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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Judges 6:26


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    King James Bible - Judges 6:26

    And build an altar unto the LORD thy God upon the top of this rock, in the ordered place, and take the second bullock, and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the grove which thou shalt cut down.

    World English Bible

    and build an altar to Yahweh your God on the top of this stronghold, in an orderly way, and take the second bull, and offer a burnt offering with the
    wood of the Asherah which you shall cut down."

    Douay-Rheims - Judges 6:26

    And thou shalt build an altar to the Lord thy God in the top of this
    rock, whereupon thou didst lay the sacrifice before: and thou shalt take the second bullock, and shalt offer a holocaust upon a pile of the wood, which thou shalt cut down out of the grove.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And build an altar to the LORD thy God upon the top of this
    rock, in the ordered place, and take the second bullock, and offer a burnt-sacrifice with the wood of the grove which thou shalt cut down.

    Original Hebrew

    ובנית
    1129 מזבח 4196 ליהוה 3068 אלהיך 430 על 5921 ראשׁ 7218 המעוז 4581 הזה 2088 במערכה 4634 ולקחת 3947 את 853 הפר 6499 השׁני 8145 והעלית 5927 עולה 5930 בעצי 6086 האשׁרה 842 אשׁר 834 תכרת׃ 3772

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    VERSE (26) -
    2Sa 24:18

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 6:26

    y edifica altar al SEÑOR tu Dios en la cumbre de este peñasco en lugar conveniente; y tomando el segundo toro, sacrifícalo en holocausto sobre la leña del bosque que habrás cortado.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 6:26

    Verse 26. With the
    wood of the grove] It is probable that hra Asherah here signifies Astarte; and that there was a wooden image of this goddess on the altar of Baal. Baal-peor was the same as Priapus, Astarte as Venus; these two impure idols were proper enough for the same altar. In early times, and among rude people, the images of the gods were made of wood.

    This is the case still with the inhabitants of the South Sea Islands, with the Indians of America, and with the inhabitants of Ceylon: many of the images of Budhoo are of wood. The Scandinavians also had wooden gods.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 26. And build an altar to the Lord thy God upon the top of this rock , etc.] Where the provisions were laid, and out of which came forth fire that consumed them; and where the altar, called by the name of Jehovahshalom, had been built by him, near it very probably; and there might be room enough for both upon the top of the rock; for this seems to be a distinct altar from that that was erected as a monumental altar, in memory of the miracle there wrought, and in gratitude by Gideon for the preservation of his life, and the peace and prosperity there and then promised, and which altar was to continue, and did; but this was for sacrifice, and only for the present time; for the proper place for sacrifice was the tabernacle: and this was to be built in the ordered place; either in the place where Gideon was ordered to put the flesh and the unleavened cakes; or in an orderly way and manner, according as was commanded in the law, as that it should be of earth and unhewn stones, and so framed as that it might be fit to have the wood and sacrifice laid in order on it; or in a plain place, as Kimchi, upon the top of the rock, where he might lay in order the stones of the altar: and take the second bullock, and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the grove which thou shall cut down ; mention being made only of one bullock that was to be offered, has made some think that only one was ordered to be taken, namely, this second, which agrees with our version of ( Judges 6:25) for if two were taken, what became of the first, since only the second was ordered to be sacrificed? to which Kimchi makes answer, that he was ordered to take it away, that his father might not offer it to an idol, as he intended, and therefore this was done to prevent idolatry; and as this second bullock was to be a burnt sacrifice, and to be burned with the wood of the grove just cut down, it seems to confirm the sense of such versions and interpreters who understand it of an idol on the altar of Baal; since wood just cut down would not be fit to burn, whereas an idol of wood, that had been of some standing, would be very proper: everything ordered and done were different from the laws and usages directed to by Moses, and practised by the Jews. Gideon was no priest, and yet bid to offer sacrifice, and that on an altar of his own erecting, and not the altar of God; and upon the top of a rock, and not at the tabernacle; and the wood of a grove or idol was to be made use of, which in other cases was not allowed; and all this done in the night, which was not the time of sacrificing; but the divine warrant was sufficient for Gideon. The Jews say f139 , there were eight things that were made free or allowed now, which were not at another time: and it was necessary, before Gideon acted the part of a deliverer, that he should become a reformer, and it was proper to begin at his own family.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 25-32 - See the
    power of God's grace, that he could raise up a reformer; an the kindness of his grace, that he would raise up a deliverer, out of the family of a leader in idolatry. Gideon must not think it enough no to worship at that altar; he must throw it down, and offer sacrifice of another. It was needful he should make peace with God, before he mad war on Midian. Till sin be pardoned through the great Sacrifice, n good is to be expected. God, who has all hearts in his hands influenced Joash to appear for his son against the advocates for Baal though he had joined formerly in the worship of Baal. Let us do ou duty, and trust God with our safety. Here is a challenge to Baal, to d either good or evil; the result convinced his worshippers of their folly, in praying to one to help them that could not avenge himself.


    Original Hebrew

    ובנית 1129 מזבח 4196 ליהוה 3068 אלהיך 430 על 5921 ראשׁ 7218 המעוז 4581 הזה 2088 במערכה 4634 ולקחת 3947 את 853 הפר 6499 השׁני 8145 והעלית 5927 עולה 5930 בעצי 6086 האשׁרה 842 אשׁר 834 תכרת׃ 3772


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