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Judges 8 - Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible
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Gideon's death, Israel's ingratitude.

As soon as Gideon was dead, who kept the people to the worship of the God of Israel, they found themselves under no restraint; then they went after Baalim, and showed no kindness to the family of Gideon. No wonder if those who forget their God, forget their friends. Yet conscious of our own ingratitude to the Lord, and observing that of mankind in general, we should learn to be patient under any unkind returns we meet with for our poor services, and resolve, after the Divine example,

not to be overcome of evil, but to overcome evil with good.

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Gideon declines the government, but given occasion for idolatry.

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