ThenJerubbaal, who is Gideon, and all the peoplethatwerewith him, rose up early, and pitchedbeside the well of Harod: so that the host of the Midianiteswere on the northside of them, by the hill of Moreh, in the valley.
Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and departearlyfrommountGilead. And therereturned of the peopletwenty and two thousand; and thereremained ten thousand.
And the LORDsaiduntoGideon, The people are yet too many; bringthemdownunto the water, and I will try them for theethere: and it shall be, that of whom I say untothee, Thisshall go withthee, the sameshall go withthee; and of whomsoever I say untothee, Thisshall not go withthee, the sameshall not go.
So he broughtdown the peopleunto the water: and the LORDsaiduntoGideon, Every one thatlappeth of the waterwith his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shaltthou set by himself; likewiseevery one thatbowethdownupon his knees to drink.
So the peopletookvictuals in theirhand, and theirtrumpets: and he sent all the rest of Israelevery man unto his tent, and retainedthosethreehundred men: and the host of Midian was beneath him in the valley.
And the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valleylikegrasshoppers for multitude; and theircamelswerewithoutnumber, as the sand by the sea side for multitude.
And whenGideon was come, behold, there was a man thattold a dreamunto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barleybreadtumbledinto the host of Midian, and cameunto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along.
And it was so, whenGideonheard the telling of the dream, and the interpretationthereof, that he worshipped, and returnedinto the host of Israel, and said, Arise; for the LORDhathdeliveredintoyourhand the host of Midian.
So Gideon, and the hundred men thatwerewith him, cameunto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middlewatch; and they had but newly set the watch: and theyblew the trumpets, and brake the pitchersthatwere in theirhands.
And the threecompaniesblew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in theirlefthands, and the trumpets in theirrighthands to blowwithal: and theycried, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.
And the threehundredblew the trumpets, and the LORD set everyman’sswordagainst his fellow, eventhroughout all the host: and the hostfled to Bethshittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, untoTabbath.
And Gideonsentmessengersthroughout all mountEphraim, saying, Comedownagainst the Midianites, and takebeforethem the watersuntoBethbarah and Jordan. Then all the men of Ephraimgatheredthemselvestogether, and took the watersuntoBethbarah and Jordan.
And theytook two princes of the Midianites, Oreb and Zeeb; and theyslewOrebupon the rockOreb, and Zeebtheyslew at the winepress of Zeeb, and pursuedMidian, and brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon on the othersideJordan.