6:6 Israel was so severely weakened by Midian that the Israelites cried out to the Lord for help.
6:7 When the Israelites cried out to the Lord for help because of Midian, 6:8 he 1 sent a prophet 2 to the Israelites. He said to them, “This is what the Lord God of Israel says: ‘I brought you up from Egypt 3 and took you out of that place of slavery. 4
1 tn Heb “the
2 tn Heb “a man, a prophet.” Hebrew idiom sometimes puts a generic term before a more specific designation.
3 tc Some ancient witnesses read “from the land of Egypt.” מֵאֶרֶץ (me’erets, “from the land [of]”) could have been accidentally omitted by homoioarcton (note the following מִמִּצְרַיִם [mimmitsrayim, “from Egypt”]).
4 tn Heb “of the house of slavery.”