And Jerubbaal—he◦ is Gideon—and all the people who were with◦ him got··up··early and encamped by◦ the fount of Harod, and the camp of Midian was on the north of it from the hill of Moreh in the valley.
And now, I pray◦ thee, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whoever is fearful and frightened, let him turn··back and turn about from Mount Gilead; and twenty and two thousand of the people turned··back; and ten thousand were··left.
And Jehovah said to▵ Gideon, The people are yet too many; bring· them ·down to▵ the waters, and I will examine them for thee there; and it shall be that of whom I say to▵ thee, This one shall go with thee, he◦ shall go with thee; and all of whom I shall say to▵ thee, This one shall not go with▵ thee, he◦ shall not go.
And he brought· the people ·down to▵ the water, and Jehovah said to▵ Gideon, Everyone who laps··up from the water with his tongue as◦ the dog laps, him thou shalt place◦ by··himself, and everyone who stoops··down on his knees to drink.
And the people took victuals in their hand and their shophars*; and he sent· every man◦ of Israel ·away, a man◦ to his tent; but he held··firmly the three hundred men◦; and the camp of Midian was beneath him in the valley.
and thou shalt hear what they speak, and afterwards shall thy hands be made··firm, and thou shalt go··down into the camp. And he and Purah, his lad, went··down to▵ the edge of those girded··to··the··fifth* who were in the camp.
And Gideon came, and, behold, a man◦ recounted◦ a dream to his companion and said, Behold I dreamed a dream, and, behold, a roasted barley bread turned··over and over into the camp of Midian and came unto◦ a tent and smote it and it fell, and it overturned it upward, and the tent fell.
And it was, as Gideon heard the recounting◦ of the dream and its interpretation* of it, that he bowed··down and returned to▵ the camp of Israel and said, Arise, for Jehovah has given into your hand the camp of Midian.
And Gideon came, and a hundred men◦ who were with him, to the edge of the camp at the beginning◦ of the middle watch▵. Surely raising they had just raised the guards. And they sounded the shophars and shattered the pitchers that were in their hands.
And the three companies◦ blew the shophars and broke the pitchers and held· their torches ·firmly with their left hand and the shophars with their right hand to sound, and they called out, The sword for Jehovah and for Gideon!
And the three hundred sounded the shophars, and Jehovah set the sword of each··man◦ against◦ his companion, and against◦ all the camp, and the camp fled even··to Beth-shittah, toward Zererath, even··to the border* of Abel-meholah by Tabbath.
And Gideon sent messengers into all Mount Ephraim, saying, Come··down to meet Midian, and capture before them the waters, even··to Beth-barah and the Jordan. And every man◦ of Ephraim was summoned, and they captured the waters even··to Beth-barah and the Jordan.
And they captured two princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb; and they killed Oreb on◦ the rock of Oreb, and they killed Zeeb in the winepress of Zeeb, and pursued Midian; and they brought the heads of Oreb and of Zeeb to▵ Gideon from across the Jordan.