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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Judges 8:13


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    King James Bible - Judges 8:13

    And Gideon the son of Joash returned from battle before the sun was up,

    World English Bible

    Gideon the son of Joash returned from the battle from the ascent of Heres.

    Douay-Rheims - Judges 8:13

    And returning from the battle before the
    sun rising,

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And Gideon the son of Joash returned from battle before the
    sun had risen,

    Original Hebrew

    וישׁב
    7725 גדעון 1439 בן 1121 יואשׁ 3101 מן 4480 המלחמה 4421 מלמעלה 4608 החרס׃ 2775

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 8:13

    Y Gedeón hijo de Joás volvió de la batalla antes que el sol subiese;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 8:13

    Verse 13. Returned from
    battle before the sun was up] This does not appear to be a proper translation of srjh hl[mlm milmaaleh hechares.

    It should be rendered from the ascent of Chares: this is the reading of the Septuagint, the Syriac, and the Arabic.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 13. And Gideon the son of Joash returned from battle , etc.] To Penuel and Succoth, to chastise them for their ill treatment of him and his men: before the sun was up ; by which it appears that it was in the night that he fell upon the host at Karkor, which must be the night following; it could not be the same night in which he had defeated them in the valley of Jezreel; though Vatablus thinks this battle was begun and finished in one night; but there were, according to this history, so many things done after the first defeat, as sending messengers to Mount Ephraim and the Ephraimites, upon the taking the fords of Jordan, and bringing the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon, expostulating with him, and his answer to them, and his stay at Succoth and Penuel; which make it more probable that the day following was spent in the pursuit, and that it was the night after that that the whole affair was finished; and before sunrise Gideon returned to Penuel and Succoth again; so Ben Gersom and Abarbinel; but according to the Targum, Jarchi, and Kimchi, this phrase is to be rendered, “before the sunset”, while it yet appeared, and was above the horizon; and so it must be in the daytime that he pursued the two kings and took them, and returned before sunset. Abendana observes the word for “sun” may be the name of a place, and so the Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic versions call it the ascent of Ares or Heres; as if it was the name of the place from whence Gideon returned, so called in like manner as the ascent of Akrabbim, and the like.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 13-17 - The
    active servants of the Lord meet with more dangerous oppositio from false professors than from open enemies; but they must not car for the behaviour of those who are Israelites in name, but Midianite in heart. They must pursue the enemies of their souls, and of the caus of God, though they are ready to faint through inward conflicts an outward hardships. And they shall be enabled to persevere. The less me help, and the more they seek to hinder, the more will the Lord assist Gideon's warning being slighted, the punishment was just. Many ar taught with the briers and thorns of affliction, who would not lear otherwise.


    Original Hebrew

    וישׁב 7725 גדעון 1439 בן 1121 יואשׁ 3101 מן 4480 המלחמה 4421 מלמעלה 4608 החרס׃ 2775


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