Judges 6:36
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New International Version
Gideon said to God, "If you will save Israel by my hand as you have promised--

New Living Translation
Then Gideon said to God, "If you are truly going to use me to rescue Israel as you promised,

English Standard Version
Then Gideon said to God, “If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said,

New American Standard Bible
Then Gideon said to God, "If You will deliver Israel through me, as You have spoken,

King James Bible
And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Gideon said to God, "If You will deliver Israel by my hand, as You said,

International Standard Version
Then Gideon told God, "If you intend to deliver Israel by my efforts as you've said,

NET Bible
Gideon said to God, "If you really intend to use me to deliver Israel, as you promised, then give me a sign as proof.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Gideon said to God, "You said that you would rescue Israel through me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Gideon said unto God, Wilt thou save Israel by my hand as thou hast said?

King James 2000 Bible
And Gideon said unto God, If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said,

American King James Version
And Gideon said to God, If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said,

American Standard Version
And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by my hand, as thou hast spoken,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Gedeon said to God: If thou wilt save Israel by my hand, as thou hast said,

Darby Bible Translation
And Gideon said to God, If thou wilt save Israel by my hand, as thou hast said,

English Revised Version
And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast spoken,

Webster's Bible Translation
And Gideon said to God, If thou wilt save Israel by my hand, as thou hast said,

World English Bible
Gideon said to God, "If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have spoken,

Young's Literal Translation
And Gideon saith unto God, 'If Thou art Saviour of Israel by my hand, as Thou hast spoken,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 36. - If thou wilt save, etc. There is something touching in Gideon's diffidence of himself, even now that he found himself at the head of a large force. The thought that he was "the least in his father's house" seems still to possess him, and he can hardly believe it possible that he is to save Israel. In his humility he craves a sign that he is indeed chosen and called.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Gideon said unto God,.... Not to a prophet of God who was there, of whom he asked the following signs to be done, as Ben Gersom, but to God in prayer, as Abarbinel:

if thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said; not that he doubted of it, but was willing to have a confirmation of his faith; and perhaps his view was more for the encouragement of those that were with him than himself, that he desired the following signs; and though he had had one before, that was to show that he was truly an angel that spoke to him, and not to ascertain the salvation that should be wrought by him; though that might be concluded from his being an angel that spoke to him, and assured him of it.



Judges 6:36 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Signs of the Fleece
36Then Gideon said to God, "If You will deliver Israel through me, as You have spoken, 37behold, I will put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew on the fleece only, and it is dry on all the ground, then I will know that You will deliver Israel through me, as You have spoken."…
Cross References
Genesis 15:8
But Abram said, "Sovereign LORD, how can I know that I will gain possession of it?"

Judges 6:14
The LORD turned to him and said, "Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian's hand. Am I not sending you?"

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

Judges 6:37
look, I will place a wool fleece on the threshing floor. If there is dew only on the fleece and all the ground is dry, then I will know that you will save Israel by my hand, as you said."

1 Samuel 14:10
But if they say, 'Come up to us,' we will climb up, because that will be our sign that the LORD has given them into our hands."
Treasury of Scripture

And Gideon said to God, If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said,

if thou wilt

Judges 6:14,17-20 And the LORD looked on him, and said, Go in this your might, and …

Exodus 4:1-9 And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, …

2 Kings 20:9 And Isaiah said, This sign shall you have of the LORD, that the LORD …

Psalm 103:13,14 Like as a father pities his children, so the LORD pities them that fear him…

Matthew 16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired …

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