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The men[a] who were chosen[b] took supplies[c] and their trumpets. Gideon[d] sent all the men of Israel back to their homes;[e] he kept only 300 men. Now the Midianites[f] were camped down below[g] in the valley.

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  1. Judges 7:8 tn Heb “The people.”
  2. Judges 7:8 tn The words “who were chosen” are supplied in the translation for clarification.
  3. Judges 7:8 tn The Hebrew text has “in their hands.”
  4. Judges 7:8 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Gideon) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
  5. Judges 7:8 tn Heb “tents.”
  6. Judges 7:8 tn Heb “Midian.”
  7. Judges 7:8 tn The Hebrew text adds “him” (i.e., Gideon).

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