|Overview - Judges 7|
|1||Gideon's army of two and thirty thousand is brought to three hundred.|
|9||He is encouraged by the dream and interpretation of the burley cake.|
|16||His stratagem of trumpets and lamps in pitchers.|
|24||The Ephraimites take Oreb and Zeeb.|
Judges 7:16 (King James Version)
And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers.
- three companies
- This small number of men, thus divided, would be able to encompass the whole camp of the Midianites. Concealing the lamps in the pitchers, they would pass unobserved to their appointed stations; then, in the dead of the night, when most of the enemy were fast asleep, all at once breaking their pitchers one against another, with as much noise as they could, and blowing the trumpets and shouting; they would occasion an exceedingly great alarm. The obedience of faith alone could have induced such an expedient, which no doubt God directed Gideon to employ
- a trumpet
- Hebrew trumpets in the hand of all of them. empty.
- 2 Corinthians 4:7
- or, fire-brands, or torches.