- "Then Jerubba'al (that is, Gideon) and all the people who were with him rose early and encamped beside the spring of Harod; and the camp of Mid'ian was north of them, by the hill of Moreh, in the valley."
- "The Lord said to Gideon, ""The people with you are too many for me to give the Mid'ianites into their hand, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, 'My own hand has delivered me.' "
- "Now therefore proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, 'Whoever is fearful and trembling, let him return home.' "" And Gideon tested them; a twenty-two thousand returned, and ten thousand remained." read more