Judges 7:6-9 Living Bible (TLB)
5-6 So Gideon assembled them at the water. There the Lord told him, “Divide them into two groups decided by the way they drink. In Group 1 will be all the men who cup the water in their hands to get it to their mouths and lap it like dogs. In Group 2 will be those who kneel, with their mouths in the stream.”
Only three hundred of the men drank from their hands; all the others drank with their mouths to the stream.
7 “I’ll conquer the Midianites with these three hundred!” the Lord told Gideon. “Send all the others home!”
8-9 So after Gideon had collected all the clay jars and trumpets they had among them, he sent them home, leaving only three hundred men with him.
During the night, with the Midianites camped in the valley just below, the Lord said to Gideon, “Get up! Take your troops and attack the Midianites, for I will cause you to defeat them!