New International Version
Midian so impoverished the Israelites that they cried out to the LORD for help.
King James Bible
And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried unto the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
And Israel was greatly impoverished because of Midian. And the children of Israel cried to Jehovah.
World English Bible
Israel was brought very low because of Midian; and the children of Israel cried to Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
And Israel is very weak from the presence of Midian, and the sons of Israel cry unto Jehovah.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They came up with their cattle and their tents - All this proves that they were different tribes of wanderers who had no fixed residence; but, like their descendants the Bedouins or wandering Arabs, removed from place to place to get prey for themselves and forage for their cattle.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Then Gideon built an altar there unto the Lord, and called it Jehovah- shalom [God is peace].'--JUDGES vi. 24. I need not tell over again, less vividly, the picturesque story in this chapter, of the simple husbandman up in the hills, engaged furtively in threshing out a little wheat in some hollow in the rock where he might hide it from the keen eyes of the oppressors; and of how the angel of the Lord, unrecognised at first, appeared to him; and gradually there dawned upon his mind the suspicion …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Whether it is a Sin to Tempt God?
Seasonable Counsel: Or, Advice to Sufferers.
The foreigners who reside among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower.
When the Israelites cried out to the LORD because of Midian,
Many times he delivered them, but they were bent on rebellion and they wasted away in their sin.
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