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Judges 8 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:1 - The men of Efrayim said to him, Why have you served us thus, that you didn't call us, when you went to fight with Midyan? They did chide with him sharply.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:2 - He said to them, What have I now done in comparison with you? Isn't the gleaning of the grapes of Efrayim better than the vintage of Avi-Ezer?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:3 - God has delivered into your hand the princes of Midyan, `Orev and Ze'ev: and what was I able to do in comparison with you? Then their anger was abated toward him, when he had said that.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:4 - Gid`on came to the Yarden, and passed over, he, and the three hundred men who were with him, faint, yet pursuing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:5 - He said to the men of Sukkot, Please give loaves of bread to the people who follow me; for they are faint, and I am pursuing after Zevach and Tzalmunnah, the kings of Midyan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:6 - The princes of Sukkot said, Are the hands of Zevach and Tzalmunnah now in your hand, that we should give bread to your army?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:7 - Gid`on said, Therefore when the LORD has delivered Zevach and Tzalmunnah into my hand, then I will tear your flesh with the thorns of the wilderness and with briers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:8 - He went up there to Penu'el, and spoke to them in like manner; and the men of Penu'el answered him as the men of Sukkot had answered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:9 - He spoke also to the men of Penu'el, saying, When I come again in shalom, I will break down this tower.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:10 - Now Zevach and Tzalmunnah were in Karkor, and their hosts with them, about fifteen thousand men, all who were left of all the host of the children of the east; for there fell one hundred twenty thousand men who drew sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:11 - Gid`on went up by the way of those who lived in tents on the east of Novach and Yogbehah, and struck the host; for the host was secure.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:12 - Zevach and Tzalmunnah fled; and he pursued after them; and he took the two kings of Midyan, Zevach and Tzalmunnah, and confused all the host.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:13 - Gid`on the son of Yo'ash returned from the battle from the ascent of Heres.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:14 - He caught a young man of the men of Sukkot, and inquired of him: and he described for him the princes of Sukkot, and the Zakenim of it, seventy-seven men.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:15 - He came to the men of Sukkot, and said, See Zevach and Tzalmunnah, concerning whom you did taunt me, saying, Are the hands of Zevach and Tzalmunnah now in your hand, that we should give bread to your men who are weary?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:16 - He took the Zakenim of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Sukkot.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:17 - He broke down the tower of Penu'el, and killed the men of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:18 - Then said he to Zevach and Tzalmunnah, What manner of men were they whom you killed at Tavor? They answered, As you are, so were they; each one resembled the children of a king.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:19 - He said, They were my brothers, the sons of my mother: as the LORD lives, if you had saved them alive, I would not kill you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:20 - He said to Yeter his firstborn, Up, and kill them. But the youth didn't draw his sword; for he feared, because he was yet a youth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:21 - Then Zevach and Tzalmunnah said, Rise you, and fall on us; for as the man is, so is his strength. Gid`on arose, and killed Zevach and Tzalmunnah, and took the crescents that were on their camels' necks.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:22 - Then the men of Yisra'el said to Gid`on, Rule you over us, both you, and your son, and your son's son also; for you have saved us out of the hand of Midyan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:23 - Gid`on said to them, I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you: the LORD shall rule over you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:24 - Gid`on said to them, I would make a request of you, that you would give me every man the ear-rings of his spoil. (For they had golden ear-rings, because they were Yishme`elim.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:25 - They answered, We will willingly give them. They spread a garment, and did cast therein every man the ear-rings of his spoil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:26 - The weight of the golden ear-rings that he requested was one thousand and seven hundred shekels of gold, besides the crescents, and the pendants, and the purple clothing that was on the kings of Midyan, and besides the chains that were about their camels' necks.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:27 - Gid`on made an efod of it, and put it in his city, even in Ofrat: and all Yisra'el played the prostitute after it there; and it became a snare to Gid`on, and to his house.

Forty Years of Peace

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:28 - So Midyan was subdued before the children of Yisra'el, and they lifted up their heads no more. The land had rest forty years in the days of Gid`on.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:29 - Yerubba`al the son of Yo'ash went and lived in his own house.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:30 - Gid`on had seventy sons conceived from his body; for he had many wives.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:31 - His concubine who was in Shekhem, she also bore him a son, and he named him Avimelekh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:32 - Gid`on the son of Yo'ash died in a good old age, and was buried in the tomb of Yo'ash his father, in Ofrat of the Abiezrites.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:33 - It happened, as soon as Gid`on was dead, that the children of Yisra'el turned again, and played the prostitute after the Ba`alim, and made Ba`al-Berit their god.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:34 - The children of Yisra'el didn't remember the LORD their God, who had delivered them out of the hand of all their enemies on every side;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:35 - neither shown they kindness to the house of Yerubba`al, who is Gid`on, according to all the goodness which he had shown to Yisra'el.

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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