Bible: Judges 7:9-15

Gideon Reassured of Victory

7:9 That night the Lord said to Gideon, 1  “Get up! Attack 2  the camp, for I am handing it over to you. 3  7:10 But if you are afraid to attack, go down to the camp with Purah your servant 7:11 and listen to what they are saying. Then you will be brave 4  and attack the camp.” So he went down with Purah his servant to where the sentries were guarding the camp. 5  7:12 Now the Midianites, Amalekites, and the people from the east covered the valley like a swarm of locusts. 6  Their camels could not be counted; they were as innumerable as the sand on the seashore. 7:13 When Gideon arrived, he heard a man telling another man about a dream he had. 7  The man 8  said, “Look! I had a dream. I saw 9  a stale cake of barley bread rolling into the Midianite camp. It hit a tent so hard it knocked it over and turned it upside down. The tent just collapsed.” 10  7:14 The other man said, 11 Without a doubt this symbolizes 12  the sword of Gideon son of Joash, the Israelite. God is handing Midian and all the army over to him.”

Gideon Routs the Enemy

7:15 When Gideon heard the report of the dream and its interpretation, he praised God. 13  Then he went back to the Israelite camp and said, “Get up, for the Lord is handing the Midianite army over to you!

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