That the LORDsent a prophetaunto the children of Israel, which said unto them, Thus saith the LORDGod of Israel, I brought you up from Egypt, and brought you forth out of the house of bondage;9
And I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all that oppressed you, and drave them out from before you, and gave you their land;10
And I said unto you, I am the LORD your God;fear not the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell : but ye have not obeyed my voice.11
And there came an angel of the LORD, and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash the Abiezrite: and his sonGideonbthreshedwheat by the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites.12
And the angel of the LORDappeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.13
And Gideonsaid unto him, Oh my Lord,if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fatherstold us of, saying , Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the LORD hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.14
And the LORDlooked upon him, and said , Go in this thy might, and thou shalt saveIsrael from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?
And he said unto him, Oh my Lord,wherewith shall I saveIsrael? behold, my familyc is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father'shouse.16
And the LORDsaid unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as oneman.17
And he said unto him, If now I have foundgrace in thy sight, then shew me a sign that thou talkest with me.
18Depart not hence, I pray thee, until I come unto thee, and bring forth my present,d and set it before thee. And he said , I will tarry until thou come again .