28 So Midian was subdued before the Israelites, and they were no longer a threat.[a] The land was peaceful 40 years during the days of Gideon. 29 Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) son of Joash went back to live at his house.

30 Gideon had 70 sons, his own offspring, since he had many wives.

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 8:28 Lit they no longer raised their head

Gideon’s Death

28 Thus Midian was subdued before the Israelites and did not raise its head(A) again. During Gideon’s lifetime, the land had peace(B) forty years.

29 Jerub-Baal(C) son of Joash(D) went back home to live. 30 He had seventy sons(E) of his own, for he had many wives.

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