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 Judges 6:25 - 32
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The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of Judges
   Chapter 6
6:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
That same night the LORD said to him, "Take the second bull from your father's herd, the one seven years old. F30 Tear down your father's altar to Baal and cut down the Asherah pole F31 beside it.
 
6:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then build a proper kind of F32 altar to the LORD your God on the top of this height. Using the wood of the Asherah pole that you cut down, offer the second F33 bull as a burnt offering."
 
6:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Gideon took ten of his servants and did as the LORD told him. But because he was afraid of his family and the men of the town, he did it at night rather than in the daytime.
 
6:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In the morning when the men of the town got up, there was Baal's altar, demolished, with the Asherah pole beside it cut down and the second bull sacrificed on the newly built altar!
 
6:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They asked each other, "Who did this?" When they carefully investigated, they were told, "Gideon son of Joash did it."
 
6:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The men of the town demanded of Joash, "Bring out your son. He must die, because he has broken down Baal's altar and cut down the Asherah pole beside it."
 
6:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But Joash replied to the hostile crowd around him, "Are you going to plead Baal's cause? Are you trying to save him? Whoever fights for him shall be put to death by morning! If Baal really is a god, he can defend himself when someone breaks down his altar."
 
6:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So that day they called Gideon "Jerub-Baal, F34 " saying, "Let Baal contend with him," because he broke down Baal's altar.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F30 Or Take a full-grown, mature bull from your father's herd
F31 That is, a symbol of the goddess Asherah; here and elsewhere in Judges
F32 Or build with layers of stone an
F33 Or full-grown; also in verse 28
F34 Jerub-Baal means let Baal contend.

 
 

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