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Hey, you...mighty warrior!

11-12  One day the angel of  God  came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, whose son Gideon was threshing wheat in the winepress, out of sight of the Midianites. The angel of  God  appeared to him and said, " God  is with you, O mighty warrior!"   13  Gideon replied, "With  me , my master? If  God  is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all the miracle-wonders our parents and grandparents told us about, telling us, 'Didn't  God  deliver us from Egypt?' The fact is,  God  has nothing to do with us—he has turned us over to Midian."   14  But  God  faced him directly: "Go in this strength that is yours. Save Israel from Midian. Haven't I just sent you?"   15  Gideon said to him, " Me , my master? How and with what could I ever save Israel? Look at me. My clan's the weakest in Manasseh and I'm the runt of the litter." (Judges 6:11-15) For seven years, Israel was under the