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Gideon destroyeth Baal's altar. hoppers for multitude; for both they and 20 And the angel of God said unto cir. 1256. their camels were without number: and him, Take the flesh and the unleavened cir. 1249.

they entered into the land to destroy it. cakes, and blay them upon this rock, and bch. 13. 19.

6 And Israel was greatly impoverished pour out the broth. And he did so. because of the Midianites; and the child 21 Then the angel of the LORD put ren of Israel cried unto the Lord. forth the end of the staff that was in his

7 And it came to pass, when the hand, and touched the flesh and the unchildren of Israel cried unto the LORD leavened cakes; and there rose up fire ko.. because of the Midianites,

out of the rock, and consumed the flesh 38. Chron. u prophet.

8 That the LORD sent ta prophet unto and the unleavened cakes. Then the the children of Israel, which said unto angel of the Lord departed out of his them, Thus saith the Lord God of Is- sight. rael, I brought you up from Egypt, and 22 And when Gideon perceived that e ch. 13. u. brought you forth out of the house of he was an angel of the Lord, Gideon bondage;

said, Alas, O Lord God! 'for because {Gen. 16. 13. 9 And I delivered you out of the hand I have seen an angel of the LORD face Exod. 13.20.

of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all to face. 1 Ps. 44. 2, 3 that oppressed you, and 'drave them out 23 And the LORD said unto him, Peace & Dan. 10.19.

from before you, and gave you their land; be unto thee; fear not: thou shalt not die.

10 And I said unto you, I am the LORD 24 Then Gideon built an altar there ka Kings 17. your God; "fear not the gods of the unto the Lord, and called it || Jehovah- 120kn

Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but shalom: unto this day it is yet "in Ophrah send peace: ye have not obeyed my voice.

of the Abi-ezrites. 11 And there came an angel of the 25 | And it came to pass the same 33.18 Fazek Lord, and sat under an oak which was night, that the Lord said unto him, Take 46.35.

in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash thy father's young bullock, || even the 1 Josh. 17.2. the Abi-ezrite: and his son "Gideon second bullock of seven years old, and Helbredtthreshed wheat by the winepress, t to throw down the altar of Baal that thy hide it from the Midianites.

father hath, and cut down the

grove 12 And the "angel of the LORD ap- that is by it:

peared unto him, and said unto him, 26 And build an altar unto the LORD Luke 1.1i, The LORD is 'with thee, thou mighty thy God upon the top of this † rock, || in Hebostrang o Josh. 1.5. man of valour.

the ordered place, and take the second or, in an 13 And Gideon said unto him, Oh my bullock, and offer a burnt sacrifice with predetly man

Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then the wood of the grove which thou shalt p. So ps:89 is all this befallen us? and where be all cut down. 1. & 63. 13.** his miracles which our fathers, told us 27 Then Gideon took ten men of his 4 Ps. 14. 1. of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up servants, and did as the Lord had said

from Egypt? but now the LORD hath unto him: and so it was, because he feared 1 Chron. 'forsaken us, and delivered us into the his father's houshold, and the men of the hands of the Midianites.

city, that he could not do it by day, that 14 And the Lord looked upon him, he did it by night. 11. Hebr.i. and said, 'Go in this thy might, and thou 28 | And when the men of the city

shalt save Israel from the hand of the arose early in the morning, behold, the 1 Josh. 1.9. Midianites: t have not I sent thee? altar of Baal was cast down, and the

15 And he said unto him, Oh my Lord, grove was cut down that was by it, and

wherewith shall I save Israel? behold, the second bullock was offered upon the 3. See 1 Sam. ut my family is poor in Manasseh, and I altar that was built.

am the least in my father's house. 29 And they said one to another, Who

16 And the LORD said unto him, hath done this thing? And when they Exod. 18. 31, 'Surely I will be with thee, and thou enquired and asked, they said, Gideon

shalt smite the Midianites as one man. the son of Joash hath done this thing.

17 And he said unto him, If now I 30 Then the men of the city said unto y Exod. 4. 1. have found grace in thy sight, then shew Joash, Bring out thy son, that he may 37. 2 Kings me a sign that thou talkest with me. die: because he hath cast down the altar

18 'Depart not hence, I pray thee, of Baal, and because he hath cut down

until I come unto thee, and bring forth the grove that was by it. 5. ch. 13. 15. my Il present, and set it before thee. And 31 And Joash said unto all that stood oferina at he said, I will tarry until thou come again. against him, Will ye plead for Baal? will

19 And Gideon went in, and made ye save him? he that will plead for him, Flerb. a kid ready t a kid, and unleavened cakes of an let him be put to death whilst it is yet of the goats. ephah of four: the flesh he put in a bas morning: if he be a god, let him plead

ket, and he put the broth in a pot, and for himself, because one hath cast down
brought it out unto him under the oak, his altar.
and presented it.

32 Therefore on that day he called

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couraged by a dream. him || * Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal plead / whom I say unto thee, This shall go with CIF. 1249. against him, because he hath thrown down thee, the same shall go with thee; and of cir. 1249. 1 That is, his altar.

whomsoever I say unto thee, This shall 33 Then all the Midianites and the not go with thee, the same shall not go. k 1 Sax. 12 Amalekites and the children of the east 5 So he brought down the people unto 21, letter were gathered together, and went over, the water: and the Lord said unto Giis, Let there and pitched in the valley of Jezreel. deon, Every one that lappeth of the wa

34 But "the Spirit of the LORD + came ter with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him me there upon Gideon, and he oblew a trumpet; shalt thou set by himself; sikewise every

and Abi-ezer + was gathered after him. one that boweth down upon his knees to

55 And he sent messengers throughout drink. Jemb.i;. all Manasseh; who also was gathered 6 And the number of them that lap

after him: and he sent messengers unto ped, putting their hand to their mouth, Chre. 12 Asher, and unto Zebulun, and unto Naph- were three hundred men: but all the rest

tali; and they came up to meet them. of the people bowed down upon their

36 ( And Gideon said unto God, If knees to drink water. • Nambia thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as 7 And the LORD said unto Gideon, a By 1 Sam. 14. 3. eh. 3.9. thou hast said,

the three hundred men that lapped will I 37 Behold, I will put a fleece of wool save you, and deliver the Midianites into See Exod. in the floor; and if the dew be on the thine hand: and let all the other people * 3667 fleece only, and it be dry upon all the earth go every man unto his place.

beside, then shall I know that thou wilt 8 So the people took victuals in their
save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said. hand, and their trumpets: and he sent all

38 And it was so: for he rose up early the rest of Israel every man unto his tent,
on the morrow, and thrust the fleece to and retained those three hundred men:
gether, and wringed the dew out of the and the host of Midian was beneath him
Heece, a bowl full of water.

in the valley. 39 And Gideon said unto God, 'Let 99 And it came to pass the same not thine anger be hot against me, and I night, that the Lord said unto him, A-, Gen. 96.29 will speak but this once: let me prove, I rise, get thee down unto the host; for I pray thee, but this once with the fleece; have delivered it into thine hand. let it now be dry only upon the fleece, 10 But if thou fear to go down, go and upon all the ground let there be dew. thou with Phurah thy servant down to

40 And God did so that night: for it the host: was dry upon the fleece only, and there 11 And thou shalt 'hear what they íves:3:14: was dew on all the ground.

say; and afterward shall thine hands be 24. 14. 1 Sam. CHAP. VII.

strengthened to go down unto the host.

Then went he down with Phurah his ser-
| Gideon's army of two and thirty thousand is
brought to three hundred. 9 He is encou-

vant unto the outside of the || armed men buelt ranks raged by the dream and interpretation of

that were in the host. the barley cake. , 16 His stratagem of

12 And the Midianites and the Ama-
trumpets and lamps in pitchers. 24 The lekites and all the children of the east 1.6.5. 33,
Ephraimites take Oreb and Zeeb. lay along in the valley like grashoppers
VHENJerubbaal, who is Gideon, and for multitude; and their camels were with-

rose up early, and pitched beside the well for multitude.
of Harod: so that the host of the Mi. 13 And when Gideon was come, be-
dianites were on the north side of them, hold, there was a man that told a dream
by the hill of Moreh, in the valley. unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dream-

2 And the LORD said unto Gideon, The ed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread
people that are with thee are too many tumbled into the host of Midian, and

for me to give the Midianites into their came unto à tent, and smote it that it fell, Det ta hands, lest Israel ovaunt themselves against and overturned it, that the tent lay along. Cat 1 me, saying, Mine own hand hath saved me. 14 And his fellow answered and said,

5 Now therefore go to, proclaim in the This is nothing else, save the sword of been ears of the people, saying, "Whosoever is Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel:

fearful and afraid, let him return and de- for into his hand hath God delivered Mi-
part early from mount Gilead. And there dian, and all the host.
returned of the people twenty and two 15 And it was so, when Gideon heard
thousand, and there remained ten thou- the telling of the dream, and † the inter- bohemian the

pretation thereof, that he

worshipped, and thereos. 4 And the Lord said unto Gideon, returned into the host of Israel, and said, The people are yet too many; bring them Arise; for the LORD hath delivered into down unto the water, and I will try them your hand the host of Midian. for thee there: and it shall be, that of 16 9 And he divided the three hundred

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Zebah and Zalmunna taken. men into three companies, and he put ta, thus, that thou calledst us not, when thou cir. 1249. trumpet in every man's hand, with empty wentest to fight with the Midianites? And Cir. 1949. Heb.trum pitchers, and || lamps within the pitchers. they did chide with him + sharply. hand of all

17 And he said unto them, Look on 2 And he said unto them, What have strongly.

me, and do likewise: and, behold, when I done now in comparison of you? Is not brands, or, I come to the outside of the camp, it shall the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim be that, as I do, so shall ye


better than the vintage of Abi-ezer ?
18 When I blow with a trumpet, I and 3 God hath delivered into your hands and commit 24;
all that are with me, then blow ye the the princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb:
trumpets also on every side of all the and what was I able to do in comparison
camp, and say, The sword of the LORD, of you? Then their t'anger was abated + lleb.spirit
and of Gideon.

toward him, when he had said that..
19 So Gideon, and the hundred men 41 And Gideon came to Jordan, and
that were with him, came unto the out- passed over, he, and the three hundred
side of the camp in the beginning of the men that were with him, faint, yet pur-
middle watch; and they had but newly suing them.
set the watch: and they blew the trum 5 And he said unto the men of Suc- d Gen. 33.
pets, and brake the pitchers that were in coth, Give, I pray you, loaves of bread un-
their hands.

to the people that follow me; for they be
20 And the three companies blew the faint, and I am pursuing after Zebah and
trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held Zalmunna, kings of Midian.
the lamps in their left hands, and the 6. And the princes of Succoth said, Are Seri Kings
trumpets in their right hands to blow the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna now
withal: and they cried, The sword of the in thine hand, that we should give bread Set. San.
Lord, and of Gideon.

unto thine army?
21 And they h stood every man in his 7 And Gideon said, Therefore when
2 Chron. 30. place round about the camp: 'and all the the LORD hath delivered Zebah and Zal-
1 2 Kings 7. host ran, and cried, and fled.

munna into mine hand, then I will + tear gree. It
22 And the three hundred blew the your flesh with the thorns of the wilder- ikrek
trumpets, and the LORD set" every man's ness and with briers.
sword against his fellow, even throughout 8 And he went up thence " to Penuel, 1. Gen. 32.

all the host: and the host fled to Beth- and spake unto them likewise: and the 12. 95.
20. 2 Chron: shittah || in Zererath, and to the + border men of Penuel answered him as the men
of Abel-meholah, unto Tabbath.

of Succoth had answered him,
Illeb. lip. 23 And the men of Israel gathered 9 And he spake also unto the men of

themselves together out of Naphtali, and Penuel, saying, When I 'come again in 1 Kings 22
out of Asher, and out of all Manasseh, peace, I will break down this tower.
and pursued after the Midianites.

10 Now Zebah and Zalmunna were 24 [ And Gideon sent messengers in Karkor, and their hosts with them, about - Ch. 3. 27. throughout all "mount Ephraim, saying, fifteen thousand men, all that were left of

Come down against the Midianites, and all the hosts of the children of the east : ! ch.;. 12.
take before them the waters unto Beth- for there fell || an hundred and twenty hundred and
barah and Jordan. Then all the men of thousand men that drew sword.
Ephraim gathered themselves together, 11 And Gideon went up by the way of

sand, or
and o took the waters unto 'Beth-barah them that dwelt in tents on the east of 30.2, 15, 15,
and Jordan.

Nobah and Jogbehah, and smote the King 9 ch.8. 3.

25 And they took 'two princes of the host: for the host was secure. Midianites, Oreb and Zeeb; and they

12 And when Zebah and Zalmunna nchisa. Isai. 10. 26. slew Oreb upon "the rock Oreb, and Zeeb filed, he pursued after them, ando took the "Thesa: 33

they slew at the winepress of Zeeb, and two kings of Midian, Zebah and Zal-
pursued Midian, and brought the heads munna, and + discomfited all the host.
of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon on the 13 | And Gideon the son of Joash re-
* other side Jordan.

turned from battle before the sun was up,

14 And caught a young man of the
1 Gideon pacifieth the Ephraimites. 4 Suc men of Succoth, and enquired of him:

coth and Penuel refuse to relieve Gideon's and he + described unto him the princes † leb. Errà.
army. 10 Zebah and Zalmunna are taken. of Succoth, and the elders thereof, even
13 Succoth and Penuel are destroyed. 17 threescore and seventeen men.
Gideon revengeth his brethren's death on

15 And he came unto the men of Suc-
Zebah and Zalmunna, 22 He refused to coth, and said, Behold Zebah and Zal-
28 Midian subdued. 29 Gideon's children, munna, with whom ye did Pupbraid me,
and death. 33 The Israelites' idolatry and saying, Are the hands of Zebah and Zal-

munna now in thine hand, that we should AND the men of Ephraim said unto give bread unto thy men that are weary? ,

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Gideon's death and burial. CHRIST

and thors of the wilderness and briers, Shechem, she also bare him a son, whose air. 1249" and with them he + taught the men of name he + called Abimelech. Succoth.

32 And Gideon the son of Joash + Heb. set. 17' And he beat down the tower of died in a good old age, and was buried Gen.95.8. kiepy za 'Penuel, and slew the men of the city.

in the sepulchre of Joash his father, “in cir. 1900. 18 Then said he unto Zebah and Ophrah of the Abi-ezrites.

Zalmunna, Wnat manner of men were 33 And it came to pass, 'as soon as ich. 2. 19. er they whom ye slew at +Tabor? And they Gideon was dead, that the children of

answered, As thou art, so were they; each Israel turned again, and went a whor k ch. 2. 17.

one fresembled the children of a king. ing after Baalim, 'and made Baal-berith 1ch. 9. 4. 46. the jaran,

19 And he said, They were my bre- their god. thren, even the sons of my mother: as the 34 And the children of Israel remem-m P. 78 !!, LORD liveth, if ye had saved them alive, bered not the LORD their God, who had 21.: I would not slay you.

delivered them out of the hands of all
20 And he said unto Jether his first their enemies on every side:
born, Up, and slay them. But the youth 35 "Neither shewed they kindness to ch.9.16,17,
drew not his sword: for he feared, be the house of Jerubbaal, namely, Gideon, 9. 14, 15.
cause he was yet a youth.

according to all the goodness which he
21 Then Zebah and Zalmunna said, had shewed unto Israel.
Rise thou, and fall upon us: for as the

man is, so is his strength. And Gideon

1 Abimelech by conspiracy with the ShechemPs. 83. 11. arose, and "slew Zebah and Zalmunna,

ites, and murder of his brethren, is made Or, crna- and took away the ||ornaments that were king. 7 Jotham by a parable rebuketh on their camels' necks.

them, and foretelleth their ruin. 22 Gaal 22 | Then the men of Israel said unto conspireth with the Shechemites against

him. Gideon, Rule thou over us, both thou,

30 Zebul revealeth it. 34 Abime

lech overcometh them, and soweth the city and thy son, and thy son's son also: for

with salt. 46 He burneth the hold of the thou hast delivered us from the hand of

god Berith. 50 At Thebez he is slain by Midian.

a piece of a milstone. 56 Jotham's curse 23 And Gideon said unto them, I will is fulfilled. rule over you: "the LORD shall ruler AND Abimelech the son of Jerub- eir. 1209.

baal went to Shechem unto his * ch. 8. 31. over you.

mother's brethren, and communed with 24 And Gideon said unto them, I would them, and with all the family of the house desire a request of you, that ye would of his mother's father, saying, give me every man the earrings of his 2 Speak, I pray you, in the ears of all prey. (For they had golden earrings, the men of Shechem, + Whether is better Heb: What because they were Ishmaelites.)

for you, either that all the sons of Jerub- whether, sc.
25 And they answered, We will wil-baal, which are threescore and ten per-
lingly give them. And they spread a gar- sons, reign over you, or that one reign
ment, and did cast therein every man the over you? remember also that I am f your
earrings of his prey,

bone and your flesh.
26 And the weight of the golden ear 3 And his mother's brethren spake of
rings that he requested was a thousand him in the ears of all the men of Shechem

and seven hundred shekels of gold; be all these words: and their hearts inclined
* side ornaments, and || collars, and purple + to follow Abimelech; for they said, He Heb. ofiero

raiment that was on the kings of Midian, is our brother.'
and beside the chains that were about 4 And they gave him threescore and ten
their camels' necks.

pieces of silver out of the house of Baal- .ch. 8. 33. idrs 27 And Gideon 'made an ephod there- berith, wherewith Abimelech hired 'vain seheroes; * 6 of, and put it in his city, even in Ophrah: and light persons, which followed him. D. 106, and all Israel went thither a whoring

5 And he went unto his father's house 5. cDer;. 16.

after it: which thing became a snare Sat Ophrah, and slew his brethren the sch. 6. 24. unto Gideon, and to his house.

sons of Jerubbaal, being threescore and 1, . 28 1 Thus was Midian subdued before ten persons, upon one stone: notwiththe children of Israel, so that they lifted standing yet Jotham the youngest son of up their heads no more. a And the Jerubbaal was left; for he hid himself. country was in quietness forty years in 6 And all the men of Shechem gatherthe days of Gideon.

ed together, and all the house of Millo, 29 s And Jerubbaal the son of Joash and went, and made Abimelech king, the color went and dwelt in his own house. t by the plain of the pillar that was in the pillar.

30 And Gideon had threescore and Shechem. • Heb sing ten sons fof his body begotten: for he 7 | And when they told it to Jotham, had many wives.

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Jothan's parable of the trees.


The Shechemites revolt to Gaal. CHATS t'cried, and said unto them, Hearken unto 24 That the cruelty done to the three

me, ye men of Shechem, that God may score and ten sons of Jerubbaal might
hearken unto you.

come, and their blood be laid upon 1 Kings 2. 8 * The trees went forth on a time to Abimelech their brother, which slew 32. Esth.a.

anoint a king over them; and they said them; and upon the men of Shechem, Matt. 23 35. I ch. 8. 91,33. unto the olive tree, 'Reign thou over us. which + aided him in the killing of his

9 But the olive tree said unto them, brethren. m Ps. 104.15. Should I leave my fatness, "wherewith 25 And the men of Shechem set liers kill.

by me they honour God and man, and in wait for him in the top of the mounteleb oluntatgo to be promoted over the trees? tains, and they robbed all that came

10 And the trees said to the fig tree, along that way by them; and it was told
Come thou, and reign over us.

11 But the fig tree said unto them, 26 And Gaal the son of Ebed came
Should I forsake my sweetness, and my with his brethren, and went over to She-
good fruit, and go to be promoted over chem: and the men of Shechem put their
the trees?

confidence in him.
12 Then said the trees unto the vine, 27 And they went out into the fields,
Come thou, and reign over us.

and gathered their vineyards, and trode 13 And the vine said unto them, the grapes, and made || merry, and went for someone n Po 104.15. Should I leave my wine, "which cheereth into the house of their god, and did eat Si Jer.

God and man, and go to be promoted and drin and cursed Abimelech.
over the trees?

28 And Gaal the son of Ebed said, 14 Then said all the trees unto the Who is Abimelech, and who is Shechem, 1 Or, thistle. lj bramble, Come thou, and reign over us.

that we should serve him? is not he the 12. 16 15 And the bramble said unto the son of Jerubbaal? and Zebul his officer? trees, If in truth ye anoint me king over serve the men of Hamor the father of a Gen. 34 2,

you, then come and put your trust in Shechem: for why should we serve him? Isai. 392. my shadow: and if not, Plet fire come 29 And would to God this people

out of the bramble, and devour the were under my hand! then would I re-
'cedars of Lebanon.

move Abimelech. And he said to Abime16 Now therefore, if ye have done lech, Increase thine army, and come out. Po.19. 16. truly and sincerely, in that ye have made 30 | And when Zebul the ruler of

Abimelech king, and if ye have dealt the city heard the words of Gaal the son Frek. 31. 3. well with Jerubbaal and his house, and of Ebed, his anger was || kindled.

1 Or, ket. r ch. 8. 35. have done unto him 'according to the 31 And he sent messengers unto Abimedeserving of his hands ;

lech t privily, saying, Behold, Gaal the + Heb
17 (For my father fought for you, and son of Êbed and his brethren be come to to Terbaik
tadventured his life far, and delivered Shechem; and, behold, they fortify the
you out of the hand of Midian:

city against thee.
18 'And ye are risen up against my 32 Now therefore up by night, thou
father's house this day, and have slain his and the people that is with thee, and lie
sons, threescore and ten persons, upon

in wait in the field:
one stone, and have made Abimelech, the 33 And it shall be, that in the morn-
son of his maidservant, king over the ing, as soon as the sun is up, thou shalt
men of Shechem, because he is your rise early, and set upon the city: and,

behold, when he and the people that is
19 If ye then have dealt truly and sin- with him come out against thee, then
cerely with Jerubbaal and with his house mayest thou do to them fas thou shalt Hebro
this day, then trejoice ye in Abimelech, find occasion.
and let him also rejoice in you:

34 1 And Abimelech rose up, and all
20 But if not, "let fire come out from the people that were with him, by night,
Abimelech, and devour the men of She and they laid wait against Shechem in
chem, and the house of Millo; and let four companies.
fire come out from the men of Shechem, 35 And Gaal the son of Ebed went
and from the house of Millo, and devour out, and stood in the entering of the gate

of the city: and Abimelech rose up, and
21 And Jotham ran away, and fled, the people that were with him, from
* 2 Sam. 2o. and went to *Beer, and dwelt there, for lying in wait.
fear of Abimelech his brother.

36 And when Gaal saw the people, 22 ( When Abimelech had reigned he said to Zebul, Behold, there come 13.& 18.9.10. three years over Israel,

people down from the top of the moun23 Then 'God sent an evil spirit be tains. And Zebul said unto him, Thou 10. 13. & 19. tween Abimelech and the men of She seest the shadow of the mountains as if 19. deci Isai. chem; and the men of Shechem " dealt they were men. treacherously with Abimelech:

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