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Judges 6:1

    Judges 6:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the children of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of Jehovah: and Jehovah delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the children of Israel did evil in the eyes of the Lord; and the Lord gave them up into the hand of Midian for seven years.

    Webster's Revision

    And the children of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of Jehovah: and Jehovah delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.

    World English Bible

    The children of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh: and Yahweh delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the children of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 6:1

    Delivered them unto the hand of Midian - The Midianites were among the most ancient and inveterate of the enemies of Israel. They joined with the Moabites to seduce them to idolatry, and were nearly extirpated by them; Numbers 31:1-12. The Midianites dwelt on the eastern borders of the Dead Sea, and their capital was Arnon.

    Barnes' Notes on Judges 6:1

    Midian - See Genesis 25:2 note. They were remarkable not only for the vast number of their cattle Judges 6:5; Numbers 31:32-39, but also for their great wealth in gold and other metal ornaments, showing their connection with a gold country. (Compare Numbers 31:22, Numbers 31:50-54, with Judges 8:24 :26.) At this time they were allies of the Amalekites and of the Arabian tribes called collectively "the children of the East" Judges 6:3. They seem to have extended their settlements to the east of Jordan, and to have belonged to the larger section of Arabs called Ishmaelites Judges 8:24.

    Wesley's Notes on Judges 6:1

    6:1 Of Midian - For although the generality of the Midianites had been cut off by Moses about two hundred years ago, yet many of them doubtless fled into the neighbouring countries, whence afterwards they returned into their own land, and in that time might easily grow to be a very great number; especially, when God furthered their increase, that they might be a scourge for Israel when they transgressed. Let all that sin, expect to suffer: let all that turn to folly, expect to return to misery.