SEV Biblia, Chapter 6:30 Saca fuera tu hijo para que muera, por cuanto ha derribado el altar de Baal y ha cortado el bosque que estaba junto a él.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 6:30 Verse 30. The men of the city said] They all felt an interest in the continuance of rites in which they had often many sensual gratifications.
Baal and Ashtaroth would have more worshippers than the true God, because their rites were more adapted to the fallen nature of man.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 30. Then the men of the city said unto Joash , etc.] The principal inhabitants of the place met together, and in a body went to Joash their chief magistrate, to have justice done in this case: bring out thy son, that he may die ; they do not ask to have the cause tried by him, to hear what proof they had of the fact, or what Gideon had to say in his own defence; nor do they wait for the sentence of Joash, but determine it themselves, and require the delinquent to be given up to them, that they might put him to death; a strange request of Israelites, whose law judged no man before it heard him; and besides, according to that, the worshippers of Baal, and not the destroyers of him, and his altars, were to be put to death, which shows how strangely mad and infatuated these people were: because he hath cut down the altar of Baal, and because he hath cut down the grove that was by it ; they take no notice of the bullock which he had taken and offered, it being his father’s property; and which seems to confirm the sense of our version, that there was but one, ( Judges 6:25) for had the second been a different one, and the people’s property, they would have accused him of theft as well as sacrilege respecting that.
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 ויאמרו 559 אנשׁי 376 העיר 5892 אל 413 יואשׁ 3101 הוצא 3318 את 853 בנך 1121 וימת 4191 כי 3588 נתץ 5422 את 853 מזבח 4196 הבעל 1168 וכי 3588 כרת 3772 האשׁרה 842 אשׁר 834 עליו׃ 5921