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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Judges 8:33


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    King James Bible - Judges 8:33

    And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went a whoring after Baalim, and made Baal-berith their god.

    World English Bible

    It happened, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and played the prostitute after the Baals, and made Baal Berith their god.

    Douay-Rheims - Judges 8:33

    But after Gedeon was dead, the children of Israel turned again, and committed fornication with Baalim. And they made a covenant with Baal, that he should be their god:

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And it came to pass as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went astray after Baalim, and made Baal-berith their god.

    Original Hebrew

    ויהי
    1961 כאשׁר 834 מת 4191 גדעון 1439 וישׁובו 7725 בני 1121 ישׂראל 3478 ויזנו 2181 אחרי 310 הבעלים 1168 וישׂימו 7760 להם  בעל  ברית 1170  לאלהים׃ 430

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    VERSE (33) -
    Jud 2:7-10,17,19 Jos 24:31 2Ki 12:2 2Ch 24:17,18

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 8:33

    Y aconteció que cuando murió Gedeón, los hijos de Israel tornaron, y fornicaron en pos de los baales, y se pusieron por dios a Baal-berit.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 8:33

    Verse 33. A whoring after Baalim] This term has probably a different meaning here from what it has ver. 7; for it is very likely that in most
    parts of the pagan worship there were many impure rites, so that going a whoring after Baalim may be taken in a literal sense.

    Baal-berith] Literally, the lord of the covenant; the same as Jupiter faederis, or Mercury, among the Romans; the deity whose business it was to preside over compacts, leagues, treaties, covenants, &c. Some of the versions understand it as if the Israelites had made a covenant or agreement to have Baal for their god; so the VULGATE: Percusseruntque cum Baal faedus, ut esset eis in deum.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 33. And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again , etc.] from God, and the pure worship of him, to idolatry: and went a whoring after Baalim ; the gods of the Phoenicians and Canaanites, the several Baals of other nations, the lords many which they served; these they committed spiritual whoredom with; that is, idolatry: particularly and made Baalberith their god; which was the idol of the Shechemites, as appears from a temple being built at Shechem for it, ( Judges 9:4) and had its name either from Berytus, a city of Phoenicia, of which Mela f189 and Pliny make mention, and where this Baal might be first worshipped; it was fifty miles from Sidon, and was in later times a seat of learning f191 ; of this city was Sanchoniatho, a Phoenician historian, who is said to receive many things he writes about the Jews from Jerombalus, supposed to be Jerubbaal, or Gideon; (see Gill on “ Judges 6:32”) and who tells us, that Cronus or Ham gave this city to Neptune and the Cabiri, and who also relates that Beruth is the name of a Phoenician deity. Though it may be rather this idol had its name from its supposed concern in covenants, the word “Berith” signifying a covenant; and so the Targum and Syriac version call him the lord of covenant; and the Septuagint and Vulgate Latin versions are, “and they made a covenant with Baal, that he should be their god;” as if he had his name from hence; though rather from his presiding over covenants, as Janus is said to do, and from his avenging the breach of them, and rewarding those that kept them; the same with Jupiter Fidius Ultor, and Sponsor with the Romans, and Horcius with the Greeks.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 29-35 - As soon as
    Gideon was dead, who kept the people to the worship of the God of Israel, they found themselves under no restraint; then they wen after Baalim, and showed no kindness to the family of Gideon. No wonde if those who forget their God, forget their friends. Yet conscious of our own ingratitude to the Lord, and observing that of mankind in general, we should learn to be patient under any unkind returns we mee with for our poor services, and resolve, after the Divine example, no to be overcome of evil, but to overcome evil with good __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    ויהי 1961 כאשׁר 834 מת 4191 גדעון 1439 וישׁובו 7725 בני 1121 ישׂראל 3478 ויזנו 2181 אחרי 310 הבעלים 1168 וישׂימו 7760 להם  בעל  ברית 1170  לאלהים׃ 430


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