Judges 6:12
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New International Version
When the angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, "The LORD is with you, mighty warrior."

New Living Translation
The angel of the LORD appeared to him and said, "Mighty hero, the LORD is with you!"

English Standard Version
And the angel of the LORD appeared to him and said to him, “The LORD is with you, O mighty man of valor.”

New American Standard Bible
The angel of the LORD appeared to him and said to him, "The LORD is with you, O valiant warrior."

King James Bible
And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the Angel of the LORD appeared to him and said: "The LORD is with you, mighty warrior."

International Standard Version
The angel of the LORD appeared to him and told him, "The LORD is with you, you valiant warrior!"

NET Bible
The LORD's messenger appeared and said to him, "The LORD is with you, courageous warrior!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Messenger of the LORD appeared to Gideon and said, "The LORD is with you, brave man."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.

King James 2000 Bible
And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor.

American King James Version
And the angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor.

American Standard Version
And the angel of Jehovah appeared unto him, and said unto him, Jehovah is with thee, thou mighty man of valor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The angel of the Lord appeared to him, and said: The Lord is with thee, O most valiant of men.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Angel of Jehovah appeared to him, and said to him, Jehovah is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.

English Revised Version
And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valor.

World English Bible
The angel of Yahweh appeared to him, and said to him, "Yahweh is with you, you mighty man of valor!"

Young's Literal Translation
and the messenger of Jehovah appeareth unto him, and saith unto him, 'Jehovah is with thee, O mighty one of valour.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:11-24 Gideon was a man of a brave, active spirit, yet in obscurity through the times: he is here stirred up to undertake something great. It was very sure that the Lord was with him, when his Angel was with him. Gideon was weak in faith, which made it hard to reconcile the assurances of the presence of God with the distress to which Israel was brought. The Angel answered his objections. He told him to appear and act as Israel's deliverer, there needed no more. Bishop Hall says, While God calls Gideon valiant, he makes him so. God delights to advance the humble. Gideon desires to have his faith confirmed. Now, under the influences of the Spirit, we are not to expect signs before our eyes such as Gideon here desired, but must earnestly pray to God, that if we have found grace in his sight, he would show us a sign in our heart, by the powerful working of his Spirit there, The Angel turned the meat into an offering made by fire; showing that he was not a man who needed meat, but the Son of God, who was to be served and honoured by sacrifice, and who in the fulness of time was to make himself a sacrifice. Hereby a sign was given to Gideon, that he had found grace in God's sight. Ever since man has by sin exposed himself to God's wrath and curse, a message from heaven has been a terror to him, as he scarcely dares to expect good tidings thence. In this world, it is very awful to have any converse with that world of spirits to which we are so much strangers. Gideon's courage failed him. But God spoke peace to him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - Appeared. Angels were not always visible when present (see Numbers 22:31; 2 Samuel 24:17; 2 Kings 6:19, etc.).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him,.... He stayed some time under the oak, and Gideon being busy in threshing, took no notice of him wherefore he came and stood before him, in his sight:

and said unto him, the Lord is with thee; the gracious presence of God was with Gideon while he was threshing, who very probably was sending up ejaculations to heaven, on account of the distressed case of Israel, and was deep in meditation about the affairs of the people of God, and contriving how to deliver them; or the angel might mean himself, who was no other than Jehovah, the eternal Word of God, who was present with him, and spake unto him; and so the Targum,"my Word is thy help:"

thou mighty man of valour; who very probably was a stout man in body, and of a courageous mind naturally, and might at this instant have an increase both of bodily strength and greatness of soul; or, however, this was said to animate and encourage him to do what he was about to be sent to do.



Judges 6:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Call of Gideon
11Then the angel of the LORD came and sat under the oak that was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite as his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the wine press in order to save it from the Midianites. 12The angel of the LORD appeared to him and said to him, "The LORD is with you, O valiant warrior." 13Then Gideon said to him, "O my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, 'Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?' But now the LORD has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian."…
Cross References
Judges 6:11
The angel of the LORD came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, where his son Gideon was threshing wheat in a winepress to keep it from the Midianites.

Judges 6:13
"Pardon me, my lord," Gideon replied, "but if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, 'Did not the LORD bring us up out of Egypt?' But now the LORD has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian."

Ruth 2:4
Just then Boaz arrived from Bethlehem and greeted the harvesters, "The LORD be with you!" "The LORD bless you!" they answered.

1 Samuel 10:7
Once these signs are fulfilled, do whatever your hand finds to do, for God is with you.
Treasury of Scripture

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