Judges 8:28
New International Version
Thus Midian was subdued before the Israelites and did not raise its head again. During Gideon's lifetime, the land had peace forty years.

New Living Translation
That is the story of how the people of Israel defeated Midian, which never recovered. Throughout the rest of Gideon's lifetime--about forty years--there was peace in the land.

English Standard Version
So Midian was subdued before the people of Israel, and they raised their heads no more. And the land had rest forty years in the days of Gideon.

Berean Study Bible
In this way Midian was subdued before the Israelites and did not raise its head again. So the land had rest for forty years in the days of Gideon,

New American Standard Bible
So Midian was subdued before the sons of Israel, and they did not lift up their heads anymore. And the land was undisturbed for forty years in the days of Gideon.

King James Bible
Thus was Midian subdued before the children of Israel, so that they lifted up their heads no more. And the country was in quietness forty years in the days of Gideon.

Christian Standard Bible
So Midian was subdued before the Israelites, and they were no longer a threat. The land had peace for forty years during the days of Gideon.

Good News Translation
So Midian was defeated by the Israelites and was no longer a threat. The land was at peace for forty years, until Gideon died.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Midian was subdued before the Israelites, and they were no longer a threat. The land was peaceful 40 years during the days of Gideon.

International Standard Version
Midian remained subjugated to the Israelis, and they didn't so much as raise their heads anymore, so the land was peaceful for 40 years during the lifetime of Gideon.

NET Bible
The Israelites humiliated Midian; the Midianites' fighting spirit was broken. The land had rest for forty years during Gideon's time.

New Heart English Bible
So Midian was subdued before the children of Israel, and did not become a threat again. The land had rest forty years in the days of Gideon.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The power of Midian was crushed by the people of Israel, and Midian never again became a threat. So the land had peace for 40 years during Gideon's life.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So Midian was subdued before the children of Israel, and they lifted up their heads no more. And the land had rest forty years in the days of Gideon.

New American Standard 1977
So Midian was subdued before the sons of Israel, and they did not lift up their heads anymore. And the land was undisturbed for forty years in the days of Gideon.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus Midian was broken before the sons of Israel so that they lifted up their heads no more. And the land rested forty years in the days of Gideon.

King James 2000 Bible
Thus was Midian subdued before the children of Israel, so that they lifted up their heads no more. And the country was in quietness forty years in the days of Gideon.

American King James Version
Thus was Midian subdued before the children of Israel, so that they lifted up their heads no more. And the country was in quietness forty years in the days of Gideon.

American Standard Version
So Midian was subdued before the children of Israel, and they lifted up their heads no more. And the land had rest forty years in the days of Gideon.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Madiam, was straitened before the children of Israel, and they did not lift up their head any more; and the land had rest forty years in the days of Gedeon.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Madian was humbled before the children of Israel, neither could they any more lift up their beads: but the land rested for forty years, while Gedeon presided.

Darby Bible Translation
And Midian was subdued before the children of Israel, and they lifted up their heads no more. And the land had rest forty years in the days of Gideon.

English Revised Version
So Midian was subdued before the children of Israel, and they lifted up their heads no more. And the land had rest forty years in the days of Gideon.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus was Midian subdued before the children of Israel, so that they raised their heads no more. And the country was in quietness forty years in the days of Gideon.

World English Bible
So Midian was subdued before the children of Israel, and they lifted up their heads no more. The land had rest forty years in the days of Gideon.

Young's Literal Translation
And Midian is humbled before the sons of Israel, and have not added to lift up their head; and the land resteth forty years in the days of Gideon.
Study Bible
Forty Years of Peace
28In this way Midian was subdued before the Israelites and did not raise its head again. So the land had rest for forty years in the days of Gideon, 29and he—Jerubbaal son of Joash—returned home and settled down.…
Cross References
Judges 8:27
From all this Gideon made an ephod, which he placed in Ophrah, his hometown. But soon all Israel prostituted themselves by worshiping it there, and it became a snare to Gideon and his household.

Judges 8:29
and he--Jerubbaal son of Joash--returned home and settled down.

Psalm 83:2
See how Your enemies rage, how your foes have reared their heads.

Treasury of Scripture

Thus was Midian subdued before the children of Israel, so that they lifted up their heads no more. And the country was in quietness forty years in the days of Gideon.

was Midian

Psalm 83:9-12
Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison: …

Isaiah 9:4
For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.

Isaiah 10:26
And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a scourge for him according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and as his rod was upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt.

forty years

Judges 3:11,30
And the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died…

Judges 5:31
So let all thine enemies perish, O LORD: but let them that love him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might. And the land had rest forty years.







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

was subdued
וַיִּכָּנַ֣ע (way·yik·kā·na‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3665: To bend the knee, to humiliate, vanquish

before
לִפְנֵי֙ (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the Israelites
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

and did not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

raise
לָשֵׂ֣את (lā·śêṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

its head
רֹאשָׁ֑ם (rō·šām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7218: The head

again.
יָסְפ֖וּ (yā·sə·p̄ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3254: To add, augment

So the land
הָאָ֛רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

had rest
וַתִּשְׁקֹ֥ט (wat·tiš·qōṭ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8252: To be quiet or undisturbed

for forty
אַרְבָּעִ֥ים (’ar·bā·‘îm)
Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 705: Forty

years
שָׁנָ֖ה (šā·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year

in the days
בִּימֵ֥י (bî·mê)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

of Gideon,
גִדְעֽוֹן׃ (ḡiḏ·‘ō·wn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1439: Gideon -- a judge of Israel
(28) Thus was Midian subdued.--This verse closes the second great epoch of Gideon's life. The separate phrases occur in Judges 1:2; Judges 4:23-24; Judges 5:31. The remaining verses of the chapter furnish us with a few notices of the third and last period of his life.

Verse 28. - Lifted up their heads no more. Thus showing the wisdom of Gideon's perseverance in pushing on his victory to completeness (see Homiletics on Judges 8:4-12). The narrative goes back to ver. 26, or perhaps rather to ver. 21. 8:22-28 Gideon refused the government the people offered him. No good man can be pleased with any honour done to himself, which belongs only to God. Gideon thought to keep up the remembrance of this victory by an ephod, made of the choicest of the spoils. But probably this ephod had, as usual, a teraphim annexed to it, and Gideon intended this for an oracle to be consulted. Many are led into false ways by one false step of a good man. It became a snare to Gideon himself, and it proved the ruin of the family. How soon will ornaments which feed the lust of the eye, and form the pride of life, as well as tend to the indulgences of the flesh, bring shame on those who are fond of them!
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