Judges 6:34
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New International Version
Then the Spirit of the LORD came on Gideon, and he blew a trumpet, summoning the Abiezrites to follow him.

New Living Translation
Then the Spirit of the LORD took possession of Gideon. He blew a ram's horn as a call to arms, and the men of the clan of Abiezer came to him.

English Standard Version
But the Spirit of the LORD clothed Gideon, and he sounded the trumpet, and the Abiezrites were called out to follow him.

New American Standard Bible
So the Spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon; and he blew a trumpet, and the Abiezrites were called together to follow him.

King James Bible
But the Spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon, and he blew a trumpet; and Abiezer was gathered after him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Spirit of the LORD took control of Gideon, and he blew the ram's horn and the Abiezrites rallied behind him.

International Standard Version
So the Spirit of the LORD took control of Gideon, who blew a trumpet, mustering the descendants of Abiezer to follow him into battle.

NET Bible
The LORD's spirit took control of Gideon. He blew a trumpet, summoning the Abiezrites to follow him.

New Heart English Bible
But the Spirit of the LORD came on Gideon; and he blew a trumpet; and Abiezer was gathered together after him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the LORD's Spirit gave Gideon strength. So Gideon blew the ram's horn to summon Abiezer's family to follow him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the spirit of the LORD clothed Gideon; and he blew a horn; and Abiezer was gathered together after him.

New American Standard 1977
So the Spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon; and he blew a trumpet, and the Abiezrites were called together to follow him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the Spirit of the LORD clothed himself in Gideon, who when he had blown the shofar, Abiezer joined with him.

King James 2000 Bible
But the spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon, and he blew a trumpet; and Abiezer was gathered after him.

American King James Version
But the Spirit of the LORD came on Gideon, and he blew a trumpet; and Abiezer was gathered after him.

American Standard Version
But the Spirit of Jehovah came upon Gideon; and he blew a trumpet; and Abiezer was gathered together after him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the spirit of the Lord came upon Gedeon, and be sounded the trumpet and called together the house of Abiezer, to follow him.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Spirit of Jehovah came upon Gideon, and he blew the trumpet, and the Abi-ezrites were gathered after him.

English Revised Version
But the spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon; and he blew a trumpet; and Abiezer was gathered together after him.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the Spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon, and he blew a trumpet; and Abiezer was called after him.

World English Bible
But the Spirit of Yahweh came on Gideon; and he blew a trumpet; and Abiezer was gathered together after him.

Young's Literal Translation
and the Spirit of Jehovah hath clothed Gideon, and he bloweth with a trumpet, and Abi-Ezer is called after him;
Study Bible
Gideon's Army
33Then all the Midianites and the Amalekites and the sons of the east assembled themselves; and they crossed over and camped in the valley of Jezreel. 34So the Spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon; and he blew a trumpet, and the Abiezrites were called together to follow him. 35He sent messengers throughout Manasseh, and they also were called together to follow him; and he sent messengers to Asher, Zebulun, and Naphtali, and they came up to meet them.…
Cross References
Judges 3:10
The Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged Israel. When he went out to war, the LORD gave Cushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand, so that he prevailed over Cushan-rishathaim.

Judges 3:27
It came about when he had arrived, that he blew the trumpet in the hill country of Ephraim; and the sons of Israel went down with him from the hill country, and he was in front of them.

1 Samuel 11:6
Then the Spirit of God came upon Saul mightily when he heard these words, and he became very angry.

1 Samuel 13:3
Jonathan smote the garrison of the Philistines that was in Geba, and the Philistines heard of it. Then Saul blew the trumpet throughout the land, saying, "Let the Hebrews hear."

1 Chronicles 12:18
Then the Spirit came upon Amasai, who was the chief of the thirty, and he said, "We are yours, O David, And with you, O son of Jesse! Peace, peace to you, And peace to him who helps you; Indeed, your God helps you!" Then David received them and made them captains of the band.
Treasury of Scripture

But the Spirit of the LORD came on Gideon, and he blew a trumpet; and Abiezer was gathered after him.

the Spirit

Judges 3:10 And the Spirit of the LORD came on him, and he judged Israel, and …

Judges 13:25 And the Spirit of the LORD began to move him at times in the camp …

Judges 14:19 And the Spirit of the LORD came on him, and he went down to Ashkelon, …

Judges 15:14 And when he came to Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and …

1 Samuel 10:6 And the Spirit of the LORD will come on you, and you shall prophesy …

1 Samuel 11:6 And the Spirit of God came on Saul when he heard those tidings, and …

1 Samuel 16:14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit …

1 Chronicles 12:18 Then the spirit came on Amasai, who was chief of the captains, and …

2 Chronicles 24:20 And the Spirit of God came on Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, …

Psalm 51:11 Cast me not away from your presence; and take not your holy spirit from me.

1 Corinthians 12:8-11 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another …

came upon. Heb. clothed

Romans 13:14 But put you on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for …

Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

blew

Judges 3:27 And it came to pass, when he was come, that he blew a trumpet in …

Numbers 10:3 And when they shall blow with them, all the assembly shall assemble …

Abi-ezer

Judges 6:11 And there came an angel of the LORD, and sat under an oak which was …

Judges 8:2 And he said to them, What have I done now in comparison of you?…

Joshua 17:2 There was also a lot for the rest of the children of Manasseh by …

was gathered. Heb. was called

(34) Came upon Gideon.--Literally, clothed Gideon. See Judges 3:10 (Othniel); Judges 11:29 (Jephthah); Judges 13:25 (Samson). This forcible figure is found also in 1Chronicles 12:18 ( Amasai); 2Chronicles 24:20 (Zechariah); Psalm 59:17; and in the New Testament, Luke 24:49 (endus?sthe); Galatians 3:27 (enedusasthe Christon); 1Peter 5:5 (enkomb?sasthe).

Blew a trumpet.--See Judges 3:27. The trumpet is shophar, or ram's horn (LXX., keratine). Gideon's call was two-fold: the first he had already obeyed in destroying the Baal-worship at Ophrah; he now begins to obey the second, which was to deliver his country.

Verse 34. - The Spirit of the Lord, etc. See Judges 3:10; Judges 11:29; Judges 13:25; Judges 14:6, 19; cf. Isaiah 11:2; Isaiah 61:1; John 20:22; Acts 13:2; Acts 20:28; and 1 Corinthians 12:4. Abi-ezer. His own family (ver. 11; see Joshua 17:2). In Numbers 26:30 the name appears as Jeezer, by a very defective transliteration - Aiezer represents the Hebrew letters. The b has probably fallen out by accident. Here we have the immediate fruit of Gideon s daring in the cause of God. The whole family of Abi-ezer, numbering probably thousands, sprang to his side. But the Spirit of the Lord came upon Gideon,.... Not the spirit of prophecy, as Maimonides (x), who calls this spirit the first degree of prophecy, but a spirit of fortitude and courage, as the Targum; the Spirit of God filled him, or, as in the Hebrew text, "clothed" (y) him with zeal, strength, and might, moved and animated him to engage with this great body of people come into the land, to ravage and waste it, and to attempt the deliverance of Israel from their bondage:

and he blew a trumpet; as an alarm of war, and as a token to as many as heard to resort to him, and join with him in the common cause against the enemy:

and Abiezer was gathered after him; the Abiezrites, one of the families of the tribe of Manasseh, of which Gideon and his father's house were; and even it is probable the inhabitants of Ophrah, who were Abiezrites, being now convinced of their idolatry, and having entertained a good opinion of Gideon as a man of valour, and who, in the present emergence, they looked upon as an hopeful instrument of their deliverance, and therefore joined him.

(x) Moreh Nevochim, par. 2. c. 45. (y) "induit", Pagninus, Montanus, &c. Vid. Maimon. ut supra. (T. Bab. Temurah, fol. 28. 2. & 29. 1.) So Homer often represents his heroes as clothed with fortitude and courage; see Iliad. 17. 34. the Spirit of the Lord came upon Gideon—Called in this sudden emergency into the public service of his country, he was supernaturally endowed with wisdom and energy commensurate with the magnitude of the danger and the difficulties of his position. His summons to war was enthusiastically obeyed by all the neighboring tribes. On the eve of a perilous enterprise, he sought to fortify his mind with a fresh assurance of a divine call to the responsible office. The miracle of the fleece was a very remarkable one—especially, considering the copious dews that fall in his country. The divine patience and condescension were wonderfully manifested in reversing the form of the miracle. Gideon himself seems to have been conscious of incurring the displeasure of God by his hesitancy and doubts; but He bears with the infirmities of His people. 6:33-40 These signs are truly miraculous, and very significant. Gideon and his men were going to fight the Midianites; could God distinguish between a small fleece of Israel, and the vast floor of Midian? Gideon is made to know that God could do so. Is Gideon desirous that the dew of Divine grace might come down upon himself in particular? He sees the fleece wet with dew to assure him of it. Does he desire that God will be as the dew to all Israel? Behold, all the ground is wet. What cause we sinners of the Gentiles have, to bless the Lord that the dew of heavenly blessings, once confined to Israel, is now sent to all the inhabitants of the earth! Yet still the means of grace are in different measures, according to the purposes of God. In the same congregation, one man's soul is like Gideon's moistened fleece, another like the dry ground.
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