Bible: Judg 7:24-8:1

Gideon Appeases the Ephraimites

7:24 Now Gideon sent messengers throughout the Ephraimite hill country who announced, “Go down and head off the Midianites. 1  Take control of the fords of the streams 2  all the way to Beth Barah and the Jordan River.” 3  When all the Ephraimites had assembled, 4  they took control of the fords 5  all the way to Beth Barah and the Jordan River. 7:25 They captured the two Midianite generals, Oreb and Zeeb. 6  They executed Oreb on the rock of Oreb and Zeeb 7  in the winepress of Zeeb. They chased the Midianites 8  and brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon, who was now on the other side of the Jordan River. 9 

8:1 The Ephraimites said to him, “Why have you done such a thing to us? You did not summon us 10  when you went to fight the Midianites!” They argued vehemently with him.

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