8And the menH376 of EphraimH669 saidH559 unto him, Why hast thouH4100 servedH6213 us thusH1697, that thou calledstH7121 us not, when thou wentestH1980 to fightH3898 with the MidianitesH4080? And they did chideH7378 with him sharplyH2394. / Why…: Heb. What thing is this thou hast done unto us / sharply: Heb. strongly 2And he saidH559 unto them, What have I doneH6213 now in comparison of you? Is not the gleaningH5955 of the grapes of EphraimH669 betterH2896 than the vintageH1210 of AbiezerH44? 3GodH430 hath deliveredH5414 into your handsH3027 the princesH8269 of MidianH4080, OrebH6159 and ZeebH2062: and what was I ableH3201 to doH6213 in comparison of you? Then their angerH7307 was abatedH7503 toward him, when he had saidH1697 thatH1696. / anger: Heb. spirit 4And GideonH1439 cameH935 to JordanH3383, and passed overH5674, he, and the threeH7969 hundredH3967 menH376 that were with him, faintH5889, yet pursuingH7291 them. 5And he saidH559 unto the menH582 of SuccothH5523, GiveH5414, I pray you, loavesH3603 of breadH3899 unto the peopleH5971 that followH7272 me; for they be faintH5889, and I am pursuingH7291 afterH310 ZebahH2078 and ZalmunnaH6759, kingsH4428 of MidianH4080. 6And the princesH8269 of SuccothH5523 saidH559, Are the handsH3709 of ZebahH2078 and ZalmunnaH6759 now in thine handH3027, that we should giveH5414 breadH3899 unto thine armyH6635? 7And GideonH1439 saidH559, Therefore when the LORDH3068 hath deliveredH5414 ZebahH2078 and ZalmunnaH6759 into mine handH3027, then I will tearH1758 your fleshH1320 with the thornsH6975 of the wildernessH4057 and with briersH1303. / tear: Heb. thresh 8And he went upH5927 thence to PenuelH6439, and spakeH1696 unto them likewiseH2063: and the menH582 of PenuelH6439 answeredH6030 him as the menH582 of SuccothH5523 had answeredH6030 him. 9And he spakeH559 also unto the menH582 of PenuelH6439, sayingH559, When I come againH7725 in peaceH7965, I will break downH5422 this towerH4026. 10Now ZebahH2078 and ZalmunnaH6759 were in KarkorH7174, and their hostsH4264 with them, about fifteenH2568H6240 thousandH505 men, all that were leftH3498 of all the hostsH4264 of the childrenH1121 of the eastH6924: for there fellH5307 an hundredH3967 and twentyH6242 thousandH505 menH376 that drewH8025 swordH2719. / men that…: or, every one drawing a sword 11And GideonH1439 went upH5927 by the wayH1870 of them that dweltH7931 in tentsH168 on the eastH6924 of NobahH5025 and JogbehahH3011, and smoteH5221 the hostH4264: for the hostH4264 was secureH983. 12And when ZebahH2078 and ZalmunnaH6759 fledH5127, he pursuedH7291 afterH310 them, and tookH3920 the twoH8147 kingsH4428 of MidianH4080, ZebahH2078 and ZalmunnaH6759, and discomfitedH2729 all the hostH4264. / discomfited: Heb. terrified 13And GideonH1439 the sonH1121 of JoashH3101 returnedH7725 from battleH4421 beforeH4608 the sunH2775 was up, 14And caughtH3920 a young manH5288 of the menH582 of SuccothH5523, and enquiredH7592 of him: and he describedH3789 unto him the princesH8269 of SuccothH5523, and the eldersH2205 thereof, even threescore and seventeenH7657H7651 menH376. / described: Heb. writ 15And he cameH935 unto the menH582 of SuccothH5523, and saidH559, Behold ZebahH2078 and ZalmunnaH6759, with whom ye did upbraidH2778 me, sayingH559, Are the handsH3709 of ZebahH2078 and ZalmunnaH6759 now in thine handH3027, that we should giveH5414 breadH3899 unto thy menH582 that are wearyH3287? 16And he tookH3947 the eldersH2205 of the cityH5892, and thornsH6975 of the wildernessH4057 and briersH1303, and with them he taughtH3045 the menH582 of SuccothH5523. / taught: Heb. made to know 17And he beat downH5422 the towerH4026 of PenuelH6439, and slewH2026 the menH582 of the cityH5892. 18Then saidH559 he unto ZebahH2078 and ZalmunnaH6759, WhatH375 manner of menH582 were they whom ye slewH2026 at TaborH8396? And they answeredH559, As thouH3644 art, so were they; each oneH259 resembledH8389 the childrenH1121 of a kingH4428. / resembled…: Heb. according to the form, etc 19And he saidH559, They were my brethrenH251, even the sonsH1121 of my motherH517: as the LORDH3068 livethH2416, ifH3863 ye had saved them aliveH2421, I would not slayH2026 you. 20And he saidH559 unto JetherH3500 his firstbornH1060, UpH6965, and slayH2026 them. But the youthH5288 drewH8025 not his swordH2719: for he fearedH3372, because he was yet a youthH5288. 21Then ZebahH2078 and ZalmunnaH6759 saidH559, RiseH6965 thou, and fallH6293 upon us: for as the manH376 is, so is his strengthH1369. And GideonH1439 aroseH6965, and slewH2026 ZebahH2078 and ZalmunnaH6759, and took awayH3947 the ornamentsH7720 that were on their camels'H1581 necksH6677. / ornaments: or, ornaments like the moon 22Then the menH376 of IsraelH3478 saidH559 unto GideonH1439, RuleH4910 thou over us, both thou, and thy sonH1121, and thy son'sH1121 sonH1121 also: for thou hast deliveredH3467 us from the handH3027 of MidianH4080. 23And GideonH1439 saidH559 unto them, I will not ruleH4910 over you, neither shall my sonH1121 ruleH4910 over you: the LORDH3068 shall ruleH4910 over you. 24And GideonH1439 saidH559 unto them, I would desireH7592 a requestH7596 of you, that ye would giveH5414 me every manH376 the earringsH5141 of his preyH7998. (For they had goldenH2091 earringsH5141, because they were IshmaelitesH3459.) 25And they answeredH559, We will willinglyH5414 giveH5414 them. And they spreadH6566 a garmentH8071, and did castH7993 therein every manH376 the earringsH5141 of his preyH7998. 26And the weightH4948 of the goldenH2091 earringsH5141 that he requestedH7592 was a thousandH505 and sevenH7651 hundredH3967 shekels of goldH2091; beside ornamentsH7720, and collarsH5188, and purpleH713 raimentH899 that was on the kingsH4428 of MidianH4080, and beside the chainsH6060 that were about their camels'H1581 necksH6677. / collars: or, sweet jewels 27And GideonH1439 madeH6213 an ephodH646 thereof, and putH3322 it in his cityH5892, even in OphrahH6084: and all IsraelH3478 went thither a whoringH2181 afterH310 it: which thing became a snareH4170 unto GideonH1439, and to his houseH1004. 28Thus was MidianH4080 subduedH3665 beforeH6440 the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478, so that they lifted upH5375 their headsH7218 no moreH3254. And the countryH776 was in quietnessH8252 fortyH705 yearsH8141 in the daysH3117 of GideonH1439. 29And JerubbaalH3378 the sonH1121 of JoashH3101 wentH3212 and dweltH3427 in his own houseH1004. 30And GideonH1439 had threescore and tenH7657 sonsH1121 of his bodyH3409 begottenH3318: for he had manyH7227 wivesH802. / of his…: Heb. going out of his thigh 31And his concubineH6370 that was in ShechemH7927, she also bareH3205 him a sonH1121, whose nameH8034 he calledH7760 AbimelechH40. / called: Heb. set 32And GideonH1439 the sonH1121 of JoashH3101 diedH4191 in a goodH2896 old ageH7872, and was buriedH6912 in the sepulchreH6913 of JoashH3101 his fatherH1, in OphrahH6084 of the AbiezritesH33. 33And it came to pass, as soon as GideonH1439 was deadH4191, that the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 turned againH7725, and went a whoringH2181 afterH310 BaalimH1168, and madeH7760 BaalberithH1170 their godH430. 34And the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 rememberedH2142 not the LORDH3068 their GodH430, who had deliveredH5337 them out of the handsH3027 of all their enemiesH341 on every sideH5439: 35Neither shewedH6213 they kindnessH2617 to the houseH1004 of JerubbaalH3378, namely, GideonH1439, according to all the goodnessH2896 which he had shewedH6213 unto IsraelH3478.