And the children of Israeldidevil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORDdelivered them into the hand of Midiansevenyears.2
And the hand of Midianprevaileda against Israel: and because of the Midianites the children of Israelmade them the dens which are in the mountains, and caves, and strong holds.3
And so it was, when Israel had sown , that the Midianites came up , and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them;
And they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, till thou come unto Gaza, and left no sustenance for Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor ass.5
For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they cameasgrasshoppers for multitude; for both they and their camels were without number: and they entered into the land to destroy it.
And Israel was greatlyimpoverishedbecause of the Midianites; and the children of Israelcried unto the LORD.