23 But the Lord said to him, “Peace! Do not be afraid.(A) You are not going to die.”(B)

24 So Gideon built an altar to the Lord there and called(C) it The Lord Is Peace. To this day it stands in Ophrah(D) of the Abiezrites.

25 That same night the Lord said to him, “Take the second bull from your father’s herd, the one seven years old.[a] Tear down your father’s altar to Baal and cut down the Asherah pole[b](E) beside it.

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  1. Judges 6:25 Or Take a full-grown, mature bull from your father’s herd
  2. Judges 6:25 That is, a wooden symbol of the goddess Asherah; also in verses 26, 28 and 30

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