Judges 7
NMV
7
1Then Yeruba’al [let Ba’al defend], who [is] Gid’on [Hewer], and all the people that [were] with him, rose up early, and pitched beside the well of ‘Ein-Harod [spring of Herod (fear)]: so that the host of the Midyanim [Strife] were on the north side of them, by Giv’at-Moreh [Hill of Teacher], in the valley.
2And the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) said unto Gid’on [Hewer], The people that [are] with youi [are] too many for me to give the Midyanim [Strife] into their hands, lest Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God] vaunt themselves against me, saying, Mine own hand has saved me.
3Now therefore come (let us begin!), proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever [is] fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early from mount Gil’ad [Rocky Region]. And there returned of the people twenty and two thousand; and there remained ten thousand.
4And the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) said unto Gid’on [Hewer], The people [are] yet [too] many; bring them down unto the water, and I will try them for youi there: and it shall be, [that] of whom I say unto youi, This shall go with youi, the same shall go with youi; and of whomsoever I say unto youi, This shall not go with youi, the same shall not go.
5So he brought down the people unto the water: and the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) said unto Gid’on [Hewer], Every one that laps of the water with his tongue, as a dog laps, him shall youi set by himself; likewise everyone that bows down upon his knees to drink.
6And the number of them that lapped, [putting] their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water.
7And the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) said unto Gid’on [Hewer], By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midyanim [Strife] into youi hand: and let all the [other] people go every man unto his place.
8So the people took victuals (food for humans) in their hand, and their trumpets: and he sent all [the rest of] Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God] every man unto his tent, and retained those three hundred men: and the host of Midyan [Strife] was beneath him in the valley.
9And it came to pass the same night, that the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) said unto him, Arise, get youi down unto the host; for I have delivered it into youi hand.
10But if youi fear to go down, go youi with Purah [Bough] youi servant down to the host:
11And youi shall hear what they say; and afterward shall youi hands be strengthened to go down unto the host. Then went he down with Purah [Bough] his servant unto the outside of the armed men that [were] in the host.
12And the Midyanim [Strife] and the ‘Amalekim [Dwellers in a Valley] and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude; and their camels [were] without number, as the sand by the sea side for multitude.
13And when Gid’on [Hewer] was come, behold, [there was] a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midyan [Strife], and came unto a tent, and struck it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along.
14And his fellow answered and said, This [is] nothing else save the sword of Gid’on [Hewer] the son of Yo’ash [Given by the Lord], a man of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God]: [for] into his hand has God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] delivered Midyan [Strife], and all the host.
15And it was [so], when Gid’on [Hewer] heard the telling of the dream, and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped, and returned into the host of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God], and said, Arise; for the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) has delivered into your hand the host of Midyan [Strife].
16And he divided the three hundred men [into] three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man’s hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers.
17And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise: and, behold, when I come to the outside of the camp, it shall be [that], as I do, so shall you2f do.
18When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that [are] with me, then blow you2f the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, [The sword] of the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate), and of Gid’on [Hewer].
19So Gid’on [Hewer], and the hundred men that [were] with him, came unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch; and they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the trumpets, and broke the pitchers that [were] in their hands.
20And the three companies blew the trumpets, and broke the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow [withal]: and they cried, The sword of the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate), and of Gid’on [Hewer].
21And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the host ran, and cried, and fled.
22And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) set every man’s sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Beit-Sheetah [House of the Acacia Tree] in Tz’rerah [Oppression], [and] to the border of Avel-M’cholah [Meadow of Dancing], unto Tabat [Celebrated].
23And the men of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God] gathered themselves together out of Naftali [My Wrestling], and out of Asher [Happy], and out of all M’nasheh [Causing to Forget], and pursued after the Midyanim [Strife].
24And Gid’on [Hewer] sent messengers throughout all mount Efrayim [Doubly Fruitful], saying, Come down against the Midyanim [Strife], and take before them the waters unto Beit-Barah [House of (the) Ford] and Yarden [Descender]. Then all the men of Efrayim [Doubly Fruitful] gathered themselves together, and took the waters unto Beit-Barah [House of (the) Ford] and Yarden [Descender].
25And they took two princes of the Midyanim [Strife], ‘Orev [Raven] and Ze’ev [Wolf]; and they killed ‘Orev [Raven] upon the rock ‘Orev [Raven], and Ze’ev [Wolf] they killed at the winepress of Ze’ev [Wolf], and pursued Midyan [Strife], and brought the heads of ‘Orev [Raven] and Ze’ev [Wolf] to Gid’on [Hewer] on the other side Yarden [Descender].

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