6 Midian so impoverished the Israelites that they cried out to the LORD for help.

Read Judges 6:6 Using Other Translations

And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried unto the LORD.
And Israel was brought very low because of Midian. And the people of Israel cried out for help to the LORD.
So Israel was reduced to starvation by the Midianites. Then the Israelites cried out to the LORD for help.