But King Joram had returned to Jezreel to recover from the wounds he received from the Syrians
But the Lord said to me:
Indeed, this is what the Lord says to me: “The Lord will be like a growling lion, like a young lion growling over its prey.
Among the dead they have made a bed for her, along with all her hordes around her grave.
They will stumble over each other as those who flee before a sword, though
Why has the Lord brought us into this land only to be killed by the sword, that our wives and our children should become plunder? Wouldn’t it be better for us to return to Egypt?”
For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and you will fall by the sword. Because you have turned away from the Lord, the Lord will not be with you.”
But the Israelites
who will go out before them, and who will come in before them,
They killed the kings of Midian in addition to those slain – Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba – five Midianite kings.
“You and Eleazar the priest, and all the family leaders of the community, take the sum
The half-portion of those who went to war numbered 337,500 sheep;
The seventh time around, the priests blew the rams’ horns and Joshua told the army,
Whenever they went out to fight,
These were the nations the Lord permitted to remain so he could use them to test Israel – he wanted to test all those who had not experienced battle against the Canaanites.
I will bring Sisera, the general of Jabin’s army, to you at the Kishon River, along with his chariots and huge army.
Gilead stayed put
Kings came, they fought; the kings of Canaan fought, at Taanach by the waters of Megiddo,
That very day Gideon’s father named him Jerub-Baal,
He sent messengers throughout Manasseh and summoned them to follow him as well.