25 That same night the LORD said to him, “Take the second bull from your father’s herd, the one seven years old.a Tear down your father’s altar to Baal and cut down the Asherah poleb beside it.

References for Judges 6:25

    • v 6:25 - Or "Take a full-grown, mature bull from your father’s herd"
    • w 6:25 - That is, a wooden symbol of the goddess Asherah; also in verses 26, 28 and 30
      26 Then build a proper kind ofc altar to the LORD your God on the top of this height. Using the wood of the Asherah pole that you cut down, offer the secondd bull as a burnt offering.”

      References for Judges 6:26

        • x 6:26 - Or "build with layers of stone an"
        • y 6:26 - Or "full-grown" ; also in verse 28
          27 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.