The Lord said to Gideon,

“You have too many men.I cannot deliver Midian into their hands,or Israel would boast against me,‘My own strength has saved me.’”-Judges 7:2


“It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them.”-Psalm 44:3