Chapter 6 – God Chooses Gideon

The Israelites did evil again by worshipping pagan gods, and for seven years the Lord allowed foreign raiders to invade the land. When the Israelites planted their crops, the Midianites, Amalekites, and other peoples from the east would overrun the country to steal everything. They would also run off all the livestock, leaving no sheep or cattle or donkeys in the land.