- Then Zebah and Zalmunna said, "Rise up yourself, and fall on us; for as the man, so is his strength." So Gideon arose and killed Zebah and Zalmunna, and took the crescent ornaments which were on their camels' necks.
- Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, "Rule over us, both you and your son, also your son's son, for you have delivered us from the hand of Midian."
- But Gideon said to them, "I will not rule over you, nor shall my son rule over you; the LORD shall rule over you."
- Yet Gideon said to them, "I would request of you, that each of you give me an earring from his spoil." (For they had gold earrings, because they were Ishmaelites.)
- They said, "We will surely give them." So they spread out a garment, and every one of them threw an earring there from his spoil.