SEV Biblia, Chapter 8:3 Dios ha entregado en vuestras manos a Oreb y a Zeeb, príncipes de Madián: Â¿y qué pude yo hacer como vosotros? Entonces el enojo de ellos contra él se aplacó, luego que él habló esta palabra.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 8:3 Verse 3. Then their anger was abated] A soft answer turneth away wrath.
He might have said that he could place but little dependence on his brethren when, through faint-heartedness, 22, 000 left him at one time; but he passed this by, and took a more excellent way.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 3. God hath delivered into your hands the princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb , etc.] A high honour this conferred upon you, and with which you may be well contented: and what was I able to do in comparison of you ? what he had done in defeating and pursuing the army of Midian, in slaying and taking any of them prisoners, was nothing in comparison of what they had done; nay, he signifies that he was not capable of doing anything worth mentioning without them; the glory of finishing this conquest was reserved for them: then their anger was abated towards him when he had said that ; it being what gratified their pride and was pleasing to them; and this conduct of Gideon showed him to be a wise and humble man.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-3 - Those who will not attempt or venture any thing in the cause of God will be the most ready to censure and quarrel with such as are of more zealous and enterprising spirit. And those who are the mos backward to difficult services, will be the most angry not to have the credit of them. Gideon stands here as a great example of self-denial and shows us that envy is best removed by humility. The Ephraimites ha given vent to their passion in very wrong freedom of speech, a certai sign of a weak cause: reason runs low when chiding flies high.
Original Hebrew בידכם 3027 נתן 5414 אלהים 430 את 853 שׂרי 8269 מדין 4080 את 853 ערב 6159 ואת 853 זאב 2062 ומה 4100 יכלתי 3201 עשׂות 6213 ככם אז 227 רפתה 7503 רוחם 7307 מעליו 5921 בדברו 1696 הדבר 1697 הזה׃ 2088