kjv@Judges:8:22@ Then the men of Israel said unto Gideon, Rule thou over us, both thou, and thy son, and thy son's son also: for thou hast delivered us from the hand of Midian.
kjv@Judges:8:23@ And Gideon said unto them, I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you: the LORD shall rule over you.
kjv@Judges:8:24@ And Gideon said unto them, I would desire a request of you, that ye would give me every man the earrings of his prey. (For they had golden earrings, because they were Ishmaelites.)
kjv@Judges:8:25@ And they answered, We will willingly give them. And they spread a garment, and did cast therein every man the earrings of his prey.
kjv@Judges:8:26@ And the weight of the golden earrings that he requested was a 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.
kjv@Judges: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.