||igitur Hierobbaal qui est et Gedeon de nocte consurgens et omnis populus cum eo venit ad fontem qui vocatur Arad erant autem castra Madian in valle ad septentrionalem plagam collis Excelsi
Then Jerobaal, who is the same as Gedeon, rising up early, and all the people with him, came to the fountain that is called Harad. Now the camp of Madian was in the valley, on the north side of the high hill.
||dixitque Dominus ad Gedeon multus tecum est populus nec tradetur Madian in manus eius ne glorietur contra me Israhel et dicat meis viribus liberatus sum
And the Lord said to Gedeon: The people that are with thee are many, and Madian shall not be delivered into their hands: lest Israel should glory against me, and say: I was delivered by my own strength.
||loquere ad populum et cunctis audientibus praedica qui formidolosus et timidus est revertatur recesseruntque de monte Galaad et reversa sunt ex populo viginti duo milia virorum et tantum decem milia remanserunt
Speak to the people, and proclaim in the hearing of all: Whosoever is fearful and timorous, let him return. So two and twenty thousand men went away from Mount Galaad and returned home, and only ten thousand remained.
||dixitque Dominus ad Gedeon adhuc populus multus est duc eos ad aquas et ibi probabo illos et de quo dixero tibi ut tecum vadat ipse pergat quem ire prohibuero revertatur
And the Lord said to Gedeon: The people are still too many, bring them to the waters, and there I will try them: and of whom I shall say to thee, This shall go with thee, let him go: whom I shall forbid to go, let him return.
||cumque descendisset populus ad aquas dixit Dominus ad Gedeon qui lingua lambuerint aquas sicut solent canes lambere separabis eos seorsum qui autem curvatis genibus biberint in altera parte erunt
And when the people were come down to the waters, the Lord said to Gedeon: They that shall lap the water with their tongues, as dogs are wont to lap, thou shalt set apart by themselves: but they that shall drink bowing down their knees, shall be on the other side.
||fuit itaque numerus eorum qui manu ad os proiciente aquas lambuerant trecenti viri omnis autem reliqua multitudo flexo poplite biberat
And the number of them that had lapped water; casting it with the hand to their mouth, was three hundred men: and all the rest of the multitude had drunk kneeling.
||et ait Dominus ad Gedeon in trecentis viris qui lambuerunt aquas liberabo vos et tradam Madian in manu tua omnis autem reliqua multitudo revertatur in locum suum
And the Lord said to Gedeon: By the three hundred men, that lapped water, I will save you, and deliver Madian into thy hand: but let all the rest of the people return to their place.
||sumptis itaque pro numero cibariis et tubis omnem reliquam multitudinem abire praecepit ad tabernacula sua et ipse cum trecentis viris se certamini dedit castra autem Madian erant subter in valle
So taking victuals and trumpets according to their number, he ordered all the rest of the multitude to depart to their tents: and he with the three hundred gave himself to the battle. Now the camp of Madia was beneath him in the valley.
||eadem nocte dixit Dominus ad eum surge et descende in castra quia tradidi eos in manu tua
The same night the Lord said to him: Arise, and go down into the camp: because I have delivered them into thy hand.
||sin autem solus ire formidas descendat tecum Phara puer tuus
But if thou be afraid to go alone, let Phara, thy servant, go down with thee.
||et cum audieris quid loquantur tunc confortabuntur manus tuae et securior ad hostium castra descendes descendit ergo ipse et Phara puer eius in partem castrorum ubi erant armatorum vigiliae
And when thou shalt hear what they are saying, then shall thy hands be strengthened, and thou shalt go down more secure to the enemies' camp. And he went down with Phara his servant, into part of the camp, where was the watch of men in arms.
||Madian autem et Amalech et omnes orientales populi fusi iacebant in valle ut lucustarum multitudo cameli quoque innumerabiles erant sicut harena quae iacet in litoribus maris
But Madian and Amalec, and all the eastern people, lay scattered in the valley, as a multitude of locusts: their camels also were innumerable, as the sand that lieth on the sea shore.
||cumque venisset Gedeon narrabat aliquis somnium proximo suo et in hunc modum referebat quod viderat vidi somnium et videbatur mihi quasi subcinericius panis ex hordeo volvi et in Madian castra descendere cumque pervenisset ad tabernaculum percussit illud atque subvertit et terrae funditus coaequavit
And when Gedeon was come, one told his neighbour a dream: and in this manner related what he had seen: I dreamt a dream, and it seemed to me as if a hearth cake of barley bread rolled and came down into the camp of Madian: and when it was come to a tent, it struck it, and beat it down flat to the ground.
||respondit is cui loquebatur non est hoc aliud nisi gladius Gedeonis filii Ioas viri Israhelitae tradidit Deus in manu eius Madian et omnia castra eius
He to whom he spoke, answered: This is nothing else but the sword of Gedeon, the son of Joas, a man of Israel. For the Lord hath delivered Madian, and all their camp into his hand.
||cumque audisset Gedeon somnium et interpretationem eius adoravit et reversus ad castra Israhel ait surgite tradidit enim Dominus in manus nostras castra Madian
And when Gedeon had heard the dream, and the interpretation thereof, he adored: and returned to the camp of Israel, and said: Arise, for the Lord hath delivered the camp of Madian into our hands.
||divisitque trecentos viros in tres partes et dedit tubas in manibus eorum lagoenasque vacuas ac lampadas in medio lagoenarum
And he divided the three hundred men into three parts, and gave them trumpets in their hands, and empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers.
||et dixit ad eos quod me facere videritis hoc facite ingrediar partem castrorum et quod fecero sectamini
And he said to them: What you shall see me do, do you the same: I will go into one part of the camp, and do you as I shall do.
||quando personaverit tuba in manu mea vos quoque per castrorum circuitum clangite et conclamate Domino et Gedeoni
When the trumpet shall sound in my hand, do you also blow the trumpets on every side of the camp, and shout together to the Lord and to Gedeon.
||ingressusque est Gedeon et trecenti viri qui erant cum eo in parte castrorum incipientibus vigiliis noctis mediae et custodibus suscitatis coeperunt bucinis clangere et conplodere inter se lagoenas
And Gedeon, and the three hundred men that were with him, went into part of the camp, at the beginning of the midnight watch, and the watchmen being alarmed, they began to sound their trumpets, and to clap the pitchers one against another.
||cumque per gyrum castrorum in tribus personarent locis et hydrias confregissent tenuerunt sinistris manibus lampadas et dextris sonantes tubas clamaveruntque gladius Domini et Gedeonis
And when they sounded their trurmpets in three places round about the camp, and had broken their pitchers, they held their lamps in their left hands, and with their right hands the trumpets which they blew, and they cried out: The sword of the Lord and of Gedeon:
||stantes singuli in loco suo per circuitum castrorum hostilium omnia itaque castra turbata sunt et vociferantes ululantesque fugerunt
Standing every man in his place round about the enemies' camp. So all the camp was troubled, and crying out and howling, they fled away:
||et nihilominus insistebant trecenti viri bucinis personantes inmisitque Dominus gladium in omnibus castris et mutua se caede truncabant
And the three hundred men nevertheless persisted sounding the trumpets. And the Lord sent the sword into all the camp, and they killed one another,
||fugientes usque Bethseta et crepidinem Abelmeula in Tebbath conclamantes autem viri Israhel de Nepthali et Aser et omni Manasse persequebantur Madian
Fleeing as far as Bethsetta, and the border of Abelmahula, in Tebbath. But the men of Israel, shouting from Nephthali, and Aser, and from all Manasses, pursued after Madian.
||misitque Gedeon nuntios in omnem montem Ephraim dicens descendite in occursum Madian et occupate aquas usque Bethbera atque Iordanem clamavitque omnis Ephraim et praeoccupavit aquas atque Iordanem usque Bethbera
And Gedeon sent messengers into all Mount Ephraim, saying: Come down to meet Madian, and take the waters before them to Bethbera and the Jordan. And all Ephraim shouted, and took the waters before them and the Jordan as far as Bethbera.
||adprehensosque duos viros Madian Oreb et Zeb interfecit Oreb in petra Oreb Zeb vero in torculari Zeb et persecuti sunt Madian capita Oreb et Zeb portantes ad Gedeon trans fluenta Iordanis
And having taken two men of Madian, Oreb and Zeb: Oreb they slew in the rock of Oreb, and Zeb in the winepress of Zeb. And they pursued Madian, carrying the heads of Oreb and Zeb to Gedeon, beyond the waters of the Jordan.