Judges 6:2-4 New English Translation (NET Bible)
2 The Midianites[a] overwhelmed Israel.[b] Because of Midian the Israelites made shelters[c] for themselves in the hills, caves, and strongholds. 3 Whenever the Israelites planted their crops,[d] the Midianites, Amalekites, and the people from the east would attack them.[e] 4 They invaded the land[f] and devoured[g] its crops[h] all the way to Gaza. They left nothing for the Israelites to eat,[i] and they took away[j] the sheep, oxen, and donkeys.