3 Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, the Midianites, Amalekites and other eastern peoples invaded the country.

Read Judges 6:3 Using Other Translations

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;
For whenever the Israelites planted crops, the Midianites and the Amalekites and the people of the East would come up against them.
Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, marauders from Midian, Amalek, and the people of the east would attack Israel,