7:24 Now Gideon sent messengers throughout the Ephraimite hill country who announced, “Go down and head off the Midianites.56 Take control of the fords of the streams57 all the way to Beth Barah and the Jordan River.”58 When all the Ephraimites had assembled,59 they took control of the fords60 all the way to Beth Barah and the Jordan River.
tn Heb “to meet Midian.”
tn Heb “capture before them the waters.”
tn The word “River” is not in the Hebrew text, but is supplied in the translation for clarification (also later in this verse).
tn Heb “And all the men of Ephraim were summoned.”
tn Heb “they captured the waters.”