took “two princes of the Midianites, Oreb and Zeeb; and the slew Oreb upon' the rock Oreb, and Zee they slew at the winepress of Zeeb, and pursued Midian, and brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon on the * other side Jordan. CHAP. VIII. 1 Gideon pacifieth the Ephraimites. 4 Succoth and Pemuel refuse to relieve Gideon's army. 10 Zebah and Zalmunna are taken. 13 Şico, and Penuel are destroyed. 17 Gideon revengeth his brethren's death on Zebah and Zalmunna. 22. He refuseth goternment. 24. His ephod cause of idolatry.
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 +' anger was abated toward him, when he had said that. * 4 " 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 be faint, and I am pursuing after Zebah and Zalmunna, kings of Midian. 6 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 Load hath delivered Zebah and Zalmunna into mine hand, “then I will t tear your flesh with the thorns of the wildermess and with briers. 8 And he went up thence "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 Penuel, saying, When I come again in peace, “I will break down this tower. 10 T Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in 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 ||an hundred and twenty thousand men that drew sword.
of Succoth, and the elders thereof, even core and seventeen men.
15 And he came unto the men of Suc
coth, and said, Behold Zebah and Zal
Zebah and Zalmunna taken.
p ver, 5.
łoś. §. 28 Midian subdued. 29 Gideon's children, munna, with whom ye did Punbraid me, 41. and death, 33 The Israelites' idolatry and saying, Are the hands of Zebah and Zalo, ingratitude. munna now in thine hand, that we should !...". ND "the men of Ephraim said unto give bread unto thy men that are weary? us? him, t Why hast thou served us || 16 "And he took the elders of the city, * * *