SEV Biblia, Chapter 8:23 Mas Gedeón respondió: No seré señor sobre vosotros, ni mi hijo os señoreará; el SEÑOR será vuestro Señor.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 8:23 Verse 23. The Lord shall rule over you] Few with such power at their command would have acted as Gideon. His speech calls them back to their first principles, and should have excited in them both shame and contrition.
How different is this speech from that of Oliver Cromwell when the commons offered him the crown of England!
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 23. And Gideon said unto them, I will not rule over you , etc.] Not that he declined the government of them as a judge, to which he was raised of God, but as a king, for which he had no authority and call from God; the choice of a king belonging to him, and not to the people: neither shall my son rule over you ; which Abarbinel thinks he spake as a prophet, and under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit; for after his death neither Jether his eldest son, nor any of the rest of his legitimate sons, ruled over them; for they were all slain by Abimelech, the son of his concubine, who was made king: the Lord shall rule over you ; as he did; their government was a theocracy, which they would have changed, but Gideon would not agree to it.
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 ויאמר 559 אלהם 413 גדעון 1439 לא 3808 אמשׁל 4910 אני 589 בכם ולא 3808 ימשׁל 4910 בני 1121 בכם יהוה 3068 ימשׁל׃ 4910