8:21 Zebah and Zalmunna said to Gideon, 1 “Come on, 2 you strike us, for a man is judged by his strength.” 3 So Gideon killed 4 Zebah and Zalmunna, and he took the crescent-shaped ornaments which were on the necks of their camels.
8:26 The total weight of the gold earrings he requested came to seventeen hundred gold shekels. 5 This was in addition to the crescent-shaped ornaments, jewelry, 6 purple clothing worn by the Midianite kings, and the necklaces on the camels. 7
1 tn The words “to Gideon” are supplied in the translation for clarification.
2 tn Or “Arise.”
3 tn Heb “for as the man is his strength.”
4 tn Heb “arose and killed.”
5 sn Seventeen hundred gold shekels would be about 42.7 pounds (19.4 kilograms) of gold.
6 tn Or “pendants.”
7 tn Heb “the ornaments which were on the necks of their camels.”