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So it was, whenever Israel had sown, Midianites would come up; also Amalekites and the (A)people of the East would come up against them. Then they would encamp against them and (B)destroy the produce of the earth as far as Gaza, and leave no sustenance for Israel, neither sheep nor ox nor (C)donkey. For they would come up with their livestock and their tents, coming in as numerous as locusts; both they and their camels were [a]without number; and they would enter the land to destroy it.

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  1. Judges 6:5 innumerable

Then the Philistines gathered together to fight with Israel, [a]thirty thousand chariots and six thousand horsemen, and people (A)as the sand which is on the seashore in multitude. And they came up and encamped in Michmash, to the east of (B)Beth Aven. When the men of Israel saw that they were in danger (for the people were distressed), then the people (C)hid in caves, in thickets, in rocks, in holes, and in pits. And some of the Hebrews crossed over the Jordan to the (D)land of Gad and Gilead.

As for Saul, he was still in Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling. (E)Then he waited seven days, according to the time set by Samuel. But Samuel did not come to Gilgal; and the people were scattered from him.

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  1. 1 Samuel 13:5 So with MT, LXX, Tg., Vg.; Syr. and some mss. of LXX three thousand

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