Gideon

Gideon

 
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  • Then the angel of the LORD came and sat beneath the oak tree at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash of the clan of Abiezer. Gideon son of Joash had been threshing wheat at the bottom of a winepress to hide the grain from the Midianites. - Judges 6:11


  • "Sir," Gideon replied, "if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? And where are all the miracles our ancestors told us about? Didn't they say, `The LORD brought us up out of Egypt'? But now the LORD has abandoned us and handed us over to the Midianites." - Judges 6:13


  • "But Lord," Gideon replied, "how can I rescue Israel? My clan is the weakest in the whole tribe of Manasseh, and I am the least in my entire family!" - Judges 6:15


  • Gideon replied, "If you are truly going to help me, show me a sign to prove that it is really the LORD speaking to me. - Judges 6:17


  • Gideon hurried home. He cooked a young goat, and with half a bushel* of flour he baked some bread without yeast. Then, carrying the meat in a basket and the broth in a pot, he brought them out and presented them to the angel, who was under the oak tree.1 - Judges 6:19


  • The angel of God said to him, "Place the meat and the unleavened bread on this rock, and pour the broth over it." And Gideon did as he was told. - Judges 6:20


  • When Gideon realized that it was the angel of the LORD, he cried out, "Sovereign LORD, I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face!" - Judges 6:22


  • And Gideon built an altar to the LORD there and named it "The LORD Is Peace."* The altar remains in Ophrah in the land of the clan of Abiezer to this day.2 - Judges 6:24


  • That night the LORD said to Gideon, "Take the second best bull from your father's herd, the one that is seven years old. Pull down your father's altar to Baal, and cut down the Asherah pole standing beside it. - Judges 6:25


  • So Gideon took ten of his servants and did as the LORD had commanded. But he did it at night because he was afraid of the other members of his father's household and the people of the town. He knew what would happen if they found out who had done it. - Judges 6:27


  • The people said to each other, "Who did this?" And after asking around and making a careful search, they learned that it was Gideon, the son of Joash. - Judges 6:29


  • From then on Gideon was called Jerubbaal, which means "Let Baal defend himself," because he knocked down Baal's altar. - Judges 6:32


  • Then the Spirit of the LORD took possession of Gideon. He blew a ram's horn as a call to arms, and the men of the clan of Abiezer came to him. - Judges 6:34


  • Then Gideon said to God, "If you are truly going to use me to rescue Israel as you promised, - Judges 6:36


  • And it happened just that way. When Gideon got up the next morning, he squeezed the fleece and wrung out a whole bowlful of water. - Judges 6:38
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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