SEV Biblia, Chapter 6:36 Y Gedeˇn preguntˇ a Dios: ┬┐has de salvar a Israel por mi mano, como has dicho?
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 6:36 Verse 36. If thou wilt save Israel] Gideon was very bold, and God was very condescending. But probably the request itself was suggested by the Divine Spirit. ON the miracle of the fleece, dew, and dry ground, Origen, in his eighth homily on the book of Judges, has many curious and interesting thoughts, I shall insert the substance of the whole: - The fleece is the Jewish nation. The fleece covered with dew, while all around is dry, the Jewish nation favoured with the law and the prophets. The fleece dry, the Jewish nation cast off for rejecting the Gospel. All around watered, the Gospel preached to the Gentiles. and they converted to God. The fleece on the threshing-floor, the Jewish people in the land of Judea, winnowed, purged, and fanned by the Gospel. The dew wrung out into the bowl, the doctrines of Christianity, extracted from the Jewish writings, shadowed forth by Christ's pouring water into a basin, and washing the disciples' feet. The pious father concludes that he has now wrung this water out of the fleece of the book of Judges, as he hopes by and by to do out of the fleece of the book of Kings, and out of the fleece of the book of Isaiah or Jeremiah; and he has received it into the basin of his heart, and there conceived its true sense; and is desirous to wash the feet of his brethren, that they may be able to walk in the way of the preparation of the Gospel of peace. - ORIGEN, Op. vol. ii., p. 475, edit. Benedict. All this to some will doubtless appear trifling; but it is not too much to say that scarcely any pious mind can consider the homily of this excellent man without drinking into a measure of the same spirit, so much sincerity, deep piety, and unction, appear throughout the whole: yet as I do not follow such practices, I cannot recommend them. Of dealers in such small wares, we have many that imitate Benjamin Keach, but few that come nigh to Origen.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 36. And Gideon said unto God , etc.] Not to a prophet of God who was there, of whom he asked the following signs to be done, as Ben Gersom, but to God in prayer, as Abarbinel: if thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said ; not that he doubted of it, but was willing to have a confirmation of his faith; and perhaps his view was more for the encouragement of those that were with him than himself, that he desired the following signs; and though he had had one before, that was to show that he was truly an angel that spoke to him, and not to ascertain the salvation that should be wrought by him; though that might be concluded from his being an angel that spoke to him, and assured him of it.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 33-40 - These signs are truly miraculous, and very significant. Gideon and his men were going to fight the Midianites; could God distinguish between small fleece of Israel, and the vast floor of Midian? Gideon is made to know that God could do so. Is Gideon desirous that the dew of Divin grace might come down upon himself in particular? He sees the fleec wet with dew to assure him of it. Does he desire that God will be a the dew to all Israel? Behold, all the ground is wet. What cause we sinners of the Gentiles have, to bless the Lord that the dew of heavenly blessings, once confined to Israel, is now sent to all the inhabitants of the earth! Yet still the means of grace are in differen measures, according to the purposes of God. In the same congregation one man's soul is like Gideon's moistened fleece, another like the dr ground __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 גדעון 1439 אל 413 האלהים 430 אם 518 ישׁך 3426 מושׁיע 3467 בידי 3027 את 853 ישׂראל 3478 כאשׁר 834 דברת׃ 1696