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Israel's sin and punishment.

JUDGES.

Nations left to prove Israel.

B. C.

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| 9 other gods, of the gods of the people |

CHAPTER III.

B. C. about 1406. that were round about them, and

about 1406. The nations which were left to prove Israel. 5 The Isr bowed themselves unto them, and raelites dwelling among them are led into idolatry. q Deut. 6. 14.

8 Othniel delivereth them from Chushan-rishar Ex, 20.5. provoked the LORD to anger.

thaim; 12 Ehud from Eglon; 31 and Shamgar sch. 3.7.& 10. 113 And they forsook the LORD, s and from the Philistines. 6. Ps. 106.36. served Baal and Ashtaroth.

N OW these are a the nations which a ch. 2. 21, 22. tch, 3. 8. Ps. 106. 40, 41, 42.

14 | And the anger of the Lord IY the Lord left, to prove Israel u 2 Kings 17. was hot against Israel, and he ude- by them, even as many of Israel as 20.

livered them into the hands of spoil- had not known all the wars of Cax ch. 3. 8. & 4. ers that spoiled them, and *he sold naan; 2. Ps.44. 12. | them into the hands of their enemies 2 Only that the generations of the Is. 50.1, y Lev. 26. 37.

round about, so that they y could not children of Israel might know to Josh.7.12, 13.

any longer stand before their ene- | teach them war, at the least such as
mies.

before knew nothing thereof;
15 Whithersoever they went out, 3 Namely, bfive lords of the Phi- Josh. 13. 3.1
the hand of the LORD was against listines, and all the Canaanites, and

them for evil, as the LORD had said, the Sidonians, and the Hivites that z Lev, 26. and zas the LORD had sworn unto dwelt in mount Lebanon, from mount Deut. 28.

them: and they were greatly dis- Baal-hermon unto the entering in of a ch. 3. 9, 10, 15. 1 Sam.12. | tressed.

Hamath. 11. Acts 13.

16 | Nevertheless a the LORD raised | 4 ° And they were to prove Israel c ch. 2. 22. + Heb. saved. | up judges, which + delivered them out by them, to know whether they would

of the hand of those that spoiled hearken unto the commandments of
them.

the LORD, which he commanded their 17 And yet they would not hearken fathers by the hand of Moses. 10 Ex. 34. 15, unto their judges, but they bwent a 5 1 4 And the children of Israel dwelt a Ps. 106. 35. 16. Lev. 17.7.

whoring after other gods, and bowed among the Canaanites, Hittites, and
themselves unto them: they turned Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites,
quickly out of the way which their and Jebusites:
fathers walked in, obeying the com- 6 And e they took their daughters e Ex. 34. 16.

Deut. 7. 3.
mandments of the Lord; but they to be their wives, and gave their
did not so.

daughters to their sons, and served 18 And when the LORD raised them their gods. c Josh. 1.5. up judges, then the Lord was with 7 f And the children of Israel did

the judge, and delivered them out evil in the sight of the LORD, and for- f ch. 2. 11. of the hand of their enemies all the gat the Lord their God, sand served

Ted g ch. 2. 13. See Gen.6.6. days of the judge: d for it repented Baalim and h the groves.

h Ex. 34. 13. Deut. 32. 36.

32,3%; the Lord because of their groanings Ps.106.44, 45.

Deut. 16. 21. 8 T Therefore the anger of the LORD

ch. 6. 25. by reason of them that oppressed was hot against Israel, and he isold i ch. 2.14. them and vexed them.

them into the hand of k Chushan- k Hab. 3. 7. e ch. 3. 12. & 4. 19 And it came to pass, e when the rishathaim king of + Mesopotamia : about 1402. 1. & 8. 33. judge was dead, that they returned, and the children of Israel served | Heb. Aram

naharaim. 11 Or, were and corrupted themselves more than Chushan-rishathaim eight years. corrupt.

their fathers, in following other gods | 9 And when the children of Israel

to serve them, and to bow down unto cried unto the Lord, the LORD M rais+ Heb. they let them ; + they ceased not from their ed up a + deliverer to the children of Heb. saviour. nothing fall

own doings, nor from their stubborn of their.

about 1394. Israel, who delivered them, even " Oth

I ver. 15. & ch. way.

niel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger 4. 3. & 6. 7.& f ver. 14. 20 I And the anger of the LORD brother.

10.10. 1 Sam.

12. 10. Neh. was hot against Israel; and he said, 10 And 'the Spirit of the LORD 9. 27. Ps. 22. g Josh. 23. 16. Because that this people hath & trans- + came upon him, and he judged Is- / 5.8 106.44. &

gressed my covenant which I com- rael, and went out to war: and the † Heb. was. manded their fathers, and have not LORD delivered Chushan-rishathaim m ch. 2. 16. hearkened unto my voice;

king of + Mesopotamia into his hand ; 1 + Heb. Aram h Josh. 23. 13. | 21 h I also will not henceforth drive and his hand prevailed against Chush nch. 1. 13.

See Num. 27. out any from before them of the an-rishathaim.

18. ch. 6. 34. nations which Joshua left when he 11 And the land had rest forty & 11. 29. & 13.

25. & 14.6, 19. died :

years : and Othniel the son of Ke 1 Sam. 11. 6. ich. 3. 1, 4. 22 i That through them I may k prove naz died.

2 Chr. 15. 1. k Deut. 8. 2, 16. & 13. 3.

Israel, whether they will keep the 12 T P And the children of Israel did p ch. 2. 19. way of the LORD to walk therein, as evil again in the sight of the LORD : about 1354.

their fathers did keep it, or not. and the LORD strengthened 9 Eglon 91 Sam. 12. 9. 11 Or, suffered. 23 Therefore the LORD II left those the king of Moab against Israel, be

nations, without driving them out cause they had done evil in the sight
hastily; neither delivered he them of the Lord.
into the hand of Joshua.

| 13 And he gathered unto him the

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Ehud delivereth Israel.

JUDGES.

Israel oppressed by Jabin.

78. 34.

16.

B.C. | children of Ammon and 'Amalek, and the children of Israel went down with B. C.

went and smote Israel, and possessed him from the mount, and he before about 1336. s the city of palm trees.

them. rch. 5. 14.

| 14 So the children of Israel + served 28 And he said unto them, Follow 8 ch. 1. 16. t Deut. 28. 48

Eglon the king of Moab eighteen after me: for a the LORD hath deliv- a ch. 7. 9, 15. years.

ered your enemies the Moabites into | 1 Sam. 17. 47. about 1336. / 15 But when the children of Israel your hand. And they went down u ver. 9. Ps. u cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised after him, and took b the fords of Jor- b Josh. 2. 7.

ch. 12. 5. them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of dan toward Moab, and suffered not a | Or, the son | Gera, ll a Benjamite, a man +lefthand- man to pass over.

of Gemini. | Heb. shut of

ed: and by him the children of Israel | 29 And they slew of Moab at that his right sent a present unto Eglon the king of time about ten thousand men, all hand, ch. 20. Moab.

+ lusty, and all men of valour; and † Heb. fat. 16 But Ehud made him a dagger there escaped not a man. which had two edges, of a cubit 30 So Moab was subdued that day length; and he did gird it under his under the hand of Israel. And cthe c ver. 11. raiment upon his right thigh.

land had rest fourscore years. 17 And he brought the present unto | 31 | And after him was Shamgar a ch. 5. 6, 8.

| 1 Sam. 13. 19, Eglon king of Moab: and Eglon was the son of Anath, which slew of the 22. a very fat man.

Philistines six hundred mene with e 1 Sam. 17. 18 And when he had made an end an oxgoad: fand he also delivered

47, 50.

f ch. 2. 16. to offer the present, he sent away the Israel. people that bare the present.

CHAPTER IV. x Josh. 4. 20. 19 But he himself turned again from Deborah and Barak deliver Israel from Jabin and Or, graven the Il quarries that were by Gilgal, and

Sisera. 18 Jael killeth Sisera, images.

said, I have a secret errand unto thee,' AND a the children of Israel again about 1316.
0 king: who said, Keep silence. A did evil in the sight of the LORD, a ch. 2. 19.
And all that stood by him went out when Ehud was dead.
from him.

2 And the LORD sold them into the b ch. 2. 14. 20 And Ehud came unto him; and hand of Jabin king of Canaan, that | Heb. a par he was sitting in ta summer parlour, reigned in Hazor; the captain of c Josh. 11. 1, lour of cooling. See

10. & 19. 36. which he had for himself alone : and whose host was a Sisera, which dwelt

d 1 Sam. 12. 9. Am. 3. 15. Ehud said, I have a message from in e Harosheth of the Gentiles.

Ps. 83. 9. God unto thee. And he arose out of 3 And the children of Israel cried e ver. 13, 16. his seat.

unto the LORD : for he had nine hun21 And Ehud put forth his left | dred fchariots of iron; and twenty i ch. 1. 19. hand, and took the dagger from his years 8 he mightily oppressed the chil- / 8 ch. 5.8. Ps. right thigh, and thrust it into his dren of Israel. belly :

4 | And Deborah, a prophetess, the 22 And the haft also went in after wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at the blade ; and the fat closed upon that time.

the blade, so that he could not draw 5 h And she dwelt under the palm n Gen. 35.8. || Or, it came the dagger out of his belly; and ll the tree of Deborah, between Ramah and out at the fundament. dirt came out.

Beth-el in mount Ephraim : and the 23 Then Ehud went forth through children of Israel came up to her for the porch, and shut the doors of judgment. the parlour upon him, and locked 6 And she sent and called i Barak | about 1296. them. the son of Abinoam out kof Kedesh- | i Heb. 11. 32.

k Josh. 19. 37. 24 When he was gone out, his naphtali, and said unto him, Hath not" servants came; and when they saw the Lord God of Israel commanded, that, behold, the doors of the par- saying, Go and draw toward mount

lour were locked, they said, Surely Tabor, and take with thee ten thon|| Or, doeth his he ll covereth his feet in his summer sand men of the children of Naphtali 1 Sam. 24. 3. chamber.

and of the children of Zebulun ? 25 And they tarried till they were 7 And 'I will draw unto thee, to the 1 Ex. 14. 4. ashamed : and, behold, he opened not m river Kishon, Sisera the captain of mch. 5. 21.. the doors of the parlour; therefore Jabin's army, with his chariots and 40. PS. 83. they took a key, and opened them: his multitude ; and I will deliver him 9, 10. and, behold, their lord was fallen down into thine hand. dead on the earth.

8 And Barak said unto her, If thou 26 And Ehud escaped while they wilt go with me, then I will go : but

tarried, and passed beyond the quar- if thou wilt not go with me, then I ý ch. 5. 14. & 6. 34. 1 Sam.

ries, and escaped unto Seirath. will not go. 13. 3.

27 And it came to pass, when he 9 And she said, I will surely go with z Josh. 17. 15.

6 was come, that y he blew a trumpet thee: notwithstanding the journey ch. 7. 24. & 17. 1. & 19. 1. | in the 2 mountain of Ephraim, and that thou takest shall not be for thine

106. 42.

eusement,

Barak overthroweth Sisera.

JUDGES.

Song of Deborah and Barak.

10.

8 ver. 6.

proclama

tion.

B.C. honour; for the LORD shall "sell Sis- | nail of the tent, and † took a ham B.C.

era into the hand of a woman. And | mer in her hand, and went softly about 1296.

Deborah arose, and went with Barak unto him, and smote the nail into n ch. 2 14.

| Heb. put. to Kedesh.

his temples, and fastened it into the och. 5. 18.

| 10 | And Barak called Zebulun ground for he was fast asleep and

and Naphtali to Kedesh; and he weary. So he died.
p See Ex. 11.8. went up with ten thousand men rat 22 And, behold, as Barak pursued
1 Kings 20.

his feet: and Deborah went up with Sisera, Jael came out to meet him,
him.

and said unto him, Come, and I will q ch. 1. 16. 11 Now Heber 4 the Kenite, which shew thee the man whom thou seekr Num. 10. 29. was of the children of "Hobab the est. And when he came into her

father in law of Moses, had severed tent, behold, Sisera lay dead, and the
himself from the Kenites, and pitched nail was in his temples.
| his tent unto the plain of Zaanaim, 23 So ? God subdued on that day | z Ps. 18. 47.
swhich is by Kedesh.

Jabin the king of Canaan before the
12 And they shewed Sisera that Ba children of Israel.
rak the son of Abinoam was gone up! 24 And the hand of the children
to mount Tabor.
of Israel + prospered, and prevailed † Heb. going

went and was | Heb. gather- 13 And Sisera + gathered together against Jabin the king of Canaan, hard. ed by cry, or,

all his chariots, even nine hundred until they had destroyed Jabin king
chariots of iron, and all the people of Canaan.
that were with him, from Harosheth
of the Gentiles unto the river of Ki-

CHAPTER V.
shon.

The song of Deborah and Barak. 14 And Deborah said unto Barak, MYHEN a sang Deborah and Barak / a See Ex. 15.1. Up; for this is the day in which the 1 the son of Abinoam on that day,

Ps. 18, title. Lord hath delivered Sisera into thine | saying, t Deut. 9. 3. (hand : tis not the LORD gone out be- 2 Praise ye the LORD for the baveng- Ps. 18. 47. 2 Sam. 5. 24. Ps. 68. 7.

fore thee? So Barak went down from ing of Israel, when the people will C2 Chr. 17. 16. Is. 52. 12. mount Tabor, and ten thousand men ingly offered themselves. after him.

3 d Hear, 0 ye kings; give ear. 0 | Deut. 32. 1, u Ps. 83. 9, 10. / 15 And u the LORD discomfited Sis- / ye princes; I, even I, will sing unto

ve princes: 1. even I will sing unto 3. Ps. 2. 10. See Josh. 10.

era, and all his chariots, and all his the LORD ; I will sing praise to the
host, with the edge of the sword be- LORD God of Israel.

e Deut. 33. 2.

Ps. 68. 7. fore Barak; so that Sisera lighted | 4 LORD, e when thou wentest out of 1 2 Sam. 22. 8. down off his chariot, and fled away Seir, when thou marchedst out of the |

Ps. 68. 8.

Is. 64. 3. on his feet.

field of Edom, f the earth trembled, Hab. 3. 3, 10. 16 But Barak pursued after the and the heavens dropped, the clouds g Deut. 4. 11.

Ps. 97.5. chariots, and after the host, unto also dropped water.

h Ex. 19. 18. Harosheth of the Gentiles : and all | 5% The mountains # melted from be- | Heb. Flowed. the host of Sisera fell upon the edge fore the LORD, even h that Sinai from ich. 3. 31.

k ch. 4. 17. † Heb, unto of the sword; and there was not ta before the LORD God of Israel.

I Lev, 26. 22. man left.

6 In the days of i Shamgar the 2 Chr. 15. 5. 17 Howbeit Sisera fled away on his son of Anath, in the days of k Jael,

Lam. 1. 4. & feet to the tent of Jael the wife of the highways were unoccupied, and 4. 18. Heber the Kenite: for there was peace the + travellers walked through + by- | | Heb. walkbetween Jabin the king of Hazor and ways.

ers of paths.

† Heb.crooked the house of Heber the Kenite. 7 The inhabitants of the villages / 'ways.

18 | And Jael went out to meet ceased, they ceased in Israel, until Sisera, and said unto him, Turn in, that I Deborah arose, that I arose my lord, turn in to me ; fear not. ma mother in Israel.

m 18. 49. 23. And when he had turned in unto | 8 They "chose new gods; then was n Deut. 32. 16. her into the tent, she covered him war in the gates : "was there a shield.

ch. 2. 12, 17.

o So 1 Sam. 13. || Or, rug, or, with a ! mantle.

or spear seen among forty thousand 19, 22. ch. 4. blanket.

19 And he said unto her, Give me, in Israel?

I pray thee, a little water to drink; 9 My heart is toward the governors x ch. 5. 25. for I am thirsty. And she opened sa of Israel, that poffered themselves p ver. 2. bottle of milk, and gave him drink, willingly among the people. Bless

q Ps. 105. 2. & and covered him. ye the LORD.

145. 5. 20 Again he said unto her, Stand 10 | 9 Speak, ye r that ride on white Or, Meditate. in the door of the tent, and it shall | asses, sye that sit in judgment, and

r ch. 10. 4. &

12. 14. be, when any man doth come and walk by the way.

s Ps. 107. 32. inquire of thee, and say, Is there 11 They that are delivered from the

t 1 Sam. 12. 7. any man here? that thou shalt say, | noise of archers in the places of draw- | Ps. 145. 7. | No.

ing water, there shall they rehearse † Heb. righty ch. 5. 26. | 21 Then Jael Heber's wife y took a | the tt righteous acts of the LORD, even the I.ORD."

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one.

18. 33. 8.

3.

eousnesses of

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B. C. the righteous acts toward the inhab- | hammer; and twith the hammer she B. C. about 1296 itants of his villages in Israel : then smote Sisera, she smote off his head, about 1296. shall the people of the LORD go down when she had pierced and stricken

Heb. she to the gates. through his temples.

hammered. uPs. 57. 8. | 12 "Awake, awake, Deborah : awake, | 27 + At her feet he bowed, he fell, + Heb. Be

awake, utter a song: arise, Barak, and he lay down: at her feet he bowed, xPs. 68. 18. * lead thy captivity captive, thou son he fell: where he bowed, there he of Abinoam. fell down +dead.

† Heb. de

stroyed. 13 Then he made him that remaineth 28 The mother of Sisera looked out y Pe. 49. 14. y have dominion over the nobles among at a window, and cried through the

the people : the LORD made me have lattice, Why is his chariot so long in
dominion over the mighty.

coming ? why tarry the wheels of his z ch. 3. 27. 14 2 Out of Ephraim was there a root | chariots? a ch. 3. 13. of them a against Amalek; after thee, 29 Her wise ladies answered her, b Num. 32. 39, Benjamin, among thy people ; out of yea, she returned tanswer to her- † Heb. hor

words. 40.

b Machir came down governors, and self, | Heb. draw out of Zebulun they that thandle the 30 S Have they not sped? have they s Ex. 15. 9. with the pen, pen of the writer.

not divided the prey; + to every man | Heh. to the &c.

head of a 15 And the princes of Issachar were a damsel or two; to Sisera a prey of c ch. 4. 14. with Deborah ; even Issachar, and divers colours, a prey of divers colours | Heb. his feet. also Barak: he was sent on + foot of needlework, of divers colours of || Or, In the into the valley. For the divisions needlework on both sides, meet for divisions, &c.

of Reuben there were great + thoughts the necks of them that take the spoil ? † Heb. im. pressions. of heart.

31 So let all thine enemies perish,

t Ps. 83. 9, 10. d Num. 32. 1. | 16 Why abodest thou d among the O LORD, but let them that love him

sheepfolds, to hear the bleatings of beu as the sun when he goeth forth u 2 Sam. 23. 4. || Or, In. the flocks? 1 For the divisions of in his might. And the land had rest * Ps. 19

» Ps. 19. ö. Reuben there were great searchings forty years. e See Josh. 13. of heart. 25, 31. | 17 e Gilead abode beyond Jordan :

CHAPTER VI. f Josh. 19. 29, 31. and why did Dan remain in ships? The Israelites for their sin are oppressed by Midian.

8 A prophet rebuketh them. 11 An angel sendeth 11 Or, port. f Asher continued on the sea ll shore, Gideon for their deliverance. 17 Gideon asketh for l Or, creeks. and abode in his ll breaches.

a sign. 21 His present is consumed with fire. 25

Gideon destroyeth Baal's altar, and offereth a sac& ch.4. 10.

18 & Zebulun and Naphtali were a rifice unto the Lord. 28 The men of the city de| Heb. exposed people that tjeoparded their lives un

mand his death. 31 Joash defendeth his son, and to reproach.

calleth him Jerubbaal. 33 Gideon's army. 36 The
to the death in the high places of the sign of the fleece.
field.

AND the children of Israel did | about 1256. h ch. 4. 16. 19 The kings came and fought; then A evil in the sight of the LORD :

a ch. 2. 19. Ps. 44. 12. See ver. 30. fought the kings of Canaan in Taa- and the Lord delivered them into the i See Josh. 10. nach by the waters of Megiddo; h they hand bof Midian seven years.

b Hab. 3. 7. 11. Ps. 77. 17, 18. took no gain of money.

2 And the hand of Midian + prevail † Heb. was

strong. k ch. 4. 15. 20 i They fought from heaven; k the ed against Israel: and because of the | Heb. paths.

stars in their † courses fought against Midianites the children of Israel made
Sisera.

them the dens which are in the < 1 Sam. 13. 6. I ch. 4.7.

Heb. 11. 38. 21 'The river of Kishon swept them mountains, and caves, and strong away, that ancient river, the river holds. Kishon. O my soul, thou hast trod- | 3 And so it was, when Israel had den down strength.

sown, that the Midianites came up, 22 Then were the horsehoofs broken and the Amalekites, e and the chil d ch. 3. 13. or tram by the means of the il prancings, the dren of the east, even they came up

e Gen, 29. 1. plings, or,

ch. 7. 12. & plungings. prancings of their mighty ones. against them;

1 Kings 4.30. 23 Curse ye Meroz, said the angel 4 And they encamped against them,

Job 1. 3. of the Lord, curse ye bitterly the and destroyed the increase of the f Lev. 26. 16. mch. 21. 9, 10. inhabitants thereof; m because they | earth, till thou come unto Gaza, and

Deut. 28. 30, Neh. 3. 5.

33, 51. n 1 Sam. 17.47.

came not to the help n of the LORD, left no sustenance for Israel, neither Mic. 6. 15. & 18. 17. & 25. to the help of the LORD against the 11 sheep, nor ox, nor ass.

11 Or, goat. 28. mighty.

5 For they came up with their cattle och. 4. 17.

24 Blessed above women shall • Jael and their tents, and they came & as 8 ch. 7. 12.

the wife of Heber the Kenite be; / grasshoppers for multitude; for both p Luke 1.28.

P blessed shall she be above women they and their camels were without
in the tent.

number: and they entered into the q ch. 4. 19.

25 He asked water, and she gave land to destroy it.
him milk; she brought forth butter 6 And Israel was greatly impover-
in a lordly dish.

ished because of the Midianites; and r ch. 4. 21. | 26 - She put her hand to the nail, the children of Israel h cried unto the h ch. 3. 15.

Hos. 5. 15. and her right hand to the workmen's LORD.

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Gideon sent to save Israel.

JUDGES.

He destroyeth Baal's altar.

THE

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B. C. 17 And it came to pass, when the him under the oak, and presented B. C. about 1249. children of Israel cried unto the LORD | it.

about 1249. because of the Midianites,

| 20 And the angel of God said unto | Heb. a man 8 That the LORD sent ta prophet him, Take the flesh and the unleav( prophet.

unto the children of Israel, which ened cakes, and blay them upon this b ch. 13. 19. said unto them, Thus saith the LORD rock, and pour out the broth. And See 1 Kings God of Israel, I brought you up from he did so.

18. 33, 34. Egypt, and brought you forth out of 21 | Then the angel of the Lord the house of bondage ;

put forth the end of the staff that was 9 And I delivered you out of the in his hand, and touched the flesh hand of the Egyptians, and out of the and the unleavened cakes; and there Lev. 9. 24. hand of all that oppressed you, and rose up fire out of the rock, and con- | $8.-2020.01.

1 Kings 18. li Ps. 44. 2, 3. idrave them out from before you, and sumed the flesh and the unleavened gave you their land;

cakes. Then the angel of the LORD 10 And I said unto you, I am the departed out of his sight. k 2 Kings 17. LORD your God; k fear not the gods 22 And when Gideon e perceived e ch. 13. 21. 35, 37, 38. Jer. 10.2.

of the Amorites, in whose land ye that he was an angel of the Lord,
dwell: but ye have not obeyed my Gideon said, Alas, O Lord God! ffor Gen. 16. 13.

& 32. 30. Ex.
voice.
because I have seen an angel of the

33. 20. ch. 13. 11 | And there came an angel of the Lord face to face. Lord, and sat under an oak which 23 And the LORD said unto him,

was in Ophrah, that pertained unto & Peace be unto thee; fear not : thou Dan. 10. 19. 1 Josh. 17.2. Joash 'the Abi-ezrite : and his son shalt not die. m Heb. 11. 32. m Gideon threshed wheat by the wine- 24 Then Gideon built an altar there Heb. to cause press, + to hide it from the Midianites. unto the LORD, and called it 11 Jeho- | || That is, The it to flee.

LORD send 12 And the nangel of the LORD ap- vah-shalom : unto this day it is yet och. 13. 3.

peace, See Luke 1. 11, peared unto him, and said unto him, hin Ophrah of the Abi-ezrites.

Gen. 22. 14.

Ex. 17. 15. The Lord is with thee, thou mighty 25 And it came to pass the same Jer. 33. 16. o Josh. 1.5. man of valour. night, that the Lord said unto him,

Ez. 48. 35. 13 And Gideon said unto him, 0

h ch. 8. 32. Take thy father's young bullock, my Lord, if the LORD be with us, lleven the second bullock of seven || Or, and.

why then is all this befallen us? and years old, and throw down the altar pSo Ps. 89.49. Pwhere be all his miracles I which of Baal that thy father hath, and icut i Ex. 34. 13. 18. 59. 1. & 63. 15.

Deut. 7. 5. our fathers told us of, saying, Did not down the grove that is by it: q Ps. 44. 1. the Lord bring us up from Egypt? 26 And build an altar unto the Lord r 2 Chr. 15. 2. but now the Lord hath 'forsaken us, thy God upon the top of this frock, + Heb. strong

place. and delivered us into the hands of the il in the ordered place, and take the

| Or, in an or. Midianites.

second bullock, and offer a burnt | derly man14 And the LORD looked upon him, sacrifice with the wood of the grove s 1 Sam. 12. 11. and said, 'Go in this thy might, and which thou shalt cut down. Heb. 11.32,

thou shalt save Israel from the hand 27 Then Gideon took ten men of t Josh. 1. 9. of the Midianites : t have not I sent his servants, and did as the Lord had ch. 4. 6. thee?

said unto him: and so it was, because 15 And he said unto him, O my he feared his father's household, and u See 1 Sam.

9. 21. | Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? | the men of the city, that he could
† Heb. my behold, ut my family is poor in Ma- not do it by day, that he did it by
there mennest: nasseh, and I am the least in my | night.
Ex. 18. 21, father's house.

28 | And when the men of the city 25. Mic. 5. 2.

16 And the Lord said unto him, arose early in the morning, behold, x Ex. 3. 12. Surely I will be with thee, and thou the altar of Baal was cast down, and Josh. 1. 5.

shalt smite the Midianites as one the grove was cut down that was by
man.

it, and the second bullock was offered
17 And he said unto him, If now upon the altar that was built.
y Ex. 4. 1-8.

| I have found grace in thy sight, then 29 And they said one to another, ver. 36, 37. y shew me a sign that thou talkest | Who hath done this thing? And 2 Kings 20.8. Ps. 86. 17. | with me.

when they inquired and asked, they 18. 7. 11.

| 18 2 Depart not hence, I pray thee, said, Gideon the son of Joash hath 2 Gen. 18.3,5. ch. 13. 15.

o until I come unto thee, and bring | done this thing.
ll Or, meat forth my | present, and set it before 30 Then the men of the city said
offering.

thee. And he said, I will tarry until unto Joash, Bring out thy son, that
thou come again.

he may die : because he hath cast a Gen. 18.6, 7,

19 a And Gideon went in, and made down the altar of Baal, and because + Heb. a kid of ready ta kid, and unleavened cakes he hath cut down the grove that was the goats.

of an ephah of flour: the flesh he by it.
put in a basket, and he put the broth 31 And Joash said unto all that
in a pot, and brought it out unto stood against him, Will ye plead for

ner.

34.

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