Judges 6

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Judges 6 Text (WEB)
  1. The children of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh: and Yahweh delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.
  2. The hand of Midian prevailed against Israel; and because of Midian the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and the caves, and the strongholds.
  3. So it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east; they came up against them;
  4. and they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, until you come to Gaza, and left no sustenance in Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor donkey.
  5. For they came up with their livestock and their tents; they came in as locusts for multitude; both they and their camels were without number: and they came into the land to destroy it.
  6. Israel was brought very low because of Midian; and the children of Israel cried to Yahweh.
  7. It happened, when the children of Israel cried to Yahweh because of Midian,
  8. that Yahweh sent a prophet to the children of Israel: and he said to them, "Thus says Yahweh, the 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 who oppressed you, and drove them out from before you, and gave you their land;
  10. and I said to you, "I am Yahweh your God; you shall not fear the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell." But you have not listened to my voice.'"
  11. The angel of Yahweh came, and sat under the oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained to Joash the Abiezrite: and his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites.
  12. The angel of Yahweh appeared to him, and said to him, "Yahweh is with you, you mighty man of valor!"
  13. Gideon said to him, "Oh, my lord, if Yahweh is with us, why then has all this happened to us? Where are all his wondrous works which our fathers told us of, saying, 'Didn't Yahweh bring us up from Egypt?' But now Yahweh has cast us off, and delivered us into the hand of Midian."
  14. Yahweh looked at him, and said, "Go in this your might, and save Israel from the hand of Midian. Haven't I sent you?"
  15. He said to him, "O Lord, how shall I save Israel? Behold, my family is the poorest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house."
  16. Yahweh said to him, "Surely I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man."
  17. He said to him, "If now I have found favor in your sight, then show me a sign that it is you who talk with me.
  18. Please don't go away, until I come to you, and bring out my present, and lay it before you." He said, "I will wait until you come back."
  19. Gideon went in, and prepared a young goat, and unleavened cakes of an ephah of meal. He put the meat in a basket and he put the broth in a pot, and brought it out to him under the oak, and presented it.
  20. The angel of God said to him, "Take the meat and the unleavened cakes, and lay them on this rock, and pour out the broth." He did so.
  21. Then the angel of Yahweh stretched out the end of the staff that was in his hand, and touched the meat and the unleavened cakes; and fire went up out of the rock, and consumed the meat and the unleavened cakes; and the angel of Yahweh departed out of his sight.
  22. Gideon saw that he was the angel of Yahweh; and Gideon said, "Alas, Lord Yahweh! Because I have seen the angel of Yahweh face to face!"
  23. Yahweh said to him, "Peace be to you! Don't be afraid. You shall not die."
  24. Then Gideon built an altar there to Yahweh, and called it "Yahweh is Peace." To this day it is still in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.
  25. It happened the same night, that Yahweh said to him, "Take your father's bull, even the second bull seven years old, and throw down the altar of Baal that your father has, and cut down the Asherah that is by it;
  26. and build an altar to Yahweh your God on the top of this stronghold, in an orderly way, and take the second bull, and offer a burnt offering with the wood of the Asherah which you shall cut down."
  27. Then Gideon took ten men of his servants, and did as Yahweh had spoken to him: and it happened, because he feared his father's household and the men of the city, so that he could not do it by day, that he did it by night.
  28. When the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was broken down, and the Asherah was cut down that was by it, and the second bull was offered on the altar that was built.
  29. They said one to another, "Who has done this thing?" When they inquired and asked, they said, "Gideon the son of Joash has done this thing."
  30. Then the men of the city said to Joash, "Bring out your son, that he may die, because he has broken down the altar of Baal, and because he has cut down the Asherah that was by it."
  31. Joash said to all who stood against him, "Will you contend for Baal? Or will you save him? He who will contend for him, let him be put to death while [it is yet] morning. If he is a god, let him contend for himself, because someone has broken down his altar."
  32. Therefore on that day he named him Jerub-Baal, saying, "Let Baal contend against him, because he has broken down his altar."
  33. Then all the Midianites and the Amalekites and the children of the east assembled themselves together; and they passed over, and encamped in the valley of Jezreel.
  34. But the Spirit of Yahweh came on Gideon; and he blew a trumpet; and Abiezer was gathered together after him.
  35. He sent messengers throughout all Manasseh; and they also were gathered together after him: and he sent messengers to Asher, and to Zebulun, and to Naphtali; and they came up to meet them.
  36. Gideon said to God, "If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have spoken,
  37. behold, I will put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor; if there be dew on the fleece only, and it be dry on all the ground, then shall I know that you will save Israel by my hand, as you have spoken."
  38. It was so; for he rose up early on the next day, and pressed the fleece together, and wrung the dew out of the fleece, a bowl full of water.
  39. Gideon said to God, "Don't let your anger be kindled against me, and I will speak but this once. Please let me make a trial just this once with the fleece. Let it now be dry only on the fleece, and on all the ground let there be dew."
  40. God did so that night: for it was dry on the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.
Judges 6 Text (Hebrew)
  1. ויעשו בני־ישראל הרע בעיני יהוה ויתנם יהוה ביד־מדין שבע שנים׃
  2. ותעז יד־מדין על־ישראל מפני מדין עשו להם בני ישראל את־המנהרות אשר בהרים ואת־המערות ואת־המצדות׃
  3. והיה אם־זרע ישראל ועלה מדין ועמלק ובני־קדם ועלו עליו׃
  4. ויחנו עליהם וישחיתו את־יבול הארץ עד־בואך עזה ולא־ישאירו מחיה בישראל ושה ושור וחמור׃
  5. כי הם ומקניהם יעלו ואהליהם כדי־ארבה לרב ולהם ולגמליהם אין מספר ויבאו בארץ לשחתה׃
  6. וידל ישראל מאד מפני מדין ויזעקו בני־ישראל אל־יהוה׃ ף
  7. ויהי כי־זעקו בני־ישראל אל־יהוה על אדות מדין׃
  8. וישלח יהוה איש נביא אל־בני ישראל ויאמר להם כה־אמר יהוה אלהי ישראל אנכי העליתי אתכם ממצרים ואציא אתכם מבית עבדים׃
  9. ואצל אתכם מיד מצרים ומיד כל־לחציכם ואגרש אותם מפניכם ואתנה לכם את־ארצם׃
  10. ואמרה לכם אני יהוה אלהיכם לא תיראו את־אלהי האמרי אשר אתם יושבים בארצם ולא שמעתם בקולי׃ ף
  11. ויבא מלאך יהוה וישב תחת האלה אשר בעפרה אשר ליואש אבי העזרי וגדעון בנו חבט חטים בגת להניס מפני מדין׃
  12. וירא אליו מלאך יהוה ויאמר אליו יהוה עמך גבור החיל׃
  13. ויאמר אליו גדעון בי אדני ויש יהוה עמנו ולמה מצאתנו כל־זאת ואיה כל־נפלאתיו אשר ספרו־לנו אבותינו לאמר הלא ממצרים העלנו יהוה ועתה נטשנו יהוה ויתננו בכף־מדין׃
  14. ויפן אליו יהוה ויאמר לך בכחך זה והושעת את־ישראל מכף מדין הלא שלחתיך׃
  15. ויאמר אליו בי אדני במה אושיע את־ישראל הנה אלפי הדל במנשה ואנכי הצעיר בבית אבי׃
  16. ויאמר אליו יהוה כי אהיה עמך והכית את־מדין כאיש אחד׃
  17. ויאמר אליו אם־נא מצאתי חן בעיניך ועשית לי אות שאתה מדבר עמי׃
  18. אל־נא תמש מזה עד־באי אליך והצאתי את־מנחתי והנחתי לפניך ויאמר אנכי אשב עד שובך׃
  19. וגדעון בא ויעש גדי־עזים ואיפת־קמח מצות הבשר שם בסל והמרק שם בפרור ויוצא אליו אל־תחת האלה ויגש׃ ס
  20. ויאמר אליו מלאך האלהים קח את־הבשר ואת־המצות והנח אל־הסלע הלז ואת־המרק שפוך ויעש כן׃
  21. וישלח מלאך יהוה את־קצה המשענת אשר בידו ויגע בבשר ובמצות ותעל האש מן־הצור ותאכל את־הבשר ואת־המצות ומלאך יהוה הלך מעיניו׃
  22. וירא גדעון כי־מלאך יהוה הוא ס ויאמר גדעון אהה אדני יהוה כי־על־כן ראיתי מלאך יהוה פנים אל־פנים׃
  23. ויאמר לו יהוה שלום לך אל־תירא לא תמות׃
  24. ויבן שם גדעון מזבח ליהוה ויקרא־לו יהוה שלום עד היום הזה עודנו בעפרת אבי העזרי׃ ף
  25. ויהי בלילה ההוא ויאמר לו יהוה קח את־פר־השור אשר לאביך ופר השני שבע שנים והרסת את־מזבח הבעל אשר לאביך ואת־האשרה אשר־עליו תכרת׃
  26. ובנית מזבח ליהוה אלהיך על ראש המעוז הזה במערכה ולקחת את־הפר השני והעלית עולה בעצי האשרה אשר תכרת׃
  27. ויקח גדעון עשרה אנשים מעבדיו ויעש כאשר דבר אליו יהוה ויהי כאשר ירא את־בית אביו ואת־אנשי העיר מעשות יוםם ויעש לילה׃
  28. וישכימו אנשי העיר בבקר והנה נתץ מזבח הבעל והאשרה אשר־עליו כרתה ואת הפר השני העלה על־המזבח הבנוי׃
  29. ויאמרו איש אל־רעהו מי עשה הדבר הזה וידרשו ויבקשו ויאמרו גדעון בן־יואש עשה הדבר הזה׃
  30. ויאמרו אנשי העיר אל־יואש הוצא את־בנך וימת כי נתץ את־מזבח הבעל וכי כרת האשרה אשר־עליו׃
  31. ויאמר יואש לכל אשר־עמדו עליו האתם תריבון לבעל אם־אתם תושיעון אותו אשר יריב לו יומת עד־הבקר אם־אלהים הוא ירב לו כי נתץ את־מזבחו׃
  32. ויקרא־לו ביום־ההוא ירבעל לאמר ירב בו הבעל כי נתץ את־מזבחו׃ ף
  33. וכל־מדין ועמלק ובני־קדם נאספו יחדו ויעברו ויחנו בעמק יזרעאל׃
  34. ורוח יהוה לבשה את־גדעון ויתקע בשופר ויזעק אביעזר אחריו׃
  35. ומלאכים שלח בכל־מנשה ויזעק גם־הוא אחריו ומלאכים שלח באשר ובזבלון ובנפתלי ויעלו לקראתם׃
  36. ויאמר גדעון אל־האלהים אם־ישך מושיע בידי את־ישראל כאשר דברת׃
  37. הנה אנכי מציג את־גזת הצמר בגרן אם טל יהיה על־הגזה לבדה ועל־כל־הארץ חרב וידעתי כי־תושיע בידי את־ישראל כאשר דברת׃
  38. ויהי־כן וישכם ממחרת ויזר את־הגזה וימץ טל מן־הגזה מלוא הספל מים׃
  39. ויאמר גדעון אל־האלהים אל־יחר אפך בי ואדברה אך הפעם אנסה נא־רק־הפעם בגזה יהי־נא חרב אל־הגזה לבדה ועל־כל־הארץ יהיה־טל׃
  40. ויעש אלהים כן בלילה ההוא ויהי־חרב אל־הגזה לבדה ועל־כל־הארץ היה טל׃ ף
Judges 6 Text (Greek)
  1. και εποιησαν οι υιοι ισραηλ το πονηρον ενωπιον κυριου και εδωκεν αυτους κυριος εν χειρι μαδιαμ επτα
  2. και ισχυσεν χειρ μαδιαμ επι ισραηλ και εποιησαν εαυτοις οι υιοι ισραηλ απο προσωπου μαδιαμ τας τρυμαλιας τας εν τοις ορεσιν και τα σπηλαια και τα
  3. και εγενετο εαν εσπειραν οι υιοι ισραηλ και ανεβαιναν μαδιαμ και αμαληκ και οι υιοι ανατολων συνανεβαινον
  4. και παρενεβαλον εις αυτους και κατεφθειραν τους καρπους αυτων εως ελθειν εις γαζαν και ου κατελιπον υποστασιν ζωης εν τη γη ισραηλ ουδε εν τοις ποιμνιοις ταυρον και
  5. οτι αυτοι και αι κτησεις αυτων ανεβαινον και αι σκηναι αυτων παρεγινοντο καθως ακρις εις πληθος και αυτοις και τοις καμηλοις αυτων ουκ ην αριθμος και ηρχοντο εις την γην ισραηλ και διεφθειρον
  6. και επτωχευσεν ισραηλ σφοδρα απο προσωπου μαδιαμ και εβοησαν οι υιοι ισραηλ προς
  7. απο προσωπου
  8. και εξαπεστειλεν κυριος ανδρα προφητην προς τους υιους ισραηλ και ειπεν αυτοις ταδε λεγει κυριος ο θεος ισραηλ εγω ειμι ος ανηγαγον υμας εκ γης αιγυπτου και εξηγαγον υμας εξ οικου δουλειας
  9. και ερρυσαμην υμας εκ χειρος αιγυπτου και εκ χειρος παντων των θλιβοντων υμας και εξεβαλον αυτους εκ προσωπου υμων και εδωκα υμιν την γην
  10. και ειπα υμιν εγω κυριος ο θεος υμων ου φοβηθησεσθε τους θεους του αμορραιου εν οις υμεις καθησεσθε εν τη γη αυτων και ουκ εισηκουσατε της φωνης
  11. και ηλθεν αγγελος κυριου και εκαθισεν υπο την τερεμινθον την εν εφραθα την ιωας πατρος του εσδρι και γεδεων υιος αυτου ραβδιζων σιτον εν ληνω εις εκφυγειν απο προσωπου του
  12. και ωφθη αυτω ο αγγελος κυριου και ειπεν προς αυτον κυριος μετα σου ισχυρος των
  13. και ειπεν προς αυτον γεδεων εν εμοι κυριε μου και ει εστιν κυριος μεθ' ημων εις τι ευρεν ημας τα κακα ταυτα και που εστιν παντα τα θαυμασια αυτου α διηγησαντο ημιν οι πατερες ημων λεγοντες μη ουχι εξ αιγυπτου ανηγαγεν ημας κυριος και νυν εξερριψεν ημας και εδωκεν ημας εν χειρι
  14. και επεστρεψεν προς αυτον ο αγγελος κυριου και ειπεν πορευου εν ισχυι σου ταυτη και σωσεις τον ισραηλ εκ χειρος μαδιαμ ιδου εξαπεστειλα
  15. και ειπεν προς αυτον γεδεων εν εμοι κυριε μου εν τινι σωσω τον ισραηλ ιδου η χιλιας μου ησθενησεν εν μανασση και εγω ειμι ο μικροτερος εν οικω πατρος
  16. και ειπεν προς αυτον ο αγγελος κυριου κυριος εσται μετα σου και παταξεις την μαδιαμ ωσει ανδρα
  17. και ειπεν προς αυτον γεδεων ει δε ευρον ελεος εν οφθαλμοις σου και ποιησεις μοι σημερον παν ο τι ελαλησας μετ'
  18. μη χωρισθης εντευθεν εως του ελθειν με προς σε και εξοισω την θυσιαν και θησω ενωπιον σου και ειπεν εγω ειμι καθιομαι εως του επιστρεψαι
  19. και γεδεων εισηλθεν και εποιησεν εριφον αιγων και οιφι αλευρου αζυμα και τα κρεα εθηκεν εν τω κοφινω και τον ζωμον εβαλεν εν τη χυτρα και εξηνεγκεν αυτα προς αυτον υπο την τερεμινθον και
  20. και ειπεν προς αυτον ο αγγελος του θεου λαβε τα κρεα και τα αζυμα και θες προς την πετραν εκεινην και τον ζωμον εχομενα εκχεε και εποιησεν
  21. και εξετεινεν ο αγγελος κυριου το ακρον της ραβδου της εν χειρι αυτου και ηψατο των κρεων και των αζυμων και ανεβη πυρ εκ της πετρας και κατεφαγεν τα κρεα και τους αζυμους και ο αγγελος κυριου επορευθη απο οφθαλμων
  22. και ειδεν γεδεων οτι αγγελος κυριου ουτος εστιν και ειπεν γεδεων α α κυριε μου κυριε οτι ειδον αγγελον κυριου προσωπον προς
  23. και ειπεν αυτω κυριος ειρηνη σοι μη φοβου ου μη
  24. και ωκοδομησεν εκει γεδεων θυσιαστηριον τω κυριω και επεκαλεσεν αυτω ειρηνη κυριου εως της ημερας ταυτης ετι αυτου οντος εν εφραθα πατρος του
  25. και εγενετο εν τη νυκτι εκεινη και ειπεν αυτω κυριος λαβε τον μοσχον τον ταυρον ος εστιν τω πατρι σου και μοσχον δευτερον επταετη και καθελεις το θυσιαστηριον του βααλ ο εστιν τω πατρι σου και το αλσος το επ' αυτο
  26. και οικοδομησεις θυσιαστηριον κυριω τω θεω σου επι κορυφην του μαουεκ τουτου εν τη παραταξει και λημψη τον μοσχον τον δευτερον και ανοισεις ολοκαυτωμα εν τοις ξυλοις του αλσους ου
  27. και ελαβεν γεδεων δεκα ανδρας απο των δουλων εαυτου και εποιησεν ον τροπον ελαλησεν προς αυτον κυριος και εγενηθη ως εφοβηθη τον οικον του πατρος αυτου και τους ανδρας της πολεως του ποιησαι ημερας και εποιησεν
  28. και ωρθρισαν οι ανδρες της πολεως το πρωι και ιδου καθηρητο το θυσιαστηριον του βααλ και το αλσος το επ' αυτω ωλεθρευτο και ειδαν τον μοσχον τον δευτερον ον ανηνεγκεν επι το θυσιαστηριον το
  29. και ειπεν ανηρ προς τον πλησιον αυτου τις εποιησεν το ρημα τουτο και επεζητησαν και ηρευνησαν και εγνωσαν οτι γεδεων υιος ιωας εποιησεν το ρημα
  30. και ειπον οι ανδρες της πολεως προς ιωας εξενεγκε τον υιον σου και αποθανετω οτι καθειλεν το θυσιαστηριον του βααλ και οτι ωλεθρευσεν το αλσος το επ'
  31. και ειπεν ιωας τοις ανδρασιν πασιν οι επανεστησαν αυτω μη υμεις νυν δικαζεσθε υπερ του βααλ η υμεις σωσετε αυτον ος εαν δικασηται αυτω θανατωθητω εως πρωι ει θεος εστιν δικαζεσθω αυτω οτι καθειλεν το θυσιαστηριον
  32. και εκαλεσεν αυτο εν τη ημερα εκεινη ιαρβααλ λεγων δικασασθω εν αυτω ο βααλ οτι καθηρεθη το θυσιαστηριον
  33. και πασα μαδιαμ και αμαληκ και υιοι ανατολων συνηχθησαν επι το αυτο και παρενεβαλον εν κοιλαδι
  34. και πνευμα κυριου ενεδυναμωσεν τον γεδεων και εσαλπισεν εν κερατινη και εφοβηθη αβιεζερ οπισω
  35. και αγγελους απεστειλεν εις παντα μανασση και εν ασηρ και εν ζαβουλων και νεφθαλι και ανεβη εις συναντησιν
  36. και ειπεν γεδεων προς τον θεον ει συ σωζεις εν χειρι μου τον ισραηλ καθως
  37. ιδου εγω τιθημι τον ποκον του εριου εν τη αλωνι εαν δροσος γενηται επι τον ποκον μονον και επι πασαν την γην ξηρασια γνωσομαι οτι σωσεις εν χειρι μου τον ισραηλ καθως
  38. και εγενετο ουτως και ωρθρισεν τη επαυριον και εξεπιασεν τον ποκον και εσταξεν δροσος απο του ποκου πληρης λεκανη
  39. και ειπεν γεδεων προς τον θεον μη δη οργισθητω ο θυμος σου εν εμοι και λαλησω ετι απαξ πειρασω δε και γε ετι απαξ εν τω ποκω και γενεσθω η ξηρασια επι τον ποκον μονον και επι πασαν την γην γενηθητω
  40. και εποιησεν ουτως ο θεος εν τη νυκτι εκεινη και εγενετο ξηρασια επι τον ποκον μονον και επι πασαν την γην εγενηθη
Judges 6 Text (Latin)
  1. Fecerunt autem filii Israël malum in conspectu Domini : qui tradidit illos in manu Madian septem annis,
  2. et oppressi sunt valde ab eis. Feceruntque sibi antra et speluncas in montibus, et munitissima ad repugnandum loca.
  3. Cumque sevisset Israël, ascendebat Madian et Amalec, ceterique orientalium nationum :
  4. et apud eos figentes tentoria, sicut erant in herbis cuncta vastabant usque ad introitum Gazæ : nihilque omnino ad vitam pertinens relinquebant in Israël, non oves, non boves, non asinos.
  5. Ipsi enim et universi greges eorum veniebant cum tabernaculis suis, et instar locustarum universa complebant, innumera multitudo hominum, et camelorum, quidquid tetigerant devastantes.
  6. Humiliatusque est Israël valde in conspectu Madian.
  7. Et clamavit ad Dominum postulans auxilium contra Madianitas.
  8. Qui misit ad eos virum prophetam, et locutus est : Hæc dicit Dominus Deus Israël : Ego vos feci conscendere de Ægypto, et eduxi vos de domo servitutis,
  9. et liberavi de manu Ægyptiorum, et omnium inimicorum, qui affligebant vos : ejecique eos ad introitum vestrum, et tradidi vobis terram eorum.
  10. Et dixi : Ego Dominus Deus vester : ne timeatis deos Amorrhæorum, in quorum terra habitatis. Et noluistis audire vocem meam.
  11. Venit autem angelus Domini, et sedit sub quercu, quæ erat in Ephra, et pertinebat ad Joas patrem familiæ Ezri. Cumque Gedeon filius ejus excuteret atque purgaret frumenta in torculari, ut fugeret Madian,
  12. apparuit ei angelus Domini, et ait : Dominus tecum, virorum fortissime.
  13. Dixitque ei Gedeon : Obsecro, mi domine, si Dominus nobiscum est, cur apprehenderunt nos hæc omnia ? ubi sunt mirabilia ejus, quæ narraverunt patres nostri, atque dixerunt : De Ægypto eduxit nos Dominus ? nunc autem dereliquit nos Dominus, et tradidit in manu Madian.
  14. Respexitque ad eum Dominus, et ait : Vade in hac fortitudine tua, et liberabis Israël de manu Madian : scito quod miserim te.
  15. Qui respondens ait : Obsecro, mi domine, in quo liberabo Israël ? ecce familia mea infima est in Manasse, et ego minimus in domo patris mei.
  16. Dixitque ei Dominus : Ego ero tecum : et percuties Madian quasi unum virum.
  17. Et ille : Si inveni, inquit, gratiam coram te, da mihi signum quod tu sis qui loqueris ad me.
  18. nec recedas hinc, donec revertar ad te, portans sacrificium, et offerens tibi. Qui respondit : Ego præstolabor adventum tuum.
  19. Ingressus est itaque Gedeon, et coxit hædum, et de farinæ modio azymos panes : carnesque ponens in canistro, et jus carnium mittens in ollam, tulit omnia sub quercu, et obtulit ei.
  20. Cui dixit angelus Domini : Tolle carnes et azymos panes, et pone supra petram illam, et jus desuper funde. Cumque fecisset ita,
  21. extendit angelus Domini summitatem virgæ, quam tenebat in manu, et tetigit carnes et panes azymos : ascenditque ignis de petra, et carnes azymosque panes consumpsit : angelus autem Domini evanuit ex oculis ejus.
  22. Vidensque Gedeon quod esset angelus Domini, ait : Heu mi Domine Deus : quia vidi angelum Domini facie ad faciem.
  23. Dixitque ei Dominus : Pax tecum : ne timeas, non morieris.
  24. Ædificavit ergo ibi Gedeon altare Domino, vocavitque illud, Domini pax, usque in præsentem diem. Cumque adhuc esset in Ephra, quæ est familiæ Ezri,
  25. nocte illa dixit Dominus ad eum : Tolle taurum patris tui, et alterum taurum annorum septem, destruesque aram Baal, quæ est patris tui : et nemus, quod circa aram est, succide :
  26. et ædificabis ibi altare Domino Deo tuo in summitate petræ hujus, super quam ante sacrificium posuisti : tollesque taurum secundum, et offeres holocaustum super struem lignorum, quæ de nemore succideris.
  27. Assumptis ergo Gedeon decem viris de servis suis, fecit sicut præceperat ei Dominus. Timens autem domum patris sui, et homines illius civitatis, per diem noluit id facere, sed omnia nocte complevit.
  28. Cumque surrexissent viri oppidi ejus mane, viderunt destructam aram Baal, lucumque succisum, et taurum alterum impositum super altare, quod tunc ædificatum erat.
  29. Dixeruntque ad invicem : Quis hoc fecit ? Cumque perquirerent auctorem facti, dictum est : Gedeon filius Joas fecit hæc omnia.
  30. Et dixerunt ad Joas : Produc filium tuum huc, ut moriatur : quia destruxit aram Baal, et succidit nemus.
  31. Quibus ille respondit : Numquid ultores estis Baal, ut pugnetis pro eo ? qui adversarius est ejus, moriatur antequam lux crastina veniat : si Deus est, vindicet se de eo, qui suffodit aram ejus.
  32. Ex illo die vocatus est Gedeon Jerobaal, eo quod dixisset Joas : Ulciscatur se de eo Baal, qui suffodit aram ejus.
  33. Igitur omnis Madian, et Amalec, et orientales populi, congregati sunt simul : et transeuntes Jordanem, castrametati sunt in valle Jezraël.
  34. Spiritus autem Domini induit Gedeon, qui clangens buccina convocavit domum Abiezer, ut sequeretur se.
  35. Misitque nuntios in universum Manassen, qui et ipse secutus est eum : et alios nuntios in Aser et Zabulon et Nephthali, qui occurrerunt ei.
  36. Dixitque Gedeon ad Deum : Si salvum facis per manum meam Israël, sicut locutus es,
  37. ponam hoc vellus lanæ in area : si ros in solo vellere fuerit, et in omni terra siccitas, sciam quod per manum meam, sicut locutus es, liberabis Israël.
  38. Factumque est ita. Et de nocte consurgens expresso vellere, concham rore implevit.
  39. Dixitque rursus ad Deum : Ne irascatur furor tuus contra me si adhuc semel tentavero, signum quærens in vellere. Oro ut solum vellus siccum sit, et omnis terra rore madens.
  40. Fecitque Deus nocte illa ut postulaverat : et fuit siccitas in solo vellere, et ros in omni terra.
Judges 6 Text (KJV)
  1. 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 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 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 LORD because of the Midianites,
  8. That the LORD 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 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 appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.
  13. And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD 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 up from Egypt? but now the LORD hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.
  14. And the LORD 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? behold, my 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.
  20. And the angel of God said unto him, Take the flesh and the unleavened cakes, and lay them upon this rock, and pour out the broth. And he did so.
  21. Then the angel of the LORD 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 out of the rock, and consumed the flesh and the unleavened cakes. Then the angel of the LORD departed out of his sight.
  22. And when Gideon perceived 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, 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 Abi-ezrites.
  25. 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 rock, in the ordered place, and take the second 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 household, 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 inquired 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 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 Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal plead against him, because he hath thrown down his altar.
  33. 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 came upon Gideon, and he blew a trumpet; and Abi-ezer was 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. And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said,
  37. 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 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.
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