The Bible in Its Traditions

Judges 6:1–6

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And the children of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of YHWH; and the YHWH delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.

Jgs5:32  And the land had rest forty years.

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And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel; and because of Midian the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and the caves, and the strongholds.

And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord gave them into the hand of Madiam seven years.

Then the sons of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, who delivered them into the hand of Midian for seven years.

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And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east; they came up against them;

And the hand of Madiam prevailed against Israel: and the children of Israel made for themselves because of Madiam the caves in the mountains, and the dens, and the holes in the rocks.

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and they encamped against them, and destroyed the produce of the earth, till thou come unto Gaza, and left no sustenance in Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor ass.

And when Israel had planted, Midian and Amalek, and the rest of the eastern nations ascended,

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For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came in as locusts for multitude; both they and their camels were without number; and they came into the land to destroy it.

And they encamped against them, and destroyed their fruits until they came to Gaza; and they left not the support of life in the land of Israel, not even ox or ass among the herds.

and pitching their tents among them, they laid waste to all that was planted, as far as the entrance to Gaza. And they left behind nothing at all to sustain life in Israel, neither sheep, nor oxen, nor donkeys.

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And Israel was brought very low because of Midian; and the children of Israel cried unto YHWH.

For they and their stock came up, and their tents were with them, as the locust in multitude, and there was no number to them and their camels; and they came to the land of Israel, and laid it waste.

And Israel trembled exceedingly from before the Midianites;