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Judges 6-7

Long after the battle of Jericho, the Israelites forgot to obey God again. They hid out in the hills, fearing a people called. Midianites.

One day, a man named Gideon heard an angel say, "God is with you, mighty warrior!"

"God is with me?" asked Gideon in surprise. "Then why are we having such troubles?"

"You shall save Israel," said the angel. "For God has chosen you to lead your people."

"Me?" cried Gideon. "But who will listen to me? I am no one! I am the least of the least."

"God will go with you," said the angel.


Thousands of men came to help Gideon. But God said, "That's too many. Send hack any who are afraid." So Gideon let 22,000 men leave. Now 10,000 remained.

"You still have too many," said God, and He showed Gideon whom to send home. Now only 300 men remained! God told Gideon's army to surround the Midianite camp. When Gideon gave the signal, they smashed jars, waved torches, yelled loudly, and blew their trumpets. The startled Midianites grabbed their swords and fought against themselves. Then they ran! God used Gideon's tiny army to win the battle!



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