Judges 6:6
New International Version
Midian so impoverished the Israelites that they cried out to the LORD for help.

New Living Translation
So Israel was reduced to starvation by the Midianites. Then the Israelites cried out to the LORD for help.

English Standard Version
And Israel was brought very low because of Midian. And the people of Israel cried out for help to the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
Israel was greatly impoverished by Midian, and the Israelites cried out to the LORD.

King James Bible
And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried unto the LORD.

New King James Version
So Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites, and the children of Israel cried out to the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
So Israel was brought very low because of Midian, and the sons of Israel cried out to the LORD.

NASB 1995
So Israel was brought very low because of Midian, and the sons of Israel cried to the LORD.

NASB 1977
So Israel was brought very low because of Midian, and the sons of Israel cried to the LORD.

Amplified Bible
So Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites, and the Israelites cried out to the LORD [for help].

Christian Standard Bible
So Israel became poverty-stricken because of Midian, and the Israelites cried out to the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Israel became poverty-stricken because of Midian, and the Israelites cried out to the LORD.

American Standard Version
And Israel was brought very low because of Midian; and the children of Israel cried unto Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Israel was greatly shaken before the Midianites

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Israel was greatly impoverished because of Madiam.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Israel was humbled exceedingly in the sight of Madian.

English Revised Version
And Israel was brought very low because of Midian; and the children of Israel cried unto the LORD.

Good News Translation
and Israel was helpless against them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the Israelites became very poor because of Midian and cried out to the LORD for help.

International Standard Version
Because Israel was deeply impoverished due to the Midianites, they cried out to the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Israel was brought very low because of Midian; and the children of Israel cried unto the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
And Israel is very weak from the presence of Midian, and the sons of Israel cry to YHWH.

NET Bible
Israel was so severely weakened by Midian that the Israelites cried out to the LORD for help.

New Heart English Bible
Israel was brought very low because of Midian; and the children of Israel cried to the LORD.

World English Bible
Israel was brought very low because of Midian; and the children of Israel cried to Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And Israel is very weak from the presence of Midian, and the sons of Israel cry unto Jehovah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Midian Oppresses Israel
5For the Midianites came with their livestock and their tents like a great swarm of locusts. They and their camels were innumerable, and they entered the land to ravage it. 6Israel was greatly impoverished by Midian, and the Israelites cried out to the LORD. 7Now when the Israelites cried out to the LORD because of Midian,…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:43
The foreigner living among you will rise higher and higher above you, while you sink down lower and lower.

Judges 6:7
Now when the Israelites cried out to the LORD because of Midian,

Psalm 106:43
Many times He rescued them, but they were bent on rebellion and sank down in their iniquity.


Treasury of Scripture

And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried to the LORD.

impoverished

Psalm 106:43
Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.

Jeremiah 5:17
And they shall eat up thine harvest, and thy bread, which thy sons and thy daughters should eat: they shall eat up thy flocks and thine herds: they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig trees: they shall impoverish thy fenced cities, wherein thou trustedst, with the sword.

Malachi 1:4
Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever.

cried

Judges 3:9,15
And when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel, who delivered them, even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother…

Psalm 50:15
And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

Psalm 78:34
When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and inquired early after God.









(6) Impoverished.--The LXX. render it, "was reduced to pauperism." The word implies flaccidity and helplessness, "as of a door hanging loose on its hinges, or a sere leaf shaking on a tree."

Cried unto the Lord.--See Judges 3:9; Judges 3:15; Judges 4:3; Psalm 107:13; Hosea 5:15. . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

was greatly
מְאֹ֖ד (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

impoverished
וַיִּדַּ֧ל (way·yid·dal)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1809: To slacken, be feeble, to be oppressed

by
מִפְּנֵ֣י (mip·pə·nê)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

Midian,
מִדְיָ֑ן (miḏ·yān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4080: Midian -- a son of Abraham and Keturah, also his descendants and the region where they settled

and the Israelites
בְנֵֽי־ (ḇə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

cried out
וַיִּזְעֲק֥וּ (way·yiz·‘ă·qū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2199: To shriek, to announce, convene publicly

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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