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Judges 8:1

Zebah and Zalmunna

8 Now the Ephraimites asked Gideon,i “Why have you treated us like this? Why didn’t you call us when you went to fight Midian?jk And they challenged him vigorously.l

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Judges 8:1 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Then the men of Ephraim said to him, “What is this that you have done to us, not to call us when you went to fight against Midian?” And they accused him fiercely.

Judges 8:1 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And the men of Ephraim said unto him, Why hast thou served us thus, that thou calledst us not, when thou wentest to fight with the Midianites? And they did chide with him sharply.

Judges 8:1 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Then the people of Ephraim asked Gideon, “Why have you treated us this way? Why didn’t you send for us when you first went out to fight the Midianites?” And they argued heatedly with Gideon.

Judges 8:1 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Now the men of Ephraim said to him, “Why have you done this to us by not calling us when you went to fight with the Midianites?” And they reprimanded him sharply.

Judges 8:1 — New Century Version (NCV)

The men of Ephraim asked Gideon, “Why did you treat us this way? Why didn’t you call us when you went to fight against Midian?” They argued angrily with Gideon.

Judges 8:1 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

And the men of Ephraim said unto him, Why hast thou served us thus, that thou calledst us not, when thou wentest to fight with Midian? And they did chide with him sharply.

Judges 8:1 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And the men of Ephraim said to him, What is this thing thou hast done to us, that thou calledst us not, when thou wentest to fight with Midian? And they disputed with him sharply.

Judges 8:1 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The men from Ephraim strongly protested Gideon’s actions. They said, “Why did you do this to us? You didn’t invite us to go fight Midian with you.” 

Judges 8:1 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The men of Ephraim said to him, “Why have you done this to us, not calling us when you went to fight against the Midianites?” And they argued with him violently.

Judges 8:1 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then the Ephraimites said to him, “What have you done to us, not to call us when you went to fight against the Midianites?” And they upbraided him violently.

Judges 8:1 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

The men of Ephraim said to him, “What is this thing you have done to us, not calling us when you went to fight against the Midianites?” And they quarreled with him severely.

Judges 8:1 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

The men of Ephraim spoke to Gideon. They asked, “Why have you treated us like this? Why didn’t you ask us to help you when you went out to fight against Midian?” They spoke very sharply against Gideon.

Judges 8:1 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Then the men of Ephraim said to him, “What is this thing you have done to us, not calling us when you went to fight against Midian?” And they contended with him vigorously.