Judges 6:1-10

Oppression by the Midianites

1 The Israelites did things that the LORD saw as evil, and the LORD handed them over to the Midianites for seven years.
2 The power of the Midianites prevailed over Israel, and because of the Midianites, the Israelites used crevices and caves in the mountains as hidden strongholds.
3 Whenever the Israelites planted seeds, the Midianites, Amalekites, and other easterners would invade.
4 They would set up camp against the Israelites and destroy the land's crops as far as Gaza, leaving nothing to keep Israel alive, not even sheep, oxen, or donkeys.
5 They would invade with their herds and tents, coming like a swarm of locusts, so that no one could count them or their camels. They came into the land to destroy it.
6 So Israel became very weak on account of Midian, and the Israelites cried out to the LORD.
7 This time when the Israelites cried out to the LORD because of Midian,
8 the LORD sent them a prophet, who said to them, "The LORD, Israel's God, proclaims: I myself brought you up from Egypt, and I led you out of the house of slavery.
9 I delivered you from the power of the Egyptians and from the power of all your oppressors. I drove them out before you and gave you their land.
10 I told you, ‘I am the LORD your God; you must not worship the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living.' But you have not obeyed me."
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