Gideon was very excited and scared at the same time! God had asked him to fight the Midianites in battle, and now he needed to prepare his army. Thirty-two thousand men had shown up in answer to Gideon’s call. That’s a lot of people, but compared to the number of Midianites who had crossed the Jordan and were now camped in the Valley of Jezreel, it was very few. The Midianite soldiers numbered at least 135,000.