36 Gideon said to God, "If this is right, if you are using me to save Israel as you've said, then look: I'm placing a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If dew is on the fleece only, but the floor is dry, then I know that you will use me to save Israel, as you said." 38 That's what happened. When he got up early the next morning, he wrung out the fleece - enough dew to fill a bowl with water! 39 Then Gideon said to God, "Don't be impatient with me, but let me say one more thing. I want to try another time with the fleece. But this time let the fleece stay dry, while the dew drenches the ground." 40 God made it happen that very night. Only the fleece was dry while the ground was wet with dew.