Judges 6:6
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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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Clarke'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

impoverished

Psalm 106:43 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.

Jeremiah 5:17 And they shall eat up your harvest, and your bread, which your sons and your daughters should eat...

Malachi 1:4 Whereas Edom said, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus said the LORD of hosts, They shall build...

cried

Judges 3:9,15 And when the children of Israel cried to the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel, who delivered them...

Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.

Psalm 78:34 When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and inquired early after God.

Psalm 106:44 Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:

Isaiah 26:16 LORD, in trouble have they visited you, they poured out a prayer when your chastening was on them.

Hosea 5:15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

Library
Gideon's Altar
'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?
Objection 1: It would seem that it is not a sin to tempt God. For God has not commanded sin. Yet He has commanded men to try, which is the same as to tempt, Him: for it is written (Malach. 3:10): "Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in My house; and try Me in this, saith the Lord, if I open not unto you the flood-gates of heaven." Therefore it seems not to be a sin to tempt God. Objection 2: Further, a man is tempted not only in order to test his knowledge and his power,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Seasonable Counsel: Or, Advice to Sufferers.
BY JOHN BUNYAN. London: Printed for Benjamin Alsop, at the Angel and Bible in the Poultry, 1684. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. THIS valuable treatise was first published in a pocket volume in 1684, and has only been reprinted in Whitfield's edition of Bunyan's works, 2 vols. folio, 1767. No man could have been better qualified to give advice to sufferers for righteousness' sake, than John Bunyan: and this work is exclusively devoted to that object. Shut up in a noisome jail, under the iron hand of
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Judges
For the understanding of the early history and religion of Israel, the book of Judges, which covers the period from the death of Joshua to the beginning of the struggle with the Philistines, is of inestimable importance; and it is very fortunate that the elements contributed by the later editors are so easily separated from the ancient stories whose moral they seek to point. That moral is most elaborately stated in ii. 6-iii. 6, which is a sort of programme or preface to iii. 7-xvi. 31, which constitutes
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:43
The foreigners who reside among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower.

Judges 6:7
When the Israelites cried out to the LORD because of Midian,

Psalm 106:43
Many times he delivered them, but they were bent on rebellion and they wasted away in their sin.

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