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Gideon’s Story Ends

28 The Israelites humiliated Midian; the Midianites’ fighting spirit was broken.[a] The land had rest for forty years during Gideon’s time.[b] 29 Then Jerub Baal son of Joash went home and settled down.[c] 30 Gideon fathered seventy sons through his many wives.[d]

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  1. Judges 8:28 tn Heb “Midian was humbled before the Israelites, and they no longer lifted their heads.”
  2. Judges 8:28 tn Heb “in the days of Gideon.”
  3. Judges 8:29 tn Heb “went and lived in his house.”
  4. Judges 8:30 tn Heb “Gideon had seventy sons who went out from his thigh, for he had many wives.” The Hebrew word יָרֵךְ (yarekh, “thigh”) is a euphemism here for the penis.