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Judges 6 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:1 - The children of Yisra'el did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midyan seven years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:2 - The hand of Midyan prevailed against Yisra'el; and because of Midyan the children of Yisra'el made them the dens which are in the mountains, and the caves, and the strongholds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:3 - So it was, when Yisra'el had sown, that the Midyanim came up, and the `Amaleki, and the children of the east; they came up against them;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:4 - and they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the eretz, until you come to `Aza, and left no sustenance in Yisra'el, neither sheep, nor ox, nor donkey.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:5 - For they came up with their cattle 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:6 - Yisra'el was brought very low because of Midyan; and the children of Yisra'el cried to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:7 - It happened, when the children of Yisra'el cried to the LORD because of Midyan,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:8 - that the LORD sent a prophet to the children of Yisra'el: and he said to them, Thus says the LORD, the God of Yisra'el, I brought you up from Mitzrayim, and brought you forth out of the house of bondage;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:9 - and I delivered you out of the hand of the Mitzrim, and out of the hand of all who oppressed you, and drove them out from before you, and gave you their land;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:10 - and I said to you, I am the LORD your God; you shall not fear the gods of the Amori, in whose land you dwell. But you have not listened to my voice.

Gideon Is Visited

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:11 - The angel of the LORD came, and sat under the oak which was in Ofrat, that pertained to Yo'ash the Avi-Ezri: and his son Gid`on was beating out wheat in the winepress, to hide it from the Midyanim.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:12 - The angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, the LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:13 - Gid`on said to him, Oh, my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? and where are all his wondrous works which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Mitzrayim? but now the LORD has cast us off, and delivered us into the hand of Midyan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:14 - The LORD looked at him, and said, Go in this your might, and save Yisra'el from the hand of Midyan: have not I sent you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:15 - He said to him, Oh, Lord, with which shall I save Yisra'el? behold, my family is the poorest in Menashsheh, and I am the least in my father's house.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:16 - The LORD said to him, Surely I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midyanim as one man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:17 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:18 - 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 again.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:19 - Gid`on went in, and made ready a kid, and unleavened cakes of an efah of meal: the flesh he put in a basket, and he put the broth in a pot, and brought it out to him under the oak, and presented it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:20 - The angel of God said to him, Take the flesh and the unleavened cakes, and lay them on this rock, and pour out the broth. He did so.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:21 - 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 went up fire out of the rock, and consumed the flesh and the unleavened cakes; and the angel of the LORD departed out of his sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:22 - Gid`on saw that he was the angel of the LORD; and Gid`on said, Alas, Lord GOD! because I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:23 - The LORD said to him, Shalom be to you; don't be afraid: you shall not die.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:24 - Then Gid`on built an altar there to the LORD, and called it Yahweh-shalom: to this day it is yet in Ofrat of the Abiezrites.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:25 - It happened the same night, that the LORD said to him, Take your father's bull, even the second bull seven years old, and throw down the altar of Ba`al that your father has, and cut down the Asherah that is by it;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:26 - and build an altar to the LORD your God on the top of this stronghold, in the orderly manner, and take the second bull, and offer a burnt offering with the wood of the Asherah which you shall cut down.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:27 - Then Gid`on took ten men of his servants, and did as the LORD 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.

The Altar of Baal Destroyed

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:28 - When the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Ba`al 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:29 - They said one to another, Who has done this thing? When they inquired and asked, they said, Gid`on the son of Yo'ash has done this thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:30 - Then the men of the city said to Yo'ash, Bring out your son, that he may die, because he has broken down the altar of Ba`al, and because he has cut down the Asherah that was by it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:31 - Yo'ash said to all who stood against him, Will you contend for Ba`al? Or will you save him? he who will contend for him, let him be put to death while it is yet morning: if he be a god, let him contend for himself, because one has broken down his altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:32 - Therefore on that day he named him Yerubba`al, saying, Let Ba`al contend against him, because he has broken down his altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:33 - Then all the Midyanim and the `Amaleki and the children of the east assembled themselves together; and they passed over, and encamped in the valley of Yizre`el.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:34 - But the Spirit of the LORD came on Gid`on; and he blew a shofar; and Avi-Ezer was gathered together after him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:35 - He sent messengers throughout all Menashsheh; and they also were gathered together after him: and he sent messengers to Asher, and to Zevulun, and to Naftali; and they came up to meet them.

Sign of the Fleece

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:36 - Gid`on said to God, If you will save Yisra'el by my hand, as you have spoken,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:37 - 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 Yisra'el by my hand, as you have spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:38 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:39 - Gid`on 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:40 - God did so that night: for it was dry on the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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