throws down Baal's Altar.
And when the
men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar
of Baal was cast down, and the grove was cut down that was
by it, and the second bullock was offered upon the altar that
was built. And they said one to another, Who hath
done this thing? And when they enquired and asked, they
said, Gideon the son of Joash hath done this thing.
Then the men of the city said unto Joash, Bring out thy son,
that he may die: because he hath cast down the altar of Baal,
and because he hath cut down the grove that was by
it. And Joash said unto all that stood against him,
Will ye plead for Baal? will ye save him? he that will plead
for him, let him be put to death whilst it is yet morning:
if he be a god, let him plead for himself, because
one hath cast down his altar. Therefore on that
day he called him Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal plead against
him, because he hath thrown down his altar. (KJV)
de la Bible (1728)
Illustrated by Gerard
Hoet (1648-1733), and others.