Gideon Destroys the Altar of Baal
And when the men of the city arose early in the morning, there was the altar of Baal, torn down; and the wooden image that was beside it was cut down, and the second bull was being offered on the altar which had been built.
So they said to one another, "Who has done this thing?" And when they had inquired and asked, they said, "Gideon the son of Joash has done this thing."
Then the men of the city said to Joash, "Bring out your son, that he may die, because he has torn down the altar of Baal, and because he has cut down the wooden image that was beside it."
But Joash said to all who stood against him, "Would you plead for Baal? Would you save him? Let the one who would plead for him be put to death by morning! If he is a god, let him plead for himself, because his altar has been torn down!"
Therefore on that day he called him j Jerubbaal, saying, "Let Baal plead against him, because he has torn down his altar."
Then all k the Midianites and Amalekites, the people of the East, gathered together; and they crossed over and encamped in l the Valley of Jezreel.
But m the Spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon; then he n blew the trumpet, and the Abiezrites gathered behind him.
And he sent messengers throughout all Manasseh, who also gathered behind him. He also sent messengers to o Asher, p Zebulun, and Naphtali; and they came up to meet them.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Then Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) and all the people who were with him rose early and encamped beside the well of Harod, so that the camp of the Midianites was on the north side of them by the hill of Moreh in the valley.
1 Samuel 12:11
And the LORD sent Jerubbaal, Bedan, Jephthah, and Samuel, and delivered you out of the hand of your enemies on every side; and you dwelt in safety.
2 Samuel 11:21
'Who struck Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? Was it not a woman who cast a piece of a millstone on him from the wall, so that he died in Thebez? Why did you go near the wall?' - then you shall say, 'Your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.'"
So it was, whenever Israel had sown, Midianites would come up; also Amalekites and the people of the East would come up against them.
But the children of Joseph said, "The mountain country is not enough for us; and all the Canaanites who dwell in the land of the valley have chariots of iron, both those who are of Beth Shean and its towns and those who are of the Valley of Jezreel.
It shall come to pass in that day That I will break the bow of Israel in the Valley of Jezreel.
The Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged Israel. He went out to war, and the LORD delivered CushanRishatha'im king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed over CushanRishatha'im.
1 Chronicles 12:18
Then the Spirit came upon Amasai, chief of the captains, and he said: " We are yours, O David; We are on your side, O son of Jesse! Peace, peace to you, And peace to your helpers! For your God helps you." So David received them, and made them captains of the troop.
2 Chronicles 24:20
Then the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, who stood above the people, and said to them, "Thus says God: 'Why do you transgress the commandments of the LORD, so that you cannot prosper? Because you have forsaken the LORD, He also has forsaken you.'
When they blow both of them, all the congregation shall gather before you at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.
And it happened, when he arrived, that he blew the trumpet in the mountains of Ephraim, and the children of Israel went down with him from the mountains; and he led them.
Gilead stayed beyond the Jordan, And why did Dan remain on ships? Asher continued at the seashore, And stayed by his inlets.
And the men of Israel gathered together from Naphtali, Asher, and all Manasseh, and pursued the Midianites.
Then she sent and called for Barak the son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali, and said to him, "Has not the LORD God of Israel commanded, 'Go and deploy troops at Mount Tabor; take with you ten thousand men of the sons of Naphtali and of the sons of Zebulun.
And Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh; he went up with ten thousand men under his command, and Deborah went up with him.
Zebulun is a people who jeopardized their lives to the point of death, Naphtali also, on the heights of the battlefield.