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thousand and seven hundred shekels of gold; beside ornaments, and
collars, and purple raiment that was on the kings of Midian, and beside
the chains that were about their camels' necks.
JDG 8:27 And Gideon made an ephod thereof, and put it in his city, even
in Ophrah: and all Israel went thither a whoring after it: which thing
became a snare unto Gideon, and to his house.
JDG 8:28 Thus was Midian subdued before the children of Israel, so that
they lifted up their heads no more. And the country was in quietness
forty years in the days of Gideon.
JDG 8:29 And Jerubbaal the son of Joash went and dwelt in his own
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