The Israelites do evil, and God delivers them to the Midianites
61 The Israelites did evil in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord delivered them to Midian for seven years. 5 The Midianites were as numerous as grasshoppers, and they had more camels than could be counted. The Israelites were impoverished by the Midianites, so they cried to the Lord.
The call of Gideon
11 An angel of the Lord sat under an oak tree, while Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress.