Dreams in the Bible. Gideon Defeats the Midianites

Early in the morning, Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) and all his men camped at the spring of Harod. The camp of Midian was north of them in the valley near the hill of Moreh.  The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, ‘My own strength has saved me.’
Now announce to the army, ‘Anyone who trembles with fear may turn back and leave Mount Gilead.’” So twenty-two thousand men left, while ten thousand remained. Continue reading “Dreams in the Bible”.

But the Lord said to Gideon, “There are still too many men. Take them down to the water, and I will thin them out for you there. If I say, ‘This one shall go with you,’ he shall go; but if I say, ‘This one shall not go with you,’ he shall not go.”

So Gideon took the men down to the water. There the Lord told him, “Separate those who lap the water with their tongues as a dog laps from those who kneel down to drink.” Three hundred of them drank from cupped hands, lapping like dogs. All the rest got down on their knees to drink.

The Lord said to Gideon, “With the three hundred men that lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hands. Let all the others go home.” So Gideon sent the rest of the Israelites home but kept the three hundred, who took over the provisions and trumpets of the others.

Now the camp of Midian lay below him in the valley. During that night the Lord said to Gideon, “Get up, go down against the camp, because I am going to give it into your hands. If you are afraid to attack, go down to the camp with your servant Purah and listen to what they are saying. Afterward, you will be encouraged to attack the camp.” So he and Purah his servant went down to the outposts of the camp. The Midianites, the Amalekites and all the other eastern peoples had settled in the valley, thick as locusts. Their camels could no more be counted than the sand on the seashore.

Gideon arrived just as a man was telling a friend his dream. “I had a dream,” he was saying. “A round loaf of barley bread came tumbling into the Midianite camp. It struck the tent with such force that the tent overturned and collapsed.”

His friend responded, “This can be nothing other than the sword of Gideon son of Joash, the Israelite. God has given the Midianites and the whole camp into his hands.”

When Gideon heard the dream and its interpretation, he bowed down and worshiped. He returned to the camp of Israel and called out, “Get up! The Lord has given the Midianite camp into your hands.” Dividing the three hundred men into three companies, he placed trumpets and empty jars in the hands of all of them, with torches inside.

images

“Watch me,” he told them. “Follow my lead. When I get to the edge of the camp, do exactly as I do. 18 When I and all who are with me blow our trumpets, then from all around the camp blow yours and shout, ‘For the Lord and for Gideon.’”

Gideon and the hundred men with him reached the edge of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, just after they had changed the guard. They blew their trumpets and broke the jars that were in their hands. The three companies blew the trumpets and smashed the jars. Grasping the torches in their left hands and holding in their right hands the trumpets they were to blow, they shouted, “A sword for the Lord and for Gideon!” While each man held his position around the camp, all the Midianites ran, crying out as they fled.

When the three hundred trumpets sounded, the Lord caused the men throughout the camp to turn on each other with their swords. The army fled to Beth Shittah toward Zererah as far as the border of Abel Meholah near Tabbath. Israelites from Naphtali, Asher and all Manasseh were called out, and they pursued the Midianites. Gideon sent messengers throughout the hill country of Ephraim, saying, “Come down against the Midianites and seize the waters of the Jordan ahead of them as far as Beth Barah.”

So all the men of Ephraim were called out and they seized the waters of the Jordan as far as Beth Barah. They also captured two of the Midianite leaders, Oreb and Zeeb. They killed Oreb at the rock of Oreb, and Zeeb at the winepress of Zeeb. They pursued the Midianites and brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon, who was by the Jordan.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Judges+7

2696 comments

  1. I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one these days..

  2. Magnificent goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you’re just too great. I actually like what you have acquired here, really like what you are stating and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still care for to keep it smart. I can’t wait to read far more from you. This is really a wonderful web site.

  3. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I do not know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!

  4. Hello there, I found your blog by way of Google while looking for a related matter,
    your web site got here up, it looks great. I’ve bookmarked
    it in my google bookmarks.
    Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google,
    and found that it’s truly informative. I am gonna be careful for brussels.

    I’ll appreciate in case you proceed this in future.

    Numerous other folks can be benefited out of your writing.
    Cheers!

  5. Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and aid others like you aided me.

  6. My brother recommended I may like this website. He used to be totally right. This post actually made my day. You can not imagine just how a lot time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

  7. Thanks for your publication. I also believe that laptop computers are getting to be more and more popular these days, and now tend to be the only kind of computer found in a household. Simply because at the same time potentially they are becoming more and more inexpensive, their computing power keeps growing to the point where they may be as potent as pc’s out of just a few years ago.

  8. *There are some interesting points in time in this article but I don?t know if I see all of them center to heart. There is some validity but I will take hold opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want more! Added to FeedBurner as well

  9. r0d3nt is a bipolar rapist psychopath DOB 6/3/1975 has raped 2 girls at HOPE hacker conventions. andrew david strutt wife Sichan Li is in the United States illegally. andrew strutt has an undiagnosed psychiatric disorder from a head injury. andrew david strutt has taken money from Lebanse Intelligence Officer and recently arrested hacker and owner of Krypton Security Khalil Sehnaoui. andy strutt accepted a hotel suite in Las Vegas in 2015, 2016, and 2017 in excess of $2,000 a night from Khalil Sehnaoui. andrew david strutt wife is a former reporter and Chinese Communist Party reporter. andy strutt wife has access to his secret material. sprint phone 321-917-5986 google voice 702-514-0650 works at leidos

  10. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You obviously know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your weblog when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?

  11. Heya! I realize this is kind of off-topic however I had to ask.
    Does managing a well-established website like yours take a
    massive amount work? I am completely new to operating a blog however I do write
    in my diary daily. I’d like to start a blog so I can share my personal
    experience and views online. Please let me know if you have any ideas or tips for brand new aspiring blog owners.
    Thankyou!

  12. Its such as you read my thoughts! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the e book in it or something. I believe that you can do with some p.c. to power the message house a little bit, however instead of that, this is excellent blog. A great read. I’ll definitely be back.

  13. Aw, this was a really nice post. In idea I wish to put in writing like this moreover – taking time and precise effort to make an excellent article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and by no means appear to get something done.

  14. I have been exploring for a bit for any high quality articles or blog posts in this kind of house . Exploring in Yahoo I ultimately stumbled upon this website. Reading this info So i am satisfied to show that I’ve an incredibly just right uncanny feeling I found out just what I needed. I most without a doubt will make sure to do not omit this web site and give it a glance regularly.

  15. This is very interesting, You are a very skilled blogger. I have joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your wonderful post. Also, I have shared your site in my social networks!

  16. I have not checked in here for a while as I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are good quality so I guess I’ll add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

  17. Do you have a spam problem on this blog; I also am a blogger, and I was wondering your situation; we have created some nice methods and we are looking to exchange methods with other folks, why not shoot me an e-mail if interested.

  18. I like what you guys are up also. Such intelligent work and reporting! Carry on the excellent works guys I¡¦ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it’ll improve the value of my website 🙂

  19. I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays..

  20. I precisely desired to thank you very much yet again. I’m not certain the things that I would’ve implemented in the absence of the actual suggestions shared by you about such concern. It was an absolute scary case for me, nevertheless coming across the specialized style you handled the issue made me to cry over delight. Extremely happier for this advice and thus hope you recognize what a great job you are always getting into teaching most people with the aid of your web blog. I know that you’ve never got to know all of us.

  21. Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read anything like this before. So good to seek out any individual with some authentic ideas on this subject. realy thank you for starting this up. this web site is one thing that’s wanted on the web, somebody with a little originality. helpful job for bringing something new to the web!

  22. I found your blog website on google and test a number of of your early posts. Proceed to maintain up the excellent operate. I just extra up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. In search of ahead to studying extra from you in a while!…

  23. Wonderful blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Thank you

  24. There are some interesting points in time in this article however I don’t know if I see all of them heart to heart. There’s some validity but I will take maintain opinion till I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we would like more! Added to FeedBurner as nicely

  25. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about
    this, like you wrote the book in it or something.
    I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home
    a bit, but instead of that, this is great blog. A great read.
    I’ll certainly be back.

  26. hello!,I like your writing very a lot! share we be in contact extra approximately your post on AOL? I require a specialist on this space to solve my problem. May be that is you! Taking a look forward to see you.

  27. Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it is really informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I’ll be grateful if you continue this in future. Many people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  28. We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your site offered us with valuable information to work on. You’ve done an impressive job and our entire community will be thankful to you.

Leave a Reply to Smithd544 Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

About us

Ever had a Dream and really wanted to know what your dreams mean. Tell us and we can provide you with a comprehensive Dream Interpretation.

Email Address: