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Judges 8:21

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.

Judges 8:26

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.”

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