Judges 6:1
New International Version
The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD, and for seven years he gave them into the hands of the Midianites.

New Living Translation
The Israelites did evil in the LORD’s sight. So the LORD handed them over to the Midianites for seven years.

English Standard Version
The people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and the LORD gave them into the hand of Midian seven years.

Berean Study Bible
Again the Israelites did evil in the sight of the LORD; so He delivered them into the hand of Midian for seven years,

King James Bible
And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.

New King James Version
Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD. So the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian for seven years,

New American Standard Bible
Then the sons of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD handed them over to Midian for seven years.

NASB 1995
Then the sons of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD gave them into the hands of Midian seven years.

NASB 1977
Then the sons of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD gave them into the hands of Midian seven years.

Amplified Bible
Then the Israelites did evil in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD gave them into the hand of Midian for seven years.

Christian Standard Bible
The Israelites did what was evil in the sight of the LORD. So the LORD handed them over to Midian seven years,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Israelites did what was evil in the sight of the LORD. So the LORD handed them over to Midian seven years,

American Standard Version
And the children of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of Jehovah: and Jehovah delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the children of Israel did evil before LORD JEHOVAH and LORD JEHOVAH delivered them into the hand of the Midianites seven years

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord gave them into the hand of Madiam seven years.

Contemporary English Version
Then once again the Israelites started disobeying the LORD, so he let the nation of Midian control Israel for seven years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord: and he delivered them into the hand of Madian seven years.

Good News Translation
Once again the people of Israel sinned against the LORD, so he let the people of Midian rule them for seven years.

International Standard Version
Later on, the Israelis practiced what the LORD considered to be evil, so the LORD handed them over to the domination of Midian for seven years.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the children of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.

Literal Standard Version
And the sons of Israel do evil in the eyes of YHWH, and YHWH gives them into the hand of Midian [for] seven years,

New American Bible
The Israelites did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, who therefore delivered them into the power of Midian for seven years,

NET Bible
The Israelites did evil in the LORD's sight, so the LORD turned them over to Midian for seven years.

New Revised Standard Version
The Israelites did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and the LORD gave them into the hand of Midian seven years.

New Heart English Bible
And the children of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.

World English Bible
The children of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh: and Yahweh delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.

Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of Israel do the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, and Jehovah giveth them into the hand of Midian seven years,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Midian Oppresses Israel
1Again the Israelites did evil in the sight of the LORD; so He delivered them into the hand of Midian for seven years, 2and the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel. Because of the Midianites, the Israelites prepared shelters for themselves in the mountains, caves, and strongholds.…

Cross References
Hebrews 11:32
And what more shall I say? Time will not allow me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets,

Genesis 37:28
So when the Midianite traders passed by, his brothers pulled Joseph out of the pit and sold him for twenty shekels of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt.

Numbers 22:4
So the Moabites said to the elders of Midian, "This horde will devour everything around us, as an ox licks up the grass of the field." Since Balak son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time,

Numbers 25:15
And the name of the slain Midianite woman was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur, a tribal chief of a Midianite family.

Numbers 31:1
And the LORD said to Moses,

Judges 2:11
And the Israelites did evil in the sight of the LORD and served the Baals.

Judges 6:13
"Please, my Lord," Gideon replied, "if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? And where are all His wonders of which our fathers told us, saying, 'Has not the LORD brought us up out of Egypt?' But now the LORD has forsaken us and delivered us into the hand of Midian."


Treasury of Scripture

And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.

did evil

Judges 2:13,14,19,20
And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth…

Leviticus 26:14
But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;

Deuteronomy 28:15
But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:

delivered.

Genesis 25:2
And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

Numbers 25:17,18
Vex the Midianites, and smite them: …

Habakkuk 3:7
I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.











(1) Did evil.--Judges 2:11; Judges 3:12; Judges 4:1.

Midian.--Midian was the son of Adraham and Keturah (Genesis 25:2), and from him descended the numerous and wealthy nomadic tribes which occupied the plains east of Moab (Numbers 31:32-39). The name belongs, properly, to the tribes on the south-east of the Gulf of Akabah (1Kings 11:18). Moses himself had lived for forty years among them (Exodus 3:1; Exodus 18:1); but the Israelites had been bidden to maintain deadly hostility against the nation because of the shameful worship of Baal-peor, to which, under the instigation of Balaam, the Midianites had tempted them (Numbers 25:1-18). . . .

Verse 1. - Midian. In Numbers 22:7 we read of the Midianites as allied with the Moabites in their hostility to the children of Israel, and we find them willing agents of Balaam s iniquitous counsels (Numbers 25:6, 17, 18; Numbers 31:7, 8), and suffering a terrible chastisement from the Israelites in consequence. An abiding national feud was the natural consequence; and this, added to their love of plunder, no doubt led to the present invasion in company with the Amalekites (Judges 3:13, note). Observe the contrast between the victory described in Numbers 31. and the defeat narrated in this chapter.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Again the Israelites
בְנֵי־ (ḇə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

did
וַיַּעֲשׂ֧וּ (way·ya·‘ă·śū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

evil
הָרַ֖ע (hā·ra‘)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

in the sight
בְּעֵינֵ֣י (bə·‘ê·nê)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

of the LORD;
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

so He
יְהוָ֛ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

handed them over to
וַיִּתְּנֵ֧ם (way·yit·tə·nêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

Midian
מִדְיָ֖ן (miḏ·yān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4080: Midian -- a son of Abraham and Keturah, also his descendants and the region where they settled

for seven
שֶׁ֥בַע (še·ḇa‘)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

years,
שָׁנִֽים׃ (šā·nîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 8141: A year


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