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Judges. The song of Deborah and Barak. Before Hazor, and the house of Heber the Kenite. that offered themselves willingly among the Christ
Christ 18 ( And Jael went out to meet Sisera, and ple: Bless ye the LORD. 1296.
said unto him, Turn in, my lord, turn in to me, 10 | Speak ye ' that ride on white asses, ye 1296.
I Chap. 1o. 19. And he said unto her, Give me, I pray archers in the places of drawing water ; there 4. &'12.
thee a little water, to drink, for I am thirsty: and shall they rehearse the + righteous acts of the 14: * Choo, so she opened ' a bottle of milk, and gave him drink, LORD, even the righteous acts towards the inha- righteonsand covered him.
bitants of his villages in Israel : then shall the pres of the 20 Again he said unto her, Stand in the door people of the LORD go down to the gates. of the tent, and it shall be when any man doth 12 Awake, awake, Deborah : awake, awake, come and enquire of thee, and say, Is there any utter a song : arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity man herc? that thou shalt fay, No.
captive, thou son of Abinoam. 21 Then Jael Hebers wife, took a nail of the 13 Then he made him that remaineth have dotent, and + took an hammer in her hand, and minion over the nobles among the people: the went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his LORD made me have dominion over the mighty. temples, and fast ned it into the ground: (for he 14 i Out of Ephraim was there a root of m Chap. 3• was fast asleep and weary) so he died.
them against Amalek ; after thee, Benjamin, n'Chap. 3. 22 And behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael among thy people: out of Machir came down 13. came out to meet him, and said unto him, Come, governors, and out of Zebulun they that + han- + Heb. and I will shew thee the man whom thou seekest
. dle the pen of the writer. And when he came into her tent, behold, Sisera 15 And the princes of Ifsachar, were with lay dead, and the nail was in his temples. Deborah : even Iffachar, and also · Barak, he was Chap. 4.
23 So God fubdued on that day, Jabin the sent on foot into the valley: # for the divisions +'Heb. king of Canaan before the children of Israel. of Reuben there were great + thoughts of heart. his feet.
24 And the hand of the children of Israel 16 Why abodest thou o among the sheep- divisions, +Heb.
+ prospered, and prevailed against Jabin the king folds, to hear the blearings of the Rocks? I for going wert
† Heb. of Canaan, until they had destroyed Jabin king the divisions of Reuben there were great search
impressions. of Canaan.
ings of heart. CHA P. V.
17 Gilead abode beyound Jordan : and why lor, in. The fong of Deborah and Barak.
did Dan remain in ships? 9 Asher continued on Jum, 19. 1296.
Hen fang Deborah, and Barak the son of the sea i shore, and abode in breaches.
18 - Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that puso 2 Praise ye the LORD for the avenging of t jeoparded their lives unto the death, in the high crecks. i Deut
. 4. Israel, a when the people willingly offered them- places of the field. 11. & 33. felves.
19 The king came and fought, then fought + Heb. 3 Hear, Oye kings, give ear, Oye princes; the kings of Canaan in Taanach by the water of cxposed to
I even I will sing unto the LORD, I wilí ling praisé Megiddo, they took no gain of money. Ifai. 64. 3. to the LORD God of Israel.
20. They fought from heaven, the stars in 16. 4 LORD, when thou wentest out of Seir, their courses fought against Sisera.
when thou marchedst out of the field of Edom, 21 The river of Kishon swept them away, ich flowed.
the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped, that ancient river, the river Kishon: O my soul, + Heb. Exod. 19. the clouds also dropped water.
thou hast troden down strength.
paths. 5 d The mountains t melted from before the 22 Then were the horse-hoofs broken by the
LORD, evene that Sinai from before the LORD means of the || pransings, the pransings of their Or, Chap. 4. God of Israel.
tramplings mighty ones. 6 In the days off Shamgar the son of A 23 Curse ye Meroz, (faid the angel of the sings. 2 Chron. nath, in the days of : Jael, h the high-ways LORD) curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof :
were unoccupied, and the † travellers walked v because they came not to the help of the LORD, 'Chap.2r. Ifai. 33. 8. through t by-ways.
to the help of the LORD against the mighty. 7 The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they 24 Blessed above women shall* Jael the wife Chap. 4
ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above of paths. I arose i a mother in Israel.
women in the tent, 8 They chose new gods; then was war in
25 y He asked water, and she gave him milk, , Chap. 4: the
gates : k was there a shield or spear seen a- she brought forth butter in a lordly dish. * 8o 1Sam.mong forty thousand in Ifriel?
26 She put her hand to the nail, and her o Metis
as Irael, right and to the workinens hammer : and
p Gen. 49. 14
29. H Or,
a 2 Chron.
I Mac, 2,
+ Heb she
have not obeyed my jer: 10.2
Ifrael oppressed by Midian: Chap. vj. Gideon fent for their deliverance.
off his head, when she had pierced and stricken children of Israel, which said unto them, Thus Christ 1296. through his temples.
faith the Lord God of Israel, I brought you up 1249. 27°+ At her feet he bowed, he fell
, he lay from Egypt, and brought you forth out of the + Heb. kammered
. down: 'ar her feet he bowed, he fell ; where he house of bondage,
9 And I delivered you out of the hand of the Prophes. + Heb.
28 The mother of Sisera looked out at a Egyptians, and out of the hand of all that oppres-
window, and cried through the latress, Why is sed you, and drave them out from before you,and
10 And I said unto you, I am the LORD your 29 Her wise ladies answered her, yea, The God, d fear not the gods of the Amorites in whose d2 King. + Heb. her returned + answer to her self,
land ye dwell : but ye 30 ? Have they not fped ? have they not di- voice.
vided the prey, to every man a damsel or two? 11 And there came an angel of the LORD, the head of to Sisera a prey of divers colours, aprey of divers and fate under an oak which was in Ophrah, that
colours of needle-work, of divers colours of need- pertained unto Joalh the e Abi-ezrite : and his son « Jolh. 17, le-work on both sides, meet for the necks of them Gideon threshed wheat by the wine-press, t to Hebr. that take the spoil ?
hide ic from the Midianites. 31 So let all thine enemies perish, O LORD: 12 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto G-deen
. 12 Sam. but let them that love him, be« as the sun when him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, Heb. he goeth forth in his might. And the land had thou mighty man of valour.
is so file. reft forty years.
13 And Gideon said unto him, Oh my lord, CH A P. VI.
if the LORD be with us, why then is all this be-
8 A prophet rebuketh them. 11 An angel sendeth our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the Lord
& Go in this thy might, and thou shalt fave Israelg 1 Sam. figns.
from the hand of the Midianites : have not I sent 12.11. Nd the children of Israel did evil in the light thee? 1956. 1256. of the LORD: and the LORD delivered 15 And he said unto him, Oh my Lord,
them into the hand of Midian seven years. - Hab.3.7.
wherewith shall I save Israel? behold + my fra-
Israel : and because of the Midianites the children fathers house.
16 And the LORD said unto him, Surely I chorol and is mountains, and caves, and strong holds. will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midi
3 And so it was when Israel had sown, that anites, as one man. Chap. y. the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and 17 And he said unto him, If now I have found Mica's. 2. 12.68.10. the children of the east, even they came up against grace in thy light, then shew me a sign that thou them:
talkest with me. 4 And they encamped against them, and de
18 Depart not hence, I pray thee, until I stroyed the increase of the
earth, till thou come come unto thee, and i bring forth my || present, i Chap.13. unto Gaza, and left no sustenance for Israel, nei- and set it before thee. And he said, I will tarry 15, y Or, goat. ther || sheep, nor ox, nor ass.
until thou come again.
offering. 5 For they came up with their cattle, and
19 And Gideon went in, and made ready ta Heb.
oak, and presented it.
upon this rock, and k pour out the broth. And see 7. And it came to pass when the children he did so.
of Israel cried unto the LORD, because of the 124.9.
21 Then the angel of the LORD put
forth Midianites :
theend of the ftoffshne was in his hand and touch
Hebr. Il 32.
+ Heb my
The meaneft: Exod. 18.
See Exod. 17.15.
34. 13 Deut. 7.5.
Gideon and the angel:
His fleece and army. Refore ed the flesh, and the unleavened cakes : and Christ
35 And he sent messengers throughout all Before I there rose up fire out of the rock, and consumed Manasseh, who also was gathered after him, and Christ 1249. the flesh, and the unleavened cakes: then the he sent messengers unto A Ther, and unto Zebu
1249. Lev.9. angel of the LORD departed out of his sight. lun, and unto Naphtali, and they came up to 22 And when Gideon perceived that he was
meet them. an angel of the LORD, Gideon said, Alas, O 36 , And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt m. Gen. 16. Lord God: m for because I have seen an angel of fave Ifrael by mine hand, as thou haft said, 13. & 32. the Lord face to face.
37 Behold, I will put a fleece of wool in the 23 And the Lord said unto him, Peace be floor: and if the dew be on the fleece only, and Ch.13. 22. unto thee, fear not, thou shalt not die.
it be dry upon all the earth beside, then shall I 24 Then Gideon built an altar there unto the know that thou wilt lave Ifrael by mine hand, as Thaois, LORD, and called it | Jehovah-shalom : unto thou hast said. send peace : this day it is yet " in Ophrah of the Abi-ezrites. 38 And it was fo: for he rose up early on the
25 ' And it came to pass the same night that morrow, and thrust the fleece together, and wringTer.33.16
. the Lord said unto him, Take thy fathers young ed the dew out of the fleece, a bowl-full of water.
years 39 And Gideon said unto God, Ler not » Gen. 18 .. ch.8.32. old, and throw down the altar of Baal that thy thine anger be hot against me, and I will speak "ok and father hath,ando cut down the grove that is by it: but this once : Let me prove, I pray thee, but
26 And build an altar unto the Lordthy God this once with the fleece; let it now be dry only,
of this + rock, | in the ordered upon the fleece, and upon all the ground let there trong place
. place, and take the second bullock, and offer a be dew.
upon the fleece only, and there was dew on all
CHA P. VII.
1 Gideons army of two and thirty thousand is brought hold, and the men of the city, that he could not to three bundred: 9 He is encouraged by the dream do it by day, that he did it by night.
and interpretation of the barley cake : 16 His ftra-
Ephraimites take Oreb and Zeeb.
and pitched beside the well of Harod : so that the
people that are with thee are too many for me to
3 Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears
him, Will ye plead for Baal? will ye fave him ? afraid, let himn return and depart early from mount Mac. 34 p 2 Sam. he that will plead for him,let him be put to death, Gilead : and there returned of the people twenty s6.
whilft it is yet morning: if he be a god, let him and two thousand, and there remained ten thou-
4 And the Lord said unto Gideon, The
, saying, Let Baal plead against him, be- the water, and I will try them for the there : and cause he hath thrown down his altar.
it shall be, that of whom I fay unto thee, This 33 Then all the Midianites and the Ama- shall go
with thee, the fame shall go with thee; s Numb. lekites, and the children of the east were gathered and of whomsoever I say unto thee, This shall
together, and went over, 9 and pitched in the not go with thee, the fame shall not go. circa 'valley of Jezreel.
5 So he brought down the people unto the 1249. 34 But the spirit of the Lord + came upon
water : and the Lord said unto Gideon, Every Heb.wes Gideon, and he blew a trumpet, and Abiezer
one that lappeth of the water with his tongue after line. +
o doo lannerh. him ihalt clic: lot by him
ID 21. Jerabbesheth. 9 Josh. 17.16.
i Chr. 12, 18. 2 Chron. 24. 20. † Heb. clothed.
14. 20. 2 Chron.
Oreb and Zeeb slain. Before felf; likewise every one that boweth down upon on every side of all the camp, and say, The Sword Before Christ his knees to drink.
Chrift of the Lord, and of Gideon. 6 And the number of them thar lapped, putting 19 So Gideon and the hundred men that 149.
their hand to their mouth, were three hundred were with him, came unto the outside of the
they had bur newly set the watch, and they blew
in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right
cried, and fled.
and the host fled to Beth-fhitrah, || in Zererath, ilai.9.4. 10 But if thou fear to go down, go thou with and to the + border of Abel-meholah, unto Tab-fi sam. Phurah thy servane down to the host.
barh. 11 And thou shalt hear what they fay, and 23. And the men of Israel gathered themselves 20.23. afterwards fhall thine hands be strengthned to go together out of Naphrali
, and our of Afher, towards. down unto the boft. Then went he down with and out of all Manasseh, and pursued after the + Heb. lig. for, vank's Phurah his servant unto the outside of the armed Midianites. by five. men that were in the host.
24 G And Gideon sent messengers through12 And the Midianires and the Amalekites, out all mount Ephraim, saying, Come down Chebs, and all the children of the east, lay along in the against the Midianites, and take before them the 33.68.10.
valley like grafhoppers for multitude ; and their waters unto Beth-barah and Jordan. Then all the
and took the waters unto 8 Beth-barah and Jor- & John
14. And his fellow answered, and said, This on the other side Jordan.
CH A P. VIII.
I Gideon pacifieth the Ephraimites. 4 Succoth and
Penuel refuse to relieve Gideons army, + Hob. tte telling of the dream, and † the interpretation
and Zalmunna are taken. 13 Succoth and Penuel breaking thereof, that he worshipped, and returned into
are destroyed. 17 Gideon rever:geth his brethrens
death on Zebah and Zalmunna. 22 He refujeth shereof.
the host of Israel, and said, Arise, for the LORD government: 24 His ephod cause of idolatry: 28 Mi-
16 And he divided the three hundered men into Ifraelites idolatry, add ingratitude. + Heb.
three companies and he put fattumper in every Nd - the men of Ephraim said unto him, a see erumpets in mans band, with empty pitchers, and I lamps
t Why hast thou ferved us thus, that Ch. 12. 8 all of them within the pitchers.
thou calledst us not when thou wentelt to fight 19:41. W Or, fire 17. And he faid unto them, Look on me, and with the Midianites? and they did chide with him the brands, or,
do likewise: and behold, when I come to the t sharply.
now in comparison of you? Is not the gleaning
ments like the moon.
< Gen. 32
Zebah and Zalmunna taken.
Judges. Gideon's epnoa ine cause of idolatry. 3 God hath delivered into your hands the na, What manner of men were they whom Christ
ye princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb : and what flew at Tabor? And they answered, As thou Christ
was I able to do in comparison of you? Then art, so were they, each one t resembled the 1249. their + anger was abated toward him, when he children of a king.
1249. fpirit. had said that.
19 And he said, They were my brethren,even according to
20 And he said unto Jether his first-born, Up,
6 And the princes of Succoth said, Are the his strength. And Gideon arose, and flew Zebah
that were on their camels necks.
Lord hath delivered Zebah and Zalmunna into deon, Rule thou over us, both thou, and thy + Heb. mine hand, then I will + tear your flesh with the son, and thy fons fon also: for thou hast delivered thorns of the wilderness, and with briers.
us from the hand of Midian.
24 And Gideon said unto them, I would delire 9.7.&
10. 19. & 9 And he spake also unto the men of Penuel, a request of you,
you would give me every 12.12. saying, When I come again in peace, I will break man the ear-rings of his prey : (for they had goldown this tower.
den ear-rings, 5 because they were Ishmaelites) b Gen. 25. 10 I Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in 25 And they answered, We will willingly give Karkor, and their hosts with them, about fifteen them. And they spread a garment, and did cast thousand men, all that were left of all the hosts of therein, every man the ear-rings of his prey. the children of the east: for there fell | an hundred 26 And the weight of the golden ear-rings and twenty thousand men that drew sword. that he requested, was a thousand and seven
11 And Gideon went up by the way of them hundred pekels of gold, beside ornaments, and
that dwelt in tents, on the ealt of Nobah, and collars, and purple raiment that was on the kings || Or,sweet drawing a I word.
Jogbehah, and smote the hoft: for the holt was of Midian, and beside the chains that were about jewels. 'd Numb. secure.
their camels necks. 12 And when Zebah and Zalmunna fled, he 27 And Gideon i made an ephod thereof, and iCh.19.5. ePf.83.11. pursued after them, and e took the two kings of put it in his city, even k in Ophrah; and all Israel * Ch.6.24. + Heb.
Midian, Zebah and Zalmunna,and + discomfted went thither a whoring after it ; which thing bescrrified. all the host.
came a snare unto Gideon, and to his house.
children of Israel, so that they lifted up their heads
15 And he came unto the men of Succoth, 30 And Gideon had threescore and ten
going out of
his sbigh. of Zebah and Zalmunna now in thine hand, that 31 And his concubine that was in Shechem, we should give bread unto thy men that are she also bare him a son, whose name he t called + Hebo foro
Abimelech. 16 And he took the elders of the city, and 32 And Gideon the son of Joalh died in thorns of the wilderness, and briers, and with a good old age, and was buried in the fepul- 1209. them he + taught the men of Succoth.
chre of Joalh his father, ? in Ophrah of the 1 Ch.6.24 17 And he beat down the tower of f Penuel, Abi-ezrites. f 1 kings and flew the men of the city.
33 And it came to pass assoon as Gideon was i? Then said he unto Z.eb: h and Zalmun- cead, that the children of Iracltura ed again, and
for, an bundred and twenty thousand,
72.งde te know. 12.7.5.