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Judges 6:2

Because the power of Midian was so oppressive,b the Israelites prepared shelters for themselves in mountain clefts, cavesc and strongholds.d

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Judges 6:2 — English Standard Version (ESV)

And the hand of Midian overpowered Israel, and because of Midian the people of Israel made for themselves the dens that are in the mountains and the caves and the strongholds.

Judges 6:2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel: and because of the Midianites the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and caves, and strong holds.

Judges 6:2 — New Living Translation (NLT)

The Midianites were so cruel that the Israelites made hiding places for themselves in the mountains, caves, and strongholds.

Judges 6:2 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

and the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel. Because of the Midianites, the children of Israel made for themselves the dens, the caves, and the strongholds which are in the mountains.

Judges 6:2 — New Century Version (NCV)

Because the Midianites were very powerful and were cruel to Israel, the Israelites made hiding places in the mountains, in caves, and in safe places.

Judges 6:2 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel; and because of Midian the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and the caves, and the strongholds.

Judges 6:2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel. Because of the Midianites the children of Israel made for themselves the dens that are in the mountains, and the caves, and the strongholds.

Judges 6:2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Midian’s power was too strong for Israel. The Israelites made hiding places in the mountains, caves, and mountain strongholds to protect themselves from Midian.

Judges 6:2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

and they oppressed Israel. Because of Midian, the Israelites made hiding places for themselves in the mountains, caves, and strongholds.

Judges 6:2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The hand of Midian prevailed over Israel; and because of Midian the Israelites provided for themselves hiding places in the mountains, caves and strongholds.

Judges 6:2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

The hand of the Midianites prevailed over Israel; because of the presence of the Midianites, the Israelites made for themselves hiding places that were in the mountains, caves, and strongholds.

Judges 6:2 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

The Midianites treated the people of Israel very badly. That’s why they made hiding places for themselves. They hid in holes in the mountains. They also hid in caves and in other safe places.

Judges 6:2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

The power of Midian prevailed against Israel. Because of Midian the sons of Israel made for themselves the dens which were in the mountains and the caves and the strongholds.