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Judg 6:11

(NIV)
The angel of the  Lord came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, where his son Gideon was threshing wheat in a winepress to keep it from the Midianites.
(ESV)
Now the angel of the  Lord came and sat under the terebinth at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the winepress to hide it from the Midianites.

Judg 6:12

(NIV)
When the angel of the  Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, ‘The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.’

(ESV)
And the angel of the  Lord appeared to him and said to him, “The  Lord is with you, O mighty man of valor.”

Judg 6:13

(NIV)
‘Pardon me, my lord,’ Gideon replied, ‘but if the  Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, “Did not the  Lord bring us up out of Egypt?” But now the  Lord has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian.’

(ESV)
And Gideon said to him, “Please, sir, if the  Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all his wonderful deeds that our fathers recounted to us, saying, ‘Did not the  Lord bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the  Lord has forsaken us and given us into the hand of Midian.”

Judg 6:15

(NIV)
‘Pardon me, my lord,’ Gideon replied, ‘but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.’

(ESV)
And he said to him, “Please, Lord, how can I save Israel? Behold, my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.”

Judg 6:17

(NIV)
Gideon replied, ‘If now I have found favour in your eyes, give me a sign that it is really you talking to me.
(ESV)
And he said to him, “If now I have found favor in your eyes, then show me a sign that it is you who speak with me.

Judg 6:19

(NIV)
Gideon went inside, prepared a young goat, and from an ephah of flour he made bread without yeast. Putting the meat in a basket and its broth in a pot, he brought them out and offered them to him under the oak.

(ESV)
So Gideon went into his house and prepared a young goat and unleavened cakes from an ephah of flour. The meat he put in a basket, and the broth he put in a pot, and brought them to him under the terebinth and presented them.

Judg 6:20

(NIV)
The angel of God said to him, ‘Take the meat and the unleavened bread, place them on this rock, and pour out the broth.’ And Gideon did so.
(ESV)
And the angel of God said to him, “Take the meat and the unleavened cakes, and put them on this rock, and pour the broth over them.” And he did so.

Judg 6:22

(NIV)
When Gideon realised that it was the angel of the  Lord, he exclaimed, ‘Alas, Sovereign Lord! I have seen the angel of the  Lord face to face!’

(ESV)
Then Gideon perceived that he was the angel of the  Lord. And Gideon said, “Alas, O Lord  God! For now I have seen the angel of the  Lord face to face.”

Judg 6:24

(NIV)
So Gideon built an altar to the  Lord there and called it The Lord Is Peace. To this day it stands in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.

(ESV)
Then Gideon built an altar there to the  Lord and called it, The  Lord Is Peace. To this day it still stands at Ophrah, which belongs to the Abiezrites.

Judg 6:27

(NIV)
So Gideon took ten of his servants and did as the  Lord told him. But because he was afraid of his family and the townspeople, he did it at night rather than in the daytime.

(ESV)
So Gideon took ten men of his servants and did as the  Lord had told him. But because he was too afraid of his family and the men of the town to do it by day, he did it by night.

Judg 6:29

(NIV)
They asked each other, ‘Who did this?’

When they carefully investigated, they were told, ‘Gideon son of Joash did it.’

(ESV)
And they said to one another, “Who has done this thing?” And after they had searched and inquired, they said, “Gideon the son of Joash has done this thing.”

Judg 6:32

(NIV)
So because Gideon broke down Baal’s altar, they gave him the name Jerub-Baal that day, saying, ‘Let Baal contend with him.’

(ESV)
Therefore on that day Gideon was called Jerubbaal, that is to say, “Let Baal contend against him,” because he broke down his altar.

Judg 6:34

(NIV)
Then the Spirit of the  Lord came on Gideon, and he blew a trumpet, summoning the Abiezrites to follow him.
(ESV)
But the Spirit of the  Lord clothed Gideon, and he sounded the trumpet, and the Abiezrites were called out to follow him.

Judg 6:36

(NIV)
Gideon said to God, ‘If you will save Israel by my hand as you have promised –
(ESV)
Then Gideon said to God, “If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said,

Judg 6:38

(NIV)
And that is what happened. Gideon rose early the next day; he squeezed the fleece and wrung out the dew – a bowlful of water.

(ESV)
And it was so. When he rose early next morning and squeezed the fleece, he wrung enough dew from the fleece to fill a bowl with water.

Judg 6:39

(NIV)
Then Gideon said to God, ‘Do not be angry with me. Let me make just one more request. Allow me one more test with the fleece, but this time make the fleece dry and let the ground be covered with dew.’
(ESV)
Then Gideon said to God, “Let not your anger burn against me; let me speak just once more. Please let me test just once more with the fleece. Please let it be dry on the fleece only, and on all the ground let there be dew.”

Judg 7:1

(NIV)
Early in the morning, Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) and all his men camped at the spring of Harod. The camp of Midian was north of them in the valley near the hill of Moreh.
(ESV)
Then Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) and all the people who were with him rose early and encamped beside the spring of Harod. And the camp of Midian was north of them, by the hill of Moreh, in the valley.

Judg 7:2

(NIV)
The  Lord said to Gideon, ‘You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, “My own strength has saved me.”
(ESV)
The  Lord said to Gideon, “The people with you are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hand, lest Israel boast over me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’

Judg 7:4

(NIV)
But the  Lord said to Gideon, ‘There are still too many men. Take them down to the water, and I will thin them out for you there. If I say, “This one shall go with you,” he shall go; but if I say, “This one shall not go with you,” he shall not go.’

(ESV)
And the  Lord said to Gideon, “The people are still too many. Take them down to the water, and I will test them for you there, and anyone of whom I say to you, ‘This one shall go with you,’ shall go with you, and anyone of whom I say to you, ‘This one shall not go with you,’ shall not go.”

Judg 7:5

(NIV)
So Gideon took the men down to the water. There the  Lord told him, ‘Separate those who lap the water with their tongues as a dog laps from those who kneel down to drink.’
(ESV)
So he brought the people down to the water. And the  Lord said to Gideon, “Every one who laps the water with his tongue, as a dog laps, you shall set by himself. Likewise, every one who kneels down to drink.”

Judg 7:7

(NIV)
The  Lord said to Gideon, ‘With the three hundred men that lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hands. Let all the others go home.’
(ESV)
And the  Lord said to Gideon, “With the 300 men who lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hand, and let all the others go every man to his home.”

Judg 7:8

(NIV)
So Gideon sent the rest of the Israelites home but kept the three hundred, who took over the provisions and trumpets of the others.

Now the camp of Midian lay below him in the valley.
(ESV)
So the people took provisions in their hands, and their trumpets. And he sent all the rest of Israel every man to his tent, but retained the 300 men. And the camp of Midian was below him in the valley.

Judg 7:9

(NIV)
During that night the  Lord said to Gideon, ‘Get up, go down against the camp, because I am going to give it into your hands.
(ESV)
That same night the  Lord said to him, “Arise, go down against the camp, for I have given it into your hand.

Judg 7:13

(NIV)
Gideon arrived just as a man was telling a friend his dream. ‘I had a dream,’ he was saying. ‘A round loaf of barley bread came tumbling into the Midianite camp. It struck the tent with such force that the tent overturned and collapsed.’

(ESV)
When Gideon came, behold, a man was telling a dream to his comrade. And he said, “Behold, I dreamed a dream, and behold, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Midian and came to the tent and struck it so that it fell and turned it upside down, so that the tent lay flat.”

Judg 7:14

(NIV)
His friend responded, ‘This can be nothing other than the sword of Gideon son of Joash, the Israelite. God has given the Midianites and the whole camp into his hands.’

(ESV)
And his comrade answered, “This is no other than the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel; God has given into his hand Midian and all the camp.”

Judg 7:15

(NIV)
When Gideon heard the dream and its interpretation, he bowed down and worshipped. He returned to the camp of Israel and called out, ‘Get up! The  Lord has given the Midianite camp into your hands.’
(ESV)
As soon as Gideon heard the telling of the dream and its interpretation, he worshiped. And he returned to the camp of Israel and said, “Arise, for the  Lord has given the host of Midian into your hand.”

Judg 7:18

(NIV)
When I and all who are with me blow our trumpets, then from all round the camp blow yours and shout, “For the  Lord and for Gideon.”’

(ESV)
When I blow the trumpet, I and all who are with me, then blow the trumpets also on every side of all the camp and shout, ‘For the  Lord and for Gideon.’”

Judg 7:19

(NIV)
Gideon and the hundred men with him reached the edge of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, just after they had changed the guard. They blew their trumpets and broke the jars that were in their hands.
(ESV)
So Gideon and the hundred men who were with him came to the outskirts of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, when they had just set the watch. And they blew the trumpets and smashed the jars that were in their hands.

Judg 7:20

(NIV)
The three companies blew the trumpets and smashed the jars. Grasping the torches in their left hands and holding in their right hands the trumpets they were to blow, they shouted, ‘A sword for the  Lord and for Gideon!’
(ESV)
Then the three companies blew the trumpets and broke the jars. They held in their left hands the torches, and in their right hands the trumpets to blow. And they cried out, “A sword for the  Lord and for Gideon!”

Judg 7:24

(NIV)
Gideon sent messengers throughout the hill country of Ephraim, saying, ‘Come down against the Midianites and seize the waters of the Jordan ahead of them as far as Beth Barah.’

So all the men of Ephraim were called out and they seized the waters of the Jordan as far as Beth Barah.
(ESV)
Gideon sent messengers throughout all the hill country of Ephraim, saying, “Come down against the Midianites and capture the waters against them, as far as Beth-barah, and also the Jordan.” So all the men of Ephraim were called out, and they captured the waters as far as Beth-barah, and also the Jordan.

Judg 7:25

(NIV)
They also captured two of the Midianite leaders, Oreb and Zeeb. They killed Oreb at the rock of Oreb, and Zeeb at the winepress of Zeeb. They pursued the Midianites and brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon, who was by the Jordan.

(ESV)
And they captured the two princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb. They killed Oreb at the rock of Oreb, and Zeeb they killed at the winepress of Zeeb. Then they pursued Midian, and they brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon across the Jordan.

Judg 8:1

(NIV)
Now the Ephraimites asked Gideon, ‘Why have you treated us like this? Why didn’t you call us when you went to fight Midian?’ And they challenged him vigorously.

(ESV)
Then the men of Ephraim said to him, “What is this that you have done to us, not to call us when you went to fight against Midian?” And they accused him fiercely.

Judg 8:4

(NIV)
Gideon and his three hundred men, exhausted yet keeping up the pursuit, came to the Jordan and crossed it.
(ESV)
And Gideon came to the Jordan and crossed over, he and the 300 men who were with him, exhausted yet pursuing.

Judg 8:7

(NIV)
Then Gideon replied, ‘Just for that, when the  Lord has given Zebah and Zalmunna into my hand, I will tear your flesh with desert thorns and briers.’

(ESV)
So Gideon said, “Well then, when the  Lord has given Zebah and Zalmunna into my hand, I will flail your flesh with the thorns of the wilderness and with briers.”

Judg 8:11

(NIV)
Gideon went up by the route of the nomads east of Nobah and Jogbehah and attacked the unsuspecting army.
(ESV)
And Gideon went up by the way of the tent dwellers east of Nobah and Jogbehah and attacked the army, for the army felt secure.

Judg 8:13

(NIV)
Gideon son of Joash then returned from the battle by the Pass of Heres.
(ESV)
Then Gideon the son of Joash returned from the battle by the ascent of Heres.

Judg 8:15

(NIV)
Then Gideon came and said to the men of Sukkoth, ‘Here are Zebah and Zalmunna, about whom you taunted me by saying, “Do you already have the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna in your possession? Why should we give bread to your exhausted men?”’
(ESV)
And he came to the men of Succoth and said, “Behold Zebah and Zalmunna, about whom you taunted me, saying, ‘Are the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna already in your hand, that we should give bread to your men who are exhausted?’”

Judg 8:19

(NIV)
Gideon replied, ‘Those were my brothers, the sons of my own mother. As surely as the  Lord lives, if you had spared their lives, I would not kill you.’
(ESV)
And 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.”

Judg 8:21

(NIV)
Zebah and Zalmunna said, ‘Come, do it yourself. “As is the man, so is his strength.”’ So Gideon stepped forward and killed them, and took the ornaments off their camels’ necks.

(ESV)
Then Zebah and Zalmunna said, “Rise yourself and fall upon us, for as the man is, so is his strength.” And Gideon arose and killed Zebah and Zalmunna, and he took the crescent ornaments that were on the necks of their camels.

Judg 8:22

(NIV)
The Israelites said to Gideon, ‘Rule over us – you, your son and your grandson – because you have saved us from the hand of Midian.’

(ESV)
Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, “Rule over us, you and your son and your grandson also, for you have saved us from the hand of Midian.”

Judg 8:23

(NIV)
But Gideon told them, ‘I will not rule over you, nor will my son rule over you. The  Lord will rule over you.’
(ESV)
Gideon said to them, “I will not rule over you, and my son will not rule over you; the  Lord will rule over you.”

Judg 8:24

(NIV)
And he said, ‘I do have one request, that each of you give me an earring from your share of the plunder.’ (It was the custom of the Ishmaelites to wear gold earrings.)

(ESV)
And Gideon said to them, “Let me make a request of you: every one of you give me the earrings from his spoil.” (For they had golden earrings, because they were Ishmaelites.)

Judg 8:27

(NIV)
Gideon made the gold into an ephod, which he placed in Ophrah, his town. All Israel prostituted themselves by worshipping it there, and it became a snare to Gideon and his family.

(ESV)
And Gideon made an ephod of it and put it in his city, in Ophrah. And all Israel whored after it there, and it became a snare to Gideon and to his family.

Judg 8:28

(NIV)
Thus Midian was subdued before the Israelites and did not raise its head again. During Gideon’s lifetime, the land had peace for forty years.

(ESV)
So Midian was subdued before the people of Israel, and they raised their heads no more. And the land had rest forty years in the days of Gideon.

Judg 8:30

(NIV)
He had seventy sons of his own, for he had many wives.
(ESV)
Now Gideon had seventy sons, his own offspring, for he had many wives.

Judg 8:32

(NIV)
Gideon son of Joash died at a good old age and was buried in the tomb of his father Joash in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.

(ESV)
And Gideon the son of Joash died in a good old age and was buried in the tomb of Joash his father, at Ophrah of the Abiezrites.

Judg 8:33

(NIV)
No sooner had Gideon died than the Israelites again prostituted themselves to the Baals. They set up Baal-Berith as their god
(ESV)
As soon as Gideon died, the people of Israel turned again and whored after the Baals and made Baal-berith their god.

Judg 8:35

(NIV)
They also failed to show any loyalty to the family of Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) in spite of all the good things he had done for them.

(ESV)
and they did not show steadfast love to the family of Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) in return for all the good that he had done to Israel.

Heb 11:32

(NIV)
And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets,
(ESV)
And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon Barak Samson Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets
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