English Standard Version
When the people of Israel cried out to the LORD on account of the Midianites,
King James Bible
And it came to pass, when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD because of the Midianites,
American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when the children of Israel cried unto Jehovah because of Midian,
And he cried to the Lord desiring help against the Madianites.
English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD because of Midian,
Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when the children of Israel cried to the LORD because of the Midianites,
Judges 6:7 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
Renewed Apostasy of the Nation, and Its Punishment. - Judges 6:1. As the Israelites forsook Jehovah their God again, the Lord delivered them up for seven years into the hands of the Midianites. The Midianites, who were descendants of Abraham and Keturah (Genesis 25:2), and had penetrated into the grassy steppes on the eastern side of the country of the Moabites and Ammonites (see at Numbers 22:4), had shown hostility to Israel even in the time of Moses, and had been defeated in a war of retaliation on the part of the Israelites (Numbers 31). But they had afterwards recovered their strength, so that now, after an interval of 200 years, the Lord used them as a rod of chastisement for His rebellious people. In Judges 6:1, Judges 6:2, Judges 6:6, they alone are mentioned as oppressors of Israel; but in Judges 6:3, Judges 6:33, and Judges 7:12, the Amalekites and children of the east are mentioned in connection with them, from which we may see that the Midianites were the principal enemies, but had allied themselves with other predatory Bedouin tribes, to make war upon the Israelites and devastate their land. On the Amalekites, those leading enemies of the people of God who had sprung from Esau, see the notes on Genesis 36:12 and Exodus 17:8. "Children of the east" (see Job 1:3) is the general name for the tribes that lived in the desert on the east of Palestine, "like the name of Arabs in the time of Josephus (in Ant. v. 6, 1, he calls the children of the east mentioned here by the name of Arabs), or in later times the names of the Nabataeans and Kedarenes" (Bertheau). Hence we find in Judges 8:10, that all the enemies who oppressed the Israelites are called "children of the east."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Judges 6:8 that the LORD sent a prophet to the sons of Israel, and he said to them, "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'It was I who brought you up from Egypt and brought you out from the house of slavery.
And Israel was brought very low because of Midian. And the people of Israel cried out for help to the LORD.
the LORD sent a prophet to the people of Israel. And he said to them, "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: I led you up from Egypt and brought you out of the house of slavery.
Nevertheless, he looked upon their distress, when he heard their cry.
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