In this chapter we are told how Gideon pacified the Ephraimites, who
complained because they were not sent unto to fight the Midianites,
\\#Jud 8:1-3\\ how he pursued the Midianites, until he took their
two kings, and on his return chastised the men of Succoth and Penuel,
because they refused to relieve his men with food as they were
pursuing, \\#Jud 8:4-17\\ how he slew the two kings of Midian,
\\#Jud 8:18-21\\ and after this conquest refused to take the government of
Israel when offered him, \\#Jud 8:22,23\\ how he requested of the
Israelites the earrings they had taken from the Midianites, with
which he in weakness made an ephod, which proved a snare to his house,
\\#Jud 8:24-27\\ how that the people were in peace forty years during
his life, and that he had a numerous issue, and died in a good old
age, \\#Jud 8:28-32\\ but that after his death the Israelites fell
into idolatry, and were ungrateful to his family, \\#Jud 8:33-35\\.