Judges 6:16
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New International Version
The LORD answered, "I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites, leaving none alive."

New Living Translation
The LORD said to him, "I will be with you. And you will destroy the Midianites as if you were fighting against one man."

English Standard Version
And the LORD said to him, “But I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man.”

New American Standard Bible
But the LORD said to him, "Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat Midian as one man."

King James Bible
And the LORD said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I will be with you," the LORD said to him. "You will strike Midian down as if it were one man."

International Standard Version
The LORD told him, "Because I'll be with you, and you'll defeat Midian—every single one of them!"

NET Bible
The LORD said to him, "Ah, but I will be with you! You will strike down the whole Midianite army."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD replied, "I will be with you. You will defeat Midian as if it were [only] one man."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD said unto him, Surely I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man.

American King James Version
And the LORD said to him, Surely I will be with you, and you shall smite the Midianites as one man.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to him: I will be with thee: and thou shalt cut off Madian as one man.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said to him, I will certainly be with thee; and thou shalt smite Midian as one man.

English Revised Version
And the LORD said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD said to him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.

World English Bible
Yahweh said to him, "Surely I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto him, 'Because I am with thee -- thou hast smitten the Midianites as one man.'
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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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the Lord said unto him, surely I will be with thee,.... The Targum is,"my Word shall be thy help,''which was sufficient to answer all objections taken from his meanness, unworthiness, and weakness:

and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man; all together, and as easily as if thou hadst but one man to deal with, and the destruction be so entire and general that none shall be left.



Judges 6:16 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Call of Gideon
15He said to Him, "O Lord, how shall I deliver Israel? Behold, my family is the least in Manasseh, and I am the youngest in my father's house." 16But the LORD said to him, "Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat Midian as one man."
Cross References
Exodus 3:12
And God said, "I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain."

Joshua 1:5
No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.

Judges 6:36
Gideon said to God, "If you will save Israel by my hand as you have promised--
Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD said to him, Surely I will be with you, and you shall smite the Midianites as one man.

Judges 6:12 And the angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, The LORD …

Exodus 3:12 And he said, Certainly I will be with you; and this shall be a token …

Joshua 1:5 There shall not any man be able to stand before you all the days …

Isaiah 41:10,14-16 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: …

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: …

Mark 16:20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with …

Acts 11:21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, …

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