Gideon sent messengers throughout all the hill country of Ephraim, saying, “Come down against Midian and capture the fords ahead of them as far as Beth-barah, even the Jordan!” So all the men of Ephraim were gathered together and captured the fords as far as Beth-barah, even the Jordan. Bible see other translations

“fords.” The Hebrew is literally “waters,” but in this case, it refers to the fording areas used for crossing the Jordan.

Commentary for: Judges 7:24