Judges 7:1-25, NLT
Gideon Defeats the Midianites
1So Jerub-baal (that is, Gideon) and his army got up early and went as far as the spring of Harod. The armies of Midian were camped north of them in the valley near the hill of Moreh.
4But the Lord told Gideon, “There are still too many! Bring them down to the spring, and I will test them to determine who will go with you and who will not.”
7The Lord told Gideon, “With these 300 men I will rescue you and give you victory over the Midianites. Send all the others home.”
The Midianite camp was in the valley just below Gideon.
So Gideon took Purah and went down to the edge of the enemy camp.
14His companion answered, “Your dream can mean only one thing—God has given Gideon son of Joash, the Israelite, victory over Midian and all its allies!”
15When Gideon heard the dream and its interpretation, he bowed in worship before the Lord.*7:15 As in Greek version; Hebrew reads he bowed. Then he returned to the Israelite camp and shouted, “Get up! For the Lord has given you victory over the Midianite hordes!”
17Then he said to them, “Keep your eyes on me. When I come to the edge of the camp, do just as I do.
19It was just after midnight,*7:19 Hebrew at the beginning of the second watch. after the changing of the guard, when Gideon and the 100 men with him reached the edge of the Midianite camp. Suddenly, they blew the rams’ horns and broke their clay jars.
21Each man stood at his position around the camp and watched as all the Midianites rushed around in a panic, shouting as they ran to escape.
23Then Gideon sent for the warriors of Naphtali, Asher, and Manasseh, who joined in chasing the army of Midian.
So all the men of Ephraim did as they were told.