Because the power of Midian was so oppressive,(A) the Israelites prepared shelters for themselves in mountain clefts, caves(B) and strongholds.(C)

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They were forced to live in the dry stream beds,
    among the rocks and in holes in the ground.(A)

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30 Then

“‘they will say to the mountains, “Fall on us!”
    and to the hills, “Cover us!”’[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 23:30 Hosea 10:8
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15 Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free,(A) hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains.(B)

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