Midian so impoverished the Israelites that they cried out1 to the LORD for help.
When the Israelites cried2 to the LORD because of Midian,
he sent them a prophet,3 who said, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: I brought you up out of Egypt,4 out of the land of slavery.59
I snatched you from the power of Egypt and from the hand of all your oppressors.6 I drove them from before you and gave you their land.710
I said to you, 'I am the LORD your God; do not worship8 the gods of the Amorites,9 in whose land you live.' But you have not listened to me."