The Midianites oppress Israel, 1-6. A prophet raised rebukes them, 7-10. An angel calls Gideon to Israel’s deliverance, 11-16; confirms him by a miracle, 17-21. He builds an altar; calls it Jehovah-shalom; and offereth there. By God’s command he breaks down the altar of Baal: his name Jerub-baal, 22-32. The Midianites gather together to fight; and Gideon prepares against them: God strengthens and confirms him by a miracle, 33-40.
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