Judges 6:1-10 NIV

Gideon

1 Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD,1 and for seven years he gave them into the hands of the Midianites.2

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2 Because the power of Midian was so oppressive,3 the Israelites prepared shelters for themselves in mountain clefts, caves4 and strongholds.5

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3 Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, the Midianites, Amalekites6 and other eastern peoples7 invaded the country.

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4 They camped on the land and ruined the crops8 all the way to Gaza9 and did not spare a living thing for Israel, neither sheep nor cattle nor donkeys.

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5 They came up with their livestock and their tents like swarms of locusts.10 It was impossible to count the men and their camels;11 they invaded the land to ravage it.

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6 Midian so impoverished the Israelites that they cried out12 to the LORD for help.

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7 When the Israelites cried13 to the LORD because of Midian,

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8 he sent them a prophet,14 who said, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: I brought you up out of Egypt,15 out of the land of slavery.16
9 I snatched you from the power of Egypt and from the hand of all your oppressors.17 I drove them from before you and gave you their land.18

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10 I said to you, 'I am the LORD your God; do not worship19 the gods of the Amorites,20 in whose land you live.' But you have not listened to me."

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