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Judges 8:21-35

NIV 21 Zebah and Zalmunna said, "Come, do it yourself. 'As is the man, so is his strength.' " So Gideon stepped forward and killed them, and took the ornaments off their camels' necks. NIV 21 Zebah and Zalmunna said, "Come, do it yourself. 'As is the man, so is his strength.' " So Gideon stepped forward and killed them, and took the ornaments off their camels' necks. NIV 22 The Israelites said to Gideon, "Rule over us--you, your son and your grandson--because you have saved us out of the hand of Midian." NIV 22 The Israelites said to Gideon, "Rule over us--you, your son and your grandson--because you have saved us out of the hand of Midian." NIV 23 But Gideon told them, "I will not rule over you, nor will my son rule over you. The LORD will rule over you." NIV 23 But Gideon told them, "I will not rule over you, nor will my son rule over you. The LORD will rule over you." NIV 24 And he said, "I do have one request, that each of you give me an earring from your share of the plunder." (It was the custom of the Ishmaelites to wear gold earrings.) NIV 24 And he said, "I do have one request, that each of you give me an earring from your share of the plunder." (It was the custom of the Ishmaelites to wear gold earrings.) NIV 25 They answered, "We'll be glad to give them." So they spread out a garment, and each man threw a ring from his plunder onto it. NIV 25 They answered, "We'll be glad to give them." So they spread out a garment, and each man threw a ring from his plunder onto it. NIV 26 The weight of the gold rings he asked for came to seventeen hundred shekels, not counting the ornaments, the pendants and the purple garments worn by the kings of Midian or the chains that were on their camels' necks. NIV 26 The weight of the gold rings he asked for came to seventeen hundred shekels, not counting the ornaments, the pendants and the purple garments worn by the kings of Midian or the chains that were on their camels' necks. NIV 27 Gideon made the gold into an ephod, which he placed in Ophrah, his town. All Israel prostituted themselves by worshiping it there, and it became a snare to Gideon and his family. NIV 27 Gideon made the gold into an ephod, which he placed in Ophrah, his town. All Israel prostituted themselves by worshiping it there, and it became a snare to Gideon and his family. NIV 28 Thus Midian was subdued before the Israelites and did not raise its head again. During Gideon's lifetime, the land enjoyed peace forty years. NIV 28 Thus Midian was subdued before the Israelites and did not raise its head again. During Gideon's lifetime, the land enjoyed peace forty years. NIV 29 Jerub-Baal son of Joash went back home to live. NIV 29 Jerub-Baal son of Joash went back home to live. NIV 30 He had seventy sons of his own, for he had many wives. NIV 30 He had seventy sons of his own, for he had many wives. NIV 31 His concubine, who lived in Shechem, also bore him a son, whom he named Abimelech. NIV 31 His concubine, who lived in Shechem, also bore him a son, whom he named Abimelech. NIV 32 Gideon son of Joash died at a good old age and was buried in the tomb of his father Joash in Ophrah of the Abiezrites. NIV 32 Gideon son of Joash died at a good old age and was buried in the tomb of his father Joash in Ophrah of the Abiezrites. NIV 33 No sooner had Gideon died than the Israelites again prostituted themselves to the Baals. They set up Baal-Berith as their god NIV 33 No sooner had Gideon died than the Israelites again prostituted themselves to the Baals. They set up Baal-Berith as their god NIV 34 and did not remember the LORD their God, who had rescued them from the hands of all their enemies on every side. NIV 34 and did not remember the LORD their God, who had rescued them from the hands of all their enemies on every side. NIV 35 They also failed to show kindness to the family of Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) for all the good things he had done for them. NIV 35 They also failed to show kindness to the family of Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) for all the good things he had done for them.