35 When Husham died, Hadad son of Bedad, who defeated Midian(A) in the country of Moab,(B) succeeded him as king. His city was named Avith.

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28 So when the Midianite(A) merchants came by, his brothers pulled Joseph up out of the cistern(B) and sold(C) him for twenty shekels[a] of silver(D) to the Ishmaelites,(E) who took him to Egypt.(F)

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  1. Genesis 37:28 That is, about 8 ounces or about 230 grams
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36 Meanwhile, the Midianites[a](A) sold Joseph(B) in Egypt to Potiphar, one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard.(C)

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  1. Genesis 37:36 Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac (see also verse 28); Masoretic Text Medanites
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15 When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill(A) Moses, but Moses fled(B) from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian,(C) where he sat down by a well.

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The Moabites(A) said to the elders of Midian,(B) “This horde is going to lick up everything(C) around us, as an ox licks up the grass of the field.(D)

So Balak son of Zippor, who was king of Moab at that time,

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Then an Israelite man brought into the camp a Midianite(A) woman right before the eyes of Moses and the whole assembly of Israel while they were weeping(B) at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

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18 They treated you as enemies when they deceived you in the Peor incident(A) involving their sister Kozbi, the daughter of a Midianite leader, the woman who was killed when the plague came as a result of that incident.”

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“Take vengeance on the Midianites(A) for the Israelites. After that, you will be gathered to your people.(B)

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21 all the towns on the plateau(A) and the entire realm of Sihon king of the Amorites, who ruled at Heshbon. Moses had defeated him and the Midianite chiefs,(B) Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur and Reba(C)—princes allied with Sihon—who lived in that country.

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Gideon

The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord,(A) and for seven years he gave them into the hands of the Midianites.(B)

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Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, the Midianites, Amalekites(A) and other eastern peoples(B) invaded the country.

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Gideon Defeats the Midianites

Early in the morning, Jerub-Baal(A) (that is, Gideon(B)) and all his men camped at the spring of Harod.(C) The camp of Midian(D) was north of them in the valley near the hill of Moreh.(E)

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Zebah and Zalmunna

Now the Ephraimites asked Gideon,(A) “Why have you treated us like this? Why didn’t you call us when you went to fight Midian?(B)(C) And they challenged him vigorously.(D)

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Gideon’s Ephod

22 The Israelites said to Gideon, “Rule over us—you, your son and your grandson—because you have saved us from the hand of Midian.”

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24 And he said, “I do have one request, that each of you give me an earring(A) from your share of the plunder.(B)” (It was the custom of the Ishmaelites(C) to wear gold earrings.)

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17 Remember that my father fought for you and risked(A) his life to rescue you from the hand of Midian.

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18 They set out from Midian and went to Paran.(A) Then taking people from Paran with them, they went to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave Hadad a house and land and provided him with food.

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Do to them as you did to Midian,(A)
    as you did to Sisera(B) and Jabin(C) at the river Kishon,(D)

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For as in the day of Midian’s defeat,(A)
    you have shattered(B)
the yoke(C) that burdens them,
    the bar across their shoulders,(D)
    the rod of their oppressor.(E)

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26 The Lord Almighty will lash(A) them with a whip,
    as when he struck down Midian(B) at the rock of Oreb;
and he will raise his staff(C) over the waters,(D)
    as he did in Egypt.

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Herds of camels(A) will cover your land,
    young camels of Midian(B) and Ephah.(C)
And all from Sheba(D) will come,
    bearing gold and incense(E)
    and proclaiming the praise(F) of the Lord.

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