Judges 6
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1And the children of Israel did evil before LORD JEHOVAH and LORD JEHOVAH delivered them into the hand of the Midianites seven years 2And the hand of the Midianites was hard on Israel and they fled from before the Midianites and the sons of Israel made houses for themselves in the mountains and caves and sheepfolds 3And whenever Israel was sowing, the Midianites and the Amalekites and the sons of Raqem were going up 4And they were camping against them, and they were destroying all the land unto the entrance of Aza, and they were not leaving oxen and lambs and male donkeys alive for Israel 5Because they and their cattle and their tents were coming like many locusts, and there was no number to them and to their camels, and they entered the land for its destruction 6And Israel was greatly shaken before the Midianites

7And the children of Israel cried out to LORD JEHOVAH because of the matter of Midian 8And LORD JEHOVAH sent a man, a Prophet to the children of Israel, and he said to them: “Thus says LORD JEHOVAH God of Israel, “I brought you up from the land of Egypt and I brought you out from the house of bondage 9And I saved you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the hand of all your oppressors, and I destroyed them from before you, and I have given you their land 10And I said to you: ‘I AM LORD JEHOVAH your God. You shall not worship the gods of the Amorites in their land where you dwell,’ and you have not listened to my voice’”

11And The Angel of LORD JEHOVAH came and dwelt under the Oak that is in Uphra, the town of Yoash, the father of Ezri, and Gedun his son was threshing wheat in a wine press, that he would escape from before the Midianites 12And The Angel of LORD JEHOVAH appeared to him and said to him: “LORD JEHOVAH is with you, mighty man of power!” 13And Gedun said to him: I beg of you, my Lord, if LORD JEHOVAH is with us, why have all these things happened to us, and where are all his wonders that our fathers related to us and said to us that LORD JEHOVAH brought us out from Egypt? And now LORD JEHOVAH has forsaken us, and he has delivered us into the hand of the Midianites” 14And LORD JEHOVAH turned to him, and he said to him: “Go in this your power, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Behold, I have sent you” 15And he said to him: “I beg of you, my Lord, by what shall I save Israel? Behold, my family is least in Menasheh, and I am the least of the house my father” 16And LORD JEHOVAH said to him: “I shall be with you, and you shall destroy the Midianites as one man”

17And he said to him, “If I have found mercy in your eyes perform for me a sign and I shall know that you are speaking with me 18Do not depart from here until I come to you and I shall bring out my meal and I shall set it before you.” And he said, “I shall sit until you come”

19And Gedun went in, he prepared a kid of the goats and a basket of unleavened meal and the meat he set in a basket and the strained broth he put in a pot, and brought out to him under the oak, and he came to him 20And The Angel of LORD JEHOVAH said to him, “Take the meat and unleavened bread and place it on the rock, and pour out the strainings upon it”, and he did so 21And The Angel of LORD JEHOVAH reached out the head of the staff that was in his hand, and it touched the meat and the unleavened bread, and fire came up from the rock and it consumed the meat and the unleavened bread, and The Angel of LORD JEHOVAH was taken away from his presence 22And Gedun saw that he was the Angel of LORD JEHOVAH, and Gedun said: “Oh, LORD JEHOVAH God, for I have seen The Angel of LORD JEHOVAH face to face!” 23And LORD JEHOVAH said to him: “Peace to you. You shall not be afraid. You are not dying.”

24And Gedun built there an altar to LORD JEHOVAH, and he called it Maryah Shlama “LORD JEHOVAH Peace” until today, and still the city of the father of Ezri is in Uphra

25And it was on that day LORD JEHOVAH also said to him, “Take a bull of your father and another bull of seven years, and pull down the altar of Baal the idol of your father, and cut down the shelter that stands by it 26And build an altar to LORD JEHOVAH your God on the top of this base in order, and take another bull and offer it up upon it as a burnt offering, and the wood among the wood of the shelter that you cut down 27And Gedun took ten men of his Servants and he did according to what LORD JEHOVAH said to him, and because he was afraid of the household of his father and of the men of the city to work by day, he worked in the night

28And the men of the city arose at dawn and they saw that the altar of Baal was torn town and the shelter that was by it was cut down, and another bull was offered up on the other altar that was built 29And they were saying, each man to his neighbor: “Who did this work?” And they asked and they investigated and they were saying: “Gedun son of Yoash did this work!” 30And the men of the city said to Yoash: “Bring out your son! He shall die because he pulled down the altar of Baal and he has cut down the shelter about it!” 31And Yoash said to all who had risen up against him: “Do you judge against the presence of Baala, or are you saving him? He who judges against his presence this morning should die! If he is God, he will judge for his own sake against him who tore down the altar!” 32And he called him in that day, NeduBaal, and he said: “Baala shall judge him who tore down his altar!”

33And all the Midianites and the Amalekites and the sons of Raqem were gathered as one and they crossed over and they camped in the valley of Yizrael 34And The Spirit of LORD JEHOVAH clothed himself with Gedun, and he sounded out on the trumpet and he called Yizrael after him 35And he sent his Messengers into all Manasheh and they called out also after him, and he sent also his Messengers to Ashir and to Zabalaun and to Naphtali, and they came up to meet them

36And Gedun said to LORD JEHOVAH: “If it is that you will save Israel by my hands, just as you said 37Behold I lay down a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there will be dew on the fleece alone and all upon the ground is dry, I will know that you save Israel by my hands, just as you said” 38And it was so, and he arose early after daytime, and he squeezed the fleece and wrung out dew from the fleece, and he filled a water basin 39And Gedun said to God: “Do not let your wrath be hot against me, and I shall speak this time only. I shall test again this time with a fleece. It shall be dry on the fleece alone and upon all the ground there shall be dew” 40And on that night God did in this way, and it was dry on the fleece alone, and upon all the ground was dew

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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