SEV Biblia, Chapter 8:22 Â¶ Y los israelitas dijeron a Gedeón: Sé nuestro señor, tú, y tu hijo, y tu nieto; pues que nos has librado de mano de Madián.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 8:22 Verse 22. Rule thou over us, both thou, and thy son, and thy son's son] That is, Become our king, and let the crown be hereditary in thy family.
What a weak, foolish, and inconstant people were these! As yet their government was a theocracy; and now, dazzled with the success of a man who was only an instrument in the hands of God to deliver them from their enemies, they wish to throw off the Divine yoke, and shackle themselves with an unlimited hereditary monarchy! An unlimited monarchy is a curse; a limited monarchy may be a blessing: the latter may be an appointment of God; the former never can. Those who cast off their allegiance to their Maker, are guilty of folly and extravagance of every kind.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 22. Then the men of Israel said unto Gideon , etc.] Some time after his return, the chief men of Israel having met in a body, and consulted matters among themselves, sent a deputation to Gideon with an offer of the government of them: rule thou over us, both thou and thy son, and thy son’s son also ; by which they meant, that he would take the kingly government of them, and which they proposed to settle in his posterity for ages to come; for, as a judge in Israel, he had a sort of rule and government of them under God already, but amounted not to regal power and authority; and this was what the people of Israel were fond of, that they might be like their neighbours; and this they tempted Gideon with, who had done such very wonderful and extraordinary things for them, which they allege as a reason: for thou hast delivered us from the hand of Midian ; from the bondage they were in to them, and therefore fit to be a king over them.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 22-28 - Gideon refused the government the people offered him. No good man can be pleased with any honour done to himself, which belongs only to God Gideon thought to keep up the remembrance of this victory by an ephod made of the choicest of the spoils. But probably this ephod had, a usual, a teraphim annexed to it, and Gideon intended this for an oracl to be consulted. Many are led into false ways by one false step of good man. It became a snare to Gideon himself, and it proved the rui of the family. How soon will ornaments which feed the lust of the eye and form the pride of life, as well as tend to the indulgences of the flesh, bring shame on those who are fond of them!
Original Hebrew ויאמרו 559 אישׁ 376 ישׂראל 3478 אל 413 גדעון 1439 משׁל 4910 בנו גם 1571 אתה 859 גם 1571 בנך 1121 גם 1571 בן 1121 בנך 1121 כי 3588 הושׁעתנו 3467 מיד 3027 מדין׃ 4080